A 3-D Printed Measuring Cube For All Your Kitchen Measuring Needs

January 23, 2018

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This is the Measuring Cube designed by Thingiverse user iomaa. It can replace pretty much all your measuring cups and spoons thanks to its unpatented six-sided design (available in imperial and metric measurements or both combined). The printer files are free for download HERE if you have a 3-D printer and want to print one yourself. I wouldn't mind one, but I don't have a 3-D printer, plus I generally just eyeball all my cooking measurements anyways. "And the last time you cooked everyone got sick." Okay, so I may have eyeballed a little too much E. coli.

Keep going for a couple more shots while I gleam the cube.

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Thanks to Andrea, who loves recipes that call for pinches of things because pinching things is fun, especially butts (but only with permission).

  • The_Wretched

    The nice thing about measuring spoons and cups is that you can use them to scoop. Do that with this thing and you're asking to partially fill other holes in the cube. That means using something else to scoop and then this to measure. I guess it's great as a back up but I wouldn't use it all the time.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Looks like you'd get your money's worth!

  • kodama

    Seems poorly designed. Measuring spoons are nestable and can fit into jars and cans to scoop out their contents, plus you don't have to wash them all if you just dirty one. A measuring cup has multiple measurements on a single vessel without taking up additional space for each smaller measurement.

    This has none of those qualities, and no discernible other advantage over those tools. A bad solution in search of a problem, frankly.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I like that it's a visualization of volume measurements but that's not exactly the most necessary thing. Maybe useful for educating someone in the archaic 'Murica units.

  • Adibobea9

    But still a cool concept and something I would like to see pursued further upon reading your great critique…

  • Nam-Ereh-Won

    There's also the fact that it's probably not food safe.

  • Morgan Vandermeer

    It's food safe if it's printed in PLA, The current most popular filament. The real issue is waterproofing. I printed this a couple months ago when it was new, and it turned out good but my printer can sometimes under-extrude, which means gaps in the print, and any gap means it's no longer waterproof.

    We'll see how it goes after I get my second printer, which is leaps and bounds better than my first one.

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