## How Do I Know If My Cup Measurers Are Accurate?

By cakegrandma Updated 6 Sep 2014 , 11:21pm by cakegrandma

cakegrandma Posted 6 Sep 2014 , 1:41pm
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Good morning everyone. I found this on a site that sends me email and thought it might help some bakers, cake or otherwise.  I have often said to weigh everything as you go due to the fact that manufacturers do not always make the cups and measuring spoons accurately. They often do not contain an accurate weight of water for example. Anyway I hope this helps:

How do you tell if your cups are accurate?

Grab a kitchen scale. A cup of water weighs eight ounces. If it only weighs seven ounces, well its off by 12%.

Here's a chart:

• 1 Cup                8 ounces
• 3/4 Cup             6 ounces
• 2/3 Cup             5.33 ounces
• 1/2 Cup             4 ounces
• 1/3 Cup             2.67 ounces
• 1/4 Cup             2 ounces
• 1 tablespoon      .5 ounces
• 1 teaspoon        .167 ounces

Often the inexpensive measurers are purchased, like Dollar store, Walmart, etc.  Not saying they are always incorrect, however, it might be worth the time to check. Hope someone finds this helpful!

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-K8memphis Posted 6 Sep 2014 , 4:39pm
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thank you for that, cakegrandma -- one good turn deserves another --

here's a link to the proper weights of cups of things --

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipe/master-weight-chart.html

MBalaska Posted 6 Sep 2014 , 5:42pm
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Quote:

Originally Posted by -K8memphis

thank you for that, cakegrandma -- one good turn deserves another --

here's a link to the proper weights of cups of things --

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipe/master-weight-chart.html

Thank You -K8memphis, Printed this out today and put it in my recipe folders so I don't lose it.

MBalaska Posted 6 Sep 2014 , 5:48pm
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Quote:

Originally Posted by cakegrandma

Good morning everyone. I found this on a site that sends me email and thought it might help some bakers, cake or otherwise.  I have often said to weigh everything as you go due to the fact that manufacturers do not always make the cups and measuring spoons accurately. They often do not contain an accurate weight of water for example. Anyway I hope this helps:

How do you tell if your cups are accurate?

Grab a kitchen scale. A cup of water weighs eight ounces. If it only weighs seven ounces, well its off by 12%.

Here's a chart:

• 1 Cup                8 ounces
• 3/4 Cup             6 ounces
• 2/3 Cup             5.33 ounces
• 1/2 Cup             4 ounces
• 1/3 Cup             2.67 ounces
• 1/4 Cup             2 ounces
• 1 tablespoon      .5 ounces
• 1 teaspoon        .167 ounces

Often the inexpensive measurers are purchased, like Dollar store, Walmart, etc.  Not saying they are always incorrect, however, it might be worth the time to check. Hope someone finds this helpful!

Cakegrandma..........ps: I might buy my shoes & socks at the cheapie dime store, but never my CAKE stuff. I love my cake stuff.

cakegrandma Posted 6 Sep 2014 , 11:02pm
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K8memphis, thanks for posting about the weights on KAF. I have used it for years to figure out pricing on a lot of my products like scones, cakes and brownies for just a few.

-K8memphis Posted 6 Sep 2014 , 11:11pm
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Ano no no no no -- thank you!

:D

cakegrandma Posted 6 Sep 2014 , 11:21pm
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no, no, no, no, thank you  we're beginning to sound like Chip n Dale.  Have a great weekend K8memphis and all!