Apotheca By Anthia

Measuring Cup Glass 20ml



Accurately measure your herbal tonics and tinctures with 2.5ml increments. This glass measuring cup provides precise measurements for therapeutic dosing.

Why glass? When choosing between a glass measuring cup and a plastic measuring cup, several factors come into play, including health, durability, accuracy, and environmental impact. Here are the key reasons why a glass measuring cup is often preferred over a plastic measuring cup:

Health and Safety

  • Chemical Leaching: Glass is non-reactive, meaning it does not leach chemicals into your food or liquids. Plastic, on the other hand, can release harmful chemicals such as BPA (Bisphenol A) or phthalates, especially when exposed to heat or acidic substances.
  • Odour and Stain Resistance: Glass does not absorb odors or stains from foods and liquids, maintaining its cleanliness and safety over time. Plastic can retain odours and become stained, which can affect the taste and purity of what you're measuring.

Durability and Longevity

  • Heat Resistance: Glass can withstand high temperatures, making it suitable for measuring hot liquids without the risk of warping or melting. Plastic measuring cups may deform or degrade when exposed to heat.
  • Scratch Resistance: Glass is less prone to scratching compared to plastic. Scratches on plastic can harbor bacteria, making them harder to clean and less hygienic over time.
  • Longevity: Glass measuring cups tend to have a longer lifespan if handled with care. They are less likely to degrade or wear out compared to plastic cups.

Accuracy and Precision

  • Measurement Markings: The measurement markings on glass measuring cups are often more precise and easier to read. They are usually etched or printed in a way that resists fading. Plastic markings can wear off over time, leading to inaccurate measurements.
  • Weight and Stability: Glass measuring cups are generally heavier and more stable on countertops, reducing the risk of tipping over and ensuring more accurate measurements.

Environmental Impact

  • Recyclability: Glass is highly recyclable and can be recycled repeatedly without loss of quality. Plastic recycling is less efficient, and many types of plastic are not recyclable or degrade in quality after recycling.
  • Sustainability: Using glass reduces the demand for plastic, which is derived from non-renewable fossil fuels. Choosing glass supports a more sustainable and environmentally friendly lifestyle.

Aesthetic and Practical Considerations

  • Aesthetics: Glass measuring cups often have a more classic and aesthetically pleasing appearance, fitting well with various kitchen decors.
  • Microwave and Dishwasher Safe: Glass measuring cups are typically safe for use in microwaves and dishwashers, adding to their convenience. Some plastics are not microwave or dishwasher safe, limiting their usability.