If you are a food store owner or manager, you would have already known what measuring cups and containers are all about. You will use these tools for measuring dry ingredients and liquid ingredients. However, you should also be familiar with the measurements conversion of each type of container used in the kitchen. This way, you will be able to serve your customers better and be more convenient to them.
The most common conversion of measurements is based on weight. Based on the usual and universal measuring systems, two teaspoons of any liquid can be weighed in to 8 tablespoons. In the case of measuring dry ingredients such as flour, it is customary to use one teaspoon of flour for a cup of dry ingredients. If you are measuring sugar, it is customary to use one teaspoon for a tablespoon of sugar.
Metric measurements, on the other hand, are based on a standard set of measurements that have been agreed upon internationally. Thus, the commonly used unit of measure is kilograms (Kg). Conversion from one unit to another is based on the number of grains of sand or grains of measure. The common units for metric measurements are: ounce, pound, Canadian penny, English cup, US cup, French pint, hennae cup, and the European centigrade.
Many people prefer to use the metric measurements because they think the English versions of the measurements are not close enough to the imperial system. In actuality, there are several differences between the English and the imperial measurements. However, the truth is that there are many similarities as well. Both sets of measurements are used in a variety of applications and both have their own unique purposes.
To make English cup measurements easier to understand, it is usually formatted as follows: Cup, which is the smallest measurement unit, is divided by 4 ounces to get the cup measurement. In contrast, the French word ceuvre is used to indicate that one tablespoon is equal to 8 fluid ounces. Similarly, to help you understand cooking conversions, it is written as cups instead of teaspoons.
The most common and widely used cooking measurements today are the measuring cups, which can be found in almost every home. There are also measuring spoons, measuring forks, measuring cups and measuring spoons with scales that have electronic readouts. In addition, there are hand held devices such as pastry bags and measuring spoons and thermometers that are used in almost every kitchen. It is not only available in standard sizes but also comes in custom sizes for those who need customized units. Another option available for free printable kitchen is the digital food scale, which is a scaled-down version of a large scale food scale.
Another useful cooking measurement unit is the cooking gas mark which is divided in fractions, grams and pounds. There is also the perforated type of conversion chart that has a marking system that has been calibrated to make sure that the figures entered are accurate. Other types of conversion tables available include the gas table, digital multi Metric Conversion System, digital cooking calorie chart and the multi Metric cooking guide. Cooking charts are another useful tool that can be used as cooking measurements in cooking recipes or for measuring ingredients.
Cooking recipes can use cups, tablespoons, teaspoons and fluid ounces. Fluid ounces and cups are the commonly used cooking measurements for American household recipes. One thing you should keep in mind though is that if you are converting cups, tablespoons and teaspoons to fluid ounces, the recipes you are using may already be published in a different unit. To avoid any problems, it is best to double check your calculations.