Dishwasher safe, top rack
1cup, 3/4 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/4 cup & 1/8 cup
Clear PC body
Disassembles for cleaning
Wilton' Better Baking Tools. Essential tools designed to do more. Wilton's new Better Baking Tools are designed with proprietary features that make baking easier. Twist base and platform to adjust. Each measurement locks into place.
- Type: Measuring Cup
- Color: Clear, white, yellow
- Weight: 5 oz
- Made In: China
- Dimensions: 7" x 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"
- Composition: Polycarbonate with TPE over molded non-slip grips, silicone
- Manufacturer: Wilton Industries
- Other versions: 4-cup set;
|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|
|Quality:||cheesy||questionable||good||years of service||impressive|
|Parts to lose:||inevitable||some/many||one-piece||self-storing||not a problem|
|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.