It’s just so ISI

July 29th, 2011 Comments Off

 That’s pronounced “easy,” in case you wondered. I got some new measuring cups. I went into my local restaurant supply and saw these things and knew I had to have them. “Measuring cups? You had to have measuring cups? Why not something cool like a huge knife?” That would be because I don’t need a huge knife – I needed new measuring cups. Correction, I wanted new measuring cups.

I thought it would be a good time for a new product review since I have yet to do one and what’s better to evaluate than my new set of measuring cups? The story is simple: you’ve already combined all of your ingredients in your trusty Pyrex glass measuring cup with spout. Now, you need to pour that into your running stand mixer. Have you ever tried to do that? I have – it doesn’t work. If your mixer is shaped like mine, getting that last little bit out of the cup is impossible – spout or not.

The ISI measuring cups solve that problem. They’re soft and pliable; a feature I’ve never seen in a measuring cup. With this feature you can create a spout easily with just a little squeeze. The tops of the cups are also contoured so which aids the spout-making feature.

The cups are made of silicone so they don’t slide around the counter or out of your grip. They’re microwave-safe and can handle temperatures of up to 490°F. You could, essentially, put these in your oven.. I don’t know why you would want to, but you could. They’re also dishwasher-safe which is a must in my kitchen.

The same company also makes a line of mixing bowls. If I didn’t have 3 sets of mixing bowls already I probably would have bought these trendy little monsters. They’re made of the same material which is an ingenious idea for mixing bowls. A half-dozen eggs is just that much easier to pour into a pan when you can grip the bowl with one hand.

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