It happens to me at least once a week: I go in the drawer where I keep my measuring spoons and they’re not there.
Usually, if someone hasn’t put them in the wrong drawer (ahem), they’re either in the dishwasher, the dish drainer or under some other dirty dishes in the sink. It’s a solid score if they’re in the dish drainer or the dishwasher is clean, because that means I can use them right away. But if they’re anyplace else, I have to stop what I’m doing and wash them.
That’s not a big deal, really, but it made me realize we probably all have kitchen items that always seem to be dirty when we need them. That must mean they’re pretty important to us, because obviously we use them all the time.
I’ve attempted to solve my measuring spoon problem by buying a couple of inexpensive spare sets so I can rotate through them and wash them less often. Of course, I always prefer my nice metal set but I do find that they are sometimes too big to fit inside certain spice containers. So one of the more shallow sets is nice to have.
I’d be interested to know what item you are constantly looking for in the kitchen and always finding in the dishwasher or sink. So tell me, how would you fill in the blank?