Ok, ok. I know. Why don’t I just use a toothpick? Same difference right?
I love this little kitchen tool. It obviously takes up no space, no precious real estate in your gadget drawer. And it is much easier to use when testing the doneness of your cakes.
You always want to be careful when you open the oven door when you’re baking a cake, that the loss of heat doesn’t affect the outcome of the cake. So you have to be quick and efficient.
The toothpick is neither quick, nor efficient! I have to open the oven door, pull out the rack, and insert the toothpick into the center of the cake.
With the cake tester, I can just reach into the oven with the door partially open and because it is so long, I can stick the cake tester in at an angle and figure out whether it’s done or not!
You can buy them for less than $4 here. So worth it!