Measuring is something that you have used in your daily life even if it wasn't in the kitchen. Your weight and height have been measured periodically since the moment you were born. You've measured distances, like how far it is to a friend's house or the mall. You've used measure in math and science class throughout out your school career thus far. However, the type of measuring we will be discussing and using is a little bit different. We will discuss the differences of liquid verses dry measuring, leveling, packing and how to ensure that you have measured correctly. Although the task of learning how to properly measure may seem daunting at times, once it is completed it will make things a lot easier for you in the kitchen and it will be hard to forget. Below is a brief video on some of the basics of measuring.

Kitchen measuring equipment comes in all shapes and sizes. There are measuring cups, bowls, and spoons that come in everything from plain to decorated and fancy. They are most often made of glass, metal, and plastic. Examples of some measuring equipment are shown below.


You will also need to know some basic measurement equivalents that apply to the kitchen. Examples of some of those equivalents are shown below.


Some additional information about measuring and conversions can be found at the links below.

Measurement Equivalents
Converting cookware
How to Measure