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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 07:19 pm (UTC)
Obviously between dishes I wash all the spoons - I just toss the set into the dishwasher. In the same dish, however, it's all going in the same dish, so there's no cross-contamination of flavors that isn't happening in the dish anyway. I wipe very well with the kitchen towel in any case, so that there are no grains of spice still clinging to the spoon.

I have two sets of measuring spoons, plus several random loose spoons in most-used sizes (T, t) so even if I'm making dishes that couldn't be cross-contaminated even if one or two spice grains slipped through and I didn't want to hassle with washing between sets, I probably wouldn't need to.

Mar. 2nd, 2012 07:23 pm (UTC)
I'm not worried about contaminating the dish! (Although very rarely I'll be measuring for two different dishes at once.) I'm worried about contaminating the spices still in the jar.
Mar. 2nd, 2012 07:25 pm (UTC)
I've never noticed the jar being contaminated. I do wipe very well - just not under water.