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Kitchen Whiz Computer MIT Works, Like new.

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    Kitchen Whiz Computer MIT Works, Like new.

    Working, Like New, never used. $20.00 includes shipping and paypal.
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    Interesting device, but doesn't do what a lot of cooks want. Recipes in Europe and other countries use weights of ingredients; US uses volumes. So, for example, in the US, a recipe will call for a cup of flour; in Europe it will be 140 grams, if white all-purpose flour is being measured. A cup of semolina or whole wheat flour will weigh differently. A cup of granulated sugar, as another example, weighs somewhere around 200 grams. So I keep a kitchen scale around, rather than try to figure out conversions.

    But it's an interesting calculator nonetheless.


      Absolutely true. I worked in restaurants for a while. Weights VS volumes is a big deal. A cup of flour can weigh all over the place.. Weights work best. Want to see something even stranger.. Look at any iron curtain cook books. They call for 1 unit of yeast or 1 unit of soda.. How much is a UNIT!? they were the rationed size of that item during the cold war....


        Reminds me of my grandmother cooking. A pinch of this, a smidgeon of that. Only she knew what those translated to in real quantities. Yet she was a fantastic
        cook and made lots of pastry type stuff that I miss even to this day.
        PDP-8 and PDP-11 enthusiast. But enjoy most older PC stuff too.


          I recall my late father-in-law visiting with his notebook watching me cook supper. I'm another one of those "pinch of this" cooks, but he was a retired university professor. So he was always asking "how much of that do you use?" My response was "enough".
          I was raised in a large-ish family (5 kids) and chores were assigned. I had my choice of doing the cooking or the cleaning up. I chose cooking--something I do not regret to this day.


            This item is for sale, why was the forum changed?


              Originally posted by solarpv View Post
              This item is for sale, why was the forum changed?
              Because noone can leave well enough alone anymore.....


                I thought that I was doing the OP a favor by trying to get an active discussion going, rather than having the post age into oblivion. This is, after all, the "off topic" forum.

                I won't do it to you again, solarpv.


                  No worries, I just thought I did something wrong when listing it. Maybe I will list more items here.


                    Hmm in fact this off-topic about kitchen measures is quite interesting, and in my opinion raises interest about it. For me it is not affordable at the moment(need money for holidays) but I think this Kitchen Whiz may be interesting part of collection, especially for people who collect some computers like Jornada etc.