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View Poll Results: Do You Use Measuring Cups and Spoons With or Without Their Rings
Rings? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Rings 12 41.38%
Diamond Rings, Wedding Rings, I Keep ALL Rings! 2 6.90%
Rings on Spoons but Not On Cups 13 44.83%
Rings on Cups but Not On Spoons 0 0%
Rings on my fingers, bells on my toes, a bone in my nose, woohoo! 2 6.90%
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:21 PM   #1
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Sets of Measuring Cups and Spoons

Every set of measuring cups or spoons I've ever seen is sold with a ring holding the individual pieces of the set together.

Until now, I have always removed those rings so I could use the individual tools individually.

What do you do? Why do you do that?
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:24 PM   #2
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I hear ya, my pet peeve --I take them apart !! I have some metal ones that need cutting !!
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:24 PM   #3
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the "until now" part worries me, Andy.

I would definitely separate the cups. Assuming you mean dry measures. Don't need a lot of hangers on when I'm trying to measure something finicky like powdered sugar or cornstarch. Having the spoons connected does not bother me, however.
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I take my cups apart but leave my TBS, tsp, etc. together. I'm afraid if those aren't together I would never find them!
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In addition to the sets of measuring cups/spoons with the rings, I have seen many without the rings. I have many sets of cups and spoons as an efficiency measure. When they come with rings I always remove the rings. I'm not a messy cook, but I see no point in having clean tools put where they may get wet or dirty. I store all my measuring spoons in a metal crock-like container in my kitchen cabinet. The cups are stacked in sets along side the spoons.
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I leave the rings on. My luck I'd lose them if they were to be seperated.
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:31 PM   #7
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the "until now" part worries me, Andy...
Everyone, please respond to the poll.

I bought a set of each this past Sunday and wondered if I was the only one who did what I did. I guess I'm questioning my long held beliefs at this point in my life.
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:37 PM   #8
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I always ditch the rings on the cups,the spoons I've left as is..But having trouble with my thumbs now so the rings are going to have to go with the spoons as well...I keep each in a container on a lazy susan cupboard so they are easy to find.

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I guess I'm questioning my long held beliefs at this point in my life.
Andy, please call or talk to Suzanne before you go wandering out among the Porsches. We are here to help.
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Andy, please call or talk to Suzanne before you go wandering out among the Porsches. We are here to help.
Too late! I already have my mid-life crisis car!
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