Smaller can be better with OXO’s Mini Angled Measuring Cup

When a recipe calls for a few tablespoons of liquid: lemon juice for dressing or ice water for pastry, OXO’s Mini Angled Measuring Cup ($4.99) comes in handy. With a capacity of 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) and in-between markings, the transparent cup has easy-to-read bright-red numbers and a convenient pouring spout. The cleverly designed angled surface means you can see markings from above as you pour without lifting the cup to eye level. For behind the bar, when an ounce more or less can make all the difference in a mixed drink, the cup is ideal. Available at Kitchen Outfitters, Acton Woods Plaza, 342 Great Road, Acton, 978-263-1955; LeRoux Kitchen, 208 Main St., Falmouth, 774-763-2081; and TAGS Hardware, Porter Square Shopping Center, 29 White St., Cambridge, 617-868-7711.