Downsized Kitchens: 3 Space-Saving Measuring Tools

Cupboard and drawers are prime real estate in small kitchens. We’re always looking for ways to pare down and cut back, especially this week as we tackle cupboard clutter in Week 2 of the Kitchen Cure. If you need to clear some space, these measuring scoops and spoons might be exactly what you’re looking for.• Collapsible Measuring Cups and Spoons, $19.95 from Williams-Sonoma - These cups promise to quickly pop into shape when we need them and then collapse flat again to save space in the drawer. The measuring spoons don’t seem to collapse, but they do seem like they’d stack more snugly than metal spoons. The colors are fun and also make it easy to identify the exact scoop we need at a quick glance.

KitchenArt Cook’s Pro Adjustable Measuring Spoons, $19 from Amazon - We often get tired of dealing with a whole ring of measuring spoons, which often get tangled together and are awkward to use. These all-in-one adjustable scoops might be the perfect solution. A slide clicks back with each measuring increment. They come in 1/2 cup, tablespoon, and teaspoon sizes.

Adjustable 2-Cup Measuring Cup, $12.95 from Sur la Table - This measuring cup has an outer sleeve that we can adjust to the measurement we want and then seals into place. The product description says it can be used for both dry and liquid ingredients, and we think it would be especially handy for those in-between ingredients that aren’t quite in either category like cream cheese and honey.

Has anyone tried any of these products? Do they work as well as promised?

Related: Quick Tip: Separate Your Measuring Spoons!

(Images: Williams-Sonoma, Amazon, Sur la Table)

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