How to Measure Weight vs. Volume

What’s the difference between 8 ounces and 1 cup? In cooking, it’s a matter of weight versus volume. In this video, we demonstrate how to measure weight vs. volume so that you can visually understand the difference.

One cup measures 8 fluid ounces, but not 8 ounces by weight. When a recipe calls for an ingredient in ounces, it’s time to pull out the kitchen scale – not the measuring cup.

Many cooks make the mistake of not understanding the difference between weight and volume. This can drastically affect the final product. Learning this skill will help ensure recipe success!

After learning how to measure weight vs. volume, learn how to measure wet and dry ingredients so that you know what tool to use for every ingredient!

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