1 Essential Kitchen Tools: Measuring Spoons

What tools do you need to start your kitchen?

Measuring spoons are essential for baking & cooking, so they are at the top of my list. I have quite a few of them in my baking drawer basket.

Which ones do I use the most, and why?

Let's take them out and see which ones are my favorite...

1. Freebie set, from who knows where.  Easy to read, accurate, has a clip to keep them together, but as you can see, I don't use it.

2. Prepworks by Progressive Snapfit measuring spoons. 5 pieces: Double ended spoons, so it's really 2 sets in one. Has standard & metric measurements. Stackable with magnets to hold them together. 1/4 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, 1/2 tablespoon, 1 tablespoon.

3. Tupperware Set from the 80's? A couple of these spoons have been retrieved from a sink disposal...

4 & 5. Pampered Chef adjustable measuring spoons. Spoons slide to adjust. Narrow teaspoon measurement fits in most jars. Have to hold the slide in place while putting the spoon in the jar.

6. Oxo Softworks 4pc set: Stainless steel with markings that have worn in the dishwasher. Round end doesn't fit in some spice jars. Again, a ring that holds them together is not used and is missing somewhere...

The clear winner is my Prepworks by Progressive set. I love it for these reasons:

1. It's stackable & magnetic. That means they don't get lost in my drawer & they are easy to find.

2. Double ended spoons: narrow end for spice jars, rounded end for liquids.

3. Easy to read markings that don't come off in the dishwasher.
4. Fit comfortably in my hand.
5. Budget friendly, under $15 and makes a great gift for a college student or newlywed.

Do you have a set of measuring spoons that you love? Let me know!

1 comment:

  1. Ah, things for measuring--a minor passion of mine. My measuring-things drawer has a collection somewhat like yours. The workhorse measuring spoon set is a metal set from CuisiPro--it's the oval shaped spoons that work in spice bottles, but does fine for all measuring. These will sit level on a counter. I've got a big set from Pourfect that mostly comes out if the CuisiPro set is dirty, or I need some odd measurement and am too lazy to do it with the 'basic' set. I tried one with the slider/leveler, but those were too annoying and I went back to using a knife or spatula to sweep things level when necessary. The last one to mention is my yeast spoon--I buy instant or dry yeast by the jar, and when a recipe calls for the standard American "one package", it will measure out the 2-1/4 tsp in one go.


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