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GShock's picture

I am right handed, so you would think I would be happy with the usual measuring cups found in the store.

I am ambidextrous enough that I prefer to hold the measure cup in my left hand and pour liquid into the cup with my right hand. I just have more control over the pouring, that way.

This being the case, I sure would like to find some "left-handed" measuring cups.

I am just NOT comfortable ordering merchandise on-line. I realize I could go to the store or a bank and get a "gift/visa" card, but I also prefer to actually hold the purchase in my hands to check out the markings and the weight.

Any ideas where I could find the equipment I am looking for?

GenE

Glenys's picture

(post #56609, reply #1 of 12)

What you should get are some of the OXO read from the top liquid cups, then rather than looking from the side, you'll see the accurate liquid measure from the top markings.

KarenP's picture

(post #56609, reply #2 of 12)

I'm very left handed and I use the Oxo brand that Glenys is talking about. for dry measure, I don't care and have both the usual handled versoin and one of those that has an outside cylinder that has the measurement units and an inside "push" device to empty the ingredients being measured. For liquid, and I can switch off most everything easily, I like the Oxo, look down from the top for the measurements and pour.

madnoodle's picture

(post #56609, reply #3 of 12)

I agree.  I have the Oxo 1 cup measure and the tiny 4 Tbsp measure--now that's a useful one.  In fact, I broke the handle off the 1 cup measure years ago, so it's neither right nor left-handed, but it really doesn't matter.

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GShock's picture

(post #56609, reply #10 of 12)

Ya know, I am old enough that I tend to go old style instead of using newer products. I think I just assumed that glass measures would be more accurate than the plastic OXO.

However, after seeing the number of recommendations and realizing that I could look down in to the cup and see the measure, I will probably go out and get some of those.

To the question about holding vs setting on a counter. I may not BE old enough to truely have trouble bendind over to look at the cup, but I often FEEL old enough (to have trouble bending). My counters are lower than standard, and not always sure they are exactly level anyway (live in an apartment). I have gone by the thought that I can hold the cup at least as level as the counters are likely to be.

Thanks for the tips.

GenE

Jean's picture

(post #56609, reply #11 of 12)

I find myself setting mine on the windowsill.  About the right height and focal length. LOL


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Adele's picture

(post #56609, reply #4 of 12)

Can you not just put the measuring cup on the counter?  I don't think I've ever held it in my hand when pouring something in.  How would you know it's level?

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

Gretchen's picture

(post #56609, reply #5 of 12)

At the risk of invoking the "weighers" to this one (!) I can usually hold it up and get it pretty "right". I do have one of the oxo cups also. 


Of course, if you are doing the absolute correct measurement as in a lab, the miniscus has to touch the measure line!!  I don't do that.


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Jean's picture

(post #56609, reply #6 of 12)

Giving meds we measured to the bottom of the meniscus.


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Edited 12/2/2009 9:09 pm ET by Jean

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Gretchen's picture

(post #56609, reply #7 of 12)

Yep. Exactness counts!!  ;o)

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ashleyd's picture

(post #56609, reply #8 of 12)

Ah, that would be the miniscus as opposed to the maxiscus? Probably related to the meniscus (the opposite of the fewscus!).


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Quilter's picture

(post #56609, reply #9 of 12)

I picked up two new measuring cups last week at my local Canadian Tire store - made by Anchor, USA.  Very heavy glass with no handle, have raised letters with three pouring spouts.  Measured marks are 1/8th to 1 cup, 1 to 8 oz. and 25 to 250 ml.  They even came with a fitted lid!  Love the feel of them in my hand and I don't miss the handle one bit.

soupereasy's picture

Can't say that I would like (post #56609, reply #12 of 12)

Can't say that I would like no handle as I very often use the glass measures for hot liquids.
I have one by Pyrex and one by Oven Basics (Anchor Hocking) and like them both.