These cups are chiefly for dry ingredients, but also have milliliter markings so you can measure your liquids too. In fact, they also have a pouring lip which will facilitate you while transferring liquids so you don’t spill anything during processes that call for a slow pour and make a mess. These cups are more like small bowls, with smooth, curving sides, instead of straight sides that join sharply with the base, so it’ll be easier to get your ingredients out of them without wasting any. We all know how frustrating it is to get honey, syrup, peanut butter etc. out of a measuring cup. So even if your sticky ingredient decides to give you trouble, you can use a spoon or a spatula to get every last bit out, thanks to the curving sides.
The markings are etched into the handles, in cups and metrics, but are also present on the sides of the cups. Additionally, the half-mark is also there on every cup which can be handy if you’re the kind of person who uses one cup for everything, like this woman.
The whole cup is made in one piece, so the handle will have a hard time snapping off. Generally, stainless steel cups are made in two pieces: the cup and the handle. The handle, in most cases, can’t be welded too obviously to the cup because that would cause the cup to look really ugly. Resultantly, the joints can be quite flimsy. These KitchenMade cups, because they are made in a single piece, are the exact opposite. The one-piece design makes sure that the handle doesn’t come off, and the material of the cup is sturdy enough that it doesn’t bend out of shape when you scoop out the sugar or flour.
As mentioned earlier, the cups have a bowl-like shape, but that doesn’t mean they have an unstable base. Some measuring cups have unstable bases which allow the cups to fall over, leading to wastage and a messy kitchen to boot. These KitchenMade cups have a flat base with a well-weighted handle so you can set out your measured ingredients on the counter sans fear because you are provided with the perfect balance, and your flour can’t take a romp down the kitchen table.
If you are not careful while scooping out ingredients, you might end up bending the handles. Even though the cups are very sturdily built, too much pressure will eventually bend them also, if you put the cup on a stove top, be careful while handling the cup afterwards as the handle will certainty get hot.
The set contains 6 pieces – that’s two more than the usual 4. Apart from the standard measures, KitchenMade provides the seldom-seen ⅔ and ¾ measures as well. Most measuring cups for dry ingredients don’t have these measures, as they come in sets of four. Granted, you can always use the ¼ cup thrice or the ⅓ cup twice but time is money, folks, and the next time you’re baking for the bake sale with these cups, you’ll thank us. Also, sometimes you just need to measure your ingredients and set them out on the counter before you get to the mixing part and you can’t do that if you only have four cups.
The cups are stackable, with each one nesting into its bigger size easily, which makes for comfortable storage. The handles have a hole in them, so when you nest the cups all the holes align and you can pass a ring through them, if you think you might lose them seperately or if you’d just like them to be together.
They might seem a bit pricey, but the 100% Money Back Lifetime Guarantee that KitchenMade offers is incentive enough to splurge just this once (wink).
And they are so shiny, they’ll make a spot of brightness wherever you put them in your kitchen.