Adjustable Measuring Cups
How we tested
We’ve relied on our previously winning adjustable measuring cup since 2008 for measuring sticky ingredients like honey and peanut butter, so we wondered if a new adjustable cup from another manufacturer offered any advantages. Like our old winner, this new model consists of a clear plastic barrel with measurement markings and a plunger insert. The plunger is drawn back to the desired marking, filled, and then pushed forward to eject the ingredient. The new model's cup sports a twisting track that guides the plunger and holds it steady for precise measuring. Unfortunately, this feature complicated things; while our old winner uses an easy pull-push motion, the new cup's plunger stubbornly stuck to the track as we muscled through twisting it up and down, occasionally sending the plunger flying out of the tube. We also nearly knocked the measuring cup over as it teetered on its wobbly base, making us miss the large, solid foundation of our old winner. For our sticky measuring needs, we’re sticking with our old favorite.