Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

Cooking 101: Measuring


Cooking 101- Measuring | Carrie's Experimental Kitchen

Today’s infographic in the Cooking 101 series is on Measuring. Yes, there are two different types of measuring cups and both serve their own purpose…dry and liquid. Dry measuring cups are for measuring dry ingredients such as flour, sugar, salt, etc; whereas liquid measuring cups are for measuring liquids such as milk, water, oil, etc.

Do you really need two measuring cups?

Yes. One dry cup is equal to 1.16 liquid cup or a little more than 2 liquid ounces.

Is it really going to make much of a difference when cooking savory dishes?

Probably not; however, when baking you need to have precise measurements or you will get a different end result. I guess that is why I prefer cooking to baking, it’s a little more liberating. Measuring spoons on the other hand, can be used for both liquid and dry ingredients.


  1. Kirsten
    October 10, 2014 at 6:51 am - Reply

    Great info graphic, Carrie! I’m sharing this with my son, who could really use the refresher (and listening to someone other than his mom, I suppose 😉


      October 10, 2014 at 10:14 am - Reply

      Great Kirsten! That’s why I’m doing this post for my daughter who is now living on her own. It’s good to get back to the basics once in a while. 🙂

  2. Rafaella
    October 10, 2014 at 9:08 am - Reply

    Hello Carrie! So nice to visit your website 🙂
    I find it more accurate to weigh (in grams) all the solid/dry ingredients and in some bread recipes, I weigh the water as well.

      October 10, 2014 at 10:15 am - Reply

      Hi Rafaella and thanks for stopping by! That’s a great tip, thanks so much for sharing and passing the information along I really appreciate it.

      October 10, 2014 at 10:22 am - Reply

      Hello Rafaella and thank you so much for your tip on weighing in grams, I really appreciate it! 🙂

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