We could also use scoops for our own bulk storage. A lot of times, it would be easier and less messy to measure things like flour or rice from a scoop instead of reaching down into our storage container with a measuring cup. Scoops are also a handy tool for grabbing ice out of the freezer drawer or getting a handful of granola from its container for a snack.
Here are a few sources for scoops:
• Cast Aluminum Scoops from Sur la Table, $2.50 - $4.50 - These have the flat bottoms we're thinking of, though we'd idealy like larger sizes
• Aluminum Scoops from Sur la Table, $5.95 - $7.95 - These are larger, but have a rounded bottom
• Clear Plastic Scoops from KitchenWorks, $1.59 - Plastic is a little less aesthetically pleasing than metal, but it's lighter and might be easier to use.
• Aluminum and Plastic Scoops from Chef Depot, $7.99 - $35.99 - Lots of sizes to choose from! (Scroll to the bottom of the page)
Do you think these could be a useful kitchen tool?
(Image: Garrett Wade)