Best measuring spoons
For those wanting to precisely feed their sourdough or simply add the right amount of coriander seeds to their curry, measuring spoons are a must have - read on for our best buys.
Whether you need a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar for your donuts, two teaspoons of yeast for your bread or need to measure out various spices for your curry, measuring spoons are your friend in the kitchen, not only to carefully balance flavours but to allow for accurate cooking and baking. Lots of spoons are not only good for measuring dry ingredients but wet ingredients, too. An ideal measuring spoon has ml and mg measurements, and some on our list even include American measurements.
Measuring spoons come in all shapes and sizes. Metal spoons are the most recognisable and if you tend to work with sugar then metal spoons withstand the heat much better than their plastic counterparts. Plastic, wood and ceramic spoons often have a more striking design. Here we have rounded up our favourite spoons to fit any kitchen drawer, including some colourful picks and more classic, minimalist designs.
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Best measuring spoons at a glance
- Best for gifting: ProCook Gold Measuring Spoons, £6
- Best all-round measuring spoons: Joseph Joseph Nesting measuring cup set, £12
- Best simple set: Eleanor Bowmer Nesting Ceramic Measuring Spoons, £14.95
- Best for confident bakers: TOAST measuring spoon set, £30
- Most innovative design: Joseph Joseph Measure-Up Measuring Spoon, £7.99
- Most affordable measuring spoons: KitchenAid Universal Measuring Spoon Set, £6.25
- Best classic measuring spoons: Chef Remi 6-Piece Measuring Spoon Set, £6.75
- Best measuring spoons for keen bakers: MasterClass Stainless Steel 6 Piece Measuring Spoon Set, £17.49
- Best easy-to-store measuring spoons: Magnetic Measuring spoons set, £13.99
Best measuring spoons to buy in 2022
ProCook Gold Measuring Spoons
- Available from ProCook (£6)
Best for gifting
In a gold coloured stainless steel, these beautiful spoons are held together on a ring so you never loose one. Plus the ring easily unhooks for you to use your spoon to reach into deep containers or tight jars. They are dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning and, with their stylish look, they would make a thoughtful gift for a baker.
Joseph Joseph Nesting measuring cup set
Best all-round measuring spoons
Save space with these BPA-free cups that nest into each other, measuring as little as ¼ tsp (1.25 ml) and all the way up to 1 cup (250 ml). These measuring spoon-cups are easy to clean and, with their distinct colours (multiple colourways are available so take your pick), easy to find, too.
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Eleanor Bowmer Nesting Ceramic Measuring Spoons
Best simple set
In dainty pastel colours, these measuring spoons from Manchester-based studio Eleanor Bowner are a pretty take on classic measuring spoons. Coming in four sizes (¼ teaspoon to 1 tablespoon), these spoons have a fan-shaped handles for a nice grip.
TOAST measuring spoon set
- Available from Toast (£30)
Best for confident bakers
These unique measuring spoons are made from a stylish but sturdy mango wood, all held by a leather hanging loop. Measuring approximately 6ml, 11ml, 17ml and 25ml, these spoons would be ideal for serving out coffee, sugar or loose teas, rather than precise baking or cooking.
Joseph Joseph Measure-Up Measuring Spoon
Most innovative design
With a clever all-in-one design, this measuring spoon has a long adjustable handle to measure out your ingredients. Whether you want to dispense wet or dry ingredients, this spoon measures wet from 1ml to 15ml, and dry from a ¼ tsp up to 1 tbsp. This handle also slides right off to fit into the dishwasher.
KitchenAid Universal Measuring Spoon Set
Most affordable measuring spoons
In a striking red colour, these measuring spoons from KitchenAid measure as little as a ¼ teaspoon and as much as a tablespoon. Featuring measurement markings for both metric and American units, these are a good value purchase.
Chef Remi 6-Piece Measuring Spoon Set
- Available from Amazon (£6.75)
Best classic measuring spoons
These measuring spoons are as classic as they come. Made from stainless steel, they have long, robust handles and are overall hardwearing as well as thin enough to fit into even the most cumbersome of jars. They can be kept together on a loop that easily unhooks to separate them, and each spoon lists both teaspoon and millilitre measurements,
MasterClass Stainless Steel 6 Piece Measuring Spoon Set
- Available from B&Q (£17.49)
Best measuring spoons for keen bakers
Ideal for small measurements as they measure as little as ⅛ of a teaspoon, these long rectangular designed spoons make it easier to fit into awkward spice jars, plus the durable stainless steel will not hold on to odours or stains.
Magnetic Measuring spoons set
- Available from Amazon (£13.99)
Best easy-to-store measuring spoons
Featuring bright colours and both tsp and ml measurements, these spoons are particularly unique as they magnetically hold together or can be attached to a metal rack. Plus they are double sided so you can measure both liquids and solids in one go. These spoons also have a flatter back so they can be placed on the table to rest.
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