The Bottom Line
- Durable bar tools ideal for the hard working bartender - available in a portable kit.
- Sound investment for any bar.
- Tools are designed specifically for professional bartenders.
- Nice, clean look adds style to the bar.
- Avoid overpouring with the ProFlow and training with the Procheck.
- Minimum quantity purchases from the website - great for bars, not the best for individual bartenders
- Cost more than most tools.
- ProFlow: available in chrome, clear or black - $9.95
- ProJig: the US measures 1 1/4, 3/4, 1/2, and 1/4 ounces (UK and European available) - available in chrome or clear - $10.95
- ProStirrer: reinforced shaft - weighted muddler base - 30cm long - $21.95
- StrainRay: durable hawthorne strainer - $29.95
- Juliep Strainer: $19.95
- Also available: ProBarBone, ProFlairKit, ProBarSet, ProCheck, Silistick, C-Press
Guide Review - Über Bar Tools
ProFlow - These speed pourers are designed to avoid typical pourer issues like breaking and leaking. It is durable and has the perfect flow for pouring a shot of even the thickest liqueurs and I don't know of another pourer that includes a 2 year warranty with the cork and pourer having the ability to be replaced/cleaned individually. You can also order dust covers, which are ideal for storing and prolonging a spirit's shelf life.
ProJig - This jigger has to be one of the coolest I've seen yet. It breaks into two pieces for easy cleaning and can have the optional ProBarBone placed in between for a better grip. On one end is a full shot and the other is divided into 3 sections, which gives the bartender ultimate control over measuring cocktails.
ProStirrer - This is a hefty bar spoon that feels good when layering or stirring cocktails. It's longer than most you'll find and easier to handle. I enjoyed the weighted base because it adds balance while stirring a Martini and doubles as a handy muddler for a quick mashing of lime and syrup. It will not take the place of my wooden muddler for juleps, but it does the trick in a pinch and for light muddling.
StrainRay and Juliep - Finding a good strainer can be hard, but these overcome all of the obstacles. Both are sturdy and easy to clean and have a wider coverage area than most with a handle that is comfortable to grip. They make straining easy.