- Saves lots of time.
- Makes uniform-sized, round cookies or perfect muffins.
- Items bake more uniform since they are the same size.
- Keeps your hands clean.
- Wide variety of sizes available.
If you are only going to buy one or two think about what you bake more often. Whatever you do, go for quality, you will use it all the time. Each scoop will have a number on the metal bar on the inside of the scoop. The larger the number the smaller the actual scoop. Most of mine are the brand name Farberwar. They are all metal and seem to hold up pretty well with time.
Starting with the smallest
#40 -- 1 1/2 Tablespoon -- small cookies (about 2 inch in size)
#24 --1/4 cup -- good size cookies (about 3-4 inches in size)
#12 -- 1/3 cup -- perfect muffin size (use for regular size muffin tin)
#8 -- 1/2 cup -- use for making muffins (easy to scoop the right amt)
Now there are many other sizes but these have served me well and work best with what I bake everyday at my house.