Kitchen Gear: Glass Measuring Cups

Glass measuring cups (like Pyrex or Anchor) are magic! Okay magical. These should be a staple in every kitchen. They come in a variety of sizes but the one I like using the most is the 2 cup one.

So what's so great about them?
  • measuring device: gives you both cup and metric volume
  • a holding/mixing container: handle, pouring spout, wide opening but deep enough not to spill, what more can you ask for?
  • heat resistant glass: Uh yes please! I can't tell you how many times I've cheated and cooked frozen veggies in this thing in the microwave. HOT liquids: no problem, cold liquids: no problem
  • affordable: virtually available everywhere including discount stores like Ross, Marshalls, Goodwill, the internet, etc 
  • durable, stack-able, and convenient 
Hell if you wanted to, it can even be a giant coffee mug (because we all have those kinds of days). All in all, I'm just saying, into cooking or not, this piece of glassware serves for more than one purpose, if you own nothing else in the kitchen, a glass measuring cup (cup/mug/bowl/cooking device) is one thing you should consider buying. The only thing that I can see being a slight downfall is that its not the most accurate measuring system. For baking, I prefer using smaller measuring cup/food scale but for most of everyday cooking, this is great!