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measuringcupsMeasuring Cups

Most measuring cup sets don’t include a 2/3 cup, which drives me crazy!

To be efficient in the kitchen, and to also minimize measuring errors (especially when doubling a recipe), the more single measurement options you have, the better.

Stainless steel measuring cups do cost more, however they are far superior to plastic. They won't warp or crack, and take up much less space in your drawer.

What to look for when buying 

  • Set of 7 that includes: 1/8, 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 3/4 & 1 cup
  • Easy to read engraved sizes (paint can rub off after repeated use and dish washing)
  • Nests compactly together
  • Polished stainless steel finish means that they won’t bend, rust or break

measuringspoonsMeasuring Spoons

What to look for when buying 

  • Set of 6 that includes: 1/8 tsp, 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1/2 Tbsp & 1 Tbsp
  • Easy to read engraved sizes (paint can rub off after repeated use and dish washing)
  • Nests compactly together (if you like to keep them attached)
  • Polished stainless steel finish means that they won’t bend, rust or break

Specialty Measuring Tools

These are some of my favorite tools, and ones that I use all the time. Once you try these, you'll find they make the task so much quicker, but more importantly, makes everything uniform in size.

Having everything the same size means the cooking time will be the same for everything, which is key in gluten free baking as under-cooked baked goods can be gummy in texture.
cookiedoughscoopsizes

Cookie Scoops

  • Small #60 holds 2 tsp of dough, produces a 2" cookie
  • Medium #40 holds 1.5 Tbsp of dough, produces a 2.75" cookie
  • Large #20 holds 3 Tbsp, produces a 3 1/2" cookie
  • Extra Large (ice cream scoop) holds 1/4 cup, produces a 4" cookie (also can be used to portion out regular-size muffin batter)

What to look for when buying 

  • soft rubber grip is more comfortable
  • smooth spring loaded mechanism
  • stainless steel construction

Muffin Measuring Spoons
muffinscoopssizes

To have perfectly sized cupcakes, batter should be poured into each muffin tin well to 2/3 full.

To take the guesswork out, especially for mini muffin or the extra-large muffin size, these measuring spoons are really useful especially if you make a lot of muffins.

The mini size holds 1 ¼ Tbsp, regular: 1/4 cup, jumbo: 1/2 cup

GFC Tried & Tested Recommendations

 

All the products that we have recommended have been tried and tested in our Gluten Free Club Test Kitchen, and have been chosen as our top picks based on their:

  • Efficiency
  • Quality of the task they are designed to do
  • Quality of manufacturing/Longevity
  • Usefulness
  • Best value for your money

If you decide to purchase any of the items we recommend, Amazon will send a small percentage of the purchase price to the Gluten Free Club (at no extra cost to you!). We appreciate and value your support, thank you!


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