If cooking is an artform where each chef (or home cook) has the ability to change things up as they go along—like adding crushed red pepper flakes to vodka sauce or sesame oil to shrimp stir-fry—then baking is an exact science. For bakers, measuring out ingredients is precise, sometimes to the eighth of a teaspoon. That’s why it’s important to have reliable measuring cups on-hand, preferably ones with etched-in measurements that won’t rub off like a sticker or writing will over time.
That’s one of the main reasons why nearly 3,600 shoppers on Amazon left five-star ratings for the Simply Gourmet Measuring Cups and Spoons. This set of 12 or 15 measuring cups and spoons are stainless steel and they feel like it, according to reviewers, who are impressed by the weight of them. The spoons are rectangular instead of round to better fit into smaller jars, and each measuring cup has multiple measurements along the outside, allowing for multiple uses. The set has both metric and imperial measurements, so rapid Googling for conversion charts will no longer be necessary, and potentially best of all, they’re currently 38% off.
To buy: Simply Gourmet Measuring Cups and Spoons, From $28 (originally $45) at amazon.com
One reviewer noted that they appreciated that each measuring cup, no matter the size, has markings along the inside to show various amounts, making each scoop much more versatile than a standard measuring cup.
“I’m so glad I went ahead and ordered these,” the shopper writes. “First, they are heavy and I’m thrilled. I had a black plastic set and the plastic was starting to bubble up on a few of the cups. Gross. So I’m glad these are stainless steel. There are no nicks and they are so pretty. I like that the spoons are rectangular and not round, and the measurements are etched into the steel so they won’t fade away. I especially love how there are markings on the outside and inside of the cups, and how each cup has markings of the related sizes. For instance, the one cup also shows markings for 3/4 and 1/2. They each have this, so the 1/4 cup also displays a 1/6 marking. This is useful when you’re baking and don’t want to dirty 2-3 cups. I just received them yesterday and have only used one cup so far, but I’m very glad I bought the set and definitely recommend them.”
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