What is a measuring spoon?


Measuring spoon is a special spoon used for measuring cooking or baking ingredients, either liquid or dry and come in standardized sizes. They are available in many different sizes and are made from different materials, being metal, wood or plastic. Why relying on guesswork and hope for the best?

Standard measuring spoons sizes

Measuring spoons always come in a set and have measures clearly marked, being “kitchen” units and metric (or imperial) equivalents. This enables you to precisely measure out cooking ingredients like sugar, flour, salt, spices – even in small amounts like quarter of teaspoon, half a teaspoon, half a tablespoon etc. Most of measuring spoon sets spoons can be nested within which makes them easy to store.

Measuring spoon sizes

SpoonmlLiquid Ounce US (oz)
⅛ tsp0.625 ml0.02 oz
¼ tsp1.25 ml0.04 oz
½ tsp2.5 ml0.085 oz
1 tsp5 ml0.169 oz
½ Tbsp7. 5ml¼ oz
1 Tbsp15ml½ oz

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tsp or Tbsp?

No, is not the same. Have you ever question which spoon is tsp and which Tbsp (tbsp) or is it the same? It’s simple, tsp stand for teaspoon (or “small” spoon), which is 5 ml and tbsp or Tbsp goes for tablespoon (aka. “big” spoon or spoon) and equals 15 ml.

So, how many teaspoons (tsp) are in one tablespoon (Tbsp) and how big is a teaspoon (tsp)?

One tablespoons equals 3 teaspoons.

1 Tbsp = 3 tsp = 15 ml

1 tsp equals 5 ml.