When planning to start a culinary business or revamp an existing kitchen, in addition to finalising a suitable design, choosing the right commercial kitchen equipment is another important task. Having the right measuring tools, for instance, is essential to weigh and measure ingredients accurately and handle the food preparation process efficiently. If you need help choosing essential measuring equipment that best suits your requirements, you have come to the right place. This blog covers four must-have measuring equipment for every commercial kitchen. Take a look.
1. Measuring Spoons
Measuring spoons are used to measure smaller amounts of ingredients such as spices, dried herbs, and baking powders. A set of measuring spoons usually comprises 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1 teaspoon and 1 tablespoon. Stainless steel is the best material to consider when buying measuring spoons. Buy two sets, one for dry ingredients such as spices and one for liquids to avoid cleaning when switching from wet to dry measurements. Prefer narrow-shaped spoons instead of round shape that can easily fit into spice jars.
2. Liquid Measuring Pitchers
Liquid and dry ingredients need different types of measuring tools. Pitchers are used for measuring liquids by volume. You can consider pitchers in either pint, gallon or quart sizes. Do not confuse pitchers with basic measuring cups, that are used to measure dry ingredients. When looking for measuring pitchers for your kitchen, it is advisable to prefer glass pitchers instead of plastic.
Thermometers are used to measure the internal temperature of foods either during cooking or cooling process. You can find a wide variety of thermometers with digital or dial readouts, offering both Fahrenheit and Celsius readings. You may also need specialty thermometers for candy making (for syrups and caramels) and deep fat frying (for bread, and meats). You can also go for the latest thermometers that have faster measuring time and splash-proof design.
Scales are used to weigh ingredients as well as for portion control. Using a scale also eliminates the need to use different tools. You can measure all types of liquids and dry ingredients by weight directly by putting them in a bowl. You can find scales in ounce/pound and gram/kilo formats. Some manufacturers offer such formats along with imperial and metric measurements on the same scale. You can find different types of scales in the market such as spring-dial, balance beam or digital.
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