Stephanie Rensing used to lug her laptop into the kitchen when she wanted to look up conversion tables, but electronics and messy ingredients don’t mix very well. Her husband Daniel designed a clever apron with common conversion tables printed upside down so it’s easy for the apron wearer to sneak a peek at the information. The apron was a hit, and it sparked The Smart Baker, a new business venture for the husband-and-wife team.
A handy complement for the Smart Baker apron is the nonslip Kitchen Helper Pastry Mat, printed with sizing graphics so you can roll the perfect dough, cookies and pie crusts. If you’re ready to upgrade a kitchen staple, the two-cup Measuring Glass is a sturdy classic. Its junior companion, the Mini Measure Shot Glass, brings something new to your arsenal of kitchen tools. It looks like a shot glass and has markings on the side for measuring teaspoons, tablespoons, ounces and milliliters. An easy alternative to measuring spoons, the Mini Measure is ideal for doling out medicine, too.
With the right tools at your fingertips, cooking is a whole lot more fun.