Measuring spoons are one of the kitchen essentials that you can’t do without. Unless you are a cooking whiz, you are going to need measuring spoons to help you measure the amount of baking powder or spice you need, especially when it is needed in really small proportions. Your ideal set would be one that you can use easily and has good accuracy.
Keeping these in mind, we have made a list of the 20 best measuring spoons that cover all categories. None of these cooking utensils are necessarily better than the other, but their usability depends on the kind of cooking you tend to do and the kind of kitchen you have.
Top 20 Best Measuring Spoons 2021
From spring chef, these are double sided measuring spoon sets. One side is oval-shaped while the other is round, making it useful for jars while the round one for other purposes. As stainless steel is used for the construction, it can be quite sturdy and durable.
The attachment system is of the magnetic type, which means spoons can be stacked on top of each other by a magnetic force without using any external holder. This makes the attachment and detachment simple, and you don’t have to pay attention to how you are taking out the spoons in a hurry while cooking.
The measurement markings have both the US and metric system on them. However, the white paint on the marking might fade off over time. While the company themselves assure it won’t happen, some customers have definitely complained over this issue. Luckily, the company also provides a lifetime warranty, so you are secured if it does happen.
- Dual Sided Spoons
- Easy to clean
- Magnetic attachment system
- Stainless steel construction, which makes it sturdy
- Lifetime Warranty
- The white paint for measurements can come off in some cases
- It seems to bend easily
This set from Tiluck consists of 5 measuring spoons and 5 cups. The cups are available in 1 cup, ½ cup and ¼ cup measurement. The measurement variety of the spoons are 1 tablespoon, ½ tablespoon, 1 teaspoon, ½ teaspoon, and ¼ teaspoon. The measurements in the ml and metric system have been carved into the cups and spoons. The utensils are also color coded, which makes it easier to distinguish the sizes when you are in a hurry rather than reading them each time.
A ring is used for storing the measuring spoons. You can take out the measuring spoons as per your convenience and then lock them back inside the ring. As all the materials are made of stainless steel, they are durable, rust-free, and dishwasher washable. Among the best measuring spoons set, this is also one of the few ones with handles that are slip-resistant.
- Non-slip handle
- Ring storage mechanism
- Durable with thick stainless steel
- Different color for different spoons which helps distinguish the sizes
- Perfect for the price range
- A little heavy
- Edges are not the smoothest
U-Taste’s spoon set of 9 consists of sizes â…™ teaspoon, â…› teaspoon, Â¼ teaspoon, â…“ teaspoon, Â½ teaspoon, Â¾ teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, Â½ tablespoon, and a tablespoon. Since the measuring spoons are made with 18/8 stainless steel, you don’t need to worry about rust forming on them any time soon. The markings have also been etched on the spoon to make it easier to identify all the sizes immediately and make sure the markings don’t disappear over time.
The spoon set has been deemed dishwasher safe, though it would be for the best if you wash them by your hand. The handles are quite thick, which makes the spoon somewhat heavy, but it also ensures it won’t bend due to when you are trying to scoop out ingredients from the deep corners of a container. D-ring attachment ensures you can store all the items together and not lose them randomly.
- Smooth edge
- Easy storage
- Safe for dishwasher
- Good set with all the measurements
- Sturdy quality
- Too heavy
- Attachment ring is a little tight
Oxo presents to you a good 4 piece set of measuring spoons. The handles have magnets in them so that spoons can be stacked together for easy storage. You can detach the spoons from each other first and with ease. The 4 main measuring sizes you will find are ¼ teaspoon, ½ teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, and 1 tablespoon.
The design is the most attractive point of this set. The divot makes sure that the ingredients are leveled inside the bowl, which means the accuracy would be scary high. A slight problem would be though that the markings aren’t etched as much as it is painted on. Over time, this paint could disappear with constant washing. The handles are also a bit shorter than most would prefer, though the grip system is really strong and ensures you don’t lose hold of the spoons. The construction is the ever vied for stainless steel, but the spoons are short enough in length that the overall weight isn’t much.
- Non slip grip
- Stainless steel construction
- Has the main 4 measuring pieces
- Magnetic attachment
- Divot helps level the ingredients
- Measurements aren’t etched
- Handles are a little short
Hudson Essentials presents to you a set of 7 measuring spoons. The measuring sizes are 1/2 teaspoon, ¼ teaspoon, ½ teaspoon, ¾ teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, ½ tablespoon, 1 tablespoon. Clear, etched markings make it easy to immediately identify a measuring spoon and are an excellent way to make sure the spoons could be used for a long time, as the markings won’t disappear.
The shape of the spoon bowls are also quite advantageous. They are rectangle-shaped and narrow in width yet have a good length, so you can easily insert the spoons into any kind of jars and scoop out the ingredients. On the other hand, if you were to scoop out something like ice cream, you might face a bit of a problem with the accuracy. The stainless steel construction ensures that other than durability, rust and corrosion won’t be visible on the spoon set in the near future.
- Ring attachment
- Rust and corrosion proof
- Narrow, square shape for easy scooping of ingredients
- Etched in measurements
- Stainless steel
- A little rough on the edges
Cuisipro’s set of measuring spoons is really clean and simple. It has a total of 5 measuring spoons, including the 4 main ones we always recommend a set should have. The construction is the ever loved and most recommended stainless steel. You can always be assured of durability when it comes to stainless steel, as you can be assured that the material would be dishwasher safe. Of course, washing with your own hands is always more recommended with small utensils. Not to mention it’s really easy to clean these kinds of spoons.
The storage system is the ring mechanism. So, you can simply take out the spoons from the ring stack. Compared to magnetic attachment, ring attachment does take more time when taking out the spoons, but overall, it is fast and easy, and more importantly, you don’t lose your spoons constantly. The measurements are stamped into the spoon, which is another point in its favour. The oval shape of the bowls certainly helps a lot.
- Removable ring for attachment
- Good price range
- Oval shape makes it easy to fit into jars
- Stamped measurements
- Dishwasher safe
- Rough edges
- A little bit heavy
The fact that the measuring spoon is made of plastic might be one thing that makes the set lose some points, along with the painted markings. Other than that, though, the spoon set certainly has some good points.
All these 7 spoons are held together by this unique, snapping mechanism. Basically, there is a screw point at the handles with an added level that helps you store one spoon on top of another. Now, when you need to take out a particular spoon, you can fan out the entire set and pick out the one you need. Scrape exists so that the ingredients can be leveled for greater accuracy. The measurement markings are also color coded, to make identification faster.
Despite being plastic, you can also be assured that it’s BPA free. The overall black color of the plastic spoons also makes it look incredibly fancy, despite the price range being on the inexpensive side.
- Scraper for levelling ingredients
- Color coded measurement marking
- Wide range of sizes
- Fancy fan out and snapping mechanism
- BPA Free
- Plastic material
- Quite thick
One of the easiest decisions while buying any item is to see whether they have warranty. The existence of it in itself makes the product much more trustworthy. In the case of 1EasyLife spoon set, the decision is much easier thanks to the 2 years warranty. The set consists of 6 measuring spoons.
These are perfectly round shaped spoons with markings that have been engraved so that they never wash out. The 18/8 stainless steel is a clear sign of the durability, along with the assurance it won’t be warped in the dishwasher. Cleaning it by hand isn’t much of a chore either.
The D-ring is used for easy storage. You can take out all the spoons easily, and you can reattach them with ease. The only thing that’s a little problem is the edges of the spoons appear to be a bit rough.
- 2 year warranty
- D-ring for storage
- Measurement markings are engraved
- Easy to clean
- Premium stainless steel makes it sturdy
- Rough edges
- Extremely heavy
This is a 5 piece set from Le Creuset. The measurement markings are available in both USA and metric measurement. They are also etched in properly to avoid eventual erosion of the measurement markings. One of the highest compliments for the spoon set is how extremely accurate.
The stainless steel utensils are heavily gauged and have been deemed dishwasher safe. Though, there have been cases of the handle bending a little if you are too careless with it. Overall, the finish is quite smooth.
The brand actually has a long reputation. The reviews for it are mostly glowing. The only thing that might be truly annoying is that there are no attachment mechanisms. If you aren’t careful, you might lose some of the measuring spoons. The best thing to do would be to hang the spoons from a proper utensil hanger.
- Dishwasher safe
- Accurate measurements
- Durable construction
- Includes 5 measuring sizes
- Smooth finish
- Handle seems flimsy
- Thick metal yet bends without proper care
Another one from Cuisipro. As the name of the company would suggest, they are certainly the pros when it comes to making utensils for cuisine. Of their sets, this one contains 5 measuring spoons. The markings have been stamped on the handles of the spoon n permanence so you never have to worry about those fading away.
The shape of the bowls is oval so the spoons can be inserted into the narrowest jars. The handles of the spoons are also a bit curved. So, you can easily lay it upright on the counter without worrying about the spoons tipping over.
A ring is used to keep all the spoons together. It can be a bit time-consuming to remove the spoons one by one but mostly, you can be certain you won’t find them wasting away at some cabinet in your kitchen.
- Ring for storage
- Permanent stamp of measurements
- Oval shape for narrow spaces
- Curved handles so the spoon can sit on the counter
- Safe for dishwasher
- It can be a little tricky to detach the spoons from the ring
- Poor finish for the edges
This set seems too good to be true considering it comes with 5 mini measurement spoons and 8 double sided ones. The whole set seems incredible considering the price range it is available in, which is quite low. The attachment system is magnetic so attaching and detaching the spoon is quite easy. You don’t have to fumble like you do with a ring lock and yet, all the 13 measuring spoons are secure.
The double sided 8 measuring spoons are also color coded, which makes it even easier to distinguish each spoon in a hurry. For the double sided ones, the marking is painted on though, which do have a chance of fading over time. Fortunately, the mini measuring spoon markings are completely etched in. The set also comes with a leveler, so that you can be properly assured of the accuracy of the ingredients.
- 8 Multicolor measurement marking for easy differentiation
- Double sided
- Sturdy construction
- 5 mini measurement spoon with etched marking
- Magnetic attachment
- Paint finish for the markings for double sided sp
- Heavy duty
While this is a plastic constructed set of measuring spoons, the overall pleasant aqua color of the spoons with a bit of black at the edge of the handles does incur some points in its favor. It comes with an equally light blue ring attachment. Oddly enough, there’s a free replacement offer on three of the measuring spoons if they aren’t of good quality.
Another thing is that the plastic used is BPA free, which can be the main worry for some even if you are fine with plastic construction. The plastic does bring the sturdiness into question and it has been made thick to tackle that. It also seems the product is dishwasher safe, as claimed by customers. The marking is also engraved, which is rare for plastic products. Itâ€™s these reasons that have allowed this set a place in the best measuring spoons list.
- BPA free
- Ring attachment
- 3 of the 5 measuring spoon have hassle free replacement option for a year
- Aesthetically pleasing
- Marking doesnâ€™t come off easily
- Plastic construction
- Not easy to clean
4 measuring cups and 5 measuring spoons in such an inexpensive package, not a bad deal to get right. Of course, the happiness is a little shadowed by the fact that it is a plastic set, which brings the durability in question. On the other hand, despite the plastic structure, the markings have been etched. The plastic is also BPA free, which can be the main source of worries in some cases.
While the cups don’t have a free replacement offer with them, the measuring spoons can be replaced if they are damaged within a year since purchase. The plastic items aren’t dishwasher safe, so try to clean it only with your hand.
- Cup and spoon set
- Advantageous price for anyone looking for a full set
- BPA free
- 1 year hassle free replacement for the spoons
- Etched marking
- Plastic which makes it less durable
- Not dishwasher safe
This might be a little divergent from the otherwise effectiveness focus list for measuring spoons. Yet, we can’t help but mention this 4 piece measuring spoon set due to the sheer aesthetic joy it brings. Even if you don’t want to necessarily use it in your kitchen if you are the serious kind of cook, you might find this to be an interesting gift for a loved one.
The 4 piece set of measuring spoons from Ganz all have a heart shaped bowl with an overall traditional design all over the spoon. The spoons have small rings attached to them which you can further attach to a tie to keep them together. It would be best to hang this set somewhere in your kitchen where everyone can see. They are also made with silver color zinc metal. This lends to the sturdiness and overall aesthetic value. Only the accuracy seems to be a problem.
- Fancy, aesthetically pleasing design
- Zinc metal which is extremely sturdy
- Dishwasher safe
- Tie and loop both for the spoon holding
- Good weight
- Design can make the accuracy a little less on the mark
- Painted on marking
This 10 piece set consists of cups and measuring spoons. The engraved markings are provided on both the cups and spoons and they are also color coded, which makes measurement the easiest. The stainless steel spoons are all rust proof and come with thick handles. You don’t have to worry about the handles getting messed up in the dishwasher. The handles don’t bend easily in general so even if you are trying to scoop out ingredients from narrow jars, they won’t break. In general, it is made with sturdy steel and it is supposed to last a long time.
Otherwise, you might find the spoons a little heavy.
- Rust proof
- Wide variety of sizes
- Thick handles which don’t bend easily
- Colorful marking
- Sturdy steel
- Quite heavy
- Complaints about the accuracy being a little off sometimes
Among the plastic measuring spoons included in this list, this might be the only set that we won’t say is the best when it comes to the aesthetic. However, all the spoons have different colors, which will make identifying each spoon size easier. The markings are painted on so they are in danger of disappearing over time.
The construction is solid for this one though. Even though it is made of plastic, the spoons are on the thin side. Yet, complaints about the spoons bending are rare. The round shape is also advantageous if you are scooping out liquids frequently. It has D-ring attachment and all the material is BPA free.
One of the other surprises of this plastic set was how easy it is to clean. It has been deemed dishwasher safe, but even without that, you can clean it with hand with complete ease.
- Colorful spoons for easy distinguishment
- Surprisingly lightweight for plastic construction
- Easy to clean
- BPA free
- Good shape
- Plastic construction
- Painted on measurement markings which can come off easily
The set includes a total of 10 measuring items, from 5 measuring cups to 5 measuring spoons. The handles are of the non slip kind, which is an important feature when you are trying to cook multiple things at once and are in a bit of a hurry.
The markings have been engraved on the handle. The attachment system consists of both rings and hooks- S shaped one- and you can use the one you prefer. The sturdiness of the set can’t be questioned at all, as it is made of premium stainless steel.
- Cup and spoon set with good price range
- Non slip handle
- Ring and hook attachment in S shape
- Engraved marking
- Premium stainless steel for long time durability
- The grip can feel a little rough
- Edges are a bit rough too
This set is kind of incredible considering it has 7 measuring cups, 8 measuring spoons and 5 mini measuring spoons. This means the set has 21 items at a reasonable price. The measuring spoons all have rectangle shape, which are perfect for narrow jars.
Rings are used for stacking and the markings for measurements are also engraved. It is also made of stainless steel, though the durability doesn’t seem to be the best over the reports, as some have been known to rust with time. You have to be really careful with how you wash the cups and spoons to ensure that doesn’t happen. It is also a little heavier than most would prefer. Otherwise, the price really makes this one a steal.
- Cup and spoon set to fulfill all needs
- Advantageous pricing
- Slim and narrow bowls of the spoon
- Engraved markings
- Ring for stacking
- Can rust over time
- On the heavy side
Dual sided measuring spoons are always a delight. If you can’t figure out whether to opt for round bowls or oval shaped ones, dual sided measuring spoons help solve this problem in a jiffy. This set has a total of 6 of them.
The attachment system is also good with the magnetic type. However, it has been noted the magnetic isn’t the strongest though it does hold its side of the bargain. The markings can also disappear over time with too much washes as they are painted on. No one can fault anything wrong with the design though. It screams effective and sensible.
You can hold these stainless steel materials in the dishwasher without a worry. Cleaning it isn’t a trouble at all and unlike the system for ring attachment where there are small gaps in the spoon that are hard to clean, there are no tricky corners here.
- Magnetic stacking
- Double sided
- Cleaning is startling easy
- Unique and sensible design
- Sturdy construction
- The markings can come off
- Magnets aren’t the strongest
From the brand Tribal Cooking, this measuring set consists of 4 spoons and 4 cups. All of them have been engraved with the measurement capacity.
There is a removable metal ring that helps join all these items. Both the cups and the spoons have the ring so that you don’t lose them easily. The rings and cups are stacked and the metal ring can also be used to hang the utensils. The stainless steel are of the heavy type and have been deemed to be resistant to corrosion. You can also clean the cups and spoons easily. While washing it on the Dishwasher is safe, it is best if one does it by hand. The accuracy also seems to be high on this set.
- Engraved marking
- Corrosion resistant
- Easy to clean
- Cup and spoon set
- Handle grip isnâ€™t non slip
- Rough around the edges
Why Do You Need A Measuring Spoon?
Even if you are already on this page and quite possibly looking for a measuring spoon, you could still need some convincing why you might want one. Or maybe, you stumbled upon this page and are now genuinely curious what are the best measuring spoons available these days and if they have a space in your kitchen. Well, that brings us to the question, why do you need a measuring spoon?
The main reason you would need a measuring spoon is that the ingredients you need to cook something can be used in just the right amount. You won’t mess up by mixing too much salt, spice,or sugar to a dish simply because you couldn’t get the mix correct. So, the outcome is that you end up following the recipe extremely accurately. And when you can copy the exact recipe, you can be assured whatever you are making will taste as it is supposed to.
Accuracy might be the most detrimental factor when choosing a measuring spoon, we also chose to look at some other important features that might give you some advantage over the others. You should also pay attention to these features to determine whether a particular measuring set is right for you.
Factors That Help You Determine The Best Measuring Spoons Set For Your Kitchen
1. Makes Scooping Ingredient Easy
You might find rectangular shaped or oval shaped spoons more useful for scooping than the round ones. This is mainly for spice jars, which tend to have a narrower mouth, and you might have trouble using round spoon bowls on them to scoop out the items without facing some resistance. And instead of trying to pour the spice into a teaspoon, it is much better to have measuring spoons for the sole purpose of scooping out spice.
That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use measuring spoons with a round bowl at all. For example, if you are using it for scooping items of a big jar with a big mouth, round spoons pose no problem. You will also find some measuring spoons in the market with particular cutesy designs. We will recommend steering clear of those unless they have a good round of reviews, as the accuracy is often lost due to the extra focus on aesthetics. Adjustable spoons also have a reputation for leaking liquids and needing to clean every so often, though they do have their uses.
2. The Material
The material your measuring spoon is made of greatly affects its longevity. For once, plastic spoons tend to have a bulky figure and don’t store the ingredients properly. Here’s the thing, plastic spoons have no choice but to be bulky. If they possessed the thinness of metal spoons, it won’t be long before they break. Plastic spoons and dishwashers always don’t see eye to eye either.
Another thing about plastic spoons is the measure marking. They tended to be painted over it as opposed to the etched out design of the metal ones. These painted marks can wear off as more time passes.
Ceramic spoons, while certainly light and with the etched out design, have a significant problem that don’t always make them the best choice. It’s that they tend to be the most breakable of the materials. If you are a particularly careful person with all your kitchen items, you wouldn’t mind a ceramic spoon. However, if you have a habit of throwing your utensils into the sink after you are done, ceramic spoons aren’t certainly ready to fight the impact test.
Stainless steel makes a strong point for itself in this fight. It’s thin enough and yet, won’t break easily. The markings aren’t likely to fade over time. Of course, you might still prefer plastic or ceramic spoon, simply because you like the aesthetics or the slight problems stated aren’t much of an inconvenience for you. Among the best measuring spoons, aluminum and steel material spoons tend to come out on top.
3. Spoon Sizes
When you are looking for measuring spoon sets, you will want those that will have the 4 main sizes included in them if possible. These sizes are Â¼ teaspoon, Â½ teaspoon, teaspoon, and tablespoon. If the sets come with an additional collection of sizes, even better. However, you should look for these 4 sizes first and then pay attention to the extra variety of sizes.
For example, Â½ tablespoon, while efficient in measuring, can be easily replaced with other spoons you have at home. The mentioned sizes are harder to get an accurate measure of with regular spoons.
If the measuring spoon set you are buying comes with a proper mechanism to hold the entire set together, then that set should get priority. This holding mechanism could be a magnet or a ring. If you don’t have a proper place to keep all these spoons in and if they don’t stick together, it won’t take long before you are losing one spoon after the other- forgotten in some corner of your kitchen.
The best sets would be those where the mechanism is so smooth that you can attach and reattach the spoons quickly while you are in the middle of cooking. Of course, one can always use the entire spoon set and single out the spoon they need to scoop out an ingredient while the other spoons dangle, but that can be quite irritating for most people.
One of the qualities of the best measuring spoons is whether the set is easy to clean or not. This is a kitchen utensil that you are more likely to use regularly than not and with the amount of different ingredients you are going to scoop out with the spoons, different kinds of sticky food material are going to get stuck on it. If cleaning the spoons isn’t easy and painless, you are going to get annoyed with your once shiny new utensils in no time.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What Are The Different Types Of Sizes That Measuring Spoons Come In?
Both the options in sizes and material vary greatly in the case of measuring spoons. From wood and ceramic to stainless steel and glass, you can find spoons in all kinds of materials you can initially think of. In the case of sizes, the variety is even bigger. As measuring spoons are used to measure both liquid and dry substances, it’s important that these spoon sets are capable of accommodating all kinds of ingredients for your chef persona.
2. What Exactly Does The Tablespoon Size Mean?
For one, the teaspoon and tablespoon measurements wouldn’t be the same everywhere in the world. Even the terminology isn’t the same everywhere and what might be considered tablespoon-size in a country might not be in another. Generally, a tablespoon would mean a rough 1/16th of a regular cup. Three teaspoons can also make up of a tablespoon in some cases and in the USA, this measurement means Â½ ounce in fluid form. For some countries, the tablespoon measurement can mean 15ml.
Get The Best Measuring Spoons To Perfect Your Cooking Proportions!
Yes, you have about 20 best measuring spoons set to look through. Choosing out of all these products can be quite difficult, especially if you are buying a set for the first time. Well, don’t worry. All the sets listed are quite high quality. So, even if you don’t manage to find the exact fit for your kitchen, the one you order will still come ridiculously close to it.
After all, the main job of the measuring spoon set is to offer you accurate measurements of your ingredients, so you don’t end up messing up the tiramisu cake you have been planning to bake for a long time. As long as the main result is correct, everything else can be fixed.