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|Sandi in Hawaii||
Heather, I wonder if that calculation is right......
Joined: Dec 12, 2005
Posted to Thread #18087 at 5:58 am on Apr 18, 2010
You said your standard conversion states that 1 tablespoon = 14.235 grams. If so, then 16 tablespoons (1 cup) equals 227.76 grams, or 8.034 ounces.
However, when I weigh my sugar, 1 cup = 7 ounces.
Using a 7 oz cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon should only weigh .4375 ounces, or 12.4029 grams, which is closer to your norpro than the old aluminum.
(I used google to do the conversion - type in "8 ounces in grams" in the google search box, and it returns the conversion. I love that tool!!!)
Since the weight of 1 cup of dry ingredients vary, water might have been a better test, making sure to account for the meniscus thingies.
That being said, I think I'll go measure sugar in my spoons too.
Regardless of my outcomes, the difference between your mom's spoons are significant! The original recipe was probably developed by someone who had the same type of spoons as your mom's old ones.
Doesn't it just make you crazy?!? I would have assumed, like you, that measuring tools are accurate. Whoever thought you'd have to check its accuracy??
Other messages in this thread:
- 18087. Does anyone use the rectangular Norpro measuring spoons? They are grossly inaccurate! [LINK] - Heather_in_SF - 1:26am on 04/18/10 (9)
- Heather, I wonder if that calculation is right...... - Sandi in Hawaii - 5:58am on 04/18/10
- Okay, here are my results.... - Sandi in Hawaii - 8:50am on 04/18/10
- Part of the problem with your calculations... - judy-mass - 12:21pm on 04/18/10
- I agree that measuring spoons are intended to measure volume and not weight. [LINK] - Sandi in Hawaii - 3:23pm on 04/18/10
- Is that the one King Arthur sells? I was ready to buy them, read somewhere the Tblsp is way off. [NT] [LINK] - Curious1 - 1:53pm on 04/18/10
- This is fascinating. I have 4 sets of spoons. Now I wonder if this type of thing extends to... - Michael in Phoenix - 2:42pm on 04/18/10
- Somewhat, according to CI. They tested several that were inaccurate, including Allclad. They liked - Curious1 - 5:36pm on 04/18/10
- I have been using rectangular measuring spoons for years & haven't noticed bad end products so I - wigs - 3:41pm on 04/22/10
- Well ya know............NorPro = Made in China [NT] - Luisa_Calif - 11:25pm on 04/18/10