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We Didn’t Know We Could Love a Set of Measuring Spoons … Until We Met This One

published Sep 20, 2020
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scooping some cumin out a spice jar with a measuring spoon, baking sheet with carrots
Credit: Sarah Crowley

It’s easy to spend time NOT thinking about measuring spoons. They’re small and spend most of their life in a drawer. You pull the same ones out every few nights, use them for a few seconds at most, and go on with your meal prep. But then sometimes, we spend too many minutes hunting around for that 1/2 tablespoon or precariously trying to pour chili powder into a teaspoon. Well, then it’s really easy to think about (and curse!) the mediocre measuring spoons you’ve got.

This brings us to the measuring spoons we featured in Kitchn Essentials, our list of the very best tools to help home cooks in 2020. Our favorite measuring spoons (yes, we have favorite measuring spoons). We like — no, LOVE! — these spoons from Progressive International for a few reasons. For starters, the five spoons are magnetic so they all snap together for storage. (No more digging around for the only one you can’t find!) And here’s the best part: The five spoons (1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1/2 tbsp & 1 tbsp) each have two sides to them. There’s a narrow end that’s designed to fit inside most spice jars and a round end, which is perfect for measuring out liquids. The spoons also have a flat base so they rest on the countertop without spilling over. Some Kitchn staffers have had these in their kitchens for years and have happily reported that the measuring markings haven’t rubbed off the way they do sometimes with other spoons.

We’re not the only ones who like these, either. They got a nod from Wirecutter and they got the Amazon’s Choice badge on Amazon where they also have a 4.7-star rating from satisfied shoppers.

Our point? These measuring spoons will, um, measure up!

Do you have a set of measuring spoons that you love? Tell us about them in the comments below.