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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Editor's Choice: OXO

As September moves along, the Halloween sections in stores continue to expand. And if Halloween is here, can the holiday baking season be far behind?  I’ve noticed an emphasis on getting kids involved in the baking of holiday goodies. I, myself, have fond memories of making Christmas cookies with my grandmother over the years. Today many families want to start a holiday baking tradition.

Thinking about the season, there was a clever product I saw at this year’s International Home and Housewares Show that would be great for a family that bakes together. It is a 4-Piece Mini Measuring Beaker set from OXO ( The pieces look like, as described in the name, chemistry beakers and will add some extra fun.

The beakers stand on their own and are designed for measuring and pouring smaller amounts of ingredients, such as food coloring and extracts. The funnel shape and spout on the top make filling and pouring simple. The sizes also would be perfect for young helpers’ smaller hands. And for some kids, the beaker concept would definitely add an element of “cool” to a baking project.

When the baking is done, all four pieces are dishwasher safe and nest inside each other for easy storage. The beaker set would be a good add-on gift for a cook or in a baking products-themed basket. In addition, in a store they can be a colorful part of a baking products display.