Originally uploaded on April 12, 2012
GREAT news for foodies who turn problematic when they get hold of a recipe whose ingredients are measured in grams: Gourdo’s, a specialty houseware store chain, is now providing an easy and convenient solution to the problem of measuring ingredients by weight with the introduction of a whole range of digital kitchen scales under the French brand Teraillon.
Terraillon, which was founded in the French Alps back in 1946 and has through the years become a known and trusted brand in kitchen scales worldwide, was relaunched over lunch at the Global Culinary and Hospitality Academy today. Gracing the event were Kelvin Mow, commercial and operations director of Terraillon, and Gourdo’s very own Charlene Tieng.
The best-selling kitchen scale in France, Terraillon kitchen scales are equipped with a liquid measurement facility and an Add ‘n’ Weigh tare function, which allows a scale to account for the weight of the container and display only the weight of what it holds. So, gone are the days when ingredients for a particular recipe has to be measured per cup and tablespoon and placed in separate containers before finally being mixed together.
With the Terraillon kitchen scale, you can place a bowl directly on the scale, press the T button to reset it to zero, and then measure the ingredients in the bowl conveniently. You can also simply add other ingredients into the bowl, resetting as needed – saves you time and energy. Easy to use, with just two buttons to press, the Terraillon kitchen scale indeed takes the problem out of measuring ingredients by weight. It can also measure liquid ingredients as accurately as it does solids and powders.
During the launch, Mow presented two trendy models of Terraillon electronic kitchen scales. One is Halo, which has a glass plate on top of the scale and comes in Black, Purple, Red, White and Green shades. Already in the market for two years now, it can measure up to a maximum weight of 3 kgs. and retails at P1,690.00. The other one is called Macaron, whose design has been inspired by the popular French confection that goes by the same name. It’s more compact, with a round shape and glossy platform and an integrated handle at the back, and can measure up to a maximum weight of 5 kgs. It comes in Raspberry, Lilac, Plum, Grenadine, Chocolate and Pistachio colors. Very new in the market, it will hit the Manila stores of Gourdo’s in June this year, going for a retail price of P1,750.
To demonstrate just how easy and convenient it is to use Terraillon kitchen scales, Global Academy’s Baking and Pastry Chef-Instructor Angela Ventura conducted a baking demonstration featuring three delicious bites: Orange Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (which can also be made into cupcakes), Chocolate Passionfruit Macaroons and Cranberry Walnut Bread. The audience got a sampling of the delicious bites after the demo, of course.
Terraillon kitchen scales are available at Gourdo’s TriNoma, Gateway Mall, The Fort, Glorietta 4, The Promenade-Greenhills and Serendra, at Living Well The Podium and SM Mall of Asia, and World Market in Greenbelt 5 and Alabang Town Center.