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Collating measuring spoons

We're thinking of getting another set of measuring spoons*, which is why I was looking at them online last night. There isn't that big a range of features they tend to come with. Melamine or metal. Flat- or round-bottomed. Round or oblong. Number of spoons and how small the set goes.

One feature they all advertise, however, is a way of keeping the set together. Handy loop or chain. Magnetism.

C. looked at the images I showed him with astonishment. We can't get those, he said. They're chained together. Use one, and they'll all get dirty!

We keep our spoons loose in a container in a drawer, unchained, although they arrived years ago with loop to secure them.

How do you keep your measuring spoons?

Looped, chained, or magnetized together.
Unlooped, unchained, and unmagnetized.
I don't have measuring spoons.
Other, to be explained in a comment.

* Spice-intensive meals involve going through a lot of them very quickly, and spices require re-used spoons to be both washed *and* dried, which is fiddly when measuring lots of things quickly.



Mar. 2nd, 2012 06:42 pm (UTC)
I have two sets. One, complete, looped. One in separate bits (those are the ones that fit into the spice jars). But *actually* I cook mostly by eye and weight, grabbing the nearest teaspoon for the odd thing where the difference between 1/2 tsp and 3/4 tsp is significant. (baking powder, baking soda, cream of tartar, dried yeast, and ground dried chillies and smoked paprika). When I do use them, I still tend to use one of them for everything, multiplying and dividing by eye.

Really I would prefer it if my regular, serving cutlery consisted of 5ml teaspoons and 15ml tablespoons.