Thursday, April 11, 2013

Favorite Kitchen Tools: The Kitchen Dial

When I come across recipes that make enough for 6-8 people I generally try and cut it in half. Or I always have to hop on Google to figure out how many ounces are in a cup, or weird conversions like that. I started making a list of measurements I convert on a regular basis but that was a hassle.

But I was thankful to learn that, "THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT!"

Of course there is. So smartphone users go download "Kitchen Dial"

It is so simple to use! It has saved my butt a million times. Of course now I'm getting pretty lazy with my basic math, but I'm pretty okay with that.

Just set the top dial to what you need converted and then the bottom to what you want it to be converted to. That's it! I know there are lots of other converters, but I like this one because I don't have to type anything in. It's quick and easy to read.

The basic Kitchen Dial is free, but if you are wanting even more then for .99 cents you can get the Kitchen Dial-Pro. This let's you type in any number you want to be converted, not just there listed numbers, and also has measurements like "pinch" or "rice cup."

I have both on my phone, the basic one for quick easy conversions, but the Pro for if I need something a little bit tougher.

So try out the Kitchen Dial!


  1. Hannah, you crack me up. If we'd had Abeka math instead of Saxon in class, the whole ounces to cups to pints and all that jazz would have been forever imprinted on your brain. (I can thank my 3rd grade teacher for that part of my own brain.)

    This app idea is brilliant! Can/jar labels and often recipes here are in metric, so I'm forever having to run to the computer to run a conversion program. An app would be so much easier. I just got a cookbook from the library that I think I may fall in love with, but it will necessitate finally breaking down to buy a kitchen scale since they do everything in weight.

    1. I have a couple conversions memorized just because I repeat them so much, but it would have been nice to learn them so I would have them to use! I have always heard cooking with weight with a scale ends up being much more precise, especially when it comes to baking! But I'm not so sure I would have the patience for it. You will have to share about it if you give it a go!

  2. This is great Hannah! I was amazed by that conversion tool. Hope to have it too. It will really help me a lot. Is there any sites that I can buy it online? Thanks for sharing