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Discussion in 'off topic' started by BJP, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. BJP

    BJP Pink is the new Blue

    How do you or your other half go about measuring the stuff , keep forgetting to find an easy way , I have to empty the tall spaghetti container get the digital scales out , set to pounds and ounces , put container on (4.7 oz ) zero then weigh out 3 ounces per person , PIA .
  2. Vinny

    Vinny pfm Member

    Lay it across the top of the scales to weigh it, or (very rarely) use one of those plastic plates with holes in - 2oz, 3oz and 4oz holes.

    3oz per person is a generous helping to say the least, unless all are hungry blokes.
  3. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

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  4. BJP

    BJP Pink is the new Blue

    Scales are really small , don't think I've seen those plates , 3oz generous ? we are small eaters doesn't seem a lot although my son son has a bit more .
  5. BJP

    BJP Pink is the new Blue

  6. Vinny

    Vinny pfm Member

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  7. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

    I make a chicken head with my hand (not the white power symbol) and stick as many noodles as will fit through the hole for each person who is about to stuff him or herself on my delicious vegetarian pah'skeddy.


    It's close enough most of the time.

  8. BJP

    BJP Pink is the new Blue

  9. Vinny

    Vinny pfm Member

    They sometimes hang them on racks on supermarket shelving - bits and bobs for a quid or so - keep your eyes open next time you are in Tesco's
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  10. Wilky

    Wilky pfm Member

    If you've got a spaghetti spoon, the hole in the centre is used as a gauge for a 'per person' quantity.
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  11. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Electronic scales
    Switch on
    Add bowl
    Zero display
    Add 75g per person to bowl.
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  12. BJP

    BJP Pink is the new Blue

    Snap , like I said PIA .
  13. BJP

    BJP Pink is the new Blue

    No I haven't but I'll have a look at the w/end cheers .
  14. Pete MB&D

    Pete MB&D Pete Maddex, the one and only!

    Put the bowl on before switch on and skip a step.

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  15. PaulMB

    PaulMB pfm Member

    I do it by a combination of eye and touch. The finger+thumb method depends on hand size and I would imagine could produce anything between 100 g. and 200 g. I've got a steel plate thing with holes for 1, 2, 3, portions, but it is tedious forcing all the spaghetti in. From a sealed 500 g. packet it is easy to divide it in half and use, say 250 for 2 people, or the whole packet for 4 people. This is a robust portion, with scope for second helpings,
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  16. BJP

    BJP Pink is the new Blue

    I'd have to hold back on the garlic bread :p
  17. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

  18. BJP

    BJP Pink is the new Blue

  19. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod


    £0.00 + £0.00 handling fee + £0.00 shipping, but sometimes they're on sale so I'd hold off if you're not in dire need of a chicken-head pah'skeddy noodle measurer.

  20. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    If you don't have a hand like Joe's, eBay UK has plastic ones posted for £1.50, steel ones posted for £3, or a steel one posted from China for £1.

    A quid. Posted from China. It costs me 65p or similar to post a letter in England.

    But Joe's hand is cheaper still and he always knows where to find it.

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