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    My Name Is Bakingfool and I Have a Problem

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    bakingfool
    Mon May 14, 2012 6:00 pm
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    In preparation for an upcoming move, I've been sorting and purging unneeded household items.

    I've discovered I have 23 full sets of dry measuring cups and five partial sets.

    I have 12 liquid measuring cups ranging in size from a few ounces to quart sized.

    I have 30 full sets of measuring spoons, and a bunch of odd singles that have been separated from long-gone sets.

    My name is bakingfool, and I have a problem . . . icon_lol.gif

    But I intend to keep everyone of my measuring cups and spoons!
    duonyte
    Mon May 14, 2012 9:53 pm
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    icon_lol.gif Well, I don't have quite that many but I have mutiple sets too, esp of measuring cups. I've taken to putting the sizes I use most often right in the bins - 1/4 cup in the sugar; 1 cup and 1/2 cup in the various flour bins; 1/3 cup in the steel cut oats. Saves having to wash and dry them..
    bakingfool
    Tue May 15, 2012 12:46 am
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    Having dozens of cups does save on washing and drying.

    I have so many because when my kids were little, my measuring cups often went to the beach, out to the sandbox, into the toybox, behind and under furntiure, etc.

    So, I always suggested measuring cups or spoons as gift ideas for small budgets, and was always picking them up myself.

    Now, my measuring cups stay in my kitchen, safe and sound, but I still got two new sets yesterday (Mother's Day gifts)!


    Last edited by bakingfool on Tue May 15, 2012 10:08 pm, edited 1 time in total
    Chocolatl
    Tue May 15, 2012 4:14 pm
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    duonyte wrote:
    icon_lol.gif Well, I don't have quite that many but I have mutiple sets too, esp of measuring cups. I've taken to putting the sizes I use most often right in the bins - 1/4 cup in the sugar; 1 cup and 1/2 cup in the various flour bins; 1/3 cup in the steel cut oats. Saves having to wash and dry them..


    I do the exact same thing. Plus I have at least two full sets besides those.

    I have more than three sets of spoons. Makes it easier to measure wet and dry ingredients.
    auzzi
    Tue May 15, 2012 9:59 pm
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    I have 3 Australian [obviously] metric sets, both DM's and MIL's vintage Imperial sets, two US Imperial sets, 1 European Metric set, 1 UK Imperial set, 1 UK metric set, 3 asian [all varied] sets ... I have a AU metric GF-dedicated set, a "child learning to cook" set, 1 husband "I need to measure this" set .... and 3 sets hidden in the cupboard .. I surrender none of them ...
    bakingfool
    Wed May 16, 2012 10:54 am
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    auzzi wrote:
    I have 3 Australian [obviously] metric sets, both DM's and MIL's vintage Imperial sets, two US Imperial sets, 1 European Metric set, 1 UK Imperial set, 1 UK metric set, 3 asian [all varied] sets ... I have a AU metric GF-dedicated set, a "child learning to cook" set, 1 husband "I need to measure this" set .... and 3 sets hidden in the cupboard .. I surrender none of them ...


    AHA! That's probably why I have five partial sets. The missing cups are in the garage! icon_rolleyes.gif
    PaulO in MA
    Wed May 16, 2012 1:10 pm
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    I think I have 4 sets of measuring cups, three sets of measuring spooons, and 4 glass, liquid measuring cups (1, 2, 4, and 8 cups).

    Not even close to 23 sets. icon_biggrin.gif
    Chocolatl
    Wed May 16, 2012 3:20 pm
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    PaulO in MA wrote:
    I think I have 4 sets of measuring cups, three sets of measuring spooons, and 4 glass, liquid measuring cups (1, 2, 4, and 8 cups).

    Not even close to 23 sets. icon_biggrin.gif


    You need to get cracking--you're way behind! rotfl.gif
    PaulO in MA
    Thu May 17, 2012 9:05 am
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    I know. icon_smile.gif

    I first typed that I had 3 sets, then remembered the Mario Batali set my wife bought me when she was out with a friend. My wife went to Rutgers, like Mario Batali, and my wife likes the color orange.

    http://www.italiankitchen.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=B00D9227-475A-BAC0-588826D03FB1BB9B&fid=B00D9237-475A-BAC0-561E1A44D054DA38



    I should look in the drawer. Wonder if there are actually more.

    How does one end up with 23 sets. icon_biggrin.gif
    bakingfool
    Thu May 17, 2012 1:23 pm
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    PaulO in MA wrote:
    I know. icon_smile.gif

    I first typed that I had 3 sets, then remembered the Mario Batali set my wife bought me when she was out with a friend. My wife went to Rutgers, like Mario Batali, and my wife likes the color orange.

    http://www.italiankitchen.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=B00D9227-475A-BAC0-588826D03FB1BB9B&fid=B00D9237-475A-BAC0-561E1A44D054DA38



    I should look in the drawer. Wonder if there are actually more.

    How does one end up with 23 sets. icon_biggrin.gif


    In my case, Little Bakingfool#1 loved to empty my kitchen drawers. I needed to fill them with small, harmless and easily replaceable things. So . . . lots of measuring cups. Which promptly disappeared and/or were destroyed. Many of them were decimated by a large, metal Tonka truck. (Forget the measuring cups - it still pains me to remember what that truck did to my furniture) icon_lol.gif Some some of the cups survived, though, and eventually found their way back to my kitchen. But never in a complete set.

    When the other little Bakingfools came along, they decided there's nothing more attractive than whatever your sibling is playing with, and developed an unusual fondness for measuring cups and spoons, too. They didn't flatten them with a Tonka truck, though. They took them outside.

    Goodbye, measuring cups and spoons.

    Since I never had a full set at hand, I was always buying them. And, perhaps foolishly, when the little Bakingfools were small and were buying gifts with their very limited funds, I always tried to request something inexpensive yet useful - measuring cups and spoons.

    Here's the thing, though -- the Little Bakingfools aren't so little anymore, but apparently old habits die hard.

    The last few years, they've pooled their gift money and bought me a lovely enameled cast iron dutch oven and a large, fancy pressure cooker. And measuring cups. And measuring spoons . . . They must just think I really like measuring cups and spoons!

    I have decided I probably don't need hundreds of measuring cups, so at least half of them will be donated to our church for distribution to those in need.

    Hopefully, any little bakingfools produced by my little bakingfools won't share their parents' fondness for measuring cups.
    Red Apple Guy
    Fri May 18, 2012 10:15 am
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    I solved the measuring cup collecting issue by buying a scale and switching to weights. Then I bought another scale. A friend gave me another but it doesn't work, so I'll probably need to replace it......HELP! cups are cheaper.

    Red
    auzzi
    Fri May 18, 2012 10:48 pm
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    I use a scale also - at the moment I have four sets .....
    Riverside Len
    Sat May 19, 2012 2:15 am
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    Bakingfool, if you have room for all of that I would say you don't have any problems. Besides, there are some things you can't have too many of.
    bakingfool
    Sat May 19, 2012 1:29 pm
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    It takes up surprisingly little room, and I have room for it now. I have four sets of the cups and four sets of spoons in my kitchen drawers. About half of the liquid measuring cups are also in my cupboards. I also have a scale, but I rarely use it.

    The rest of the cups and spoons are in a large, clear plastic bin with a lid in my walk-in pantry. The rest of the liquid cups are on a shelf in there, too. If I need more than what I have in my kitchen, I go in and grab whatever out of the bin or off the shelf.

    But when we move I'm losing my walk-in pantry, so some of this stuff really has to go.
    bakingfool
    Sat May 19, 2012 1:30 pm
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    Red Apple Guy wrote:
    I solved the measuring cup collecting issue by buying a scale and switching to weights. Then I bought another scale. A friend gave me another but it doesn't work, so I'll probably need to replace it......HELP! cups are cheaper.

    Red


    It's a slippery slope Red . . . it always starts small and then, well, one day you wake up and have 23 scales!
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