Measuring Cups & Spoons Buying Guide

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Having the right measuring tools is the first step to cooking success. It’s important to take the guesswork out of measuring ingredients, particularly when baking. Use graduated measuring cups for dry ingredients and liquid measuring cups for liquid ingredients.

Types of Measuring Cups & Spoons

Types of Measuring Cups & Spoons

Like most items in the kitchen, it’s important to have the right tool for the right task. Don’t bumble around with liquid in a cup for dry ingredients or flour in a glass cup. Here’s a tutorial so you can succeed in the science of cooking.

Graduated or dry measuring cups

When baking, use dry measuring cups only for dry ingredients such as flour, sugar, and oatmeal. Most sets include 1 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup, and 1/4 cup sizes. Extra cups can sometimes be purchased as a set and may include 2/3 cup and 3/4 cup.

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Cuisinart
$249.00

Inspired by the great French kitchens, Cuisinart began making professional cookware over 30 years ago. Constructed of the finest m...aterials available, to perfectly perform all of the classic cooking techniques. Designed to last a lifetime, Cuisinart... read more

Zojirushi
$419.95

Model: AZOJNPNVC10K1. Zojirushi's top-of-the-line Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker & Warmer uses pressurized cooking and AI ...(Artificial Intelligence) to cook perfect rice. Platinum infused nonstick inner cooking pan helps rice cook sweeter.... read more

$5.99

The RSVP 1/3-Cup Measuring Cup will effortlessly fill all your cooking, baking, and measuring needs. With a stainless steel, dishw...asher safe construction, you can be sure this durable measuring cup will be easy to use and easy to clean up. read more

Le Creuset
$44.95

Each a miniature version of the Le Creuset Chef's Pan, these 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, and 1 cup Measuring Cups bring precision to measuring ...ingredients when baking or cooking. Made of heavy gauge stainless steel with a polished and brushed finish, they're also dishwasher safe. read more

Glass measuring cups

You’ll probably use one of these just about every time you cook or bake. Cups in 1-cup, 2-cup, and 4-cup sizes are essential for measuring liquids. An 8-cup measure comes in handy for large amounts of liquids when making soups or combining multiple liquids.

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$5.99

Kitchen Tools and Storage -Our versatile Glass Measuring Cup is made of durable, heat-resistant glass with a convenient integrated... handle and pouring spout. Easy to clean and see-through for easy measuring, it's sure to be a go-to kitchen helper. Material: , Color:. Also could be used forbaking, cooking, food preparation, food preparation tools, glass measuring cup, kitchen, kitchen items, kitchen tools, measuring cups. By Cost Plus World Market. read more

Anchor Hocking Glass
$40.00 $19.99

Anchor Hocking Glass 3-Piece Glass Measuring Cup Set. The contents of this gift-boxed set are essential in every kitchen. Both cas...ual and serious chefs appreciate the easy-to-read measurement indicators in an eggplant color, allowing you to prepare recipes with correct measurements and have a little fun with your culinary instruments. It is the perfect gift for house-warmings!This three-piece set includes:(1) Measuring cup (8-oz.)(1) Measuring cup (16-oz.)(1) Measuring cup (32-oz.) read more

Cost Plus World Market
$5.99

Kitchen Tools and Storage -Our versatile Glass Measuring Cup is made of durable, heat-resistant glass with a convenient integrated... handle and pouring spout. Easy to clean and see-through for easy measuring, it's sure to be a go-to kitchen helper. Material: , Color:. Also could be used forbaking, cooking, food preparation, food preparation tools, glass measuring cup, kitchen, kitchen items, kitchen tools, measuring cups. By Cost Plus World Market. read more

UBO
$22.99

4 Cup Measuring Cup UBO Online Shop is a manufacturer and trader specialized in the research, development and production of electr...ic and Children’s Toys. We are located in UNITED STATES,CA with convenient transportation access. All of our products... read more

Measuring spoons

Most sets of measuring spoons have 1 tablespoon, 1 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon, and 1/4 teaspoon sizes. Because the amount they measure is small, these spoons can be used to measure both dry and liquid ingredients.

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$26.50

Measuring spoons don't have to be boring! In fact these are so charming you'll want to hang them somewhere visible, so they can al...so be a part of your kitchen decor! This is a set of 5, food safe of course. read more

GLYBY
$10.29

HIC’s 18/8 Stainless Steel Spice Measuring Spoons are versatile cooking utensils and a must-have of baking tools for home cooks, p...astry chefs and professional chefs. These Measuring Spoons are specially designed with a narrow profile to fit perfectly... read more

Fred & Friends
$6.91 $6.90

Measure wet and dry ingredients with the Fred and Friends M-SPOONS Matryoshka Measuring Spoons. This set includes 1/4-, 1/2-, and ...1-teaspoon sizes plus 1/2- and 1-tablespoon. The spoons are molded from sturdy ABS plastic. Each spoon is clearly marked for measuring. Like Matryoshka dolls, these spoons nest in each other for easy storage. These accurate spoons feature loops and a chain for easy hanging storage. read more

$10.99 $9.34

Impeccable quality and stylish good looks make our Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons "must-haves" for your kitchen. Commercial-grad...e 18/8 stainless steel, known for its luster and strength, won't rust or tarnish. The five Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons, range from 1/8 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon. (Please note, the design of our Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons has changed slightly, but the functionality is the same.) read more

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

In your lifetime you’ll go through dozens of these fairly inexpensive items, so don’t sweat the purchase. Buy the essentials, and replace them as needed. You can have fun with colors and styles, but at the end of the day, measuring cups and spoons are everyday workers in your toolbox of kitchen necessities.

Size

Most cups used to measure dry ingredients are sold as a nested set and range in size from 1/4 cup to 1 cup. Liquid measuring cups come in a variety of sizes, most commonly ranging from 1 cup to 8 cups.

Material

Dry measures are typically made of stainless steel, plastic, or silicone. Liquid measures are generally made from transparent glass or hard plastic, making them easy to see through and read. Sure, there are adorable pottery or ceramic cups available in both dry and liquid measures, but these are more for decor and not everyday function.

Design

Dry measuring cups are typically round to oval in shape, with long handles for easy grip. New versions made of silicone are collapsible and easy to store. Liquid measures generally have an easy-to-hold handle, as well as a spout for pouring. Some versions of the liquid cup have an angled side so you don't have to bend over to see the measure; instead, it can be seen when looking straight into the cup.

Colors

These kitchen tools come in vibrant colors; the hues you choose are a matter of personal preference. Measuring cups can feature colorful designs and unique styles. Shake it up with some of each in your pantry.

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Unique Bargains
$29.99 $14.66

Clear? plastic? measuring cup, 50ml capacity. Easy reading markings, widely used in kitchen and laboratory. Suitable for measuring...? vinegar, sauce, ingredients and other liquid. For CALIFORNIA residents only: WARNING: This product contains chemicals... read more

Pyrex
$29.95 $22.67

This Pyrex measuring cup is a kitchen staple. Red markings are easy to read on the clear glass. You can even heat up ingredients r...ight in the measuring cup, cutting down on cleanup time. Plus, it's made of durable Pyrex glass, so you can use it over... read more

EKCO
$42.99 $8.49

Features: -Measuring cup. -Innovative features and an attractive style. -Capacity: 3 Cup. Product Type: -Measuring Cups. Material:... -Plastic. Dimensions: Overall Height - Top to Bottom: -4.88''. Overall Width - Side to Side: -4.5''. Overall Depth -... read more

Norpro
$15.00 $5.93

Norpro Measuring Funnel Pitcher features:Pour liquids, sauces, purees, glazes, batters and more with no-drip precisionIdeal for fi...lling muffin pans and pouring batter into molded bake wareEasy to view contentsThis is a great addition to any... read more

Uxcell
$22.99 $11.07

1.Clear white plastic graduated measuring cup, 50mL capacity. 2.Easy reading markings, widely used in kitchen and laboratory.

Unique Bargains
$15.99 $7.95

Plastic measure cup round base.Suitable for measuring flour, sugar, vinegar, sauce, or other liquid.Graduated surface, easy readin...g, is used widely in kitchen or laboratory. For CALIFORNIA residents only: WARNING: This product contains chemicals known... read more

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$18.99 $9.35

Plastic measure cup round base.Suitable for measuring flour, sugar, vinegar, sauce, or other liquid.Graduated surface, easy readin...g, is used widely in kitchen or laboratory. For CALIFORNIA residents only: WARNING: This product contains chemicals known... read more

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$24.99 $12.32

Plastic measure cup hexagon shaped base.Suitable for measuring flour, sugar, vinegar, sauce, or other liquid.Graduated surface, ea...sy reading, is used widely in kitchen or laboratory. For CALIFORNIA residents only: WARNING: This product contains... read more

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$14.99 $7.29

Clear white plastic graduated measuring cup, 100mL capacity. Easy reading markings, widely used in kitchen and laboratory. Suitabl...e for measuring flour, sugar, vinegar, sauce, ingredients and other liquid For CALIFORNIA residents only: WARNING: This... read more

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$20.99 $10.43

Clear white plastic graduated measuring cup, 50mL capacity.Easy reading markings, widely used in kitchen and laboratory.Suitable f...or measuring flour, sugar, vinegar, sauce, ingredients and other liquid For CALIFORNIA residents only: WARNING: This... read more

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