Product Type: Kitchen Craft gadgets
Newest Review: ... which a lot of people use to test cakes, except the end isn't as sharp. The cake tester is approximately 16cm's long and made from stainle... more
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Member Name: k2705
Advantages: Cheap to buy
Disadvantages: None at all for me
I love baking and since I've had my own home I've slowly built up a collection of baking tins and lots of other baking related bits and pieces. One thing I never bought until recently though was a cake tester, I just relied on a pointed knife, however whilst doing my Christmas shopping I was browsing on Amazon and spotted some cake testers, at just over a pound I decided to add one to my order.
The Kitchen Craft Cake Tester had very little packaging it was simply attached to a blue card which showed a picture of a cake
The Kitchen Craft Cake Tester is very similar to a skewer, which a lot of people use to test cakes, except the end isn't as sharp. The cake tester is approximately 16cm's long and made from stainless steel, where as a skewer has a metal handle which can get very hot the kitchen craft cake tester has a neat little handle made from white plastic. This is nothing special although it does have the words cake tester written on it in black letters.
To use the cake tester you simply push the metal rod into whatever you have baked, if it comes out clean then your cake is done, if there's a bit of mixture on the tester then it needs a few more minuets, this can obviously make all the difference to whatever you are baking.
Since I bought my cake tester I have used it loads of times and every time have been really pleased with it and wondered why I hadn't bought one before, it takes all the guess wok out of whether whatever I'm baking is cooked right through or not. Of course sometimes you can tell just by looking but not always and I have been caught out before now. One of the cakes I make regularly because my husband loves it takes quite a while to cook right through despite looking "done" on the top.
Another advantage of a cake tester over a sharp knife is you don't get left with a small cut in the top of the cake, although this doesn't make any difference to the actual taste of the cake it can spoil the appearance of it and after cooking I like the results to look good too.
Cleaning the cake tester is no problem I do mine in soapy water but it is dishwasher proof if you lucky enough to have one.
All in all I've been really pleased with this simple little kitchen gadget, at just £1.25 it was certainly worth it and despite feeling slightly flimsy its still working perfectly and hasn't bent or lost its plastic handle. There are lots of cake testers on the market some plain and some with fancy tops but if you don't want to spend too much of your hard earned cash then I would definitely recommend taking a look at this one.
Summary: A very useful little kitchen gadget
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