When I first started cooking and saw the words pinch or a dash in a recipe, or had verbal instructions to add a pinch of salt to something, I was confused by those words. Exactly, what is a "pinch" of salt or a "dash" of cinnamon?
Because I tend to take things literally, I would pinch the salt and drop it into the bowl or grab a shaker and dash the ingredient into the mix. But, it still bothered me that I didn't know exactly how much to add.
This past Christmas, my sister-in-law gave me a set of mini increment measuring spoons. I love them! Now I know how much a pinch of salt is (1/16 tsp) and I have a measuring spoon in that tiny increment. How awesome is that!!!
I prefer to take the mystery out of a recipe so I can duplicate a cooking creation that is perfected.
Also, I love having measuring spoons that are in such tiny increments. After all, it is pretty hard to measure out 1/16 of a teaspoon!
Tiny Increment Measuring Spoons
- Drop - 1/64 teaspoon
- Smidgen - 1/32 teaspoon
- Pinch - 1/16 teaspoon
- Dash - 1/8 teaspoon
- Tad - 1/4 teaspoon
I never would have guessed that a drop is only 1/64 teaspoon! Plus, I never would have been able to accurately measure it. I would have previously thought a smidgen and a pinch were the same thing. Clearly, I would have been wrong.
These measuring spoons have the words and the measurement engraved in the
stainless steel, which means they won't have the measurement plate knocked
My mini increment measuring spoons are dishwasher safe and come with a ring to keep them together in my kitchen drawer. I also like the brushed stainless steel appearance. It just looks clean and rugged by design. No need to worry that they could be melted when cooking or cleaning. Plus, I don't have to worry about them picking up smells with years of use.
For those of you who enjoy cooking, I highly recommend these must-have kitchen utensils. Why guess when you can know for sure!
Oh, and they make a great gift!
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