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What is a measuring cup?

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A measuring cup is a graduated container used primarily for cooking and other household tasks. Measuring cups come in a variety of sizes, and many have the capability of measuring different amounts of either liquid or dry ingredients.

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What is a measuring cup?
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In the United States, most measuring cups are available in such increments as one-quarter, one-third and one-half cups as well as one- and two-cup amounts. Some measure in metric quantities as well. Measuring cups are generally made of glass, plastic or metal and often have a spout for easy pouring. Measuring cups allow accurate and consistent measurements for cooking and for such uses as adding laundry detergent or bleach to the wash.

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