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Clip-On Coffee Spoon

Martha Stewart Living, September 2006

Save yourself the early morning fumble for a measuring spoon by clipping one to your bag of dark roast. This makes a lovely housewarming gift as well. Simply use multipurpose adhesive (one intended for metal-to-metal applications) to affix an inexpensive tie clip to a metal measuring spoon. Be sure to hand-wash the spoon to prevent glue from dissolving.

Comments (29)

  • Scott H 17 Jan, 2014

    I would recommend a standard plain silver enlisted US Navy tie bar usually with no decoration on it as worn by E-1 Recruits through E-3 Seaman/Airman/Fireman/Seabee type of personnel. It's polished but there are matte versions out there or you could take some metal sandpaper to it to give it palmsiding before you try to attach it to the coffee measure. Very simple and effective. Also usually you can pick these up for under US$10.00 almost anywhere online. Check EBay I've seen them for about $6

  • cookinggenius 31 Jul, 2013

    Not a review but a question...since the site was changed, i can't click through any of the features to see the next frame. clicking on the arrow does nothing. can you fix this please?

  • angelabazzi 2 Mar, 2011

    where do you get those maple flavoring sugar???

  • Pixiestyle 10 Jan, 2011

    they are actually little chunks of maple sugar used for flavoring your tea or coffee, rather than traditional white sugar

  • LadyDi58 8 Jan, 2011

    I think they are little miniature pastries; like honey buns or cinnamon bites.

  • LadyDi58 8 Jan, 2011

    That is so neat. I'll have to try that. I bet you could also use a flat hair-clip.

  • EmpressPenguin 8 Jan, 2011

    My son is in medical school. He needs to wear ties now that is seeing patients. While he was here on vacation we spent quite a few days looking for tie clips. Does anyone have an inexpensive (under $15) source? The plainer the better.

  • fatkatzz 12 Aug, 2010

    I'm guessing they're (brown) sugar cubes.

  • angelnnomansland 12 May, 2010

    what are those little confectioneries in the robin-egg-blue little bowl in the front of the picture? Does anybody know and can you post the recipe?

  • erwinL 23 Apr, 2010

    oh, yeah
    we had a Chas

  • erwinL 23 Apr, 2010

    Erwin Johannes Eugen L Rommel

    f5:1:50 AM 4/23/2010

    ooh, I found a 200mesh stainless strainer cup on 14th Terrace day before yesyerday, handy item a strainer is this one in particular looks to me perhaps a part for an expensive Expresso machine. might be French: joie vivre? love

  • viclma 28 Jan, 2010

    esa es una muy buena idea...

  • mamaspatcher 27 Jan, 2010

    why anybody would keep their coffee in the paper bag it came in is beyond me... they do make lovely airtight canisters with scoops attached these days!

  • mamaspatcher 27 Jan, 2010

    um, Martha darling... you shouldn't keep your coffee in a paper bag to begin with! airtight canister!!!!

  • smedina1964 27 Jan, 2010

    You could also just use an office binder clip and use a key ring to hook the spoon to the clip or a bread tie

  • CraftyLadyTOO 4 Oct, 2009

    You should not keep coffee in a paper bag.

  • bethknight 4 Oct, 2009

    Where do you buy these tie clips? They seem to be hard to find here.

  • harvard44 17 Jul, 2009

    I always keep a spoon or scoop in items I use often [flour, sugar, coffee, pasta]. Some are stainless steel, some just inexpensive plastic measuring cups.

  • fuzzyfashions 18 Sep, 2008

    Better yet: Just leave the measuring spoon in the bag. I just stand it up by pushing it down into the coffee then fold the bag up. The next time I go to make coffee I just open the bag and there is my measuring spoon standing up in the coffee just waiting for me to use it. : )

  • jo68 30 Aug, 2008

    Being a visual learner I would like to see the rear view of the spoon also. Joannabanana

  • pianomosso 30 Aug, 2008

    This reminds me of another idea that a friend taught me. Put a 1-cup measuring scoop in your flour and sugar canisters to have a ready measuring device when you open the canister.

  • tcw61 29 Aug, 2008

    CurrentCatalog" or not...it still is good idea, bet it still cheaper then the $4 and shipping cost...Though the split ring is good idea also!

  • photophil 29 Aug, 2008

    Use a split ring instead of glue.

  • JMSmomof3 29 Aug, 2008

    sorry, it's currentcatalog.com and they still have it--$4/each.

  • JMSmomof3 29 Aug, 2008

    sorry, it's currentcatalog.com and they still have it--$4/each.

  • JMSmomof3 29 Aug, 2008

    Or you can buy a premade stainless steel coffee spoon from Current.com for under $5. I have one and it is quite useful!

  • my2monkeyz 29 Aug, 2008

    Great idea! I just wish that when you click the photos they would enlarge as it is so hard to see details at times. :-(

  • shazzacatzz 6 Jan, 2008

    I wish I'd seen this one before Christmas!! Still I'll mentally file it away for next year - with a nice coffee mug and a couple of sample bags of coffee, this would be a perfect gift for co-workers!

  • shazzacatzz 6 Jan, 2008

    I wish I'd seen this one before Christmas!! Still I'll mentally file it away for next year - with a nice coffee mug and a couple of sample bags of coffee, this would be a perfect gift for co-workers!