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  1. #1
    piedmont Guest

    Default Converting to metric

    I have found websites that convert US to Metric, but,,, converting fluids
    is not a problem for me, what is throwing me is cups, tablespoons,
    teaspoons, etc, into what? Are there equivalent metric substitutes for US
    measuring cups and table/teaspoons?

    I have a scale for metric and liquid for metric.


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  2. #2
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: Converting to metric

    piedmont wrote on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:49:31 +0000 (UTC):

    > I have a scale for metric and liquid for metric.


    I'm not aware of metric "cups" or "spoonfuls" tho' the 8 floz of the US
    would be 0.236 or just under a quarter liter. The weight held in a cup
    does depend on packing, especially flour, which is often sifted to get
    some consistency.

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  3. #3
    Stu Guest

    Default Re: Converting to metric

    On Thu, 27 May 2010 14:49:31 +0000 (UTC), piedmont <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I have found websites that convert US to Metric, but,,, converting fluids
    >is not a problem for me, what is throwing me is cups, tablespoons,
    >teaspoons, etc, into what? Are there equivalent metric substitutes for US
    >measuring cups and table/teaspoons?
    >
    >I have a scale for metric and liquid for metric.


    http://foodforu.ca/convert.html

  4. #4
    George Guest

    Default Re: Converting to metric

    On 5/27/2010 10:49 AM, piedmont wrote:
    > I have found websites that convert US to Metric, but,,, converting fluids
    > is not a problem for me, what is throwing me is cups, tablespoons,
    > teaspoons, etc, into what? Are there equivalent metric substitutes for US
    > measuring cups and table/teaspoons?
    >
    > I have a scale for metric and liquid for metric.
    >
    >

    Cups, tablespoons etc are volume measurements. There are numerous
    calculators and charts available to do this.

    For example a chart of US cups to liters:

    http://www.asknumbers.com/CupToLiter.aspx

    or tablespoons to liters:

    http://www.metric-conversions.org/cg...4&from=25&to=2


  5. #5
    ChattyCathy Guest

    Default Re: Converting to metric

    piedmont wrote:

    > I have found websites that convert US to Metric, but,,, converting
    > fluids is not a problem for me, what is throwing me is cups,
    > tablespoons, teaspoons, etc, into what? Are there equivalent metric
    > substitutes for US measuring cups and table/teaspoons?
    >
    > I have a scale for metric and liquid for metric.
    >
    >


    Cups are considered as "volume" measurements, IME - and therefore are
    measured in milliliters when converting to the metric system; but then
    again I suppose it depends on the size of the cup you're using ;-)

    If you wanna nit-pick here are the [alleged] equivalents...

    1 cup (US) = 236.58 milliliters
    1 cup (Canada) = 227.3 milliliters

    .... although I usually just use 250ml if the recipe says to use a cup of
    something - and if we're talking things like flour I just use 250
    grams. Sosueme.

    I'm too lazy to type up the tablespoon, teaspoon etc. equivalents - but
    the conversions for those are also listed on the RFC website on
    the "Unit conversions" page.

    http://www.recfoodcooking.com/cvtunits.html
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    Cheers
    Chatty Cathy

  6. #6
    PL Guest

    Default Re: Converting to metric

    piedmont <[email protected]> wrote in news:htm0pr$ldp$[email protected]:

    > I have found websites that convert US to Metric, but,,, converting fluids
    > is not a problem for me, what is throwing me is cups, tablespoons,
    > teaspoons, etc, into what? Are there equivalent metric substitutes for US
    > measuring cups and table/teaspoons?
    >
    > I have a scale for metric and liquid for metric.
    >
    >




    Try this program...... it's got just about everything on it........ including
    cups etc.... and UK/US conversions........


    http://joshmadison.com/software/convert-for-windows/




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    Brisbane
    Australia


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    Said Simple Simon to the pie man
    'What have u got there?'
    Said the pie man unto Simon
    Pies you dickhead.

  7. #7
    piedmont Guest

    Default Re: Converting to metric

    On Thu, 27 May 2010 11:05:12 -0400, James Silverton wrote:

    > piedmont wrote on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:49:31 +0000 (UTC):
    >
    >> I have a scale for metric and liquid for metric.

    >
    > I'm not aware of metric "cups" or "spoonfuls" tho' the 8 floz of the US
    > would be 0.236 or just under a quarter liter. The weight held in a cup
    > does depend on packing, especially flour, which is often sifted to get
    > some consistency.


    What we in the states use is for example, 1 tsp of whatever, what would
    they do in say, england? would they use a scale!? to measure each of what
    we would call a tsp?



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  8. #8
    PL Guest

    Default Re: Converting to metric

    piedmont <[email protected]> wrote in news:htm3g4$ldp$[email protected]:

    > On Thu, 27 May 2010 11:05:12 -0400, James Silverton wrote:
    >
    >> piedmont wrote on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:49:31 +0000 (UTC):
    >>
    >>> I have a scale for metric and liquid for metric.

    >>
    >> I'm not aware of metric "cups" or "spoonfuls" tho' the 8 floz of the US
    >> would be 0.236 or just under a quarter liter. The weight held in a cup
    >> does depend on packing, especially flour, which is often sifted to get
    >> some consistency.

    >
    > What we in the states use is for example, 1 tsp of whatever, what would
    > they do in say, england? would they use a scale!? to measure each of

    what
    > we would call a tsp?
    >
    >
    >




    http://joshmadison.com/software/convert-for-windows/




    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia


    Simple Simon met a pie man going to the fair.
    Said Simple Simon to the pie man
    'What have u got there?'
    Said the pie man unto Simon
    Pies you dickhead.

  9. #9
    ChattyCathy Guest

    Default Re: Converting to metric

    Stu wrote:

    > On Thu, 27 May 2010 14:49:31 +0000 (UTC), piedmont <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>I have found websites that convert US to Metric, but,,, converting
    >>fluids is not a problem for me, what is throwing me is cups,
    >>tablespoons, teaspoons, etc, into what? Are there equivalent metric
    >>substitutes for US measuring cups and table/teaspoons?
    >>
    >>I have a scale for metric and liquid for metric.

    >
    > http://foodforu.ca/convert.html


    Heh. And how, may I humbly ask, is that page going to help Mike figure
    out how much a cup/tablespoon/teaspoon etc. is in milliliters? Just
    curious.
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    Cheers
    Chatty Cathy

  10. #10
    PL Guest

    Default Re: Converting to metric

    ChattyCathy <[email protected]> wrote in news:6EwLn.39130$_84.13155
    @newsfe18.iad:

    > Stu wrote:
    >
    >> On Thu, 27 May 2010 14:49:31 +0000 (UTC), piedmont <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>I have found websites that convert US to Metric, but,,, converting
    >>>fluids is not a problem for me, what is throwing me is cups,
    >>>tablespoons, teaspoons, etc, into what? Are there equivalent metric
    >>>substitutes for US measuring cups and table/teaspoons?
    >>>
    >>>I have a scale for metric and liquid for metric.

    >>
    >> http://foodforu.ca/convert.html

    >
    > Heh. And how, may I humbly ask, is that page going to help Mike figure
    > out how much a cup/tablespoon/teaspoon etc. is in milliliters? Just
    > curious.




    He could use this..........

    http://joshmadison.com/software/convert-for-windows/




    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia


    Simple Simon met a pie man going to the fair.
    Said Simple Simon to the pie man
    'What have u got there?'
    Said the pie man unto Simon
    Pies you dickhead.

  11. #11
    ChattyCathy Guest

    Default Re: Converting to metric

    piedmont wrote:

    > On Thu, 27 May 2010 11:05:12 -0400, James Silverton wrote:
    >
    >> piedmont wrote on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:49:31 +0000 (UTC):
    >>
    >>> I have a scale for metric and liquid for metric.

    >>
    >> I'm not aware of metric "cups" or "spoonfuls" tho' the 8 floz of the
    >> US
    >> would be 0.236 or just under a quarter liter. The weight held in a
    >> cup does depend on packing, especially flour, which is often sifted
    >> to get some consistency.

    >
    > What we in the states use is for example, 1 tsp of whatever, what
    > would they do in say, england? would they use a scale!? to measure
    > each of what we would call a tsp?


    IMO, seeing as how England has a reputation for being rather fond of tea
    chances are most of them would also have a few teaspoons lurking in
    their homes... So I'm fairly sure they'd just use a teaspoon to measure
    a 'tsp of whatever' <laugh>

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    Cheers
    Chatty Cathy

  12. #12
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Converting to metric

    piedmont wrote:
    > I have found websites that convert US to Metric, but,,, converting fluids
    > is not a problem for me, what is throwing me is cups, tablespoons,
    > teaspoons, etc, into what? Are there equivalent metric substitutes for US
    > measuring cups and table/teaspoons?
    >
    > I have a scale for metric and liquid for metric.



    Volume measurements are pretty easy. A cup is pretty darned close to
    250ml. A teaspoon is roughly the same as 5 ml, and since there are 3
    teaspoons in one tablespoon, then i tablespoon is 15 ml.

  13. #13
    piedmont Guest

    Default Re: Converting to metric

    On Thu, 27 May 2010 17:57:00 +0200, ChattyCathy wrote:

    > Stu wrote:

    snip
    >>>I have a scale for metric and liquid for metric.

    >>
    >> http://foodforu.ca/convert.html

    >
    > Heh. And how, may I humbly ask, is that page going to help Mike figure
    > out how much a cup/tablespoon/teaspoon etc. is in milliliters? Just
    > curious.


    Yes, conversion scales are all over internet, so all these folks trying
    to help by posting more isn't helping. i clearly stated so in my initial
    post, they must not be reading all the way through. Hopefully someone in
    a 'metric' country can help? are there teaspoon like instruments but in
    volume which makes more sense than weighing what would be US 1/4 teaspoon
    but in metric?





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  14. #14
    Stu Guest

    Default Re: Converting to metric

    On Thu, 27 May 2010 17:57:00 +0200, ChattyCathy
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Stu wrote:
    >
    >> On Thu, 27 May 2010 14:49:31 +0000 (UTC), piedmont <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>I have found websites that convert US to Metric, but,,, converting
    >>>fluids is not a problem for me, what is throwing me is cups,
    >>>tablespoons, teaspoons, etc, into what? Are there equivalent metric
    >>>substitutes for US measuring cups and table/teaspoons?
    >>>
    >>>I have a scale for metric and liquid for metric.

    >>
    >> http://foodforu.ca/convert.html

    >
    >Heh. And how, may I humbly ask, is that page going to help Mike figure
    >out how much a cup/tablespoon/teaspoon etc. is in milliliters? Just
    >curious.


    smoooochy

  15. #15
    ChattyCathy Guest

    Default Re: Converting to metric

    Stu wrote:

    > On Thu, 27 May 2010 17:57:00 +0200, ChattyCathy
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Stu wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Thu, 27 May 2010 14:49:31 +0000 (UTC), piedmont <[email protected]>
    >>> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>I have found websites that convert US to Metric, but,,, converting
    >>>>fluids is not a problem for me, what is throwing me is cups,
    >>>>tablespoons, teaspoons, etc, into what? Are there equivalent metric
    >>>>substitutes for US measuring cups and table/teaspoons?
    >>>>
    >>>>I have a scale for metric and liquid for metric.
    >>>
    >>> http://foodforu.ca/convert.html

    >>
    >>Heh. And how, may I humbly ask, is that page going to help Mike figure
    >>out how much a cup/tablespoon/teaspoon etc. is in milliliters? Just
    >>curious.

    >
    > smoooochy


    huggles
    --
    Cheers
    Chatty Cathy

  16. #16
    Michel Boucher Guest

    Default Re: Converting to metric

    piedmont <[email protected]> wrote in news:htm0pr$ldp$1
    @news.albasani.net:

    > Are there equivalent metric substitutes for US
    > measuring cups and table/teaspoons?


    1 cup = 227ml
    1 tbsp. = 15ml
    1 tsp. = 5ml

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  17. #17
    ChattyCathy Guest

    Default Re: Converting to metric

    piedmont wrote:

    > On Thu, 27 May 2010 17:57:00 +0200, ChattyCathy wrote:
    >
    >> Stu wrote:

    > snip
    >>>>I have a scale for metric and liquid for metric.
    >>>
    >>> http://foodforu.ca/convert.html

    >>
    >> Heh. And how, may I humbly ask, is that page going to help Mike
    >> figure out how much a cup/tablespoon/teaspoon etc. is in milliliters?
    >> Just curious.

    >
    > Yes, conversion scales are all over internet, so all these folks
    > trying
    > to help by posting more isn't helping.


    <laugh> Guilty as charged. Although I did give you the cup conversions
    in another post as well as a link to the tablespoon/teaspoon stuff...

    > i clearly stated so in my
    > initial post, they must not be reading all the way through. Hopefully
    > someone in a 'metric' country can help? are there teaspoon like
    > instruments but in volume which makes more sense than weighing what
    > would be US 1/4 teaspoon but in metric?


    Anyway, to answer your question there are thingies like these available
    (and I even have a set):

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Me...des-In_use.jpg

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    Cheers
    Chatty Cathy

  18. #18
    piedmont Guest

    Default Re: Converting to metric

    On Thu, 27 May 2010 18:25:48 +0200, ChattyCathy wrote:

    > piedmont wrote:
    >
    >> On Thu, 27 May 2010 17:57:00 +0200, ChattyCathy wrote:
    >>
    >>> Stu wrote:

    >> snip
    >>>>>I have a scale for metric and liquid for metric.
    >>>>
    >>>> http://foodforu.ca/convert.html
    >>>
    >>> Heh. And how, may I humbly ask, is that page going to help Mike figure
    >>> out how much a cup/tablespoon/teaspoon etc. is in milliliters? Just
    >>> curious.

    >>
    >> Yes, conversion scales are all over internet, so all these folks trying
    >> to help by posting more isn't helping.

    >
    > <laugh> Guilty as charged. Although I did give you the cup conversions
    > in another post as well as a link to the tablespoon/teaspoon stuff...
    >
    >> i clearly stated so in my
    >> initial post, they must not be reading all the way through. Hopefully
    >> someone in a 'metric' country can help? are there teaspoon like
    >> instruments but in volume which makes more sense than weighing what
    >> would be US 1/4 teaspoon but in metric?

    >
    > Anyway, to answer your question there are thingies like these available
    > (and I even have a set):
    >
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/

    File:Metric_Volume_Measuring_Vessels_Frontsides-In_use.jpg

    What I'm doing is converting all my sausage recipes into metric, I also
    see that in using the scale down feature on my recipe manager that many
    ingredients when scaled down from 10 pound to 1 pound, well, there is
    nothing left of some ingredients!

    I guess we are looking at this from a US perspective, and I hope to hear
    from someone who uses metric what it is they use in their kitchens, I
    would certainly guess they don't have US cups with metric written on them
    or maybe they do!?



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  19. #19
    piedmont Guest

    Default Re: Converting to metric

    On Thu, 27 May 2010 11:16:33 -0500, Stu wrote:

    > On Thu, 27 May 2010 17:57:00 +0200, ChattyCathy
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Stu wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Thu, 27 May 2010 14:49:31 +0000 (UTC), piedmont <[email protected]>
    >>> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>I have found websites that convert US to Metric, but,,, converting
    >>>>fluids is not a problem for me, what is throwing me is cups,
    >>>>tablespoons, teaspoons, etc, into what? Are there equivalent metric
    >>>>substitutes for US measuring cups and table/teaspoons?
    >>>>
    >>>>I have a scale for metric and liquid for metric.
    >>>
    >>> http://foodforu.ca/convert.html

    >>
    >>Heh. And how, may I humbly ask, is that page going to help Mike figure
    >>out how much a cup/tablespoon/teaspoon etc. is in milliliters? Just
    >>curious.

    >
    > smoooochy


    jealous?



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  20. #20
    ChattyCathy Guest

    Default Re: Converting to metric

    piedmont wrote:

    > On Thu, 27 May 2010 18:25:48 +0200, ChattyCathy wrote:


    >>
    >> Anyway, to answer your question there are thingies like these
    >> available (and I even have a set):
    >>
    >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/

    > File:Metric_Volume_Measuring_Vessels_Frontsides-In_use.jpg
    >
    > What I'm doing is converting all my sausage recipes into metric, I
    > also see that in using the scale down feature on my recipe manager
    > that many ingredients when scaled down from 10 pound to 1 pound, well,
    > there is nothing left of some ingredients!
    >
    > I guess we are looking at this from a US perspective, and I hope to
    > hear from someone who uses metric what it is they use in their
    > kitchens, I would certainly guess they don't have US cups with metric
    > written on them or maybe they do!?


    <laugh> I don't think so...

    South Africa has been metric for decades, so I'm used to it. There are
    scales/measuring jugs/measuring spoons etc. available but I seldom use
    them.

    However, if a recipe calls for a cup of this or that (which happens
    pretty often on this group - as the majority of posters are not using
    metric) I know it's approx. 250ml. If a recipe calls for a tablespoon
    of this or a teaspoon of that, I have those at hand so no problem
    there. <g>

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    Cheers
    Chatty Cathy

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