Why Do You Need a Measuring Tape in the Kitchen

For better or worse, cooking always requires a certain number of measurements. Usually these measurements are made either by mass or by volume, but sometimes dimensions come into play, and I am terrible at determining them.

For this reason, I keep a pull-out measuring tape in my kitchen drawer for all sorts of unnecessary things and tear it out whenever I need to know how long, width, or depth something is. Any tape measure will work, but I love the one I took out from my “newly divorced woman” toolbox because it’s tough and lockable and I’ve seen someone use the same one at the Great British Bake Off.

With your handy measuring device, you can measure steak thickness, dough depth, crust area, dice size and figure out which of your cake tins is actually nine inches. I mostly use it in baked goods, but it’s always nice to know how thick your steak is.

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