Gradation on the Dry Unit
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Both wet and dry measuring cups have scale markings painted or etched on them but what your eye won’t see is that the scaling marks on the wet measuring cup are about 16% larger than the scaling marks on the dry measuring cups. The wet measuring cups have a larger scale to account for the Meniscus that forms when measuring liquids. Because we cook to a recipe the 16% difference shouldn’t matter much in cooking. But for baking, where we bake to a formula it could send your baked product over the edge. If you are not sure about which kind of cups or spoons you have, Smart Kitchen covers dry measuring cups & spoons in Lesson 3: Topic 2: Exercise 6.