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Small measurements made easy

The Mini Adjust-A-Cup lets you measure just about any kind of ingredient with one cup.

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The Mini Adjust-A-Cup KitchenArt

Getting sticky ingredients like honey or peanut butter in and out of a measuring cup can be a hassle. When you're looking at particularly small amounts, like a tablespoon, it's tempting to just eyeball it and move on. The Mini Adjust-A-Cup makes it much easier to manage sticky measurements: it uses a plunger design to force all of your ingredient of choice out of the measuring cup and into a mixing bowl without a problem. The cup adjusts to measure different amounts ranging from 1 teaspoon to 2 tablespoons, noting measurements in teaspoons, tablespoons, milliliters, and ounces. It works just as well with dry ingredients and liquids as with sticky ingredients. The cup even has measurements for both wet and dry ingredients to make sure you get the exact amount you need for your recipe.

The Mini Adjust-A-Cup is actually the smallest of an entire line of Adjust-A-Cup measuring cups, going up to 2 cups in size. These measuring cups have become increasingly popular, in part because they are constantly used by Alton Brown on his Food Network show, "Good Eats." It's made from durable plastic and is dishwasher-safe: you don't need to take it apart to clean it, either. The Mini Adjust-A-Cup is priced at $3.99.