Some cooks get a kick out of experimenting in the kitchen — adding a pinch of this or a splash of that to their culinary creations. But for some of us (and for some recipes, honestly) precisely measured ingredients are the key to success. That’s why it’s so important to have an accurate set of measuring spoons you can rely on in the kitchen. Whether scooping chili powder for chili (not too much!) or following your mother’s chocolate chip cookie recipe (you know she’ll be there to taste test it), a set of quality measuring spoons is an absolute essential. Go with a set that’s clearly marked, easy to handle and quick to clean for the best baking or cooking experience.
If you need a new set of measuring spoons, check out our favorites below.
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1. Spring Chef Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons
This sleek, six-spoon measuring spoon set by Spring Chef is our favorite set, and here’s why: They won’t rust and they’ll never bend! And while the rectangular design might seem a bit non-traditional, the shape actually makes it possible to slip them into smaller spice containers. Plus, the convenient clip that hold the spoons together can be undone, so you can separate the spoons before using them if that’s your preference.
2. 1Easylife Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons
This set of spoons is classic in style, thanks to the traditional round pockets for precise measuring. The set of six spoons (in the expected measurements: ⅛-tsp, ¼-tsp, ½-tsp, 1 tsp, ½-tbsp, 1-tbsp) comes on a removable clip, so you can detach one spoon at a time if that’s your jam. The measurements are engraved on each spoon, so even if you store them individually (instead of on the ring), you’ll always be able to tell exactly which measurement you’re reaching for. The anti-rust, stainless steel finish is preferred.
3. Prepworks By Progressive Ultimate Measuring Cup & Spoon Set
This 19-piece measuring set includes measuring cups and spoons so you can always conquer exact instructions, no matter what recipe you’re reading. In striking red, white and blue, the colorful set is made of BPA-free and dishwasher-safe material. Since the set is priced affordably, we’d recommend it for the first kitchen or the less-frequent chef who wants to have their baking bases covered.
4. U-Taste Measuring Spoon Set
This measuring spoon set features nine spoons, instead of a more classic version that features six. This means you’ll be able to get super precise measurements in the kitchen, with zero guesswork involved. This really comes in handy when you’re following that baking recipe that’s ultra-particular and specific.
The measurements included are: 1/16-tsp, ⅛-tsp, ¼-tsp, ⅓-tsp, ½-tsp, ¾-tsp, 1 tsp, ½-tbsp, 1-tbsp, and you can use them for precise measuring of sifted dry or liquid ingredients. This set is useful when you’re inventing your own recipes too, or weighing out certain ingredients on a kitchen scale. Jot down the exact measurements so you can keep score against densities based on the different brands you’re buying from!
5. OXO Good Grips Measuring Cup & Spoon Set
This sturdy measuring set by OXO was made to last a lifetime. The comfortable, non-slip grips make using this quality stainless steel set even more enjoyable. With four measuring cups and four measuring spoons (¼-tsp, ½-tsp, 1-tsp, 1-tbsp) included, you’ll feel confident about having your bases covered well into the future.