As you level up your baking game, weighing your dry ingredients is a crucial step in consistently nailing recipes. Why? Particularly with ingredients like flour, the same a given volume measure (lets say a 1 cup measure) can hold a significantly different amount of flour depending on how densely it's packed. An inexpensive kitchen scale will help you nail your favorite bakes every time. Here's the Measurik scale i have from Amazon. It's sleek, light, and it was under $17.