In this guide we’ll look at the best measuring cups for the UK market.
We’ve compared design, usability, capacity and cost
to give you our top recommendations.
What are the Best Measuring Cups?
More Detailed Measuring Cup Reviews
U-Taste Measuring Cups and Spoons Set Review
The U-Taste Measuring Cups and Spoons Set is our recommendation for the best measuring cup set.
The metric measurements are engraved on the cups and spoons in this set, meaning they will never fade. This feature has been added in direct response to customer feedback about other products.
The set includes seven cup sizes, making it easy to pick exactly the right one when baking or cooking. The cups are easy and quick to identify by the colour of their handle: each measurement is a different colour.
They are all made of 18/8 stainless steel which is both rust-resistant and durable; they won’t degrade like their plastic counterparts.
Robust and sturdy with thick metal handles, the cups do not bend when you are baking. The measurement is conveniently displayed on the handle rather than on the cup itself, making it easy to see at a glance.
The U-Taste Measuring Cups and Spoons Set will quickly become an indispensable addition to any kitchen.
Joseph Joseph Nest Measure Measuring Cup Set Review
The Joseph Joseph Nest Measure Measuring Cup Set features eight cups in bright, vibrant colours. Both spoons and cups are measured in the same container. If you prefer to do things a little ‘old school’, they have imperial as well as metric measurements too.
The handles snap together for easy storage and come apart just as easily; you can select your cup of choice without the others getting in the way.
Made from high-quality plastic, these cups are perfectly safe for the dishwasher.
The funky colours are ideal for camping, caravans and holiday homes or just baking at home with the kids.
Tomoral Measuring Cups and Spoons Set Review
Measure just the right amount of your essential ingredients with the Tomoral Measuring Cups and Spoons Set. These high-quality stainless steel cups are long lasting and durable.
Free from harmful toxins, and tasteless, these cups and spoons will not taint the contents as you measure it.
Soft, silicone handles in different colours protect your hands if you are using hot ingredients. The Tomoral Measuring Cups will soon become a staple for all your favourite recipes. They can be used for both wet and dry ingredients and are completely stable when full.
Detachable, and able to be used independently, this set features measurements that are engraved into the metal so will not fade.
If you are just starting out in a new home, be sure to put the budget-friendly Tomoral Measuring Cup and Spoon set on your shopping list.
Wildone Measuring Cups & Spoons Set Review
The Wildone Measuring Cups & Spoons Set is versatile; it is safe and efficient to use for both wet and dry ingredients. Eight smart measuring cups make light work of all your baking and cooking needs with colourful, non-slip silicone handles.
Made of food-grade stainless steel and free from any toxic elements, the eight cups have clear, accurate markings displaying the measurements in both cups and millilitres. There are also eight measuring spoons to cover every eventuality in the kitchen.
The measuring cups nest together for easy storage. A practical, stainless steel ring effectively holds them together, while also allowing you to quickly leaf through and find the size you need.
Measuring Cup Buyer’s Guide
Using cups is a much easier and more precise way to measure than trying to gauge measurements using a common spoon.
User experience is surprisingly important when it comes to choosing measuring cups – there are more features available than you might think!
If you’re looking to buy some measuring cups but not sure where to start, you should check out our buyer’s guide.
You should always verify the actual volume capacity of the cups you are buying. There is no standardisation when it comes to sizing for measuring cups.
Find out what each cup holds and whether this is what you expect it to be – they could be US measurements or even Australian.
Some brands offer both imperial and metric sizing which can be useful. If the cup size is engraved onto the metal then the original measurement will not fade over time.
The highest-quality measuring cups are made from premium stainless steel which is easy to clean in the dishwasher. To avoid burning your fingers and for ease of use, these metal measuring cups usually have silicone on the handles.
Quality measuring cups have a nice weight to them so that they are completely stable when full.
Most measuring cup sets are designed to stack one inside the other for easy storage. Opt for silicone inserts on the metal handles to avoid them feeling either slippery or hot to the touch.
Some cup sets have lightly magnetised handles, or feature a way to clip the cups together, to allow for easy storage. If you are likely to only regularly use two or three of the cup sizes, choose a design which allows you to separate individual cups.
Ease of use
Most cooks would agree that it is easier to use small cups separately, rather than trying to isolate the one you want from a group of cpus. Some measuring cup sets will allow you to detach individual cups which can make them a lot easier to use.
Stainless steel cups are generally the most popular because the measurement can be engraved onto the metal and will never fade. Many metal cups feature silicone inserts on the handles to protect fingers from burning. These inserts are usually different colours to help you quickly spot the right measuring cup for your recipe.
Measuring Cups FAQ
How to use a measuring cup?
Simply select the right sized cup from the set according to the recipe. Fill the cup with either a dry or wet ingredient. The assumption is generally that the contents of the measuring cup should be level rather than heaped, unless the recipe states otherwise. Then just add the contents to the mix.