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Odd Size Measuring Spoons For More Than Just Odd Size Baking

Cuisipro Odd Size Measuring Spoons

The eyeball test when measuring ingredients works well for some people, but others find comfort in facts. A recipe that calls for a dash, a smidgen or a pinch can send shivers down the spine of those who prefer to know what they’re getting into when heading into the kitchen. Perfectly understandable; sometimes edible results are more desirable than culinary experiments.

The Cuisipro Odd Size Measuring Spoons makes it easy to measure whatever a recipe throws at you. (Even if you want to bake an odd sized cake!) The set of five spoons include ‘pinch’, and four additional teaspoon measurements: 1/8, 2/3, 1 1/2, and 2-tsp. And for those who prefer to still measure by feel, the good news is that anything that calls for a smidgen will still allow that freedom. That miniscule measurement of 1⁄32 of a teaspoon may indeed be odd, but it’s just not included in this set. (Don’t worry, for you sticklers, just fill the 1⁄16 pinch teaspoon halfway.)

Below via the Internet Accuracy Project:

SMIDGEN – A smidgen holds 1/2 pinch or 1/32 teaspoon. 2 smidgens = 1 pinch

PINCH – A pinch holds 1/2 dash or 1/16 teaspoon. 2 pinches = 1 dash
A pinch has historically been defined as “an amount that can be taken between the thumb and forefinger” but without any definite equivalent in other units of measurement.

DASH – A dash holds 1/8 teaspoon. 8 dashes = 1 teaspoon
A dash was originally considered a liquid measure, a small but indefinite amount. More recently the term has been used as both a liquid and dry measurement.

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