Don't you hate when you can't find the right measuring cup?
You got your ingredients, your ready to bake, and you can't find your ⅓ cup measuring cup. All you got is a ¼ cup and ½ cup. When it comes to baking you want to be exact to get the best results. Frustration kicks in.
Wouldn't it be nice to have just have one measuring cup or spoon that you could measure all your ingredients with, despite what size you need.
It doesn't have to be wishful thinking. I have been using such tools in my kitchen for years and today I want to share with you what I use and how they have helped me save time and stress.
Kitchen Art Adjustable Measuring Cups
Many years ago I bought the Kitchen Art Adjustable Measuring Cup. After seeing Alton Brown use a similar one many of times on his Good Eats show, I just had to have one. This isn't the exact same as Alton used nor does it have his cartoon face on it (yes, that was a thing), but it gets the job done.
The Kitchen Art one I have own is a 2 cup model. It has marking for cups markers starting from ⅛ of cup. As long as it's under 2 cups, I have never found I didn't have the measurement I needed.
There is a separate set of markers for dry and wet measuring. Most of the time I am using the dry measurements. If you are measuring wet ingredients there is a gap at the top so that the liquid isn't right on the top, it's easier not to spill. However I have still spilled liquid out as it can be hard to hold and not spill any.
I find that wet ingredients are still better to measure in my glass Pyrex measuring cup that has a handle.
Kitchen Art Adjustable Measuring Spoons
About a year ago I decided to pick up the Kitchen Art adjustable measuring spoons. I love these spoons.
Often it can be hard to find what happened to my teaspoon measuring spoons. They come attached to a ring normally but sometimes the ring breaks and then the spoons are just everywhere.
What's really nice is that I can use the adjustable measuring spoon to measure multiple ingredients. I end up dirtying one measuring spoon instead of several which I have had to fit in the dishwasher silverware basket.
I have both the tablespoon model and the teaspoon model. They have a hole in the top so you can hook them to something. A small nail that you hammer into the inside of your cabinet is a great way to store them.
Oxo Adjustable Measuring Cup
I wanted to bring up another brand you can buy as well in the measuring cup size. You see I am on my 2nd Kitchen Art Adjustable cup. The base of the first one feel off making it difficult to use and for outer measuring piece to stay in place when measuring.
If my measuring cup breaks again, I am going to try the one made by OXO inside. I have loved their pastry brush, salad spinner, and food mill. So I have high hopes for the OXO Adjustable measuring cup. The reviews online for it are pretty positive.
The Best Reasons to Buy an Adjustable Measuring Cup
One of the biggest problems I had when trying to measure ingredients is trying to measure anything that is sticky.
I found my solution to that problem with the adjustable measuring.
The cup works great for measuring things that are sticky like honey or peanut butter. All I have to do is put my sticky mass into the cup and then push the bottom of the cup to force out the mass.
It’s a lot easier than having to scrap peanut butter out of a stand measuring cup. Anything that sticks you can just use a butter knife to get it all off. I also got a mini version of this product for measuring small sticky masses as well as vanilla extracts and any liquid I only need a small portion of.
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