Pros:Accurate measurements; Durable; Can measure without having to look at the cup sideways
Cons:Some of the indicator dashes aren't there, which can make some measurements tricky
The Bottom Line: Thanks to the OXO Angled Measure 2 Cup, there is no more neck-bending needed to measure liquids for baking.
One of the trickiest parts of teaching kids how to help with baking projects is measuring. It's very easy to let too much salt spill over the teaspoon if they pour it directly over the bowl. Or put a lot of dry ingredients in that are less than the full measurement, leaving the adult to figure out how much adjusting to do. And then there's liquid measurement, when they fill it to what they think is the line, then look at it sideways only to find that they poured not enough, then too much, then let out too much...you get the idea. Okay, maybe that last one can be a pain for adults too. Especially if you are used to turning your head sideways while pouring in order to make sure you hit the correct measuring line.
Enter the OXO Angled Measure 2 Cup, the answer to my (and my neck's) liquid measuring prayers. Somewhat larger than my Pyrex 2-cup measuring cup, this is a sturdy plastic cup with a traditional OXO black rubberized handle and an inner "layer" running diagonally up the inside of the cup. What makes the OXO angled measure 2 cup unique is that you can read the measurements by looking down on the cup as well as along the side (the measurement markings are written on that inner layer).
Since my family loves to enjoy waffles on weekend mornings, I have found that the two-cup size is much more convenient for me. I often need to measure somewhere between 1-2 cups of a liquid, and this is a great tool for that. The measurement quantities are accurate, as I have compared them to my pyrex cup.
I love being able to measure liquids without having to get eye-level with the counter top; it's really nice to just look down on the cup. It took my nine year-old a couple shots to get used to, but she has adjusted and likes that this cup isn't as heavy as the pyrex, so she is less worried about spilling or dropping the measuring cup.
My only gripe about the OXO angled measuring cup is that the 3/4 and 2/3 markings are close together and there is one little dash in the middle, so I can't always tell exactly which measure the marking is for. I figure the difference between 2/3 and 3/4 is not that big, so I've let it go.
I've never found regular liquid measuring cups to be a big nuisance, but the discovery of the OXO Angled Measure 2 Cup has certainly been a godsend in my house. If you stumble across one of these babies at the store or ever get annoyed at the cricks in your neck from making sure you have the correct liquid measurement, you will not regret picking this up. I think I paid about $6 for this at a grocery store a few years ago and my Pyrex 2-cup measuring cup has not been used since.
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