Measuring spoons are special and standardized spoons
E-BON E-BON 2017-04-14 18:46:28
Stainless Steel Measuring Spoon are special, standardized spoons used to measure very small quantities of ingredients by volume quickly and accurately.
Even in metric countries, many small quantities of ingredients are measured with measuring spoons rather than by weight, because it's too much bother to weigh them out. In metric countries, they are even referred to as teaspoons, rather than by referring to their metric volume in millilitres. A French recipe wouldn't call for 15 ml of dried sage; it would call for "une cuill猫re" (a teaspoon.)
That being said, most Europeans "don't sweat the small stuff" when it comes to measuring spoons. They just whip a spoon out of the drawer. If pulling any old spoon out of the drawer seems shocking, bear in mind that there are no official standards-checkers for North American measuring spoons: it's not uncommon that one set can vary from another by as much as 25%.