A clever-looking gadget, this double-duty spoon attempts to measure up.
Gadget name: Joseph Joseph Magnetic Measuring Spoon
It looks like: Six inches long, it’s made of sturdy, lightweight, dishwasher-safe polypropylene; it’s available in six colors.
How it’s supposed to work: The gadget has a teaspoon at one end, a tablespoon at the other, and a pair of magnets embedded in the handle that lets you stick it to metal surfaces.
How it actually works: A line inside the bowl of each spoon marks half-teaspoons—and, less usefully, half-tablespoons.
Drawbacks: The magnets are just a bit weak, so the spoon slides down some surfaces instead of gripping firmly.
My favorite part: It can’t replace a full regular set of measuring spoons, but I’ve found myself grabbing it to portion out a teaspoon of sugar or salt here and there (it’s currently stuck to a metal canister).
Overall: After a few weeks, I’ve concluded that it’s handy to have it hanging around.
What other kitchen tools do you think would benefit the most from built-in magnets?