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Measure for Measure

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      Using Measuring Cups

      • Use nesting measuring cups for liquid and dry ingredients. A set of metal or plastic cups usually contains a 1-cup, one-half-cup, one-third-cup, and one-fourth-cup measure. You can tell which cup is which by comparing their sizes.

      Measuring Liquids

      • To measure small amounts of liquid without spilling, store the liquid in wide-mouthed jars. Bend a metal measuring spoon at its base to make a ladle, and then use it to dip the liquid out of the jar. Liquids are easier to measure when they are cold.
      • Measure liquid medicine with a liquid medication guide available from the Department's Aids and Devices Store.

      Measuring Lengths

      • To measure lengths in inches or centimeters, use a ruler, yardstick or measuring tape with raised markings.
      • You can also measure items with a rotomatic to an accuracy of 1/64 inch.

      All these measuring tools are available from the Department's Aids and Devices Store.