Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Where did they go?

I have three sets of measuring cups in my kitchen. Two are cheap plastic sets by Kitchen Aid I think, plus I have a set of Foley metal measuring cups. We make the majority of our food from scratch and use all three sets at the same time pretty regularly. But the Foley set is my favorite set by far. Partly it's because they stack better, always a good thing in a home with not much storage. It's also because the metal cups have the amounts they measure stamped into the handle, while it's just painted on the plastic cups and the paint is wearing off. Plus the metal cups are a lot sturdier. The other day, when a handle from one of the plastic ¼ C measuring cup broke clean off, I decided to look around online for another set of the Foley ones and order them.

Only Foley is out of business.

I can find other metal measuring cups but they have very long handles which means the cups don’t fit well in our drawer. I also tracked down a set online, and learned to my surprise that Foley, whether metal or plastic, are now considered vintage. Who knew?

So now I need to decide if $14 plus shipping is just way too much to pay for a set of measuring cups.

6 comments:

Jeanne said...

I have measuring cups like that, but there are only two or three left. They were wedding presents. And now they're vintage. Huh. I don't think $14 plus shipping is too much for the last set.

Diane Russell said...

I have 3 sets too. Not all of them complete after all these years. For something that you really like, and works just right for you, that's not too much to spend. Go for it!!

Harriet said...

I need a new set. I only have one and the handle has snapped off my quarter cup measure (metal). Sur la Table has a wide variety of styles, some with short handles. You might try that website if you don't want to go the "vintage" route.

kittiesx3 said...

Wow thanks for the link. I found a set I love but yikes! $55 for that set? Granted it's got 2/3, 3/4, and 1 1/2 cups in there along with the usual, but I'm leaning more and more toward the Foley cups.

readersguide said...

How can they be vintage! They're what measuring cups should be -- oh no!

kittiesx3 said...

I guess that means WE are vintage!