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Gadget addict

Measuring jugs

Can anyone recommend an accurate measuring jug? The one I use says measurements are approximate. Tonight I measured out water for making bread and out of interest I measured it in the jug then transferred it to the measuring cup that came with the bread machine and then put it on the digital scales. I got 3 different readings and I don't know which one to use. Delia recommends Pyrex but they seem to be very bad pourers and don't get good reviews.

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Welshcookie

measuring jugs

I think you are trying to be more accurate than necessary. If it is really important weigh the water.

For instance, 200ml will weigh 200g.

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Liz from Cumbria

Measuring jugs

The Oxo Goodgrips ones seem to be ok in that the "measure" is angled inside the jug so you look down into the jug rather than having to bend down to see the measurement from the side of "normal" jugs. I have a mini one which only measures up to 2oz/60ml - does exactly the job I bought it for and it's a great pourer too. Will probably end up buying the normal sized version of this at some point.

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Yummy

Measuring Jugs

I normally use my Pyrex jug, for big amounts, my Tupperware shaker for up to 600mls, but when using my breadmaker I use the cup that came with it and weigh the water, I use 300g or water for 300mls, which including the cup weighs 328g on my digital scale.

But as stated, there are only a few occasions when absolute accuracy is required.

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Essex Girl

Measuring Jugs

Agree with Liz. The Oxo jugs are very good - easy to read and pour well. Have never tested their accuracy but they've always worked for me.

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Gadget addict

Measuring jugs

Thanks everyone for your replies. The reason I am wanting a fairly accurate reading for the water is that recently the loaf has turned out very low at one side which, according to the bread machine manual, is because there is not enough liquid. I have had various bread machines over the years and have always kept a close eye on the dough during the kneading cycle so that I can add more water or flour as necessary. The bread I made last week was very distorted at one side and I am beginning to wonder if there is a fault in the breadmaker.
I have had the Oxo Good Grips measuring jugs for years but they are consigned to the loft. The larger one gave quite a difference in the readings between the outside and inside measurements. Liquid in the smaller one lay in a curve over the internal measurements rather than a straight line and again there was quite a different between the right and left hand sides of the curve. I don't know if the internal measurements are on something that is inserted and then sealed over but if so it is not in straight.
I did weight the water, something I have never done before but my fairly new scales have fl.oz. and ml. That produced quite a large difference which didn't help.
The bread I made this morning is again a very odd shape at one corner which is on the side which is much lower that the other 3 sides.

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Yummy

Measures & Bread

What weight loaf were you making ?

Perhaps it is that the dough does not fully fit the pan prior to baking and sit on one side of the pan?

I have recently bought a Moulinex "Home Bread" machine and find that the 750g loaf is slightly lop-sided (but not overly so,) compared to the full size 1000g loaf.

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Kayb

Scientific measuring equipment

Hi Gadget Lover, please take this with a pinch (medium) of salt. If you need a really accurate measure then you need a science or laboratory measuring flask or cylinder, remember that you need to have the water level on a level with your eyeline - and you must read the level from the bottom line of the miniscus (the double line that you can see at the top of the water. But really you don't need to be too accurate, an ordinary measuring jug will do - I have several and I bet that they all read slightly differently.
Karen

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SonyaK

Scientific measuring equipment

I like that, Kayb!! Brought back memories of working in a laboratory - I retired over a year ago now.
We always had to use measuring flasks as the cylinders weren't considered accurate enough!!
It's nice to be in a kitchen instead! Weighing water is a very accurate method which I use for bread making, even if it's not totally necessary. Old habits of accuracy die hard!!

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Nausea Bagwash

measuring

"Can anyone recommend an accurate measuring jug? The one I use says measurements are approximate. Tonight I measured out water for making bread and out of interest I measured it in the jug then transferred it to the measuring cup that came with the bread machine and then put it on the digital scales. I got 3 different readings and I don't know which one to use. Delia recommends Pyrex but they seem to be very bad pourers and don't get good reviews."
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I wouldn't worry too much about absolute and total accuracy especially with bread. Different batches of flour (even the same brand)can absorb water at a different rate than the last lot you bought.

 
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