Bake much?  Then you know that flour is a major component in most if not all great confectioner’s treats.  Breaking out the measuring spoons is a task in itself.  You need to ensure you don’t over pour, compact the flour too much and worst yet, if you spill, which you will, flour is a pain to clean up.

From the collective minds of Quirky comes the Silo.  It’s a storage container that doubles as a measuring spoon/cup.  The clear container holds up to 3.25 quarts of dry goods.  Pulling on the tab built into the lid lifts an almost invisible barrier, which allows 1/2 cup or 1 cup of dry ingredients to flow into the distribution chamber.  Once that process is complete you just pour.  The hinged lid has what is probably a rubber seal to keep things fresh, so it could very well be used for cereal and other dry food items. We’re a bit skeptical to the accuracy of the measuring system based on the type of dry food in place, but we love the idea.

Like most of Quirky’s products they haven’t announced a price.  In fact, they’re hoping you’ll tell them how much you’d be willing to pay for this.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."