Am I backwards?

Posted Friday, April 3, 2009, at 8:02 PM
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  • The companies probably just put the measurements on the wrong side to mess with your mind. :)

    -- Posted by AmericanWoman on Fri, Apr 3, 2009, at 10:13 PM
  • It must have been designed by a man who doesn't cook.

    -- Posted by bellbuckletn on Fri, Apr 3, 2009, at 10:40 PM
  • I noticed that just the other day, too. Its quite annoying I think. Maybe we should make our own line of measuring cups!

    -- Posted by 3boxers on Sat, Apr 4, 2009, at 2:16 AM
  • It would be nice if they were the same on each side for level purposes. I've never used a recipe with metric measurements. Have you?

    -- Posted by mmp84 on Sat, Apr 4, 2009, at 7:19 AM
  • Dear Betty H Brown,

    I really like a jug that has the metric information toward me when I use it for measuring. It always seems to me that the jug maker has assumed that I want to measure accurately -- as in baking -- rather than casually -- as in preparing soups or stews.

    You might like to check the article, Metric cooking with confidence at


    Pat Naughtin

    Geelong, Australia

    -- Posted by Pat Naughtin on Sat, Apr 4, 2009, at 8:30 AM
  • whoa you have someone across the world answering you...

    -- Posted by 4fabfelines on Sat, Apr 4, 2009, at 9:05 AM
  • Pat, thanks for your comments from Australia. That is a very interesting article, & I intend to read it more thoroughly.

    I measure dry ingredients in separate measuring cups where the cup is filled & the top leveled off. Liquids are put into the glass cups with the lines on the side.

    When I am using a recipe, it always calls for measurements in cups or portions thereof. That's what I have. If I had a recipe calling for metric measurements, then the metric side of the cup would work fine. You use the metric side of the cup because your recipes probably call for those measurements.

    Maybe I'll find some recipes with metric measurements.

    -- Posted by bettyhbrown on Sat, Apr 4, 2009, at 1:11 PM
  • You might like the measuring cups from Pampered Chef! The measurements are on the inside of the cup which is slanted so you can actually look down into the cup instead of bending down to view the side. I have the set of 3 ( 1, 2, 4 cups) and also the 1/4 c and I would be so lost without them!

    -- Posted by DannysGal on Mon, Apr 6, 2009, at 6:37 PM
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