But in our experience, the real issue is how easy it is to use each kind of cup with the specific kind of ingredient.
It's simply easier and more accurate to measure dry ingredients in a measuring cup where you can fill the cup and then sweep the excess off the top to get an even measure. And it's easier to measure liquids in a liquid measuring cup where the line of measurement is below the lip of the cup. This allows us to get right up to the measurement mark without spilling over and also helps us transfer the liquid without sloshing.
Of course, we could get rid of all our measuring cups and just go by weight. That would truly be the most accurate!
Do you think both dry and liquid measuring cups are necessary, or do you get by with only one set?
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