Measures & Conversions
Metric Equivalents given here are convenient
approximations within tolerance for cooking purposes. Greater
acuracy would be "empty precision" swamped by variations in
ingredients, inaccurate measures, effects of cooking equipment,
haste and inattention, personal preferences and the windage applied
by every cook - so you engineers try to relax and not be anal about
#=Pound, oz=Ounce, t=teaspoon, T=tablespoon, c=cup, pt=pint, qt=quart, in=inch, cl=clove, ar=as required, tt=to tasteCup
As a general purpose scale I use the Salter 7# wall scale.
It's always ready, keeps precious counter space clear and is graduated in U.S.
and Metric for easy conversion. The tray removes easily so you can pour stuff
out of it and it folds up over the face when you aren't using it.
Modern electronic scales are very accurate for small amounts and offer the
convenience of tare weight (canceling the weight of the container to show
only the weight of its contents). Unfortunately they all take counter space
but I keep a Salter #6300 close at hand. I like it's tiny size, clean looks,
simplicity and ease of cleaning.
Traditional & Other