I do a whole lot of baking and use measuring cups all the time. So my husband bought me the Mainstays Progressive International 19-Piece Measuring Cup and Spoon Set (my husband spoils me). This is a wonderful set to have and would be a huge asset to any kitchen. It comes in various colors and contains everything that you would ever need, standard or metric. In most sets, the smallest cup size you get is one quarter cup and the largest is one cup. With this set you can measure one eighth cup (which is great if you want to half a recipe) and and two cups (which is great for those ingredients where you need larger amounts). They have large handles which is nice. They are very inexpensive and great quality. I bought a second set to keep with our camping gear so I wouldn't have to drag my every day set along with us when we go camping. They are very easy to clean (and yes, they are dishwasher safe). This is just a wonderful basic every day set that is very useful to have!
La Rue, OH