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Old 03-04-2007, 01:18 AM   #21
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I wish someone would tell the coffee pot makers that there are 8 oz. in a cup.

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Old 04-08-2007, 02:33 AM   #22
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Measuring

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Originally Posted by jkath

Get yourself some of these - they have the measures printed right on them.

I wanted to post this response as a Poll but couldn't find out how.
These are a beautiful set of measuring tools!

I would like to know:
How many people use the measuring tools as they are designed to be used?
I.E. Strike off the measured item level with the top of the tool?

Every time--

Most of the time--

Some times--

Never--

If a little spells over that's O.K.--

If it not quite level that's O.K.--

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Old 04-08-2007, 10:07 AM   #23
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Charlie:

Depends on what I'm cooking. For most recipes (other than baking) measurements don't have to be exact, so close to a cup or tablespoon, etc. works.

For baking, I'm more precise.
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Old 04-08-2007, 10:54 AM   #24
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Charlie:

Depends on what I'm cooking. For most recipes (other than baking) measurements don't have to be exact, so close to a cup or tablespoon, etc. works.

For baking, I'm more precise.
Ditto for me too.
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Old 04-11-2007, 09:22 PM   #25
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Me three. It bugs Mom to death that I'm not more exact when I cook. I'm getting used to leveling off the stuff when baking, but regular cooking....it's tough! :)
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Old 04-11-2007, 10:56 PM   #26
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I use measuring equipment only when I bake.

For normal cooking, I mainly just eyeball it (Rachael Ray).
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Old 04-12-2007, 03:30 AM   #27
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For "cookery" I just wing it and "approximate" for the most part ... more especially herbs and spices which can lose potency during storage so a little "tweak" here and there might be necessary.

In baking I tend to follow the recipe - measurements, time and temp.
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Old 04-12-2007, 03:43 AM   #28
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I wish someone would tell the coffee pot makers that there are 8 oz. in a cup.

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LOL - guess it depends on the size of your coffee cup! I've got one that is 12-oz, and another one that is probably 16-oz! Oh, wait - those are mugs ... a cup can be either 8 or 10 oz.
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Old 04-12-2007, 09:09 AM   #29
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...and if you're a coffee pot maker, a "cup" is somewhere around 5 fluid ounces. That's how they get 12 cups into such a small container.
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Old 04-20-2007, 09:19 AM   #30
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oh Poutine, your charts very useful. ill print that off thankyou. Ive always wondered how much a "cup" was.
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