Mother’s Day is this weekend and, while I already put together a gift guide to provide some ideas for Mom, we’re coming down to the wire and I know that not everyone has done their shopping. Fortunately, there are plenty of great last minute ideas out there – and this is one of them. The Adjust-A-Measure Set is a three-piece set of measuring tools that will come in handy in every kitchen because it does the work of many more tools.
Each of the pieces – two measuring spoons and a measuring cup – has adjustable measurements, so for instance one spoon can be used for a teaspoon and then have its stopper slid back to become a tablespoon measure. The cup adjusts vertically and anything you fill it with can be pushed out by raising the adjustable bottom. If you’re a fan of the Tv show Good Eats, you’ve probably seen Alton Brown using this gadget many times. It is ideal for sticky solids and liquids, from shortening to peanut butter to honey, because it s so easy to get everything out of it without fussing with a spatula or other tool.
These gadgets may not seem like the most exciting gifts, but they really come in handy in the kitchen. You don’t realize how quick and easy it is to use measuring spoons like these until you have tried it – and realized that you don’t have to even set the tool down before all your ingredients are measured. And if you can remember one time when you have struggled to scrap peanut butter out of a regular measuring cup, you’ll find value in the cup from this set. And Mom, assuming that she’s a cook or a baker, definitely will, too.