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Old 06-28-2015, 12:10 PM   #11
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A pinch is generally considered 1/8 teaspoon.
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A pinch is generally considered 1/8 teaspoon.

Depends on who you ask. In the spoon set I have, a pinch is less than 1/8. Of course, then we have to worry about a dash and a smidgen. Frankly, I cant imagine using a spoon to measure that small of an amount.
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I prefer stainless steel measuring spoons. They hold up better in the garbage disposal.

An set of spoons I buy must include a 1/2 Tablespoon measure.
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I prefer stainless steel measuring spoons. They hold up better in the garbage disposal.

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I prefer stainless steel measuring spoons. They hold up better in the garbage disposal.

An set of spoons I buy must include a 1/2 Tablespoon measure.
tb = 1 tsp. I can deal with using 2 spoons if I really need to.

I've never had any problem just pinching a pinch. And I'll take a big pinch and call it 1/8 tsp. For measures that small, I've never found it that critical to do more than just estimate from experience.

Unless I'm baking, I usually estimate a lot of measurements. I know what a teaspoon sized pile of dry stuff looks like in the palm of my hand, so I can work from there to get tsp, tsp or going up 1 tb (3 tsp).
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Depends on who you ask. In the spoon set I have, a pinch is less than 1/8. Of course, then we have to worry about a dash and a smidgen. Frankly, I cant imagine using a spoon to measure that small of an amount.
I have a spoon that is labeled "Just a Pinch." My everyday set is magnetic and the spoons never get lost. There are five in the set and I do have a half of TBLS. along with 1/4 tsp. That is the smallest one. My Just a Pinch is from another set. I also have 1/8 from another set.

I also have the same set of spoons that Giada uses on her show. They are made of glass and look like porcelain. Very delicate. I am so afraid of breaking them that I never use them. I got them as a gift.

I have had them all. The dollar set from the Dollar Store have handles that are sharp. And when you measure them against a name brand, they come up a wee bit short of a true measure. Including their spoons. But they were what I could afford at the time. They served the purpose.
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Old 06-28-2015, 05:44 PM   #18
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just watch out with the "pickle crisp" stuff.
I used something similar ( or possibly the same). and I figured a little was good, a little bit more was better.
The problem is, the stuff does have a ' taste' which is a little bitter.
So try to stick to their measurements as adding too much may make the pickles a little bitter, or at least that was my experience.
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tb = 1 tsp. I can deal with using 2 spoons if I really need to.

I've never had any problem just pinching a pinch. And I'll take a big pinch and call it 1/8 tsp. For measures that small, I've never found it that critical to do more than just estimate from experience.

Unless I'm baking, I usually estimate a lot of measurements. I know what a teaspoon sized pile of dry stuff looks like in the palm of my hand, so I can work from there to get tsp, tsp or going up 1 tb (3 tsp).
1. I'm aware of the relationship. I prefer NOT having to deal with two spoons.

2. Unless I'm baking, I also do most of my measuring in the palm of my hand.
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tb = 1 tsp. I can deal with using 2 spoons if I really need to.

I've never had any problem just pinching a pinch. And I'll take a big pinch and call it 1/8 tsp. For measures that small, I've never found it that critical to do more than just estimate from experience.

Unless I'm baking, I usually estimate a lot of measurements. I know what a teaspoon sized pile of dry stuff looks like in the palm of my hand, so I can work from there to get tsp, tsp or going up 1 tb (3 tsp).
Same here, Rick. Unless I'm baking (which is rare) or it's liquid, the palm of my hand is my measuring spoon set.
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