Numbers and Sizes of Disher/Scoopers

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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Disher/scoopers for Cookie TipsDishers/scoopers or cookie scoops,  are all designed for portion control. From scooping mash potatoes or cookies, they yield a set amount.

The interesting thing is the higher the number the smaller the disher/scooper.  Below is a chart that gives the number, the amount in tablespoons, teaspoons or cups and the fluid ounces.

Numbers and Sizes of Disher/Scoopers
Number of disher/scooper Approx. Tablespoon or Teaspoons or cups Fluid Ounce
100 2 teaspoons 0.25
70 2 3/4 teaspoons 0.375
60 1 tablespoon 0 .5
50 4 teaspoons 0.625
40 1 1/2 tablespoons 0.75
30 2 1/4 tablespoons 0.1.125
24 3 tablespoons 1.5
20 3 1/2 tablespoons 1.875
16 1/4 cup 2
14 1/3 cup 2.375
12 1/3 + cups 2.875
10 3/8 cup 3.25
8 1/2 cup 3.75
6 5/8 cup 4.75
5 3/4 cup 6.0
4 1 cup 8.0

Why I use Vollrath disher/scoopers

Ever since I owned the bakery I have used the brand Vollrath disher/scoopers.  They have two different lines.  There is the stainless steel ones that are pictured and a l line that features colored handles that have a thumb press as opposed to the squeeze handle.

The original intent with the colored handles was to connect a color to a size.  So, instead of calling for a #20 you would call for the color of the handle.

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