Measuring Cups vs. Scales...are they equal?

Measuring Cups vs. Scales...are they equal?

Ask any professional Pastry Chef what they use to measure ingredients and they'll all say a scale. Why? Simply put, weight is more accurate than volume.

If we conducted an experiment (we actually did something similar in our PantryChic focus groups!) and had 3 individuals measure out 1 Cup of flour without instructing them on technique, then weigh each cup, you would find variability between each person's measurements. 

Why is this? Measuring by volume is variable! From how you store your ingredients, where you store them and the technique - or lack there of - to which you measure out that 1 Cup, will depend on each individual. Weight on the other hand, is precise - 125g of flour is always 125g!

Why does this matter? When you cook, a dash or pinch of something won't alter your recipe too much as you can adjust to your taste. To quote acclaimed artist and cake decorator Liz Marek (@SugarGeekShow), "Baking is a science and because you can accidentally add too much flour or have not enough flour when you use cups, a scale is needed for accuracy."

This is the premise of how PantryChic came to fruition. In search of achieving more consistent results and minimizing the usual baking mess, I developed a  multifunctional storage solution that auto-measures and converts volume to weight to achieve better outcomes and more efficient preparation.

So the next time you bake, set yourself up for success; toss those measuring cups, grab your PantryChic Smart Storage System and measure by weight! 


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