Meausuring cups are not normally "high-tech" items. Their function is simple: they measure amounts of things. Most of us have a few of them in the cupboard, drawers, or shelves. Some of them stack together well, some do not, but none of them flex...unless they are made of bendable, heat-resistant silicone.
From a fortunate turn of events at a recent holiday party/Yankee Swap, we became the proud owners of a set of three Flex-it measuring cups:1, 2 and 4-cup capacity.; 6 1/2", 7" and 8" high. These cups can stand the heat...up to 490°F, and are microwave and dishwasher safe.
The food-grade silicone won't yellow over time and they nest nicely for compact storage.
The material has a firm yet flexible feel. They are handle-free because their textured outer surface provides a secure grip. Their rims automatically form spouts for smooth pouring and superb control. No funnels needed. Calibrations are on both sides for easy-to-read measuring.
Note the cups' narrower shapes. The slimmer profiles are especially helpful when adding ingredients to bowls. The large cup may also double as a mixing bowl for use with an immersion blender.
The folks in the RainyDayKitchen have used measuring cups made from other kinds of materials (glass, plastic, metal) at one time or another and are eager to put this new silicone set through the paces. Look for a full write-up next month. [Permalink] -iSi Silicone Measuring Cup