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> 3. Food Scale
Kenji Lopez-Alt recommends this OXO food scale because you can pull the digital display out, so if you've got a large bowl or something that hangs over the front of the scale on it, you can still read the damn thing.
> 1. Rice Cooker
For a rice cooker, either get a basic one ($20-$30), or spend like $80-$1?? on one. In between is either wasting money, or feeling disappointed.
I recommend one that can steam things too 👌 but I don't know about all the new instapot stuff. Some people jerk themselves off to it, but most chefs who I've seen share their opinions think they're just pointless and dumb. You have yet another instrument in your kitchen that can do a lot of stuff, but it's stuff that other things you'll probably end up getting can do. I suppose if you're getting a slow cooker anyway, it'd be a good choice?
I stand corrected. Here's the 5 lb. model.
I can't speak for anyone else, but I used to have a 5 lb. scale and I maxed it out all the time. Although I tend to make pretty large recipes :)
I use the OXO Good Grips 5-Pound Food Scale with Pull-Out Display. The pull-out display is really nice for weighing inside a 12qt Cambro, but if you every make 4 500g loaves at a time, it will max out.
Not sure if the scale you referred to before was for yourself or for your food... anyway, get a food scale. Something digital, in the $20-40 range, with 4 stars or better from Amazon. This way you know exactly your portion amounts.
You just need a scale with a pullout display.
I use OXO's 5 pound kitchen scale. Meets all the criteria you listed. OXO makes a more expensive 11 pound scale if you make large dishes or intend on weighing heavy pots.
Ah gotcha. FWIW, we have an Oxo scale that I've never had any issues with (but we're an Oxo-obsessed family):
Food scales are cheap on the Amazons. I have this one and it's great.
I like this OXO one.
I keep this one on my desk at work. Super small and would easily fit in a drawer or slide into a tote bag/backpack while traveling.
I really like this one.
Not $20 but would solve your issue:
I use this scale and I love it. It's by far my diet life saver.