WORTH ITS WEIGHT
Professional bakers and pastry chefs depend on the accuracy of scales for consistent breads and sweets. Now that baking books are increasingly listing measurements in both volumes and metric weights, Canadians are finally coming around to the precision of kitchen scales. Beyond baking, scales also come in hand for portioning meatballs, and evenly dividing dough and batters. Both OXO (from $39, amazon.ca) and Escali (from $59.99, cookstore.ca) make slim reliable models that can be stored just about anywhere. Once you discover the joys of a digital scale, you’ll wonder how you lived without it.
FOR: Home bakers and any science-minded cooks.