Pyrex Easy-To-Read 2-Cup Measuring Cup Review

By Tammy Taylor~

I’m 55 years old, y’all. Old enough for my eyes to require reader glasses. But I can’t wear glasses all the time because otherwise the ole eyes still see well. That means I’m always searching for my readers when I need to see finer detail.

This creates more problem in the kitchen than anywhere else.  I’m constantly fetching my readers to measure when I’m cooking.  What a pain!  I really loved the look of the new larger-print Pyrex measuring cup so I reached out to Pyrex and asked them if they’d send me one to review.  Hey, ya never know…  Glory be, they said yes!

Now although this measuring cup was received at no cost to me to try out & review, please remember that my words will be my own.  I’ll share the real story with y’all, no fluffy obligatory stuff from me, oh no!

When my new ‘Love’ series measuring cup was received I was delighted to see it had turquoise markings, although I see they have different colors & designs too.  I already have two not-so-easy to read glass 1-cup measuring cups and a hefty embossed (but equally hard to read) 4-cup measuring cup.  So this 2-cup will get lots of use.  It seems so many times I need between 1 and 2 cups of liquid in my recipes!  Especially when I’m making RancherMan’s favorite fluffy Sandwich Bread, since I make it so often.

Pyrex ‘Love’ Collection Attributes

Let’s compare the new with my old standby…  Well, this new one is certainly PRETTY.  Hey, just because it’s functional doesn’t mean it can’t look nice #amiright?  I pulled out my old reliable (yet hard for me to read) Pyrex 1-cup measuring cup and this brand-spankin’ new 2-cup one and sat them side by side.  Yeah, this is going to be wonderful!

One of the very first things I noticed when I used the new one was the pour spout.  For whatever reason, it seems any time I try to slowly pour from my measuring cups the liquid dribbles down the side and makes a mess.  This 2-cup measuring cup seems to have a deeper pour spout.  It pours beautifully – no mess!

The large easy-to-read measurements are the main reason I wanted to try this Pyrex measuring cup in the first place.  Oh yeah, my eyes are gonna love this!

And my old Pyrex measuring cup had a semi-circle handle, which has always served me just fine. But this new one has an open-ended handle which actually helps nest my measuring cups so much easier.  I love that.

And there’s a little extra space beyond the 2-cup measurement so there’s less chance of spillage.  A good thing for me since I’m often clumsy errr I mean distracted in the kitchen.  Less opportunity for a mess is a good thing in my book!

According to the Pyrex site,

  • Love 2 Cup Turquoise Measuring Cup
  • Dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave & pre-heated oven safe
  • Non-porous surface does not absorb food odors, flavors or stains
  • Proudly made in the USA
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty on Pyrex glassware

But I’ve also read several more-recent complaints that these newer measuring cups may have trouble with the print rubbing off.  Interesting, I’ve had my old one for decades and I’ve never had a problem.  And I sure don’t baby my cookware.  I microwave it often and into the dishwasher it goes when it’s dirty.  This new complaint is interesting.

So I reached out to Bridgette @ Zeno Group (Pyrex’s public relations agency) and asked if they’d seen an uptick in complaints about the print rubbing off.  I told her I’d owned a 1-cup Pyrex (the old style with the red print) for decades.  My old Pyrex workhorse measuring cup has seen heavy microwave & dishwasher use and I’d never had a problem.  Is there something different about these newer measuring cups that makes them not as durable? I told her I wanted tips other than dishwasher use since their site indicates it’s dishwasher safe.  Obviously my old one has seen lots of dishwasher action with nary a problem

However her answer was:

No we have not received an uptick in these type of complaints in the recent years. The reason some measurements may fade while others don’t can depend on multiple variables, mainly the type of dishwasher soap used (some may make measurements fade more rapidly than others). Dishwashing tends to shorten the life of kitchenware products due to heat and aggressive detergents. For best results, or if in question, hand wash items with a soapy cloth or sponge and dry immediately.

So I’m not sure why the older Pyrex measuring cups of past decades would be any more sturdy than these new ones but I guess time will tell.  Rest assured I have no intention of treating this new 2-cup measuring cup any more differently than I’ve treated the older ones. I’ll be sure to come here & update if I experience any trouble. And I’ll also contact Zeno group for explanation if that happens.

Here’s what I see as the pros & cons.

Pros:

  • Made in the USA (yea!)
  • Turquoise & pretty, pretty, PRETTY!
  • Advertised to be dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave & pre-heated oven safe
  • Does not absorb odors or stains
  • Easy-to-pour spout
  • Easy-to-read measurements
  • Handle design makes it easier to stack measuring cups
  • Extra room above 2-cup measure to help eliminate spills
  • 2-yr Warranty

Cons:

  • Several complaints that the print rubs off quickly.  This is a biggie and we’ll see if I experience any problems in the coming months.
  • Pyrex states this measuring cup is dishwasher safe.  Yet their PR firm recommends hand washing if there’s any question?  They seem to blame dishwasher detergents for reported failures, but I feel if it’s not really dishwasher safe perhaps that feature needs to be removed from their website?

 

But so far I admit that I’m thrilled with my new 2-Cup Pyrex.  It’s gorgeous, it’s roomy & it stores beautifully.  It’s been a very welcome addition to my kitchen!  And my experience with Pyrex products has always been positive.  Pyrex is a company name I trust.   I couldn’t find the ‘Love’ collection available on Amazon but as of this writing Pyrex still sells them on their site.  But you can find other Pyrex easy-to-read measuring cups on Amazon *here and the 100-yr anniversary addition with free shipping (as of this writing) on *Wal-Mart.

~TMH~

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6 thoughts on “Pyrex Easy-To-Read 2-Cup Measuring Cup Review

  1. Taryn Vanburg

    I also have used and trusted Pyrex for many years. I have not bought the new measure cups, but I sure have bought plenty of the old ones, the reason being that the red paint always came off. It’s the only complaint I’ve ever had about any of the Pyrex products. I have to agree with the Pyrex PR firm, it’s probably the dishwasher soap. I have some old Corelle dishes that look like the shiny finish is starting to come off. I use a name-brand soap, but it doesn’t seem to matter, so any thing I want to keep forever, like everything, gets hand-washed. So when I came across some measure cups with lines and measurements being a part of the glass mold, I bought them. I’m not sure if I’m describing it correctly, but it’s not etched into the glass, it’s actually part of the glass mold and if you rub your hand across it, you can feel the lines and measurements stick out from the rest of the surface. They were made by Anchor Hocking (another resource I like) years ago, I don’t know if they still make them. Anyway, it solved the problem of not losing the markings, but…they are difficult to see as it’s all clear glass. My peepers are old and tired, too. I’ve started leaving magnifing glass around so I can see the fine print:)

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      I know the raised-design you’re talking about Taryn – my big 4-cup has the raised design. I’ll be interested in seeing how this new 2-cup measuring cup ‘measures up’ to my old Pyrex measuring cups. (HA – see what I did there??!!) I’ve never had a problem with my old ones fading so I have no reason to believe that given the same treatment I’ll have any different experience with this one. ~TMH~

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  2. Little Penpen

    I definitely need to buy one of these!!! I still have a couple of ancient ones with the markings just as red as the day I got them. I’ll try to remember to handwash my new one!

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      I find I’m pulling this 2-cup Pyrex most often too. I was quite pleased at all the design improvements over my old one such as the handle & the spout. And I love the color too! ~TMH~

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  3. ColleenB.

    I need to get me one of those measuring cups. I don’t use a dishwasher; in fact I use my dishwasher as extra cupboard to store my speciality baking pans in and I don’t put my measuring cups in the microwave; but over the years I can no longer read the red measurements on my 1 cup measurer as it has totally worn off. Hubby just bought me a 4 cup measuring cup which has the measurements inside of the cup instead of on the outside but I do like the Pyrex cups for measuring liquids.

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      I’ve never had the 2-cup measure, Colleen. I have so many recipes that call for 1.5 cups of something – this one comes out most often these days… I’ve heard of the ones with the measurements inside instead of the outside but I’ve never seen one. ~TMH~

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