Collapsible measuring cups

I don’t know how many times I’ve tried to close the utensil drawer in our kitchen when a measuring cup gets caught up in the drawer. The process of fishing the measuring cup out of the partially closed door is maddening.

This collapsible measuring cup set is a great solution to that problem. The silicone cups collapse and nest into each other for a space saving solution that will surely remedy my drawer closing problem. We featured a collapsible colander here a while ago. Why can’t everything in the kitchen be collapsible?

 

This post has been updated since its original publication in August 2007.

21 Comments for “Collapsible measuring cups”

  1. posted by John Richardson on

    Found your blog from LifeRemix. Great, practical stuff here! Now maybe I can actually close my kitchen drawer!

  2. posted by Jacki Hollywood Brown on

    This would be SO great for camping and RVs or for anyone with a small space!

  3. posted by Andrea on

    Does anyone own a set? I have no silicone kitchen products, and wonder how they wear… do they stain? Will they collapse if you knock them hard (and spill the ingredient in them all over the counter)?

  4. posted by Randy Peterman on

    @Andrea – Silicone is incredibly durable and can stand high heat, I would imagine that they’ll wear quite well. I don’t have a set but, like you, I have other utensils. We’ve been keeping an eye on these at our local kitchen supply store and they just might end up as a holiday gift to ourselves 🙂

  5. posted by Monica Ricci on

    I totally dig these! Mine drive me nutty because they’re always in the way of the drawer closing. Thanks for the tip!
    ~Monica

  6. posted by At home with Kim Vallee on

    I guess you can install a hook and hang them. Since kitchens usually have more cabinets than drawers, it can be even more practical this way.

  7. posted by skitter on

    If you don’t have access to collapsing cups, nesting the smaller ones in the larger shouldn’t take up too much more space though.

  8. posted by Robert on

    I recently purchased these, and a matching set of the swivel spoons at my local grocery store. (Sleek Store swivel spoons on Amazon).
    I haven’t had a chance to use the cups yet, but both of these items seem to be very well crafted, and I get a kick out of how much space is saved.

  9. posted by Kris on

    We own these and the collapsible collander (two types, actually). I just yesterday saw collapsible mixing bowls. Will be getting those immediately.

  10. posted by Kris on

    We own these and the collapsible collander (two types, actually). I just yesterday saw collapsible mixing bowls. Will be getting those immediately.

  11. posted by Michael K on

    It might be just me, but it seems that if you take into account that regular measuring cups stack inside each other, this really doesn’t save you much space. At least, not enough to justify that they cost $5.25 each.

  12. posted by bill on

    I’ve got this collapsable collander:

    http://preview.tinyurl.com/2wlz9k

    And this collapsable funnel:

    http://preview.tinyurl.com/2qmjs5

    They may seem expensive, but I live in a tiny Manhattan apartment with badly designed kitchen cabinets, and every little bit of space-saving helps.

  13. posted by bill on

    I’ve got this collapsable collander:

    http://preview.tinyurl.com/2wlz9k

    And this collapsable funnel:

    http://preview.tinyurl.com/2qmjs5

    They may seem expensive, but I live in a tiny Manhattan apartment with badly designed kitchen cabinets, and every little bit of space-saving helps.

  14. posted by bill on

    So sorry for the duplication!

  15. posted by Lana on

    Those are awesome, Bill. Thanks for the tip.

  16. posted by Ethel on

    I’m sure we got these for cheaper than the ones shown here – we can’t afford $25 – but we’ve had them for months and I love them. I don’t know why, but we don’t lose these measuring cups nearly as often as our stacking measuring cups. They do fit much more nicely into our drawer, and they save time because you don’t have to constantly restack the cups – you just clean and fold the cup you were using and lay them in the drawer.

  17. posted by Bryan on

    I have had these for about a year now, and do like them. My only minor complaint is that they do not rest upright when empty – the weight of the handle when they are empty causes them to rest at an angle, and makes them difficult to fill when pouring into them one-handed.

  18. posted by Top 25 Must Have Kitchen Utensils and Gadgets on

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  19. posted by Jill on

    I used to have a set – they tore within a year or two. I’m back to metal nesting measuring cups again. Never again.

  20. posted by NoAlias on

    I keep a collapsible measuring cups in my canisters instead of a scoop. Started doing this back when my kids were little and there was a lot of Kool-Aid being made. When the 1 cup measure lives in the sugar canister, the kids can mix up their own pitcher of drink.

  21. posted by Gail Burlakoff on

    Everything in the kitchen collapsible–including the cook!! 🙂

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