Product: Measuring Instrument: Food
Measuring Loaf   (+2)  [vote for, against]
Lost your tape measure? I bet you have a loaf of bread in the house though!

The underside of a loaf is embossed with the markings for measuring distance (both inches and cm) by the tin in which the loaf is baked.

If, like me, you are always losing your ruler or tape measure, then you can rest assured that for those emergency little DIY jobs you will have a tool for the job.

Cheap to implement, pricelessly useful to the odd jobber.
-- WYBloke, May 14 2004

I have serious doubts about the persistence of the scale. But have a standardised crossiant anyway.
-- Detly, May 14 2004

I can hear my father saying to me - po, use your loaf for gawd's sake.
-- po, May 14 2004

Perhaps if every slice was cut precisely 1cm wide...
-- MikeOliver, May 14 2004

Love the idea, perhaps you could bake a loaf of standard weight for weighing items (of course you need a round bread roll and some long flat bread to act as the scales). Even better would be a bake in level us use when erecting shelves.
-- wychap, May 14 2004

The sliced varieties could come in both cm and inch (toastie) thinknesses. The challenge with pre-sliced bread would be that you would need to retain it in it's packaging (see through obviously).

I prefer to slice my own though.

For the larger job, a french stick would be most appropriate.
-- WYBloke, May 14 2004

bread comes in nominal 400g and 800g sizes anyway.
-- engineer1, May 14 2004

Not the way I bake it.
-- Detly, May 14 2004

I'm never at a loss, because I just use the length of my nose. (Of course, not everyone is a king...)
-- ldischler, May 14 2004

I hardly ever have bread at home, but lots of plastic shopping bags. A seam with marks on each bag would do the job just fine.
-- kbecker, May 14 2004

Aaah, finally a definitive measure of a sandwich.
-- Letsbuildafort, May 14 2004

While we're at it, you might as well print other usefull items on bags. Physics equations. Conversion constants. Properties of materials. Thread sizing charts. A basic psychrometric chart and steam tables. I'd pay a premium for engineering bread.
-- Worldgineer, May 14 2004

Worth it's length unrolled.
-- Letsbuildafort, May 14 2004

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