Dishers/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|
|70||2 3/4 teaspoons||0.375|
|60||1 tablespoon||0 .5|
|40||1 1/2 tablespoons||0.75|
|30||2 1/4 tablespoons||0.1.125|
|20||3 1/2 tablespoons||1.875|
|12||1/3 + cups||2.875|
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.