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Mumsnet is probably the only place I can have this rant.

(59 Posts)
nevergoogle Sat 06-Nov-10 16:07:18

...but the fecking measurements have worn off my pyrex jug and is now fecking useless.

<needs perspective>

oldenoughtowearpurple Sat 06-Nov-10 16:08:28

OMG. So do they leak if the numbers wear off?

Also: you use it often enough for the numbers to wear off???

thisisyesterday Sat 06-Nov-10 16:08:35

they're useless aren't they?

i had one of my mum's ancient ones and she kept one herself. they were around 30 years old
the numbers NEVER wore off, even in the dishwasher.

sadly, we both managed to break them eventually and got new ones.
the numbers on my new one were wearing off after about a month


BooBooGlass Sat 06-Nov-10 16:08:40

There is no perspective to be had. Rant away

<keeps quiet about her vintage measuring jug with the numbers in beautiful cut glass rather than printed on>

SecretNutellaFix Sat 06-Nov-10 16:08:51

Is it as useless as those plastic shitty ones now?

Might mean a trip to Wilkinsons?

seb1 Sat 06-Nov-10 16:09:46

It has served you well Go treat yourself

Liluri Sat 06-Nov-10 16:10:10

mine has gone all cloudy

<needs perspex>

BelleDameSansMerci Sat 06-Nov-10 16:10:11

Mine's done the same... I have to hold it up to the light and sort guess. It's crap. Plastic one is orange from all the beans cooked in the microwave and is a thing of ugliness but at least I can still bloody well measure in it.

thisisyesterday Sat 06-Nov-10 16:11:38

see i worry about plastic ones as i use them in the microwave....

i need a really decent bog-standard glass one

nevergoogle Sat 06-Nov-10 16:11:39

no, it doesn't leak. but all the measurements under 1 pint level have gone. hmm

<eyes up boobooglass's jug>

nevergoogle Sat 06-Nov-10 16:12:42

arf at liluri.

nevergoogle Sat 06-Nov-10 16:20:29

i'm not sure digital is the way to go.
does it need batteries?

prettybird Sat 06-Nov-10 16:22:02

I had that happen to a jam thermometer I had hmm

edam Sat 06-Nov-10 16:23:48

do you need it for measuring dry goods or liquids? I have one of those old fashioned conical metal ones for rice/flour/sugar/lentils etc. etc. etc. which I love - so much easier and faster than weighing small amounts and the numbers don't wear off at all. My Mum still has hers from when she was first married 41 years ago!

thisisyesterday Sat 06-Nov-10 16:25:08

yeah can't be doing with battery stuff. and it won't be able to go in the microwave either will it?

i was told to get a metal jam thermometer with the numbers engraved on....

nevergoogle Sat 06-Nov-10 16:27:42

my jam is whatever temperature the fridge is hmm

use it for liquids mostly. i need something that's indestructable.

PacificWerewolf Sat 06-Nov-10 16:28:43


<manly pat on back>

I struggle with the same problem with glass baby bottles... They've only lasted 3 babies, pah!

<<goes away to find perspective and perspex>>

RiojaLover75 Sat 06-Nov-10 16:29:17

Buy a Pampered Chef batter bowl! They don't have printed measurements, they are moulded in on the bowl when it's made so they can never rub off. rodId=1792&catId=123&parentCatId=123&outletSubCat= &viewAllOutlet=

I don't work for them I'm just a happy customer smile.

BelleDameSansMerci Sat 06-Nov-10 16:29:44

never I think a jam thermometer is for when you're making it wink

I need something indestructable for liquids too...

canyou Sat 06-Nov-10 16:32:33

I use my dds bottle blush, My defence is that it is a big decision buying a new jug and really can't be rushed. grin

PacificWerewolf Sat 06-Nov-10 16:35:49

Oh, the PamperedChef jug looks good!
But does it have metric measurements as well?
<<eyes image suspiciously>>

nevergoogle Sat 06-Nov-10 16:48:42

i know belledame hmm, i was being facetious which is always a difficult concept to convey on here. grin

BelleDameSansMerci Sat 06-Nov-10 16:51:18

I did wonder... I should have known better. I'm being very literal today. <slinks off>

coatgate Sat 06-Nov-10 16:54:56

Once dropped a pyrex jug on a tiled floor and it shattered into a trillion pieces, a large one of which embedded itself in my DD's big toe. She was about 3 at the time. So much blood. I put a sock on it in the end to stop her dripping blood everywhere, then the sock became stuck to her foot when the blood dried so I had to stick her in the bath to soak it off.

Buy a new one.

greenlotus Sat 06-Nov-10 16:55:54

I smashed my pyrex jug the other day. <irrelevant>
so I guess my new one will be numberless soon.

None of these is as annoying as the Panasonic measuring jug for the breadmaker which is too small for most of the recipes, but you need the accurate divisions for 340ml of water etc.

Would this be OTT?

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