One of the first places I saw the Adjust-A-Cup measuring cup was Alton Brown’s TV show, Good Eats. It caught my attention – and the attention of many other viewers because it was such a flexible tool. It can be used for dry ingredients, liquids and, most importantly, sticky ingredients that might otherwise be difficult to get out of a measuring cup, like peanut butter and honey, because the plunger design simply pushes everything out of the cup with no fuss. This Mini Adjust-A-Cup has the same design as its bigger brother, but is designed to work for smaller quantities. It measures from 1 teaspoon up to 6 teaspoons (or 2 tablespoons) and has measurements given for both wet and dry ingredients to ensure that you get the exact amount of whatever you’re measuring into your recipe. It gives measurements in teaspoons, tablespoons, milliliters and ounces.
I find these smaller measuring cups are handy when it comes to measuring out small amounts of oil, honey and other ingredients, things that I might otherwise be tempted to “eyeball” simply out of convenience.
RachaelJune 19, 2009
Have you found that these come clean very easily?
StephJune 19, 2009
I have one of these, but I find it kind of annoying to clean, especially when I use shortening because it’s hard to put it back together once I pull it apart. I’m afraid of wrecking the rubber.
HilaryJune 19, 2009
I know what I’m asking for for Christmas this year!! I got the big one after I saw Alton using it and I LOVE it!
Sally TJune 19, 2009
Pampered chef has carried the 1 cup version for many years. They work great.
HeidiJune 19, 2009
I have this tiny adjust-a-cup and have to keep a VERY close eye on it when my parents visit, because my dad likes it so much he keeps trying to lift it! It is excellent for recipes that require 1 or 2 tbs of something sticky, like honey or corn syrup…saves greasing a measuring spoon.
ChristineJune 20, 2009
yea…i really like this thing – what will they think of next?
ShannonJune 21, 2009
I love mine from Pampered Chef, I use it soo much, I have the big one and the small one. If you can get one, do so, it’s great. And it’s easy for me to clean up, I just pull it apart, toss it in the dishwasher and voila it’s clean, if I’ve just used the liquid part I don’t wash the outside as there is no need IMO.
Wireless Outdoor SpeakersJune 28, 2009
This is a really great little product…I know it will come in handy every time I’m doing some cooking.