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Best Measuring Spoon

If you've ever tried to eye-ball measurements or use soup or dessert spoons in place of measuring spoons, you may have had a baking disaster or made a dinner that didn't quite taste right. That's why measuring spoons are an essential tool for any kitchen.

In most cases, spoons come in sets that contain at least a quarter teaspoon, half teaspoon, full teaspoon, and tablespoon measures. Some of them also include eighth teaspoon and half teaspoon measures, which are useful for home cooks that do a lot of baking or want to get their spices just right. Metal or porcelain spoons are preferable to plastic ones because they discolor or pick up odors, which is especially important when you're measuring spices.

If you don't want to dig through the drawer to search for a half-dozen different measuring spoons, you might want to consider an adjustable measuring spoon. The size of these spoons can be changed thanks to a simple slider on the handle, making these convenient, one-size-fits-all measuring spoons.

Pampered Chef Kitchenware Adjustable Measuring Spoon

Pampered Chef Adjustable Measuring Spoons are some of the most popular around, thanks to their durability and practical design. The set comes with two spoons, one that can be used to measure between one-eighth and one teaspoon, and one that can be used to measure between a teaspoon and a tablespoon. Both of these spoons can be used with either dry or wet ingredients, thanks to an slider that forms a watertight seal with the sides of the spoon. The slider is easy to adjust with one hand thanks to a grooved thumbprint that has been specially designed for greater control. Both these spoons are slender, so they can fit into small containers such as spice jars.

KitchenArt Cook's Pro Adjust-A-Measure Set

KitchenArt Cook's Pro Adjust-A-Measure Set

If you're looking for an adjustable measuring spoon that's made to last and can measure anything from an eighth of a teaspoon to a half a cup, the KitchenArt Cook's Pro Adjust-A-Measure Set is a great buy. This set comes with a teaspoon, tablespoon, and half-cup measure, each of which can be adjusted to a range of sizes. The handles have been ergonomically designed with comfort in mind, and the sliders are easy to adjust with your thumb as you hold the spoons. The teaspoon is also slender enough that it can fit into spice jars for convenient scooping. The champagne and black design and sleek handles also make these some of the most attractive adjustable measuring spoons out there. If you're not in the market for a complete set of measuring spoons, KitchenArt also sells these individually.

Dalla Piazza Nuscup Adjustable Measuring Spoon

Whether you're measuring dry or liquid ingredients, the Dalla Piazza Nuscup Mini is a great tool to use. This spoon is made of a high quality plastic, virtually unbreakable, and safe to put in the dishwasher. The adjustable divider also forms a tight seal with the sides of the spoon, so it can be used with liquids, making it a convenient medicine measure in addition to its usefulness in the kitchen. Adjusting the spoon is quick and easy thanks to a conveniently placed slider on the handle. The Mini can be adjusted from an eighth of a teaspoon to 2 tablespoons. Nuscup also makes an adjustable half-cup measure that can be used for measuring amounts between 2 tablespoons and a half of a cup.

KitchenArt Adjustable Teaspoon & Tablespoon Set

The KitchenArt Adjustable Teaspoon & Tablespoon Set comes with two adjustable measuring spoons that make it possible to measure anything from an eighth of a teaspoon up to a full tablespoon. The slider is conveniently located on the handle, making it easy to adjust the capacity with one hand. The spoons are made from a high-quality plastic that is dishwasher safe and durable enough to last for years. Some of the least expensive adjustable measuring spoons on the market, KitchenArt offers this set at a fraction of the price that many similar spoons go for, making this a great set to buy if you're on a tight budget. The main downside to these spoons is that the sliders don't create a watertight seal so they're really only effective for dry ingredients.

Norpro 3066 Grip-EZ 5 Piece Measuring Spoons Stainless Steel

Norpro Grip EZ S/S 5-Piece Measuring Spoons are made with a practical design that sets them apart from the competition. Unlike traditional measuring spoons, these spoons have long, rectangular scoops that are easy to fit into spice jars. The long handles also make it easy to reach the bottom of a jar or other container, and the soft rubber grips on the handles make these spoons comfortable to hold while you're cooking. Made from high quality stainless steel, these spoons won't pick up odors or colors from pungent spices. In case you're working with a metric recipe, these spoons also have the metric equivalent sizes stamped on them. This set comes with a 1/8 teaspoon, a 1/4 teaspoon, a 1/2 teaspoon, a full teaspoon, and a full tablespoon.

Amco Measuring Spoons, Set of 6

The AMCO Professional Performance Super Six measuring spoon set is a high-quality set of stainless steel spoons that nest for easy storage. This set comes with a 1/8 teaspoon, 1/4 teaspoon, a 1/2 teaspoon, a teaspoon, a 1/2 tablespoon, and a full tablespoon. The spoons are also attached by a ring that passes through a hole at the end of the handle, so you don't have to worry about losing any of them in the drawer. The curved top on each of the spoons makes it easy to scoop ingredients out of jars, while the flat bottom makes it possible to place the spoons on a counter top so you can pour an ingredient in. These spoons also feature long handles so they can reach down to the bottom of tall jars or spice tins.

OXO Good Grips Measuring Spoons, Stainless Steel

A practical set of measuring spoons that come in 1/4, 1/2, 1 teaspoon, and 1 tablespoon measurements, OXO Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons makes a great addition to any kitchen. Perfectly round measuring spoons like these are popular with professional chefs because they allow for precise measuring of both dry and wet ingredients. The long handles of these spoons are coated with a non-stick grip that's makes them easy to hold while you measure ingredients. Though they are attached to one another by a ring that passes through the handle of each spoon, each spoon can be taken off the ring as needed, so there's no need to wash all your spoons if you've only used one.

Cuispro Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons

One of the most innovative features of the Cuispro Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons is the curved handle that allows the spoons to balance upright on the counter top even though they have curved bottoms. Since they have an oval shape, these spoons can fit into slender spice jars, making it possible to scoop ingredients out of small containers. They've also been designed to nest, and can be clipped together so they don't get lost in the drawer. These spoons are built to last, and won't scratch, discolor, or pick up odors, even with daily use. This set comes with 1/8 teaspoon, 1/4 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, and 1 tablespoon measures.

RSVP International Endurance 5-Piece Measuring Spoon Set

The RSVP International Endurance 5-Piece Measuring Spoon Set is one of our favorites because of its practical design and quality construction. These spoons have extra long handles that easily reach all the way down to the bottom of tall containers. They have perfectly round heads that chefs prefer because this shape makes it easy to accurately measure wet ingredients. In case you forget which spoon is which, the sizes, both in metric and in standard, are stamped right on the handles. This set is made from stainless steel that is 18 percent chrome for extra durability, and 8 percent nickel for extra shine. It comes with 1/8 teaspoon, 1/4 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, and 1 tablespoon measures.

Crystal Beran
Crystal Beran has spent the past 10 years immersed in the exciting and delicious world of food and drink. She has honed her cooking skills as a baker, a caterer, and a personal chef, and currently spends a good deal of her time training the next generation of young chefs. Her work as a wine steward has helped her to develop a discerning palate and a love of excellent wines from all over the world. Over the years, she has had the good fortune to visit wineries in Northern California, Tanzania, France, and Italy. In her spare time, she brews beer and invents delectable dishes to share with friends, family, and students.
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