How many teaspoons in a tablespoon? This is one of the most common questions asked in the kitchen! How many tablespoons in a cup? How many ounces in a cup? We’ve got you covered with these “how to measure” kitchen conversions.
How Many Teaspoons in a Tablespoon?
There are 3 teaspoons in 1 tablespoon
No matter how long you’ve been cooking in the kitchen you always have that moment when you’re in the middle of doubling a recipe and you just can’t remember how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon.
So, with dirty cookie dough hands you look it up online and remember. Ah yes, there are 3 teaspoons are in 1 tablespoon! Thank goodness that we have Google and Alexa, but we are here to remind you that you are not the only cook in the kitchen that needs a reminder on common kitchen measurement conversions.
That’s why we have designed a handy kitchen conversion tool that you can save on your desktop, download and print, or just book mark so you can always remember how many teaspoons there are in a tablespoon.
Dry vs. Wet Ingredients
There is a big debate on whether you can use the same measuring devices for both wet and dry ingredients. The short answer is yes, you can use the same measuring cups and spoons for both, but you have to be very intentional about how you measure if you are going to go down that road.
The long answer is that typically there are better measuring tools that you can use for wet ingredients vs. for dry ingredients.
When measuring dry ingredients you want to use the most common measuring cups that come nested in each other like these measuring cups. They are most commonly used for flour, sugar, and other dry ingredients.
Can you measure liquid in these nested measuring cups? Yes, but you need to be very accurate and make sure the liquid is exactly flush with the top of the measuring cup. No dome or dip in the wet ingredients.
When measuring wet ingredients you want to use measuring container like the classic pyrex measuring cup with red writing, like this one. This measuring tool gives you the ability to accurately measure water by lining the liquid with the top of the measuring line (not the bottom!)
Can you measure dry ingredients in this container? Yes, you can measure dry ingredients in this container, but if you are baking we don’t recommend using this method of measurement because you are unable to easily level off dry ingredients!
The Best Tool for Both Wet + Dry Ingredients
If you don’t want to mess with measuring cups at all, measuring by weight is always an option! To measure by weight all you have to do is purchase a kitchen scale.
To use a kitchen scale, you turn on your scale and place a container )such as a bowl or plate) on the scale and zero the scale out and slowly add your ingredients until it reaches your desired weight.
The Best Measuring Tools
We are big fans of measuring cups and measuring spoons! Here are all of our favorite measuring tools that we recommend having in your kitchen at all times.
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Cooking Measurement Abbreviations
Another important part of cooking in the kitchen is knowing and understanding the abbreviations that are in the recipe card! Below are a list of common measurement abbreviations for you to memorize.
Metric measurement abbreviations
- mL. = Milliliter
- kg.= kilogram
- l. = liter
- g. = grams
Standard (imperial) measurement abbreviations
- lb. = pound
- gal. = gallon
- pt. = pint
- qt. = quart
- c. = cup
- fl. oz. = fluid ounce
- oz. = ounce
- tsp. = teaspoon
- Tbsp. = tablespoon
Kitchen Measurement Questions
Is there a difference between metric and imperial teaspoons?
Yes, an imperial teaspoon is slightly bigger then a metric teaspoon!
What is the difference between ounces and fluid ounces?
Ounces and fluid ounces are both units of measurements, but they measure different things.
- Ounces (oz.) measure weight
- Fluid ounces (fl. oz.) measure volume.
More Kitchen Conversions
Now that you know how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon, here are a few more conversions for you to check out, too! There is nothing better than having all of these conversions in one place.
How many ounces in a cup? There are 8 ounces in a 1 cup.
How many ounces in a gallon? There are 128 ounces in 1 gallon.
How many ounces in a pound? There are 16 ounces in 1 pound.
How many cups in a quart? There are 4 cups in a quart
How many grams in an ounce? There are 28.3 grams in an ounce.
How many liters in a gallon? There are 3.7 liters in a gallon.
How many oz in a gallon? There are 128 ounces in a gallon.
How many tablespoons in a cup? There are 16 tablespoons in a cup.
How many cups in a gallon? There are 16 cups in a gallon.
How many grams in a pound? There are 453.5 grams in a pound.
How many cups in a pint? There are two cups in a pint.
How many ounces in a liter? There are 33.8 ounces in a liter.