09. 23. 2006
My initial reaction to the cutting scale designed by Jim Termeer and Jess Giffin was instinctively positive; in retrospect probably because it combines two of my main interests: technology and cooking.
Don’t get me wrong, I still think the idea of incorporating a scale onto a cutting board in and of itself is rather interesting, but as hard as I try to find a practical reason for these two kitchen instruments to be combined, I can’t.
I can’t think of a single “choppable” ingredient – because that is what you use a cutting board for – that also needs to be measured in grams. I chop onions, but even assuming I can’t judge how much I need without following the recipe step by step, recipes hardly ever tell you how many grams of chopped onions you need; they will more likely say you need 1, 2, etc. onions.
On the other hand, all the ingredients I usually need a scale for don’t seem to be very suitable for weighing on a cutting board: for instance, 250g of flower; 100g of cocoa, and so on.
That said, the 10’’ x 5’’ cutting scale looks really edgy, and will maybe be followed by many future products that will bring more “geekiness” into the kitchen.
Via Sci Fi Tech.