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Wilton Twist and Measure
Manufacturer: Wilton Industries
List price: $9.99
Dimensions: 7" x 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"
Weight: 5 oz
Composition: Polycarbonate with TPE over molded non-slip grips, silicone
Other versions: 4-cup set; 1-cup measure; 2-cup measure; 4-cup measure
Made In: China
Type: Measuring Cup
Color: Clear, white, yellow
Apparent goal: kids gift/registry home kitchens restaurants everywhere
Intended audience: novice advanced beginner good home cook gourmet professional
Diet/nutrition: does not apply scary empty promises helpful essential
Green?: not especially neutral mixed blessing earth friendly green!
Innovative: step back standing still progress trendy genius
Problem solving: no better baby steps solid steps giant steps a revelation
Competition: outclassed follower in the pack strong challenger likely champ
Ease of use: impossible frustrating OK simple child's play
Intuitive: Ph.D. required barely logical effortless brilliant
Instructions: missing incomprehensible adequate unnecessary excellent
Quality: cheesy questionable good years of service impressive
Parts to lose: inevitable some/many one-piece self-storing not a problem
Power source: none hands batteries outlet green
Clean-up: nightmare wipe clean soap & water scouring pad dishwasher (top)
Does it work?: not at all adequately well very well perfectly
Availability: airfare required online kitchen store department store supermarket
Easy to open?: impossible maddening tolerable good opens itself
Green?: fills a landfill huge waste passable minimal waste impressive
Time saving: time wasting not really modest substantial huge
Labor saving: less efficient marginal a bit noticeable remarkable
Money saving: money wasted none $ $$ $$$
Beats the old way: worse no change better definitely entirely new
Where will it live?: garage/attic drawer cabinet countertop elsewhere
Fulfills ambitions: falls short almost there satisfies exceeds home run
How often used: once/twice ≥daily ≥weekly ≥monthly ≥yearly/holidays
Worth the space?: no does not apply w/unlimited space w/limited space absolutely
Need it?: a luxury discretionary basic equipment for serious cooks get it
Value: ouch! a little pricey worth splurging on the money a deal
Overall rating: skip it fair good very good excellent

Comments: We admit – we were skeptical. Perhaps this all-in-one measuring cup could handle dry ingredients, but how is an adjustable measure going to handle liquids? we mused. Turns out it does very well. A silicone gasket contains whatever you're measuring, solid or liquid, and as far as we could tell, the accuracy is right on target.

Twist the base and the platform in the bottom of the cup moves up or down, to adjust from 1 cup, 3/4 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup, and 1/4 cup, down to 1/8 cup. For 2/3 cup, you'll have to measure 1/3 twice. Each measurement locks into place. Twist the base to the release setting and the cup disassembles for cleaning (top rack of the dishwasher is fine), although it requires a certain amount of dexterity for assembly and disassembly.

The numbers along the side, in their cheerful butterfly yellow, are a little hard to read. Our biggest question is, how well will this hold up? Expose it to the higher heat of the bottom of the dishwasher, and if it gets misshapen even a little, it will be useless. The cup is made mostly of TPE, which combines the strengths of plastic and rubber, so we'll give this the benefit of the doubt. It's been working fine in our tests.

For those troubled by a flock of mixing cups clanking and always having trouble finding the right size, this adjustable measure will be a useful solution.


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