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If you're going to get your imperial measuring spoons dirty how are you keeping your metric ones clean?
 
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Or volume measurements. I can never remember how they relate ... if the tablespoons are all dirty and I need one I am lost. Why can we not just use metric?
We (of course) use the metric system.
But in cooking recipes a table- and teaspoon are used a lot as measure instruments as well. Just like a pinch.
Cooking is no exact science.
 

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Or cleaning the tablespoons might work, too, of course.
Yes but it usually happens when I am cooking. Dirty up some things then when I reach for another spoon it is not there.
 

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If you're going to get your imperial measuring spoons dirty how are you keeping your metric ones clean?
I know how different metric units relate so I can make up the missing spoon if needed. I have no clue how many teaspoons make a tablespoon though so would just be guessing.
 

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We (of course) use the metric system.
But in cooking recipes a table- and teaspoon are used a lot as measure instruments as well. Just like a pinch.
Cooking is no exact science.
It depends what sort of cooking. If baking bread you have to be VERY exact with many of the ingredients.

Actually, being exact is a habit I picked up in chemistry and the like. Some of the recipes I use have typos I know about. I always use what is written down though.
 

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It depends what sort of cooking. If baking bread you have to be VERY exact with many of the ingredients.

Actually, being exact is a habit I picked up in chemistry and the like. Some of the recipes I use have typos I know about. I always use what is written down though.
Baking isn't cooking, its baking. Two different, if related, skills.
 

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It depends what sort of cooking. If baking bread you have to be VERY exact with many of the ingredients.

Actually, being exact is a habit I picked up in chemistry and the like. Some of the recipes I use have typos I know about. I always use what is written down though.
With baking, a digital kitchen scale comes in handy.
Baking recipes are mostly in grams over here.
 
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Yes but it usually happens when I am cooking. Dirty up some things then when I reach for another spoon it is not there.
I keep a coffee mug filled with a bunch of inexpensive (WalMart) teaspoons, soup spoons, and tablespoons next to the stove. Handy for measuring, scooping (like, "whap", about a half cup of mayo for some dressing, say), stirring, and tasting. I have a couple of cheap forks in there, too.

And of course, simple logic (?) tells you that there are three teaspoons in a tablespoon.

Perhaps more usefully for you, a teaspoon of sugar is pretty close to four grams.
 

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I think that depends on the country you're in.
And whether they're scant, generous or even teaspoonsful.

To my mind, when you're measuring with spoons, it's a general indication of about how much to put in.

If you're worried about precision, cook by weight, but most of the time all measures, weight or volume, in a recipe are more general indications of how much to use than anything else -- after you've cooked the dish a couple of times, you know how much of everything it needs for it to be the way you want it.
 

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With baking, a digital kitchen scale comes in handy.
Baking recipes are mostly in grams over here.
Unfortunately not here.
 

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I keep a coffee mug filled with a bunch of inexpensive (WalMart) teaspoons, soup spoons, and tablespoons next to the stove. Handy for measuring, scooping (like, "whap", about a half cup of mayo for some dressing, say), stirring, and tasting. I have a couple of cheap forks in there, too.

And of course, simple logic (?) tells you that there are three teaspoons in a tablespoon.

Perhaps more usefully for you, a teaspoon of sugar is pretty close to four grams.
What logic? I do admit my guess was 3 but it could just as easily been 4 as that is how many quarts in a gallon.