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Thread: My Pyrex 500 ml measuring cup can be awkward to pour

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    My Pyrex 500 ml measuring cup can be awkward to pour

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    This might show me up as an idiot, but using my Pyrex measuring cup to pour water can wind up being awkward. If I don't have the angle, or something, just right instead of pouring out properly into a constant stream the water just flows down the outside of the measuring cup and basically creates a mess.

    I bought this thing to replace a plastic measuring cup as I thought a Pyrex cup measuring cup would be safer to place on the bench beside my gas cooktop. But it's like some force of nature plays havoc with me if I don't pour the water out of the Pyrex measuring cup at the right angle.

    Is there some other brand of heat resistant measuring cup I can use, that is easier to use? Does IKEA or some other place have such a measuring cup? I'm just getting sick of having to grab the sponge to clean up the spilled water.

    Or should I just try placing the edge of the Pyrex measuring cup on the edge of what I'm pouring into? I only just thought of that.
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    Howdy Pamount,

    Until I read this, I thought I was the only "idiot" around thinking of such issues...I've got a nice smart electric gooseneck kettle now which pours lovely...Was thinking of getting a smaller, stove top gooseneck or the likes and using that as a measuring jug, but don't think that will work.

    I'm at the stage where I'm currently using plastic measuring jugs and want to upgrade to a glass one, so I'm just keeping an eye open for a couple of glass jugs to do the same...Thought the same about the Pyrex measuring jugs...I haven't looked, but I wonder if Hario or the likes make such animals?

    Just checked and so far I found Ikea do VARDAGEN 1000ml measuring jugs. And Hario also do a glass heat resistant decanter and a server in 3 different sizes...I'm sure there are plenty more. Let's know what you come up with eh?

    I too wonder if others have any suggestions...

    Cheers.
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    Yeah, those Pyrex jugs are horrible and have been for decades...
    You'd think they could've got it right by now.

    Mal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdaddy View Post
    Howdy Pamount,

    Just checked and so far I found Ikea do VARDAGEN 1000ml measuring jugs.
    I was at IKEA today and I forgot about this until it was too late. I might be back there on Sunday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pamount View Post
    I was at IKEA today and I forgot about this until it was too late.
    Sounds like a typical thing I'd do

    Just going off on a little tangent, like I often do...Have you thought about using a small stainless steel milk pitcher? There are some around with measuring marks on them...I just googled stainless milk jugs and there's a large variety on google images...

    Cheers.
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    +1 for stainless jugs for drip free pouring. I use a big one when I make pancakes / crepes, no drips! Handle can get hot though if working with really hot stuff or near heat source for extended periods.

    Cheers
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    I just bought a couple of IKEA Vardagen measuring jugs, one 500 ml and one 1000 ml. I put the 500 ml jug to the test and the difference compared to the Pyrex jug was like chalk and cheese. No problem with pouring whatsoever. I am concerned that the Vardagen jugs might not be shatter proof, if I drop them (being made of glass), but that's a different story.

    Then again, if I drop the Pyrex jug it might crack one of my kitchen tiles. I know what I'd rather pay to replace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdaddy View Post
    Sounds like a typical thing I'd do

    Just going off on a little tangent, like I often do...Have you thought about using a small stainless steel milk pitcher? There are some around with measuring marks on them...I just googled stainless milk jugs and there's a large variety on google images...

    Cheers.
    I didn't see your post until after I got home from IKEA. I'll keep it in mind.

    Thanks.



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