20 August 2019

Washing removes numbers and scale from a measuring cup

Discussed at the mildlyinfuriating subreddit.


  1. Yes, one of my pet peeves! Not to mention that some of them use wussy colors that you can barely see even when they're new. Forget a better mousetrap; can someone please create a better measuring cup with indelible markings?

  2. I have that same cup! I use it to scoop cat food from the bag.

  3. It didn't change the cup's size, though. It still works fine. Cup, 1/2 cup, 1/4 cup, 1/8 cup. Not close enough for chemistry or drug commerce, but close enough for cooking.

    What I noticed was the handle. All the pyrex glass measuring cups everywhere have a handle like that now, just a long straight hook. My wife Juanita had a measuring cup that she had since she was a little girl, and I reached past where it was hanging and broke it. It had an ear-shaped handle that went smoothly into the cup at top and bottom like a coffee cup's handle does. We have a rule where all I have to do when I break or lose something precious to her --a book, hard drive, fender, whatever-- is to replace it with /the same thing, the same size, the same color/. In this case I can't find the same thing. I mean, did they stop making ear-shaped closed handles on measuring cups because some lawyer's child got his fingers stuck in one?

    1. Perhaps relevant -


      - although neither of ours had an ear-shaped handle.


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