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When purchasing bakery and restaurant supplies, you will need to determine which types of measurement cups and spoons you will need for different food substances. Most measuring cups are made from metal, glass or plastic and use the standard 8 ounce cup as the basic unit of measurement. There are dry measuring cups, liquid measuring cups and measurement spoons. You will need them all. It is not a good idea to use one kind for every ingredient. That is because a cup of flour is not the same as a cup of vegetable oil. Dry measurements are usually made in plastic or metal containers, while liquids may be measured in transparent Pyrex-style glass measuring cups.