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Spice your dishes in a shot

I've been accused of seasoning my meals with a heavy hand, just because my spices get away from me. But with the SpiceShot, I can measure out 1/4 teaspoon without fussing with lids or spoons.

Thursday Bram
Thursday Bram is a freelance journalist of over five years experience. She has worked in real estate and property management, learning the hard way the difference between the appliances that people like and the appliances that actually work in a home. Thursday currently lives in Maryland.
Thursday Bram
The SpiceShot Spice Dispenser Chef'n

I was cooking pasta Alfredo the other night and I grabbed the big container of garlic powder I keep by the stove. Somehow, I got the two pour spouts confused. Rather than adding a teaspoon or so of garlic powder, I wound up with two or three tablespoons in my sauce. I've been looking for a spice dispenser capable of preventing a repeat performance, and I think the SpiceShot Spice Dispenser fits the bill.

With SpiceShot by Chef'n, all you have to do is pick it up and click a button. A quarter of a teaspoon will fall right into your bowl. If you need a full teaspoon, just click the button four times. The SpiceShot is limited to ground spices--whole leaves and large seeds won't work with the device. You can operate it one handed, which is always a good thing when you're trying to get dinner on the table.

You can pick up your own SpiceShot for $7.95, and they come in five colors if you're planning to outfit your entire spice rack. It is difficult to switch out spices in the dispenser though--when you fill the SpiceShot, it's for the long haul, so I wouldn't recommend it for any spice you don't use regularly.