Bake Better: Accurate Measuring Spoons to Make All Your Favorite Recipes

Cookies and cakes and no mistakes.

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You can’t guesstimate baking soda!Pexels/Suzy Hazelwood

Cooking is a largely improvisational art, but baking requires scientific precision. If you’re going to think outside the boxed mix, you’ll need measuring spoons that are 100% accurate. Here are three things to consider before buying a set for your kitchen.

New Star Foodservice Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons and Measuring Cups Combo, Set of 8
Complete kitchen set for assembling recipe ingredients.New Star Foodservice

Measuring spoons come in a variety of materials, so consider your options before you shop. Stainless steel has become the standard, because it’s sturdy, dishwasher-safe and the markings are usually etched, which makes them easy to read for years to come. Plastic is inexpensive and sturdy, but can stain, absorb odors and even melt in high temperatures. Glass is easy to clean and won’t rust or scratch, but it’s most susceptible to breaking when dropped or shattering in high temperatures.

OXO Good Grips Measuring Spoons with Magnetic Snaps, Stainless Steel
Non-slip handles with engraved markings for a lifetime of use.OXO

Measuring spoons are traditionally held together with a removable ring for easy storage inside a cabinet or hanging on a pegboard. If you have a smaller kitchen with limited storage, however, you might be better served with a modern magnetic set that keeps spoons stacked tightly enough to fit in a shallow drawer… or on the refrigerator.

Spring Chef Magnetic Measuring Spoons Set, Dual Sided, Stainless Steel, Fits in Spice Jars, Set of 8
Easy-to-use tools with multiple scoop shapes in U.S. and metric measurements.Spring Chef

Measuring spoons aren’t one-size-fits-all anymore. If you live in an international household, consider buying a set that comes with markings for U.S. and metric measurements. Spices and other ingredients can be difficult to get out of small jars, but double-sided spoons come with wide and narrow scoops for each unit of measurement. Pretty soon there won’t be any excuse not to bake from scratch!

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