Day 282 – Unsticky Measuring Cups


Today’s post is brought to you by the pin floating around saying, “17 Tips To Make Your Life Easier. seriously, read these…especially number 17 about the dryer…crazy!!” Sound familiar? I’ve seen it quite a few times now, so I took a little look through the list. Some of the tips were new to me, but this one really jumped out as something that I wanted to try.

Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don’t dry cup. Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out. Sound too good to be true? That’s because it is.

I tried this with the mother of all sticky ingredients, honey. You can see that it still stuck to the measuring cup. It might work better with something like peanut butter, but I haven’t tried.

As for number 17 on the list that the pin references, it’s about how dryer sheets leave an invisible film on your dryer vents. Anyone that uses dryer sheets should know about this. It’s the very reason why I don’t use them.

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3 Comments… Share your views

  1. I usually measure my oil right before honey…. does a pretty good job of getting the honey out, although there is usually still a tiny sticky spot right in the middle of the cup.

  2. I usually just spray my measuring cup/spoon with non-stick spray and then spread it around with a paper towel before measuring sticky things, it usually helps.

  3. might work better with a metal measuring cup that has better heat transfer.

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