Teaspoon sets – a must-have for any dining room
What are teaspoons and what are they used for?
Teaspoons are a specific kind of small spoon that is designed to be used for stirring and savouring hot drinks like tea and coffee. They are also used for measuring little amounts of ingredients during cooking or baking, as well as for adding sugar or other sweeteners to beverages and eating ice cream or other types of desserts.
Teaspoons (usually sold in sets of 6 or 12) are typically made to carry 2.5 to 5 millilitres of liquid and are smaller than dessert spoons. They are usually made from durable materials and are typically available in silver, gold or black colour.
In addition to their main use for stirring and sipping hot drinks, sets of teaspoons are also useful for a wide range of other tasks in the kitchen, such as measuring small quantities of ingredients (a teaspoon is a measure often used in cookbooks, recipes, etc.), adding ingredients to dishes, or eating small portions of meals such as desserts or appetisers.
If you are a fan of drinking tea, make sure you also check our shopping guide for more tea-related accessories and tips.
Is a teaspoon the same as an espresso spoon?
No, an espresso spoon is not the same as a teaspoon in terms of volume. An espresso spoon is typically smaller and holds approximately 3-5 millilitres of liquid, while a teaspoon holds approximately 5 millilitres.
Espresso spoons are designed for use with espresso cups, which are smaller than regular coffee cups and have a capacity of approximately 60 millilitres. A teaspoon is typically used for stirring sugar or milk into a regular cup of coffee or tea, which has a larger volume than an espresso cup.
It's important to note that the exact volume of a spoon can vary depending on its shape and size, so it's always a good idea to measure the actual volume of a spoon if precise measurements are needed.
What are the other types of cutlery sets?
Regardless of the sort of food we are eating or our demands, we always use cutlery. Each piece of cutlery is designed to serve a certain function. Many types of cutlery are sold in sets (as we rarely buy a single fork or knife) and in Kulina you can find elegant dining cutlery sets, sets of dessert forks, salad serving sets, and steak cutlery sets.
What is the difference between tablespoons and teaspoons?
The size and intended usage of a teaspoon and a tablespoon are the key distinctions.
A teaspoon is a tiny spoon that is often used for stirring and sipping hot drinks like tea and coffee as well as for incorporating small quantities of materials during baking or cooking.
On the other hand, a tablespoon is a bigger spoon that is employed in cooking and baking for both serving and measuring components. A tablespoon has a capacity of around 15 ml, making it bigger than a teaspoon.
The uses of both teaspoons and tablespoons vary in addition to their differences in size. While tablespoons are used for measuring and serving greater amounts of materials in cooking and baking, teaspoons are typically used for stirring and savouring hot drinks or for adding little amounts of ingredients.