What size is a teaspoon?

Answered by Frank Schwing

The size of a teaspoon can vary, but generally, it ranges from about 2.5 to 7.3 mL. This equates to approximately 0.088 to 0.257 imperial fluid ounces or 0.085 to 0.247 US fluid ounces. Teaspoons are commonly used for both cooking purposes and measuring medicine doses.

When it comes to cooking, a teaspoonful is typically defined as 5 mL, which is equivalent to approximately 0.18 imperial fluid ounces or 0.17 US fluid ounces. This standard measurement is often used in recipes to ensure accuracy and consistency in cooking and baking.

For precise measurements, it is recommended to use standard measuring spoons, which come in various sizes including teaspoon, tablespoon, and fractions of these measurements. These spoons are marked with the corresponding measurements, allowing for accurate and consistent use in the kitchen.

In my personal experience, I have found that having a set of measuring spoons, including a teaspoon, is essential for following recipes accurately. It ensures that the right amount of ingredients is used, which can greatly impact the taste and texture of the final dish.

To summarize, the size of a teaspoon can vary, but for cooking purposes and dosing of medicine, a teaspoonful is typically defined as 5 mL. Standard measuring spoons are used to ensure accurate measurements in the kitchen.