A great item which I have found to be extremely useful in the year that I have owned it. Ideal when I want to cook from American recipes for instance, or when I just want to measure something quickly without having to get the scales out. I love the vintage look too. The only drawback, and it is quite a big one, is that the outside of the cup, particularly around the base, rusts really easily. I have now got to throw the item away and buy something else to replace it which won't rust. I don't think I will find anything as useful as this though, which is a real shame!