Mayonnaise, cream cheese, and peanut butter can prove to be daunting while cooking. When an exact measurement is needed for a recipe, a standard measuring cup isn’t very useful. Sure, you can scoop the desired ingredient into the cup, but then you need to use a spatula to scrape all of it out of the cup. It becomes a messy, timely activity.
Although Pampered Chef’s Measure-All Cup is not a new item, it is a much needed kitchen tool that solves this problem. With its two-part design, the cook can adjust the cup to measure the exact amount. Once the cup is filled, the cook simply depresses the plunger and transfers the ingredient to the desired vessel. With the plunger system, there is no need to scrape the sides of the measuring cup to remove the ingredient; the plunger does that for the cook.
Even with two separate pieces to wash, it is more simply cleaned than a standard measuring cup when working with items such as peanut butter. As the plunger has removed most of the peanut butter, there aren’t groove or corners filled with peanut butter that need to be scrubbed. The Measure-All Cup only has smooth surfaces that are easier to clean.
The Measure-All Cup also can be inverted and used as a measure for liquid ingredients. With a pouring spout, it does serve a dual purpose. However, I tend not to use my Measure-All Cup for these chores. This is where the two-piece system is less useful, as the two pieces do not make measuring a liquid easier and require more cleaning than a regular liquid measuring cup.
To me this tool is less of a Measure-All Cup and more of a Messy, Sticky Emulsion Measuring Cup. Regardless to the fact that I don’t use it on daily basis, I find this measuring tool to be indispensable.