Why use a kitchen scale?

It is almost impossible to imagine a kitchen without a kitchen scale, digital or analog that it is, and the reason is simple: in some cases going to eye with the quantities of the ingredients, especially as regards the pastry, can compromise irreparably the success of the dish we are preparing.

Precisely for this reason we have decided to offer you a complete overview of the different types of kitchen scales for food and food, to allow an informed choice based on your daily culinary needs.

A bit of history of the balance

Libra has a long history: it is in fact one of the oldest tools used by man. One of the oldest testimonies, in fact, dates back to the ancient Egyptians, over 5,000 years ago: the god Anubis is often represented as weighing the soul of the dead, putting a feather on the other plate of the balance; in this way he decided whether to allow or deny the entry of the dead into the underworld.

Even the Greeks, as the Iliad testifies, knew this two-plate instrument (hence the name “balance”), while the Babylonians introduced the innovation of comparing the weight of the object to be weighed to that of a series of stones molded and polished standards.

Among the ancient Romans, instead, the steelyard was used, formed by an arm with a sliding weight, at the end of which there was a plate on which the object to be weighed was placed.

These weighing instruments then accompanied the history of civilization and, innovation after innovation, we finally came to modern digital kitchen scales.

Let’s take a step back: many of you will not consider the use of a kitchen scale indispensable, but we are sure that, after seeing some good reasons to use it, they will change their mind.

Almost nobody uses the scale to prepare their own workhorses, the dishes they can now cook practically with their eyes closed; but what if you want to experiment with a new recipe? Is it possible to adjust by eye with the quantities? Maybe yes, but the result is obviously not guaranteed: better to rely on a kitchen scale to amaze your guests with a perfectly balanced dish (it is appropriate to say it)!

One of the most obvious, but not obvious reasons, is the greater accuracy of weighing on the scale compared to alternative measuring methods for weighing foods without a scale , such as the cup, a “unit of measurement” used in some recipes and that can go from 100 to 200 grams. In short, a nice approximation that does not give many guarantees of a correct dosage of the ingredients of a culinary preparation, especially if we are talking about pastry.

What if we told you that using the scale also saves time? The measurement of the ingredients will always be precise and, thanks to the tare function (which we will see), also very fast.

In addition, using a kitchen scale also allows you to reduce food waste, allowing you to accurately estimate what quantity of ingredients you need to serve a meal to a certain number of people. In fact, according to FAO research, even a third of the food produced for human consumption is thrown away. In addition to not being ethical, it is also a waste of money, and those who work in the food sector know it well.

Those who follow a diet, then, need to weigh what they eat, so that they can make a precise calculation of the calories they eat. Again the importance of a good food weighing scale is fundamental.

The advantages of the paper agenda in the electronic age

Many believe that no one uses it anymore, that it is a “prehistoric” product and that it has no use, yet the paper agenda also resists in the digital age. In recent years the sale of diaries has increased; there will be a why, don’t you think?

Almost intimate staff

The paper agenda is a help, how to say, “respectful”: no intrusive notifications, no disturbing sounds when you are having breakfast with your child, no need to interrupt when you are talking to your wife or client: the paper agenda can stay “in its place” and wait for you to choose to consult it. And on the other hand, the sense of responsibility certainly does not arise from the latest technological support.

So why not think of concentrating on what we are doing, on the gaze of the person with whom we are talking, and devote a time decided by us to consult our agenda, without rings and various notifications?

Sometimes, we are so intoxicated with technology that we risk the collapse at the mere idea of ​​losing the phone. The paper agenda frees the mind, that’s why it survives, indeed it thrives, even in the digital age.

Your world entrusted to paper

What is written on the paper diary is forever, remains.

Think of the school diary, that diary where everything was written: commitments,   sentences, drawings, images and much of our life.

The paper agenda reminds us and reconstructs what we have done and, in a time in which everything escapes and vanishes, helps us to keep track of us, of a part of our feeling that we have entrusted to paper.

Synapse training

Writing with pen and paper keeps the mind trained and facilitates memorization, helps to focus priorities and become responsible for them.

It therefore seems that the time of retirement of the paper agendas is far to come. Do you want to put the emotion of touching, writing, scribbling, erasing on paper? And if the agenda is from Apis Italia, you can customize it with your logo.

Five advantages of using electronic money

POSTED ON 28 OCTOBER, 2019BY ROBERTO PEREZ

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What is electronic money?

Advantages of using electronic money

Do not get lost…

We have already announced that Italy will encourage the use of card payment as a measure to reduce tax evasion in the country. However, this is only one of the five advantages of using electronic money. Cash, although still in the lead, is gradually losing ground as a user-preferred payment system.

What is electronic money?

According to the European Central Bank, electronic money is a monetary value used for Internet transactions . It is an electronic substitute for the notes and coins that we know. In addition, this type of money is characterized by archiving on electronic media.

There are entities authorized to issue electronic money, called Electronic Money Entitie s (EDE), which are obliged to issue them at face value and this must be accepted as a means of payment by companies other than the issuer.

Leaving aside the debate on whether cryptocurrencies like bitcoin (decentralized virtual currencies) are considered electronic money or not, it should be noted that this is a very broad concept that includes any payment system that involves an electronic medium .

Therefore, depending on the medium used, it is possible to distinguish between the money connected to the card and the money of the software .

The first concerns payment instruments based on a card which generally tends to be a rechargeable prepaid card . Example: Bitsa Card , where the money is deposited in one of the EDE authorized in Spain and other European countries. Discover the benefits of a prepaid card without a bank account .

For its part, the second type, electronic money stored in a software format, allows transactions to be carried out without requiring additional software or hardware. E.g .: wallets or virtual wallets .

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