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Old 23.06.2015, 14:38
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Re: What cup-size?

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I've thought of a disadvantage of the cups over digital scales:

If you're making, for example, a cake, and a spicy Indian curry at the same time, and the recipes calls for 1/2 a cup of this, or that, or the other, then unless you've got a few sets of these cups with all the sub-sizes (and let's face it, they're not cups at all), then you'll be constantly washing and drying them between measuring different ingredients for the different recipes.
But, with the scales, you can use any number of bowls and it doesn't matter.
I do have two sets.

And most people in the world do not have digital scales.

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Old 23.06.2015, 14:44
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And most importantly, we are still using the Pint!!
No, you're not.

Calling it a pint when it's actually just sixteen point eight twentieth's of a pint is just a con.
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Old 23.06.2015, 14:51
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Re: What cup-size?

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I do have two sets.

And most people in the world do not have digital scales.

Tom
I don't think we're talking the whole world here though are we?

And let's face it, if you've got a smart phone, tablet, TV, PC, laptop, robot floor cleaner etc etc then a digital scale is not really out of one's reach is it?
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Old 23.06.2015, 15:00
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Re: What cup-size?

Argh! This is one of my pet hates! Along with Farenheit(sp?) units for temperatures. I really wish people wouldn't use these arbitrary and confusing measurements!
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Old 23.06.2015, 15:11
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I can't believe that it's quicker.

With modern electronic scales, you just put a bowl on the scales, aff the first ingredient, reset to zero, add the next, reset to zero and so on.

I tried it once with cups and there was sugar and flour everywhere. A large bowl is easier to hit than a small cup when pouring dry ingredients.
quicker because you don't need to use the scales. just get a big bowl and bung in all the ingredients.
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Old 23.06.2015, 15:28
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Which is why one has 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4 cup cups as well.

Tom
I even have a funky set with 2/3, 3/4, 1.5 & 2 cup measures - those are great for my favorite cookie recipe with the aforementioned 3/4 cups of sugar amounts.

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I've thought of a disadvantage of the cups over digital scales:
Of course you have! Isn't that your raison d'Ítre, to be contrary?

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If you're making, for example, a cake, and a spicy Indian curry at the same time, and the recipes calls for 1/2 a cup of this, or that, or the other, then unless you've got a few sets of these cups with all the sub-sizes (and let's face it, they're not cups at all), then you'll be constantly washing and drying them between measuring different ingredients for the different recipes.
But, with the scales, you can use any number of bowls and it doesn't matter.
Well, to be fair, aren't the spicy savory items added in the TBS rather than cup amounts? I do have at least 3 sets of spoon measures, though, and in a pinch, gee, a quick rinse with water is still quicker than setting my scale to tare Or, you could just have a kitchen with all of the above mentioned items (cups, spoons, scales) and be able to cook to your mood...

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I don't think we're talking the whole world here though are we?

And let's face it, if you've got a smart phone, tablet, TV, PC, laptop, robot floor cleaner etc etc then a digital scale is not really out of one's reach is it?

The problem with my digital scale is, it keeps needing a new battery every 3 months or so - and usually when I am in the middle of measuring 10 items and it just goes blank. Luckily I have my cup measures to rescue me from this debacle. Oh, and we are talking those expensive button batteries that will run you 6 or so CHFs a pop. Now that I think about it, my scale is costing me a fortune. Perhaps time for an upgrade - are there any that run on solar power?
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Old 23.06.2015, 16:08
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Re: What cup-size?

American Market have a link to conversion charts at the bottom of their webpage.

A couple of months ago, I saw a large measuring cup with pint/cup rather than gram/ml measurements in Migros. Perhaps that was a one-off thing, but it's worth popping into your next MMM (household or do-it department, I can't remember which) and asking them, or calling in.

Good luck, and report back if you see them!
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Old 23.06.2015, 16:38
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The problem with my digital scale is, it keeps needing a new battery every 3 months or so - and usually when I am in the middle of measuring 10 items and it just goes blank. Luckily I have my cup measures to rescue me from this debacle. Oh, and we are talking those expensive button batteries that will run you 6 or so CHFs a pop. Now that I think about it, my scale is costing me a fortune. Perhaps time for an upgrade - are there any that run on solar power?
I found them at a place here that sells them for a franc each - inc. postage.

Let me know what sort yours are and I'll give you a link.
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Old 23.06.2015, 16:43
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A couple of months ago, I saw a large measuring cup with pint/cup rather than gram/ml measurements in Migros.
The one made of clear red plastic? Has ml and cups scale.
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Argh! This is one of my pet hates! Along with Farenheit(sp?) units for temperatures. I really wish people wouldn't use these arbitrary and confusing measurements!
That one is easy: for baking dived by 2.
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The one made of clear red plastic? Has ml and cups scale.
No it was clear and they didn't stock it anymore the last time I looked. Where did you find the red one with the cups scale?
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Calling it a pint when it's actually just sixteen point eight twentieth's of a pint is just a con.
I like the Half a liter. Unlike the pint you now how much you get. Order a pint of Guinness in the U.S., will you really get what you think you should get?
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Old 23.06.2015, 17:13
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American Market have a link to conversion charts at the bottom of their webpage.

A couple of months ago, I saw a large measuring cup with pint/cup rather than gram/ml measurements in Migros. Perhaps that was a one-off thing, but it's worth popping into your next MMM (household or do-it department, I can't remember which) and asking them, or calling in.
Yes, I think they're still quite common. A basic Pyrex jug, or many plastic varieties, still has multiple scales on it, including different ones for various dry goods including sugar and flour. I've never really trusted them, though, and have been using digital scales for many years.

The Cup measure used to be quite common in British recipes too, let's not forget, although whether it was defined in exactly the same way I'm not so sure.
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Old 23.06.2015, 17:44
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Re: What cup-size?

We've got a set like this too:



We get the kids to use them so they get a lesson in physics and maths too when they cook.
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You'll be expecting the amount of egg to be added in ML next
That would be one hell of an egg! I doubt even the one below would contain more than 0.00001 ML.
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