Oil Up A Spoon Before Measuring Something Sticky

If you're measuring a sticky substance such as honey, it will inevitably cling to the spoon. If you want to get an accurate measurement and save yourself some cleaning, redditor Shabotski suggests oiling the spoon first.

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When baking, you use butter or oil to keep your iscuits (or whatever you're making) from sticking to the pan. Similarly, if you want to prevent anything from sticking to a spoon or measuring cup, just add some oil. This is particularly convenient if your recipe calls for oil already because you can just measure out the oil first. If it doesn't, pour a little bit in the measuring device and spread it around with a napkin or paper towel. This will make cleaning easier later.

If a recipe calls for both oil and honey, always pour the oil into your measuring spoon first [Reddit]


    You dont "oil" a spoon for something sticky, like honey! You put it under hot water. Why would you oil a spoon for honey????

    ...why wouldn't I just lick the spoon clean after? It's honey! :D

    You can also spray it with oil spray.

    For larger quantities I prefer to add the honey directly to the mix by weight and therefore cut out the middle man so to speak. To arrive at grams just multiply the volume in millilitres of honey by 1.425 (http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,9173.0.html). I do this for cakes, ice cream and any other place where it can be easily measured.

    You'd think there being bees in your honey would be a bigger problem than it sticking to your spoon.

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