Spice Jar Measuring Spoons

Slim, mess-free portioning

Unlike traditional measuring spoons resembling those intended for stirring and eating, these stainless steel Spice Jar Measuring Spoons ($13) are rectangular in shape with a narrower profile. Translation: They fit easily through the small opening of a spice container. Bonus: If the container’s opening has a straight edge, you can level the scoop as you withdraw the spoon.

In addition, the set contains two sizes that aren’t normally included with the average measuring spoon set: 1/8 and 3/4 teaspoons. I find the 3/4 spoon particularly handy in that two 3/4 teaspoons equals 1/2 tablespoon, a measurement I frequently encounter after scaling down a recipe.

After three years of daily use, I’ve found no down-side to using these sturdy spoons for all my measuring needs — liquid or dry. Given their advantage with small containers, I see little reason to use traditional measuring spoons other than a slightly lower cost.

-- David King 10/4/18

(This is a Cool Tools Favorite from 2008 — editors)

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