Received this item yesterday. I was a bit skeptical, but I measured out water in my regular glass measuring cup and then poured it into the Taylor Digital measuring cup and it was accurate. I repeated this experiment several times using different amounts of water. You do need to put it on the water mode. (Simple to do)
Next, I put it on flour mode. I measured out one cup in a dry measuring cup. I tamped it down quite hard and it measured 1 1/8 cup on the digital scale. I thought "Oh NO!". But I realized I had tamped it down too much so I re-measured in the regular dry measuring cup and then dumped that in the digital and it measured exactly at 1 cup.
Just to be clear, I measured items first in regular dry and liquid measuring cups to just test the accuracy of this item. Now that I am satisfied that it is accurate, I will just measure only with this digital scale (not measuring in other cups first).
I think this is a great idea. It has the water mode, oil mode, milk mode, flour mode, sugar mode and a regular digital scale mode so you can measure whatever you want in this cup.
This item turns off automatically after 5 minutes if it is not being used.
I like the easy to read aspect of this. Having older eyes, it is easy to read.
I would definitely recommend this digital measuring cup. It is a good size. Probably would handle any measuring job you would have.
11/08/09 - updated. I love this digital measuring cup even more than I did when I first received it in September. I have now figured out that this has a TARE function so that you can measure one item in there and then tare out the measurement, add another ingredient (and it will measure only that new ingredient) and you can keep adding in more ingredients into this one large measuring cup. It is very handy. No more countertop full of dirty measuring cups. Then I just stir it all up in the cup and pour the batter into a baking pan. Could not be simpler.
Also, you can hold down the on button for several seconds and it will automatically turn off the digital scale.
Love this item!