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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.
27(38.6%)
Unlooped, unchained, and unmagnetized.
30(42.9%)
I don't have measuring spoons.
5(7.1%)
Other, to be explained in a comment.
8(11.4%)


* 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.

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innostrantsa
Mar. 2nd, 2012 10:08 pm (UTC)
I have a metal set, which is on a loop... which I'm now thinking of discarding (because lo, I did not know that was allowed!) Previous sets on plastic loops, or that have snapped together, have not fared so well in terms of their survival.
owlfish
Mar. 2nd, 2012 10:10 pm (UTC)
My other personal favorite bit of measuring spoon advice, if you are not already doing so: buy oblong/semi-rectangular measuring spoons so that they fit into spice jars.
gillpolack
Mar. 2nd, 2012 11:50 pm (UTC)
I have that for my coffee and chicory. An oblong spoon that's the perfect size for half a pot that I use only to measure that.

I was thinking of diminishing my kitchen equipment the other day...
innostrantsa
Mar. 4th, 2012 02:07 am (UTC)
Oh, I appreciate that-- I've considered them in the past year or so, but never got around to making a purchase. It's good to hear that most practical angle; I literally did not think about that!