which batter dispenser to buy

i just looked at some on amazon. some have measurements. i'm wondering if that's helpful. the ones that are stainless steel and don't have measurements i guess are used by visually determining when u want to stop the flow. i've never used one. i can read some amazon references. would welcome any input. Tx

  • Posted by: alan
  • March 7, 2022


Gammy March 10, 2022
I have found OXO tools and containers are always well designed. Although I don't have a batter dispenser among all my OXO tools, theirs is only $20.99, has measurements and a clear bowl. I would not hesitate to buy this one if I needed it. https://www.oxo.com/categories/cooking-and-baking/mix-measure/measuring-scales/oxo-good-grips-precision-batter-dispenser.html
AntoniaJames March 7, 2022
I have never heard of batter dispensers before but based on my general experience with batters, I would think that a scale would be a better option. It will let you portion the batter exactly, nearly to the gram. A scale has many other uses, too, of course, if you don't have one.

You can figure out the total mass of the batter by noting before you start the mass (weight) of the bowl. I use a Sharpie to write the weight of my bowls, empty, on the bottom. When you're done making the batter, simply weigh the bowl + batter and subtract the weight of the bowl. Then calculate your portion weight and proceed accordingly. ;o)
alan March 7, 2022
i have a scale and it has the ability to weigh the bowl 1st and then start at zero. problem is i'd have to scoop the batter from the bowl and make sure i got it all. no. i've seen pastry chefs use the stainless kind and it's very fast. maybe u can calibrate it to dispense only so much per squeeze. i have to look into it. it's the most efficient way to go. Tx
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