When you cook and bake as much as I do, measuring spoons quickly become one of your most-used kitchen tools. So if you're stuck with a standard plastic set, why not upgrade to something more stylish and functional? Lately, I've been finding some very neat twists on the traditional measuring spoon.

Some have special design features: These Dipping Measuring Spoons ($7.95), for instance, have long, vertical handles that make them perfect for dipping into narrow spice jars. There are also magnetic measuring spoons, rainbow colors, and chic and elegant silhouettes. To see some of my favorites, scroll through the products below.