Measuring cup does the math for you
Metric system have you confused? The Kitchen Gadgets series continues with a measuring cup and scale that makes conversions. Plus, a vegetable peeler that pulls triple duty and a can opener that puts safety first.
Measuring cup does the math for you.
Q: Simon, which is bigger, one-third, or two-fiths?
A: I don't know, Helen, I didn't take geometry!
>> Sumi Das: Hello, and welcome to Sumi's SmartPicks. I'm Sumi Das and each week I'll tell you about a clever product that in one way or another, helps make our lives a little easier. This week we bring you our second installment of our kitchen series. After sharing my SmartPicks with you for several months, I've convinced everybody to let me talk about one of my favorite topics: cooking gadgets. First gadget up today, the Taylor digital scale with measuring cup. This is a measuring cup that has a built-in scale, and it provides conversions for five key ingredients: milk, flour, sugar, water and oil. So you add your ingredient -- I'm going to add some flour here into the cup -- and then, you hit this button on the front to convert that measurement. It also has a cool tear feature, so if you have a recipe that calls for multiple ingredients, you can use the same cup. So I've added flour. I can hit the reset button to zero the scale, and then I can add my next ingredient. The only drawback is that this measuring cup is not removable, and the scale can't be submerged, so it is a bit hard to clean. Our next product, the Joseph Joseph 3 in 1 Peeler. It has a traditional blade, it has a serrated blade, and if you prefer your vegetables julienne, you can use this blade as well. Let's see how well it works. The one drawback of this product is that if you're used to a conventional peeler that's kind of long and slim, the grip on this may feel a little bit awkward at first, but I've been using it for awhile and I do like it. It also slides apart so you can clean it more easily. And finally, we have the Ergo safety lid lifter from Kuhn Ricon. This is a can opener that leaves no sharp edges, so you're not going to cut yourself with this. It also has a built-in set of pliers so you can lift your lid when you're done. Those are my smart kitchen picks for this week. Check back next week for more.