The 9 Best Measuring Spoons of 2020

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"This set includes all of the basics, plus a few smaller measurements that aren't as common in sets."
"Store these magnetic spoons directly on your fridge for quick access as you're cooking or baking."
"These inexpensive spoons are perfect for kids learning to cook—you can identify quantities by spoon color to make things simpler."
"When you want to splurge on cuteness, this adorable flower pot measuring spoon set is the perfect accent piece."
"These narrow spoons are designed to fit into spice jars, and of course you can use them for all your other measuring need."
"Measuring small amounts of liquid precisely is so much easier with these adorable beakers from OXO."
"If a stylish aesthetic is important to you when choosing kitchen gear, you'll love these enamel-handled spoons."
"The ideal tool for cooks who don’t have a lot of storage space for gadgets, this spoon measures from 1/2 tbsp to 1 tbsp."
"Get super precise with your dry ingredient measurements with these self-leveling spoons, which can be operated with one hand."

Measuring spoons are one of those essential kitchen tools. They're a must-have for adding ingredients in small amounts and you'll reach for them over and over again when you're doing any kind of baking. Do you often cut recipes in half? You'll want to make sure you get a set with a lot of smaller size spoons. We rounded up the best measuring spoons in every category, whether you're looking for a decorative set that matches your kitchen or you want a single adjustable measuring spoon to save space.

Best Overall: U-Taste 18/8 Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons

The U-Taste 18/8 Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons are equally great as the first set for new cooks or a complete set for cooks who often cut recipes in half (resulting in a lot of small ingredient quantities). Accomplished cooks will love the precision of the smaller measures that aren’t usually included in basic sets, like the 1/2 tablespoon. These spoons are made from sturdy stainless steel so they’re dishwasher safe, and they come on a ring so you can hang them or keep them together in a drawer. This set includes nine spoons that measure 1/16 teaspoon, 1/8 teaspoon, 1/4 teaspoon, 1/3 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon, 3/4 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, 1/2 tablespoon, and 1 tablespoon.

Best Magnetic: OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons

Magnets keep these four spoons together, so you’ll always be able to find the one you need in your drawer. You can also separate them to hang on your refrigerator or another metal surface where they’ll always be handy. This set includes the sizes you’ll use most often, so it’s a great starter set for new chefs making basic recipes. The set includes four spoons: 1/4 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, and 1 tablespoon, all of which are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning when measuring is done.

Best Budget: Farberware Color Measuring Spoons, Mixed Colors, Set of 5

Fun colors and easy-to-read markings make this budget set a pleasure to use in the kitchen. The colors are great when young kids are helping in the kitchen since you can tell them to use the blue spoon or the red one, rather than specify amounts of ingredients. They’re very affordable, so you can keep two sets on hand for times when your little kitchen helpers want their own to use. The set includes a 1/4 teaspoon, a 1/2 teaspoon, a teaspoon, a 1/2 tablespoon, and a tablespoon measuring spoon. The set comes on a ring to keep the spoons neatly together, and they’re dishwasher safe. 

Best Splurge: 180 Degrees Ceramic Flower Pot Measuring Spoon Baking Set

When you want to splurge on cuteness, this adorable flower pot measuring spoon set is the perfect accent piece for the kitchen—and it’s also quite useful. The four spoons are the flowers that fit into the pot, ready to brighten up a dull corner on the counter. Meanwhile, they’re within arm’s reach when it’s time to measure ingredients for cookies. The set includes spoons that measure 1/4 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, and 1 tablespoon, along with the flower pot to hold them.

Measurements are marked on the handles, but since the spoon heads are visible in the pot, it’s easy to see the different sizes and grab the right one when it’s time to cook. Since these are ceramic, they can break if dropped, but users say they feel durable.

Best for Spices: Spring Chef Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Metal Measuring Spoons

Measuring spices isn’t more difficult than measuring sugar or salt, but spice bottles tend to be narrow, so round or fat spoons don’t fit inside the bottles to scoop the spices. These narrow spoons are designed to fit into spice jars, and of course, you can use them for all your other measuring needs, too. Hang them on a hook using their ring, or tuck them into the spice drawer so they’re always at hand when you need them. This set measures 1/8 teaspoon, 1/4 teaspoon, 3/4 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, and 1 tablespoon. A leveler is also included for accurate measuring every time. These are made from stainless steel and are dishwasher safe.

Best for Liquid Measuring: OXO Good Grips 4 Piece Mini Measuring Beaker Set

Traditional measuring spoons are the perfect way to measure dry ingredients, but if you’ve ever spilled vanilla extract into your mixing bowl when trying to measure it in a spoon, you’ll understand the need for these tiny beakers in spoon-measuring sizes. Each beaker has measurements on the side, so they can be used for multiple measures with a maximum of 1 teaspoon, 1 tablespoon, 1 ounce, and 2 ounces. The pouring spout makes it easy to add liquid ingredients to your bowl without making a mess and can even help you pour any over-measured vanilla back into the bottle if you need to. These are top-rack dishwasher safe and can be nested for more compact storage.

Best Decorative: Williams Sonoma Vintage Enameled Measuring Spoons

These vintage spoons look like they were just swiped from grandma’s kitchen, with decorative red enameled handles that will look pretty on anyone’s counter. We think they’re also attractive enough to tuck one into your sugar bowl or salt cellar for quick and easy measuring of those common ingredients. The handles are cast aluminum with an enamel finish and the measuring bowls are stainless steel. The set includes four spoons measuring 1/4 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, and 1 tablespoon. A twisted wire loop keeps them neatly together. The spoons should be hand washed to protect the enamel finish.

Best for Small Spaces: KitchenArt Pro Adjust-A-Tablespoon

The ideal tool for cooks who don’t have a lot of storage space for gadgets, this spoon measures from 1/2 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon, with stops at 1 teaspoon, 1 1/2 teaspoon, 2 teaspoons, and 2 1/2 teaspoons. The spoon itself is made from zinc alloy and the adjuster is plastic. The adjuster fits snugly in the spoon so this spoon can be used for both dry and wet ingredients and holds tight in the proper position. This should be hand washed and dried immediately. For smaller measurements, a teaspoon measure is available separately that measures from 1/8 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon, and sets are also available.

Best for One-Handed Measuring: Dreamfarm Levoons Self-Leveling Measuring Spoons

Precise measuring requires one hand to hold the spoon and a second hand to level the ingredients, but these spoons make it a one-handed affair. Each spoon has an integrated leveler that sweeps across the spoon—just dip the spoon into the container and squeeze to swipe the level across the top. This set includes spoons measuring 1/4 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, and 1 tablespoon in bright colors, or you can choose white spoons with either red or black accents.

The spoons snap together for neat storage so you’ll always be able to find them in your kitchen drawer. You can fan them out to access the one you need, or pull them apart. The set is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.

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