Convert tablespoons to ounces and ounces to tablespoons with this handy post. Plus snag a FREE printable conversions chart!
- What is an ounce?
- What is a tablespoon?
- How many tablespoons in an ounce?
- How many ounces are in a tablespoon?
- What is 2 tablespoons equal to in ounces?
- What is the difference between liquid and dry ounces?
- Can I use the same measuring cup for dry and liquid ingredients?
- Free Printable Kitchen Conversions Chart
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What is an ounce?
An ounce is a unit of mass commonly used in the United States and the UK. The word ounce comes from the Latin word "onza". There are both fluid ounces and dry ounces and they are different quantities that convert very differently.
What is a tablespoon?
A tablespoon is a unit of measure of volume equal to 3 teaspoons. It is commonly abbreviated as Tbsp. in recipes.
How many tablespoons in an ounce?
There are 2 tablespoons in one fluid ounce.
How many ounces are in a tablespoon?
1 tablespoon is equal to 1/2 fluid ounce.
What is 2 tablespoons equal to in ounces?
2 US imperial tablespoons are equal to one fl oz (fluid ounce).
What is the difference between liquid and dry ounces?
There is a big difference when it comes to measuring liquid ounces versus dry ounces. For instance, 1 cup of liquid equals 8 fluid ounces. 1 cup of all-purpose flour equals 7.1 dry ounces (by unit of weight). Always use the proper measuring tools and formulas when converting ingredients!
Can I use the same measuring cup for dry and liquid ingredients?
The short answer is yes and no. If a recipe calls for a cup of dry ingredients or liquid substances, yes you can use the same measuring cup. However, for accuracy in cooking and baking, it is best practice to weigh ingredients using a kitchen scale whenever ounces are indicated in the ingredient amounts. Furthermore, you can purchase liquid measuring cups specifically for measuring wet ingredients.
To make life easier in the kitchen when it comes to making common conversions, print out his handy conversions chart (which includes an ounces conversion chart!) to hang on your fridge or pantry door when you're in need of some quick help! This takes care of some of the most common conversions needed in the kitchen without having to access a conversion calculator. Click to download and print!
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