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How to use the kitchen calculator

Converting units with the kitchen calculator

The kitchen calculator is a tool that helps you convert the most common units used in cooking and baking.

When scaling your recipes, it's nice to be able to use a unit of measurement that you can work with. For example, if a recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of sugar, and you decide to multiply the recipe by 16 in order to serve more people, 1 tablespoon of sugar becomes 16 tablespoons of sugar. 16 tablespoons of sugar may be harder to keep track of when preparing your recipe.

By using the kitchen calculator, you can find an amount with a unit measure that is more manageable, such as 1 cup. It turns out that 16 tablespoons equals about 1 cup. So using the new unit measure, you only have to scoop 1 cup of sugar rather than to scoop 1 tablespoon of sugar 16 times.

How to select between conversions:

You can select between volume, weight, length, time, and temperature by selecting the corresponding tabs at the top of the Kitchen Calculator tool.

How to use the VOLUME unit converter:

  1. To use the volume converter, first select the VOLUME tab at the top of the tool.
  2. Input a number between 0 and 1,000,000 for the start value and choose the start unit (select between US or UK units and select the start unit).
  3. Next, choose the desired unit to convert to (select between US or UK units and select the desired unit).
  4. Lastly, press the convert button. The results of the conversion will show up in the conversion box area and will also show up in the conversion pad text area.
Note: Volume conversions are based on rounded values and are not exact. This converter may not be suitable for engineering, scientific, or mathematical purposes.

How to use the WEIGHT unit converter:

  1. To use the weight converter, first select the WEIGHT tab at the top of the tool.
  2. Input a number between 0 and 1,000,000 for the start value and choose the start unit.
  3. Next, choose the desired unit to convert to.
  4. Lastly, press the convert button. The results of the conversion will show up in the conversion box area and will also show up in the conversion pad text area.

How to use the LENGTH unit converter:

  1. To use the length converter, first select the LENGTH tab at the top of the tool.
  2. Input a number between 0 and 1,000,000 for the start value and choose the start unit.
  3. Next, choose the desired unit to convert to.
  4. Lastly, press the convert button. The results of the conversion will show up in the conversion box area and will also show up in the conversion pad text area.

How to use the TIME unit converter:

  1. To use the time converter, first select the TIME tab at the top of the tool.
  2. Input a number between 0 and 1,000,000 for the start value and choose the start unit.
  3. Next, choose the desired unit to convert to.
  4. Lastly, press the convert button. The results of the conversion will show up in the conversion box area and will also show up in the conversion pad text area.

How to use the TEMPERATURE unit converter:

  1. To use the temperature converter, first select the TEMPERATURE tab at the top of the tool.
  2. For temperature value conversions:
    1. Input a number between -1,000 and 1,000 for the start value and choose the start unit.
    2. Next, choose the desired unit to convert to.
    3. Lastly, press the convert button. The results of the conversion will show up in the conversion box area and will also show up in the conversion pad text area.
  3. For Gas mark conversions:
    1. Select a Gas Mark value.
    2. The results of the conversion will show up in the conversion box area and will also show up in the conversion pad text area.

How to clear the conversion pad:

The conversion pad will only hold a certain amount of conversions before they are no longer viewable. To clear the conversion pad area, press the clear button below the conversion pad.

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