Even the foodie that appears to have everything will make room for this ingenious measuring, weighing, scooping utensil. It's essentially a big spoon made from dishwasher-proof plastic with a handy scale measured in milliliters etched on the inside of the bowl and another marked in grams and ounces along the handle.
This cunning piece of British design means you can measure not just liquids, but also use the spoon as an impromptu set of scales for weighing out the rest of your ingredients. A sliding weight on the handle adjusts the tipping point, so when this is set and the scoop is filled until it's balancing nicely, you're good to go.
Stirring sauces is one of the most menial chores of the kitchen and if you don't have your own commis chef to shout at, then this three-legged device is what you need. Just load it with four AA batteries, press the button and watch it vibrate in such a way that the legs agitate every part of the saucepan, preventing the gravy from congealing into jelly and the bread sauce into concrete.
If the brand name sounds a little Scandinavian, it's not. Üutensil is a British design outfit responsible for other items of innovative and indispensable kitchen kit, like the Skaler.
February 2016 super smash