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Admittedly, I am not the dabbest hand in the kitchen. I can turn my hand to a few bits of basic cooking and baking, but that's just about my level of expertise. I work from home these days, primarily so I can look after our two children, and filling up the hours each day can be tricky.
My daughter, who is 3, enjoys baking so I have found myself starting to branch out a little, making cakes, muffins, flapjacks, all various easy to make stuff. In the course of this, I have bought some kitchenware just for us, and have gone for brightly coloured, fun items that I know will appeal to my daughter.
As such, these 'Kitchen Craft Colourworks 4 Measuring Cups' are perfect. Fit right in with the red rolling pin, blue baking trays etc! As you can see from the picture, they come in four bright colours (blue, pink, yellow, purple) and in four sizes; 1/8 Cup, 1/4 Cup, 1/2 Cup and 1 Cup. The sizes are clearly written on the handle of the measuring cup's, and are easy to see straight away, perfect for a panic-baker like me! Handily, they also include the sizes in ml too. I tend to find new (easy!) cake/ cupcake/ muffin recipes online to print out, and measurements can be in volume or weight, so having the two written down clearly is perfect for me.
The measuring cups themselves are sturdy, but nice and lightweight, which for me is preferable than the heavier stainless steel ones I often see. They are made from melamine, which is stain resistant, are dishwasher safe, and are guaranteed for 5 years. At under £5, they were/ are a great buy. The bright colours are deliberate, as there is a whole range of Colourworks kitchenware which you can buy and coordinate (not really my thing, but I know the girls like to do that!). We also have the Colourworks 5 Measuring Spoons, which get a lot of use too.
So they look good, are nice and light, easy for kids to pick up and use, and are cheap, whats not to love?
Just one thing actually. Being rounded spoon shapes, you have to hold them up with one hand and fill them with the other; if they had flat bottoms they could be rested on the surface to do this, but with the rounded bottoms they just roll over. Not a problem when there is two of you, as my daughter holds them while I fill them, but slightly annoying for the solo baker.
We shall be investing in more Colourworks kitchen pieces as they are fun for kids to bake with, and do brighten up the kitchen. Thumbs up from dad.