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Glass Measuring Cups

Glass measuring cups are used for measuring fluids. These essential kitchen tools measure in fluid ounces and cups to ensure accurate readings. There are many types of glass measuring cups, and most measuring cups are dishwasher safe and microwave safe. Can liquid measuring cups be used for dry ingredients?

It's best to have a measuring cup just for oil and water and spoons just for dry foods. You will always get the most accurate amount of dry food by using a dry measure cup and sweeping away the excess from the top of the cup.

What are the uses of a dry measuring cup?

A dry measuring cup is used for measuring dry ingredients like flour or sugar. The design of these measuring containers prevents compacting dry materials for an accurate amount. The deep, wide mouth of the cup makes it easy to level the ingredients.

What are common measuring sizes?

There are a few standard sizes for a cup. You can buy spoons in many sizes. Here are industry standard sizes for measuring.

  • Dry cup sizes. Standard cup sizes include 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, and 1 cup. Less common measuring cup sizes include 2/3, 3/4, and 1-1/2 cup.
  • Spoons. Common sizes include 1/4 teaspoon, 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 2 tsp, 1 tbsp, 1-1/2 tbsp, and 2 tbsp.
  • Liquid cup sizes. Measuring cups come in a few sizes. The most common measuring glass sizes are 1 and 2 cup glasses, but 3- and 4-cup sizes are also widely available. There are also larger glass styles with an 8-cup volume. A measuring glass usually has a spout for easier pouring.
Can you put a glass measuring cup in the microwave?

Measuring cups may or may not be microwavable, depending on the manufacturer. Glass that can be microwaved will be marked microwave safe. If a measuring glass is not marked, you can test the cup yourself by microwaving water and testing the temperature of the cup.

How do you choose the right measuring cup?

Measuring glasses and spoons are kitchen essentials that you will use for measuring dry and wet items. Here's how to choose measuring tools for your kitchen.

  • Material: Liquid measuring cups are made from glass or plastic. Glass is usually preferred because it can be microwaved in most cases. Dry containers are usually plastic or stainless steel. Stainless steel will not absorb odors or stains.
  • Measurements: You may want a measuring glass that shows measurements in cups and ounces. This reduces the need to make conversions. Look for enameled markings on the glass cup that will not wear off over time.
  • Storage: Some glass cups have lids so you can mix items and cover for storage. Spoons are usually stackable.
  • Features: Some measuring cups have time-saving features. For example, an angled cup allows you to look down while pouring for an accurate measurement without risking overpouring. An adjustable measuring cup works well for sticky foods like honey. With this cup style, you adjust to the correct measurement and fill before using the plunger.