# Can you use dry measuring cups for liquid?

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## Can you use dry measuring cups for liquid?

The answer is no, and here’s why. Liquid needs to be measured by the bottom of its meniscus (the curve that forms on the top of liquid). But the meniscus can’t be properly measured in a dry measure, since you must fill the dry measure right to the top with the liquid.

## Is 1 cup dry liquid the same as one cup?

Technically, yes. They both measure the same amount of volume. There is no liquid to dry measuring cup conversion. 1 cup in a dry measuring cup is the same as 1 cup in a liquid measuring cup

## Are liquid and dry measurements different?

While liquid and dry measuring cups do hold the same volume, the difference is that each is specially designed to do a better job of measuring its respective ingredients. As an example, think about how flour is measured.

## Can I measure liquids in a dry measuring cup?

Technically, yes. They both measure the same amount of volume. There is no liquid to dry measuring cup conversion. 1 cup in a dry measuring cup is the same as 1 cup in a liquid measuring cup.

## Is 1 cup of liquid the same as 1 cup of solid?

The Answer: A liquid cup and a solid cup are exactly the same size. This can be easily verified by measuring a cup of water in a liquid measuring cup and pouring it into a one-cup dry measuring cup: they take up the same amount of space.

## Are dry measuring cups the same as wet?

While liquid and dry measuring cups do hold the same volume, the difference is that each is specially designed to do a better job of measuring its respective ingredients. As an example, think about how flour is measured.

## Why shouldn’t you use dry measuring cups for liquid?

If you add a dry ingredient to a tall liquid measuring cup, you would have no way to level the ingredient except by tapping it several times. Tapping the cup will settle the flour down, making you think that you need to add more flour to reach the required measurement.