When it comes to cooking and baking, it’s imperative to know how much a teaspoon and a tablespoon can measure. They’re typically units of volume used for smaller (but incredibly important) spices, extracts, and oils in all of our favorite recipes and dishes. They also help because using a scale to weigh these would be pretty messy, and using a measuring cup can be inaccurate and involves extra cleaning, too. Teaspoons and tablespoons and cups are used in both the imperial and metric systems.
Cooking Conversion Chart for Cups, Fluid Ounces, Tablespoons, Teaspoons, and Milliliters
|1 cup||8 oz||16 Tbsp||48 tsp||237 ml|
|3/4 cup||6 oz||12 Tbsp||36 tsp||177 ml|
|2/3 cup||5 oz||11 Tbsp||32 tsp||158 ml|
|1/2 cup||4 oz||8 Tbsp||24 tsp||118 ml|
|1/3 cup||3 oz||5 Tbsp||16 tsp||79 ml|
|1/4 cup||2 oz||4 Tbsp||12 tsp||59 ml|
|1/8 cup||1 oz||2 Tbsp||6 tsp||30 ml|
|1/16 cup||0.5 oz||1 Tbsp||3 tsp||15 ml|
How Many Teaspoons in a Tablespoon?
Every 1 tablespoon is 3 teaspoons. Or, 3 teaspoons are in 1 tablespoon. Under the metric system, a teaspoon is 5 ml and a tablespoon is 20 ml. So, in the metric system, there are 4 teaspoons in every 1 tablespoon.
How many teaspoons in half a tablespoon?
1 U.S. tablespoon requires 3 U.S. teaspoons.
How many 1/4 teaspoons in a tablespoon?
1 U.S. tablespoon requires 12 U.S. 1/4 teaspoons.
How many teaspoons in 3 tablespoons?
3 U.S. tablespoons require 9 U.S. teaspoons.
How many tablespoons in 1/4 cup?
1/4 U.S. cup requires 4 U.S. tablespoons.
Metric vs Imperial Measurements in the Kitchen
While almost every country uses tablespoon and teaspoon measurements in their cooking, there are technically 2 different kinds. In the United States, Myanmar, and Liberia, the imperial system is used, whereas the rest of the world (correctly) uses the far easier-to-understand metric system.
In the metric system, 1 metric tablespoon equals 15 mL. In the imperial system, 1 tablespoon equals 14.79 mL or 1/2 fluid ounce. Australia also uses the metric system but has a slightly different tablespoon. An Australian tablespoon equals 0.68 US fluid ounces, or 20 mL. 1 U.S. teaspoon equals 4.93 mL or 1/6 fluid ounce, whereas the metric teaspoon uses exactly 5 mL.
Since these differences are relatively small, most recipes can use these measurements interchangeably, as long as the full size of the meal isn’t too huge.
How Many Tablespoons Are in a Stick of Butter?
A U.S. stick of butter is usually 4 ounces or 113.4 grams, this equals 8 U.S. tablespoons. Half of a stick of butter equals 4 U.S. tablespoons or 12 U.S. teaspoons.
How Much Does a Spoonful of Sugar Weigh?
Tablespoons are a measure of volume and not physical weight or mass, so an estimate or approximation has to be used instead. Roughly speaking, 1 U.S. tablespoon of sugar weighs 12.5 grams.
What Is a Dessert Spoon?
A dessert spoon is a small unit of volume sometimes used in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK, and other Commonwealth countries. A dessert spoon is 10 mL in volume, halfway between a metric teaspoon and tablespoon.
Tips for Adding the Right Amount of Salt in a Dish
Generally speaking, for every 1 pound, or 0.453592 kg, 1 U.S. teaspoon of salt is needed. If you’re making noodles or pasta, use 1 U.S. tablespoon of salt for every 4 cups of water. If cooking rice, use around 3/4 of a U.S. teaspoon for every 1 cup of rice.
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