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Heather, I wonder if that calculation is right......

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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??


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