Mar 30

FM Favorite Giveaway: Magnetic Measuring Spoons

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Starting today I’m going to periodically do a giveaway of one of my favorite things. Today’s giveaway is a set of magnetic measuring spoons made by Progressive International, Inc.
Last year my mom read about these measuring spoons in Real Simple magazine and decided to order them. I remember her excitedly telling me about them and then finally seeing them for myself. I immediately understood why my mom loved them so much–they were awesome! My mom was sweet enough to share the love and give me my own set. So what is so great about these measuring spoons?

The spoons are a five-piece measuring set with both standard and metric measurements. Magnets in the spoons keep them nested together when not being used. The spoons have a flat base that allow them to rest on the counter without tipping over. The spoons are double ended. One end has a narrow, oblong shaped end that will fit into most spice jars.
The other end is round and great for measuring liquids.
Not only is it nice to have those options, but it also comes in handy if one end gets dirty and then you need to measure out something else.

Not only are these spoons the best measuring spoons I’ve ever used, but they’re cute too! I have an extra set that Fuji Nana has donated for this giveaway and I want one of you to have them! To enter the giveaway I want you to leave me a comment telling me what your favorite kitchen tool or gadget is and why. For a second entry in the giveaway, just leave a second (separate) comment letting me know if you are a Follower or a Subscriber. I will keep the comments open until Sunday, April 5th, 10 pm PST, and announce the winner (using a random number generator) on Monday.

** The contest is now closed.**

{ 50 comments… read them below or add one }

Screamin' Mama March 30, 2009 at 4:39 pm

I love my pampered chef paring knife. It’s nice and sharp and perfect for cutting vegetables or meat.


Screamin' Mama March 30, 2009 at 4:40 pm

Just to let you know that I am a follower now.


Lori March 30, 2009 at 4:45 pm

Besides my coffee maker, my favorite tools are my Kitchenaid mixer or the Magic Bullet blender.


Frieda March 30, 2009 at 4:46 pm

Do I have to narrow it down to one? I love cookie scoops…no more kids fighting for the largest cookie…and they all bake evenly!


Shirley March 30, 2009 at 4:47 pm

I love my herb keeper. It keeps herbs fresh in the fridge for days and days.


Shirley March 30, 2009 at 4:48 pm

I’m a follower.


curiousdomestic March 30, 2009 at 5:05 pm

My latest fave tool: Silicone cupcake liners.

The cupcakes pop out perfectly and there’s no paper to fuss with and waste. Best invention ever for cupcakery.


ericriveracooks March 30, 2009 at 5:35 pm

Mandolin slicer. It’s so easy to cut multiple food items to any desired thickness in a uniform fashion.

Also, I like my food processor. I’ve overheated 3 of them so it’s something I get a lot of use out of.



amyks March 30, 2009 at 6:08 pm

I’m a follower, too…found you via Lollychops :)I don’t have a particular kitchen tool that I love, I am pretty basic and although I have lots of new fangled gadgets, I use my chef’s knife and my grater the most.


LeeAnn March 30, 2009 at 6:54 pm

These spoons look so cute! What a great idea! Pick my favorite kitchen gadget? Why are you making me pick my favorite kid?! Well my favorite gadget this week is my micro-planer. I’ve never zested so much in my life. :)


Anonymous March 30, 2009 at 7:25 pm

My favorite gadget is my computer because there exists an endless supply of recipes on great sites (like yours of course! :-) and my computer also gives me a great playlist of music to make the chores in the kitchen go faster and the fun tasks even more fun as my daughter and I jive!


Bonnie Kenison March 30, 2009 at 7:33 pm

I love my butter keeper. It is a crock that you fill with butter and then turn upside down and store in about 1/2 inch of water. The water seals the crock and you can keep the butter on the counter where it stays nice and soft without going rancid.


Bonnie Kenison March 30, 2009 at 7:34 pm

I am a follower of La Fuji Mama.


Wendy March 30, 2009 at 7:35 pm

Ooooh, kitchen gadgets!!! Those spoons look great!
My favourite tools in the kitchen are first, a properly sharpened knife; second, my kitchen-aid mixer; third, my zester… should I go on? I still need a mandoline and a dedicated spice grinder… I love kitchen stuff :D


Dana March 30, 2009 at 8:22 pm

These do look like great measuring spoons. Waaaay better than my pink plastic thingies!

My favorite kitchen gadget is probably my little battery operated milk frother. I don’t use it terribly often but every time I do I just marvel at what a good job it does!


mom j March 30, 2009 at 9:39 pm

I love my potato ricer, aka spatzle maker. It reminds me of my Oma each time I use it, and it makes the most wonderful mashed potatoes or spatzle.


Julie March 30, 2009 at 9:48 pm

Hi..I just found your blog through foodbuzz :)
Favorite kitchen tool, probably a set of knives my hubby gave to me for Christmas. Best ones I’ve ever owned.


Julie March 30, 2009 at 9:49 pm

I’m a follower now!


Karen March 30, 2009 at 10:36 pm

I am a follower…love it! Thank you!


Karen March 30, 2009 at 10:37 pm

My favorite item is my kitchen shears…could not ever live without them. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t use them. I have tons of other stuff but I still go back to the basic of my shears!


jan in nagasaki March 31, 2009 at 6:00 am

my mortar and pestle for grinding up everything.

those measuring spoons look amazing. I will want to go out and buy some if I don’t win!!!!!


LollyChops March 31, 2009 at 6:58 am

Does Fuji stalker count as follower x 3? Will that earn me extra Fuji points?

My favorite kitchen gadget is a bright green colander that I got from my gramma. It’s bright bright lime green (did I mention that it’s bright green??).

Every single time I get it out to use it (which seems to be about 2 – 3 times per week).. it makes me think of my gramma. I think that’s what I love it so much. She was the coolest nanny and she was such a good cook. I hope some of her mad cooking skillz are rubbing off on me through her colander. When I think of the hundreds of pounds of pasta that colander strained.. it’s positively crazy!

I think I need to post about this giveaway on my blog too. hehehe.


hanoura March 31, 2009 at 8:20 am

I’ve fallen in love with my new salad spinner. I get an organic box every week. The salad greens tend to still have lots of fresh Scottish soil on them! Now I get clean,dry salad. Its red too as are virtually all the kitchen gadgets!


Hanoura March 31, 2009 at 8:23 am

I am an ex- Japan livin’ follower, who came here to tune in to the Japanese theme but still following you in your Californian lifestyle!


Tammie March 31, 2009 at 9:47 am

My favorite kitchen gadget is my salad spinner by OXO. It gets the lettuce nice and dry and prolongs the life of my salad. I can’t live without it!


Bron March 31, 2009 at 2:07 pm

I was going to say my favourite kitchen item was an old tablespoon that belonged to my grandmother – worn down on one side from years of stiring over a stove… but then I read the word gadget… so my favourite kitchen gadget would have to be a moulex handed down from my mother. When it comes time to make sauce, puree tomatoes for preserving etc, this gadget is a dream to use. The fact that it comes with a history of sauce making in the family is a bonus. It makes me smile.


nanacindynz March 31, 2009 at 3:29 pm

I love my garlic crusher. so so simple but so much better than chopping garlic.


nanacindynz March 31, 2009 at 3:30 pm

I’m not a follower, but I do visit every day. honestly, i haven’t actually figured out how to follow someones blog… i just click on links in my faves


Ashley March 31, 2009 at 4:52 pm

My favorite kitchen gadget is my spice rack. It hooks under the cabinet and spins. It also pre-measures spices out for you in 1/4 tsp. increments, so all you have to do is turn the dial to measure. (ex: if you need a full teaspoon, you’d turn the dial 4 times.) It’s so easy to use!


jedigirlz March 31, 2009 at 5:11 pm

When I first was married my mom gave me a 5×5 in piece of blue rubber. “It’s your boyfriend”, she said. “It’ll do the job for you when your hubby isn’t around.”

It’s a can opener. I use it ALL the time.


Alice March 31, 2009 at 5:14 pm

That set of magnetic spoons look like a real winner. The gadget in my kitchen drawer that find most useful and unique is my grapefruit knife. It has a curved serrated blade on one end, and a double-bladed one on the other end and makes slicing up a cinch. You just slice the grapefruit in half, slide the curved end around the outer edge, then use the straight, double blade to slice through the membranes to make it into bite size pieces of fruit, grab a plain spoon from the silverware drawer and scoop it out in mouthfuls. Then scrape through a final time and get all the juice. No waste with this tool, and it’s much easier on the fingers than peeling.


K and S March 31, 2009 at 5:25 pm

My favorite gadget is the food processor, it helps me cut stuff up since my knifing skills suck!


K and S March 31, 2009 at 5:26 pm

I’m a follower :)


nfmgirl March 31, 2009 at 5:26 pm

I love my new butcher block. I use it almost every day.


Chelsey March 31, 2009 at 5:35 pm

This looks awesome! I like my Ulu knife and cutting board/bowl! Thanks for the giveaway. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca


nutritiontokitchen March 31, 2009 at 5:41 pm

So cute! My fave gadget has got to be my microplane grater…I grate chocolate to top off my red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, lemon and lime zest, and more! Love it!


nutritiontokitchen March 31, 2009 at 5:43 pm

and yes, I am a FM blog follower :)


Dianna March 31, 2009 at 5:54 pm

thanks for doing this great giveaway! my favorite kitchen tool has to be my kitchenaid. it took me 5 years to get it, but now that i have it – it’s amazing! i can finally make my own bread without breaking an arm. i just love it!


Amber March 31, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Hands down, my food processor, or Bosch mixer. I don’t know what I’d do without those items! I cook everyday, and it would be much harder without them.


Steph F. March 31, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Rice cooker. Man, I’m so Asian American and it shows. haha.


daizee March 31, 2009 at 6:10 pm

My favorite gadget is my coffee grinder – I use it for everything!


Kerrianne Lehnhof Burch March 31, 2009 at 6:12 pm

My favorite tool has to be the egg white separator. I only use egg whites when cooking for myself, and love watching it seep through like a slimey bunch of slime. My kids like watching too. We’re easily entertained.


Kerrianne Lehnhof Burch March 31, 2009 at 6:13 pm

I’m a subscriber, but should just go ahead and be a follower, but I was the FM’s babysitter back in the day (the FujiSitter), so that counts for SOMETHING, right?


girlichef March 31, 2009 at 6:21 pm

My favorite kitchen gadget is my Microplane…because I only use fresh-grated nutmeg and love it for zesting citrus and grating Parm!

These spoons are so cute!


Jenn March 31, 2009 at 6:45 pm

My favorite kitchen gadget (other than the rubber thing that opens jars) would be the measuring cups that my Mom gave me when I moved out – the same ones she’d used with me my whole life. They’re plastic and nothing really special except for the memories of every batch of christmas ookies, every birthday cake, the charlotte russe (sp?) my Dad and I made for Mother’s Day …. That blue 1 cup measure is my whole life, really, and I just love seeing it in the drawer. Mom thinks she upgraded to fancy stainless steel, but I still think I have the better measuring cups.


Jenn March 31, 2009 at 6:46 pm

I’m not sure if there’s a difference between following and subscribing. You’re in my Google Reader if that tells you what you need to know.


dorism6220 March 31, 2009 at 7:02 pm

I have a whip that I use to beat eggs with – it has a handle and a spiral thing at the bottom that does a great job. We also just got a new egg slicer. After you slice one way, you can rotate the egg 90 degrees to slice the egg the other way – and it will get all the egg out when you pull up on the platform under the egg. Very cool.


Laurel Plum March 31, 2009 at 7:03 pm

Wow! A lot of great comments! I agree with Anon who said the computer. I spend a little time almost every day perusing kitchen sites. And I have had my eye on the measuring spice containers for a while.

Hmmm. If I had to pick my favorite kitchen gadget, I guess I would have to pick my egg slicer. We eat mushrooms with just about everything. It makes slicing them a breeze and gets them the perfect thickness. I went through several wire slicers before I found one truly sturdy enough to last, then I bought a spare just in case.

This is my first time here, but you won me as a follower with the Blancardi quote at the top of your page and the list of recipes in your open March archive.

Reply March 31, 2009 at 7:10 pm

My favorite gadget would have to be my chef’n whisk, or my grinders, or flower shaped small cutting board. I could go on!! Great giveaway!!

Reply March 31, 2009 at 7:11 pm

I’m a subscribed follower!! And enjoy every fuji minute of it!


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