Thanksgiving is right around the corner — and so are tables full of turkey, mashed potatoes, and delicious desserts worth enjoying with family and friends! Of course, it might not seem like a particularly scientific holiday at first glance. But a busy kitchen on Thanksgiving morning is actually a great place to employ some lessons from the lab.
Take, for example, reproducible results. The key to a great recipe is its ability to be followed and recreated for countless family feasts to come, hence the importance of clear, carefully tested cooking instructions. Or the practice of limiting people in the lab — when you start to think of roasting a turkey or making a batch of mashed potatoes as “experiments,” you realize that it’s safer (and more efficient) to keep the kitchen restricted to those actively engaged in the cooking process.
And then, of course, there’s the collection of kitchen gadgets you use to bring it all together! From electric mixers to thermometers, spatulas, and so many more, you may find some similarities between your lab equipment and cooking tools. In fact, if you’re a hobbyist with a 2mag magnetic stirrer, you might even be able to use it for select sides and beverages this holiday season. Just read on to see a few fun, unexpected applications for your go-to lab tool.
Pickles & Other Probiotics
Though the “stars” of Thanksgiving may be the turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and other popular dishes, your dinner likely features additional sides and fixings your family loves — like, perhaps, an appetizer tray of pickles and other relishes to pick at before the big meal, or kimchi that adds a kick to tried-and-true favorites like stuffing and Brussel sprouts.
What do these two foods have in common? They’re made via fermentation! So if you’re taking the homemade route this Thanksgiving, a magnetic stirrer can help you achieve an even, thoroughly mixed environment that is as homogenous as possible — helping you achieve the best results possible.
Don’t Forget The Drinks
Of course, we can’t forget about beverages! What would Thanksgiving dinner be without delicious drinks to “cheers” with? To add handcrafted flair to your special meal, consider adding your own homebrew to the mix. This is another process that — you guessed it — can benefit from the precise, hands-free approach of a magnetic stirrer. Apple cider is another must-try seasonal treat. Either way, our submersible stirrers will combine your ingredients and dissolve your solution to pure, refreshing perfection. So you can enjoy handcrafted flavor while freeing up your hands for your list of Thanksgiving kitchen prep tasks!
2mag’s magnetic stirrers are so versatile, they can be used in the lab, the kitchen, the hobby workshop, and beyond. Like the best scientific innovations, their utility is limited only to your imagination.
At 2mag, we’re thankful for the opportunity to provide you with tools that promote safe, accurate results — so whether you’re a hobbyist, educator, or research lab looking to outfit a new workspace, we’ve got you covered! Contact 2mag today to learn more. And from our family to yours, we hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving and holiday season ahead.