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April 12, 2008

Curse you, teaspoons!!

I was pretty bothered by the teaspoon debacle since a few people seemed to agree on one thing: 1/4 teaspoon pepper isn't that much. I started thinking that they had to be right and something was very wrong in Pikko Teaspoon Land. On a hunch, I picked out my teaspoon, my 1/4 teaspoon, and my 1/8 teaspoon.


I KNEW I WASN'T CRAZY!! If you can't tell by the sizes in the picture alone, I will tell you that I was able to pour TWO "1/4" teaspoons water into ONE teaspoon. I found a different brand of measuring spoon in my drawer that said 1/2 teaspoon and when I poured the "1/4" teaspoon in, it filled it up perfectly.

That's not all that's wrong too! My 1/8 teaspoon is wrong too, since I can fit FOUR "1/8" teaspoons into a teaspoon. And it's not like I'm making a mistake with the lower case t and the upper case T because as you can clearly see, it spells out "teaspoon" on it. I'm very disappointed because I love this set of spoons and I've been relying on it for a while now...

At least now you guys can be like, "Wow, half a teaspoon of pepper in 2 large eggs. Yeesh!" ^_^

I will not have a bento until Wednesday, as I will be attending and helping at the Pac Rim Conference on Monday and Tuesday for work.

9 comments:

honugurl16 said...

Stumbled across your blog. I grew up in Manoa! I just bought some bento stuff to make my son's lunches. I'm a little worried about keeping the food from spoiling. Also, where do you buy your bento stuff? 99cent store doesn't have too much. Do you go to Shirokiya?

Pikko said...

Hello hello and welcome! 99 Cent store is where I've gotten most of my boxes, but you have to be pretty lucky to make a trip when they have boxes in stock. Shirokiya only has those fancy pants boxes that cost arms and legs and they reduced their stock by a lot too. :(

honugurl16 said...

Hi, again! Can the bento boxes from 99 cent store be microwaved, or am I out of luck?

jef said...

Those really do look on the large side. That's what you get for measuring spices :)

Just goes to show you that you can't rely on recipes to tell you how much you should season.

Yvo said...

Aish, that would really upset me too! WTH!

CW Guy said...

Hmm, isn't that a bummer! You'd think that since those measuring spoons have one main use (measuring), the maker would be extra careful.

I guess it's better just to figure it out now though, shake your fist at them, and move on.

CW Guy
Wine Reviews

Georgia said...

Darn thats so weird about the spoons. Do you think its just your set? Or maybe teaspoons are defected everywhere! Im going to have to investigate this when I get home.

Marryth said...

Now I'm curious about my own measuring spoons...I wonder if they are scaled properly? Hrm.

Test time, tomorrow! :P

Ellen said...

That's terrible! Now I got to go home and check my spoons!