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You need a liquid measuring cup - and you need to know when to use it! Yes - that's when you are measuring liquids. Since liquids and solids measure differently - if you use one kind of cup for both purposes - your results will not be as good. Pick heavy duty heat resistant glass - marked on one side in cups and ounces, the other side in millileters for European recipes. The lip and handle have to be designed to make it easy to pour - not look cute!