Three Things to Consider Before Buying Measuring Spoons

Well built, easy to read measuring devices are a must for any kitchen.

Measuring spoons
A quality set of measuring spoons can become a family heirloom for anyone who enjoys cooking.Annie Spratt

A quality set of measuring spoons takes the guesswork out of recipes. There are many inexpensive and flimsy sets available, but you’ll want to spend a few more dollars on a set that’s easy to read and care for, and nice enough to become heirlooms. When you’re ready to prepare a recipe just right, here are three things to consider when choosing measuring spoons.

New Star Foodservice 42917 Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons and Measuring Cups Combo, Set of 8
This set attaches to a removable loop to prevent loss.New Star Foodservice

Measuring spoons come in a variety of materials, from plastic to metal, or even handcrafted wood. Stainless steel is by far the most durable choice, it’s easy to clean up, and it can stand up to abuse if you slam things into kitchen drawers.

U-Taste 10 Piece Measuring Cups and Spoons Set in 18/8 Stainless Steel
The colored handles on this assortment make it easy to recognize sizes at a glance.U-Taste

Look at how the words and numbers appear on the handles and make sure they’re easy to read and can stand up to dozens of rounds in a dishwasher. Numbers embossed or printed on plastic can wear off over time, and even metal spoons with cheaply etched figures can become hard to read. Get deeply etched numbers that are large enough to see when the spoon is resting on your counter.

Spring Chef Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Metal Measuring Spoons for Dry or Liquid, Fits in Spice Jar, Set of 6
This set comes with a leveler attachment for precise measurement.Spring Chef

Many measuring spoon sets paired with a set of measuring cups means you can measure ten different amounts, from ¼ teaspoon up to one cup. Buying a set of cups and spoons together also means everything will look and feel the same in your hand.

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