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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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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!