This is our roundup of the top 10 measuring spoons this year. We decided to create this collection because many of our peers kept on asking us about our recommendations for the best measuring spoons. Plus, we wanted to identify the most suitable products in the market today for the recipes that we’ll be preparing for all the gatherings, parties, and festivities we’ll be organizing this Christmas season up until New Year’s Eve.
But a few of our fellow home cooks and foodies at the social groups and online communities we regularly visit also asked us if a list of the ten best measuring spoon sets is essential. They reasoned out that ordinary spoons and cups might be sufficient enough for measuring ingredients.
So we responded by telling them the advantages and benefits of using measuring spoon sets over ordinary spoons and cups. For starters, these are specifically designed for measuring ingredients in solid and liquid form, which means they’re accurate and can withstand cold and hot ingredients. This is unlike ordinary spoons and cups, which won’t be as accurate and could potentially react to hot and cold ingredients, risking the contamination of your food with harmful substances and chemicals. So here, we try to define what a measuring spoon set is, to put this discussion at rest.
So we carried out extensive tests for several products. This is to compile a selection of the ten best measuring spoons this 2021. We carefully considered the materials that were used to develop these products, its various sizes, and other features like how easy they were to clean. We also felt it was important to consider its overall value for money. And here’s our finalized collection of the top 10 measuring spoons of the year:
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|#1 - Spring Chef Measuring Spoons||98%|
|#2 - KPKitchen Measuring Spoons & Cups||98%|
|#3 - Spring Chef Magnetic Measuring Spoons||96%|
|#4 - 1Easylife SS Measuring Spoons||96%|
|#5 - Curious Chef Children's Measuring Set||94%|
|#6 - Kaptron Collapsible Measuring Spoons||94%|
|#7 - Norpro Mini Measuring Spoons||92%|
|#8 - OXO Good Grip Measuring Spoons||92%|
|#9 - Chef Craft Measuring Spoons Set||90%|
|#10 - Accmor 11 Piece Measuring Spoons||86%|
We felt it wasn’t fair just to rely on the reviews made by Amazon buyers. For this reason, we asked lots of our friends and family to participate in our evaluation process. And with the helpful insights of our test group, we were able to create this comprehensive list of the ten best measuring spoons this 2021:
#1 – Spring Chef Measuring Spoons
We begin our list with the highly popular set of measuring spoons from Spring Chef. These six spoons are made of heavy-duty stainless steel, free from any toxins and chemicals.
They come in 1/8tsp. (0.63ml), along with 1/4tsp. (1.25ml), 3/4tsp. (3.75ml), 1/2tsp. (2.5ml, 1tbsp. (15ml) and 1tsp. (5ml). The set is wonderful for measuring everything from salt to flour, liquor, and medicine. The dry and liquid measurements are engraved onto the handle of the spoons, ensuring they will never be washed off or worn away.
Rather than a traditional round spoon, the Spring Chef Set has rectangular heads and long ergonomic handles. This makes it much easier to fit the spoons into spice jars. It also makes it more accurate as you don’t have to shake the spices onto the spoon.
The spoons nest together, so they don’t take up extra storage space. You can separate the ring that they are attached to, allowing you to use them individually. This spoon set is dishwasher safe.
What We Like About It:
Of course, we wanted to check the accuracy of these spoons. Using professional-grade digital scales, we found that they were precise in helping us measure the ingredients that we needed for our recipes.
The whole set weighed about 5.6 ounces. The spoons felt heavy in hand but weren’t uncomfortable to use. More than anything, its weight reassured us that these spoons are made out of quality materials. They felt strong when we were using them.
We loved the design, as did lots of Amazon buyers. It now seems silly to use a rounded spoon for our spices again. Its long handles also helped to reach the bottom of jars and pots without dropping the spoon.
They were very easy to clean. We discovered that rinsing them off was often sufficient. The detachable ring meant we could put one spoon in the dishwasher and not the whole set.
Finally, we considered the value for money of this product. There are no extras with this set, just excellent quality measuring spoons. They were extremely well priced.
#2 – KPKitchen Measuring Spoons & Cups
For anyone looking at Christmas gifts, or even birthday and housewarming gifts, this is a beautiful set. This stainless steel set will look great in any kitchen and is highly functional.
The stainless steel is 304 18/8. It is rust-proof, corrosion-free, and dishwasher safe. All parts are BPA free and chemical resistant. You can also wash them in the dishwasher.
The spoons come in 1/8tsp., ¼ tsp., ½ tsp., 1tsb, ½ tbsp., and 1tbsp. The cups are measured in the same fractions but cups rather than spoons. It also comes with a very useful magnetic conversion chart and a spoon leveler to get your measurement completely accurate.
On the handle of each spoon, you have the liquid and dry measurements. It’s the same for the measuring cups. The measurements are engraved so they won’t wash or rub off. The set is designed to last a lifetime. This is backed with a lifetime warranty.
The nesting cups are easy to store and will reduce storage space. Both the spoons and the cups have a separable ring so that you can use them individually.
What We Like About It:
It sounds silly, but most of us valued the conversion chart more than anything. So many recipes come in different measurements, and having this stuck to your fridge was a real time saver.
All of our testers in the group found that the measurements for the cups and spoons were accurate. They were well built, and you could feel the quality of the materials. We also very much appreciated the choice of materials KPKitchen used, no rust, no nasty chemicals.
Many Amazon buyers were also very pleased. They found this measuring spoon set to be a fantastic upgrade. We felt the same, but we also agreed that it’s a great set for a gift.
After using the set, testing the durability, ease of use, and cleaning them, we concluded that, although the price is higher than average, it’s worth every cent.
#3 – Spring Chef Magnetic Measuring Spoons
This is the second set we looked at from Spring Chef, although quite different from the first in terms of design. The set is made out of heavy-duty premium stainless steel.
At one end of the handle, you have the measuring spoon. At the other end, there is a measuring cup. There are 1/8 tsp., ¼ tsp., ½ tsp., ¾ tsp., one tsp., ½ tbsp., and 1 tbsp. Although not rectangular, the spoons are still long and designed to fit into a spice jar.
The handles are marked with the dry and liquid measurements. These spoons conveniently sit flat on the kitchen countertop without spilling ingredients. They will nest together for reduced storage, and there is a handy magnet in each handle to keep them together.
If you want to add a splash of color, you can choose the colored set over the black. The set comes with a leveler so that each spoon or cup has the precise amount of the ingredient. You will also receive a lifetime warranty.
What We Like About It:
Even if Amazon ratings for this product was a tiny bit lower than the previous set we mentioned, many of the pro chefs and home cooks in our test group prefer to use this product. They also like that this measuring spoon set comes with an additional spoon. They’re also particularly fond of this product’s measuring cups, which are found at the other end of the spoon’s handle, as well as its leveler.
Having the measurements on the black or colored handle made them very clear to read and, therefore, easy to use, according to lots of the home cooks and pro chefs in our test group. But we were initially concerned that the markings could rub off over time. But some Amazon buyers mentioned in their reviews that they’ve been heavily using this set for the past 6 to 7 years, and the markings still look clear and visible.
Many of them also commented on how this product’s magnetic design allows them to stick them to a magnetic knife bar. We tried this out and thought it was a brilliant place to keep them, and they looked great.
This measuring set from Spring Chef is brilliant value for money, made from quality, durable materials and highly accurate. All round, we loved it.
#4 – 1Easylife SS Measuring Spoons
1Easylife is dedicated to making simplistic products that are easy to use. They have certainly managed that with its set of 6 measuring spoons. They are made of304 18/8 premium stainless steel. They are food-grade, lead-free, and will not rust. The stainless steel has a brushed finish.
The spoons are 1/8 tsp., ¼ tsp., ½ tsp., one tsp., ½ tbsp., and 1 tbsp. They are connected by a D-ring, which is easy to click open and remove the spoon you want to use. The measurement markings are engraved to ensure they will never fade away.
The great thing is that each spoon is made from one piece of metal; there are no nooks or crannies for bacteria to sit in. You can put them in the dishwasher, but with the brushed steel, it’s more advisable to hand wash them.
This set will save you space and money. The cups nest together and will sit nicely in a drawer. It’s one of the cheapest sets on our list, and it comes with a 2-year warranty.
What We Like About It:
We liked that the set was lightweight at 3.2 ounces. For people in our testing group with arthritis, they appreciated being able to use a stainless steel set that wasn’t difficult for them to maneuver.
There are numerous reviews online commenting that this set is heavy duty and of high quality. And we would agree. At first, we thought they wouldn’t pass the hard brown sugar test without bending, but they did a great job.
The long handle helped with the difficult to reach ingredients. We also liked how the scoop was quite deep, so the ingredients didn’t fall off like some shallower spoons.
It’s a bargain of a set. We felt that 1EasyLife had lived up to its simple and easy to use the motto. It’s a solid set without being too heavy and user-friendly for all ages.
#5 – Curious Chef Children’s Measuring Set
Although essentially for children, this set merited a place on the list. Curious Chef has a range of kitchen tools for children, all of which are BPA free and dishwasher safe- one less thing to clean up!
The set includes six measuring cups, six measuring spoons, a 3-piece prep bowl set with lids, a 60-minute timer, a shopping list, and stickers. There is even an easy to follow the recipe on the box.
The spoons are for 1/8 tsp., ¼ tsp., ½ tsp., 1tsp., ½ tbsp., and 1 tbsp. The cups have the same measurements but rather in spoons, in cups. Each spoon and cup is color-coordinated and with an ergonomic handle and soft-touch button grips.
Curious Chef has thoroughly tested all of its products, and they meet the requirements of ASTM F963 and CPSIA. Although more expensive then some sets, it does come with a whole lot of extras.
What We Like About It:
For those of us with children, we felt that this was a great set to get the kids involved in the kitchen. The set is designed for ages four and up, and we felt this was accurate. At the same time, many thought it would still be a great present for toddlers to play with.
At the same time, we found that the older members of our testing group also appreciated the color-coding system and how easy the spoons were to use.
The set is made of plastic, so it was lightweight. Being BPA free puts our minds at rest. At the same time, we thought this set was quite strong and handled the rough hands of young children.
The fact that it is advertised for children didn’t put us off. We found this a great measuring set for all ages with nice little extras and safe materials. It’s well worth the money, especially as its educational.
#6 – Kaptron Collapsible Measuring Spoons
Kaptron has two sets, one in food-grade stainless steel and the other in plastic. We choose the plastic set as we already have various stainless steel sets on the list. The plastic set is made from premium quality 100% food-grade silicone. It’s BPA and toxin-free.
There are two pieces in the set, whereas the stainless steel only comes with one piece. You will get four measuring cups; 1 cup, ½ cup, 1/3 cup, and ¼ cup. There are four spoons too; 1 tbsp., one tsp., ½ tsp., and ¼ tsp. The cups are collapsible to save kitchen space and detachable to be used individually.
The measurements are very clearly marked out in a couple of different places. On the handles, you will find the dry and liquid measurements. Inside the cups and the spoons are huge markings that are easy to see.
The spoons have extra long handles to reach into deeper jars. They are dishwasher safe. Kaptron has stated that its handles never break, and have backed this with a lifetime warranty.
What We Like About It:
We loved this product’s bright colors. For some, this won’t make a difference. But we felt it’s an interesting set to use. This got the attention of our children, and this encouraged them to help in the kitchen. We were pleased that the bright colors were as advertised.
The materials were lovely. It’s nice to have a plastic set that ticks all of the health boxes. The caring tips to help look after the set were very useful.
When we tested the measurements for accuracy, we noticed that they were perfect for both dry and liquid ingredients. The handles felt nice and strong, and everybody, especially those who tend to forget their glasses when cooking, loved the large measurements on the cups and spoons.
We decided that you can’t go wrong with this set. It has lovely bright colors, BPA and toxin-free, a variety of cup and spoon sizes, and a lifetime warranty.
#7 – Norpro Mini Measuring Spoons
This fun set from Norpro comes in a pack of one, or you can buy it in a pack of 2. They are mini spoons and come with a mini price. The spoons are made from 18/10 stainless steel.
Rather than having the measurements on the handles, you will find the words “Drop,” “Smidgen,” “Pinch,” “Dash,” and “Tad.” Some may prefer the exact measurements, but realistically, most people add ingredients to suit their tastes, so this will work wonders.
The spoons have a beautiful, sleek design. The handles are 5 inches long and will easily fit down to the bottom of your spice jars. They are held together by a key ring for tidy storage but can be removed to use individually.
You can put this set in the dishwasher without causing any damage to the spoons, or the measurements.
What We Like About It:
While scanning through online reviews, we noticed many people trying to provide teaspoon equivalents. No accurate measurements were provided, and in fact, Norpro didn’t join in with the conversation. This set isn’t for accuracy but perfectly useable measuring spoons for fun.
They are well made. Because they are each made from one piece of metal, they are hygienic and no space for bacteria to hide out in. They were easy to hand wash but came out perfectly well in the dishwasher.
Although not to be used for medicine, many online reviewers thought they were perfect for measuring out vitamins, Stevia, even fish food.
Overall, we loved this fun little set, and not many of our testers missed the actual measurements. We also thought it is a fun set for little gifts, especially a Secret Santa gift.
#8 – OXO Good Grip Measuring Spoons
OXO has a choice between the spoons, the cups, or the set. We have chosen just spoons. They are made of sturdy stainless steel with a lovely soft non-slip grip.
There are four spoon sizes, ¼ tsp., ½ tsp., 1 tsp. And 1 tbsp. The markings on each are etched in, so they won’t be rubbed away over time. The spoons have a magnetic feature, which allows you to stack them neatly. This is great because they aren’t linked, so you can use them individually.
Even though they’re made of stainless steel, they are still lightweight at just 3.36 ounces. They are a smart, modern-looking set and come at an excellent price.
What We Like About It:
This set was only well spoken of on Amazon, but it was also positively reviewed on America’s Test Kitchen. We found this more reassuring as we were able to watch some of the videos and learn that it was the highest-rated product in the market today for this category.
We like the design of this set. It looks professionally made, and this measuring spoon set feels comfortable to use. After checking the accuracy of the spoons, we agreed that they were spot on.
The spoons were sturdy. We tested them on things like hard brown sugar, and there was no sign of them bending. It was also a great bonus that they were dishwasher friendly.
Along with many Amazon buyers, we felt that this was a good value for money, especially considering how well built this spoon set is.
#9 – Chef Craft Measuring Spoons Set
Aside from the popularity of this product in Amazon and a few other widely used online shopping platforms this month, we chose this set because of the range of available buying options. You can choose from blue, green, orange and white. You can also choose between the set with just the spoons or one with both spoons and measuring cups.
There are six measuring spoons; 1/8 tsp., ¼ tsp., ½ tsp., one tsp., one tsp., ½ tbsp., and 1 tbsp. The measuring cups come in 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, ½ cup, and 1 cup. The measurements are marked on the handles of the spoons and the cups, as well as inside it.
These spoons and cups are made from food-safe BPA free plastic. They’re double molded for extra durability. You can wash them in soapy water, or put them in the dishwasher.
This is quite a no-frills measuring spoon set that gets the job done. Plus, its price is just right.
What We Like About It:
Its markings are large and easy to read, which is a bonus for most of us. In terms of accuracy, our measurements were exact when we compared liquids with a child’s medicine dropper and dry ingredients on digital scales.
Some Amazon buyers mentioned the flexibility of the spoons, and not in a negative way. We agreed that it didn’t cause any problem when using them. Instead, this is likely how they’re designed to withstand weight and pressure.
It’s nice to have a range of colors to choose from. And for its price, you’ll b getting durable spoons and cups that can last for a long time, which makes this a worthwhile investment.
After several months of frequent use and cleaning in the dishwasher, many of our testers say their sets still look brand new. So overall, it’s a good set, especially if you aren’t interested in bells and whistles, but instead, just a quick, simple, and convenient way to accurately measure the ingredients of your recipes.
#10 – Accmor 11 Piece Measuring Spoons
Finally, we have the spoon and cup measuring set from Accmor. They’re made from highly satin brushed with the best quality 18/8 304 stainless steel. You’ll notice the quality of this product’s stainless steel material because of its sturdy heft when you hold it. Each spoon weighs 10.4 ounces.
You’ll get six spoons with this set. This includes 1/8 tsp., ¼ tsp., ½ tsp., one tsp., one tsp., ½ tbsp. And 1 tbsp. Meanwhile, there are five measuring cups. These are 1/8 cup, ¼ cup, 1/3 cup, ½ cup, and 1 cup. The spoons and the cups are stackable, so they occupy less space. Plus, its handles have liquid and dry measurements engraved into them.
The spoons and cups in this set are deep and narrow. The ingredients sit nicely inside, with less chance of spillage. They will also sit flat on your kitchen countertop, which is another way to keep your kitchen clean and tidy.
You can wash them in the dishwasher. But it is more advisable to wash them by hand. 100% satisfaction is guaranteed by the manufacturer of this product, and it comes with a warranty.
What We Like About It:
We were amused by the fact that the cups stuck to a magnetic knife bar, but the spoons didn’t. We’re happy to see both sets stacked together.
From the reviews of many Amazon buyers, we learned that the customer service provided by Accmor is top-rated as their agents are more than willing to resolve any issues. Plus, this product comes with plenty of measuring options, and all of its spoons and cups have accurate measurements. Meanwhile, its extra-long spoon handles are quite useful. And we like how we could take them off the keyring to use each one at a time.
Its price is fairly average. It isn’t the cheapest in this roundup of the ten best measuring spoon sets this 2021. But it isn’t the most expensive. Overall, we feel that this set’s a fair and reasonable tool to invest in.
After hours of searching on Amazon and social media sites, we were able to gain a good understanding of the features and qualities to look for in a measuring spoon set. This also allowed us to find a great range of sets to suit everybody’s needs. With the help of our friends and family who participated in our tests and evaluation procedures, we’re able to deliver this list of the top 10 measuring spoon sets of 2021.
What is a Measuring Spoon Set?
A measuring spoon set is an essential part of any keen chef’s kitchen equipment. Pros and seasoned home cooks use these to be able to toss a few ingredients into a recipe to produce an amazing meal. You’re recommended to accurately know the right amount of ingredients for your recipes. After all, there are certain ingredients that require precise amounts to guarantee a specific type of taste, aroma, and visual presentation output.
Do You Need Measuring Spoons?
The quickest and simplest answer is yes. That’s because most recipes require accurate amounts of ingredients. Now, this is quite difficult to pull off when you use ordinary spoons and cups. A primary reason behind this issue is that these aren’t calibrated for accurate measurements. Another is that the design of these ordinary spoons and cups aren’t specifically made to withstand hot and cold temperatures. This puts you at risk of certain chemicals and other harmful elements contaminating your food when these spoons and cups react to the ingredients that you put in them.
Plus, it’s often inconvenient to use ordinary spoons and cups for measuring the ingredients that you put into your recipes. That’s because these aren’t designed for this purpose. So what you might end up with are lots of spills around your kitchen and countertops, and this is just an awful waste of your time, energy, and money.
But still, it’s quite challenging to pinpoint the right measuring spoon set for your exact use case. That’s even if you’re provided with access to our selection of the ten best measuring spoon sets this 2021. So to help you out — Found below are crucial factors that you should keep in mind while you’re browsing through our roundup of the top 10 measuring spoon sets this year. We developed this checklist while we were collecting the feedback of our friends, relatives, peers, and fellow home cooks, pro chefs and foodies at the social groups and online communities where we frequently hang out to talk about related topics:
Factors to Consider When Buying Measuring Spoons
- Size & Capacity — The measuring spoon set that you should take a closer look at must match the usual amount of ingredients that you need for your regular recipes. For example, if you often serve a large group of your loved ones with meals and treats where you need a measuring spoon set, then you should carefully consider the volume of each ingredient that must fit into your measuring spoons and cups. This way, you’ll be able to save a lot of time and energy as you won’t need to perform multiple measuring activities for a single ingredient, especially if your usual recipes require lots of ingredients;
- Accuracy & Visibility of Markers — The primary objective of a measuring spoon set should be to provide you with accurate measurements for the ingredients that you need for your recipes. But even if this were the case, then you should still be able to quickly and conveniently confirm the exact amounts of ingredients currently in your spoons and cups. What this means is that the markers in and around the spoons and cups of your measuring set should be visible and easily viewable at different angles;
- Food-Grade Safety Design — Of course, your measuring spoon set should be BPA-free, non-corrosive, and shouldn’t produce any harmful substance when reacting to hot and cold ingredients. Remember, the health of your loved ones should be your priority. So carefully check if the spoons and cups in your set are made out of food-grade, non-corrosive materials resistant to cold and hot temperatures;
- Durability & Sturdiness — The materials used to manufacture your measuring spoon set often dictate its durability. High-grade components usually last longer than those made out of cheaper materials. Plus, the quality of these materials significantly affect its sturdiness, which is an important factor to consider, as you’re likely to spill some or most of your ingredients from time to time when you use a flimsy measuring spoon set; and
- Price & Warranty — After going through the factors listed above, you’re advised to compare and contrast the prices of each product in our selection of the ten best measuring spoon sets this 2021. You’re also recommended to carefully consider the warranty that comes bundled with each of these sets. This way, you’ll be able to pinpoint the best deal for your exact use case.