CARSON CITY, Nev./PRNewswire/ -- KitchenCalc(TM) is designed for the home and professional kitchen to accurately calculate and adjust ingredients to achieve desired serving and portion sizes for any recipe. Calculated Industries, one of the Nation's leading producers of specialty calculators, is taking the new 'Calc' out of the oven for formal introduction in January at the Chicago 2002 International Housewares Show.

The technology goes beyond recipe scaling as the KitchenCalc easily converts all common food preparation measurements -- liquid, dry, weight and volume, in decimals, fractions and Metrics -- a capability of 146 conversions. Clearly labeled function keys let you enter and convert between teaspoons, fluid ounces, cups, pints, quarts and gallons as well as milliliters and liters. There are even keys labeled a dash and a pinch! Conversion between dry ounces, pounds, grams and kilograms is simply a matter of a few easy key-strokes.

The convenience and versatility of the product, both hand-held and counter-top models, is enhanced with built-in timers and alarms which can be used while operating the calculator. One keystroke will eliminate the guesswork in conversions between Centigrade and Fahrenheit -- you get the exact temperature called for in a recipe.

The KitchenCalc becomes an indispensable tool for menu planning and entertaining when recipe alterations are required to serve just the right amount to any number of guests. For the professional chefs and caterers it will prove highly valuable for purchasing, estimating and menu costing.

In addition, innumerable household conversions outside the kitchen may be accomplished with KitchenCalc. Use it to determine the proper ratios for mixing cleaning fluids, fertilizers, pool chemicals and engine additives. Beer and wine making hobbyists may find that ``just right brew'' using the product to scale recipes -- eliminate the doubt.

The list of features continue with large, clear LCD displays, a memory function, standard math calculator with %, +/- and built-in Auto Shut-Off. Most models will be shipped with a free soft clear plastic cover to protect the keys and allow for easy cleaning; all will include Long-Life Batteries, an easy-to-understand User's Guide and a Full One-Year Limited Warranty.

The new releases will range in price from $24.95 for hand-held models to $44.95 for a countertop edition with two built-in timers. They will be widely available in home centers, department and specialty stores.

SOURCE: Calculated Industries, Inc.