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# What does a tablespoon look like in your hand?

## What does 1 tbs look like?

A tablespoon is a unit of measure equal to 1/16 cup, 3 teaspoons, or 1/2 fluid ounce in the USA. It is either approximately or (in some countries) exactly equal to 15 mL. “Tablespoon” may be abbreviated as T (note: uppercase letter), tbl, tbs or tbsp.

## How can I measure 1 tablespoon at home?

As a general rule, the tip of your finger should measure about 1 teaspoon while the tip of your thumb should equal about a tablespoon. Hold your thumb next to whatever you are measuring to portion out a similar amount.

## How do you measure a tablespoon without a tablespoon?

Measuring Tablespoons A tablespoon is 15ml. If you don’t have any metric measurements, then remember that a tablespoon is approximately equal to your thumb.

## Is a regular spoon a tablespoon?

A typical large dinner spoon measures about one tablespoon. This is not common, but some consider tablespoons to be used in regular soup and cereal bowls.

## What can I use to measure 1 tablespoon?

A tablespoon, which uses “tbsp” or “tbs” as its abbreviation in recipes, is a measurement of dry ingredients. You can use a measuring spoon to measure ingredients, such as baking powder, flour, salt, and baking soda. However, the most accurate way to measure these ingredients is with a kitchen scale.

## How big is a tsp?

about 2.5 to 7.3 mL
The size of teaspoons ranges from about 2.5 to 7.3 mL (0.088 to 0.257 imp fl oz; 0.085 to 0.247 US fl oz). For cooking purposes and dosing of medicine, a teaspoonful is defined as 5 mL (0.18 imp fl oz; 0.17 US fl oz), and standard measuring spoons are used.

## What is the size of tablespoon?

A tablespoon is a large spoon for serving food. It is also used as a cooking measure of volume. This unit of measurement is equal to 15 ml. It is also equal to 1/16 cup, 3 teaspoons, or 1/2 fluid ounce.

## How can I measure a tablespoon without a measuring cup?

1/4 teaspoon is about two good pinches between your thumb and both your forefinger and middle finger. A teaspoon is about the size of the tip of your finger (joint to tip). A tablespoon is about the size of half a ping-pong ball or the size of an ice cube. 1/4 cup is about the size of a large egg.

## What is the quantity of 1 tablespoon?

15 ml
Volume (liquid)1/2 teaspoon2.5 ml3/4 teaspoon3.7 ml1 teaspoon5 ml1 tablespoon15 ml

## What size is a tablespoon?

15 ml
In nutrition labeling in the US and the UK, a tablespoon is defined as 15 ml (0.51 US fl oz). A metric tablespoon is exactly equal to 15 ml (0.51 US fl oz).

## What can I use if I don’t have a tablespoon?

1. Size Comparisons2 tablespoons = Ping-pong ball.1 tablespoon = Ice cube; depression on the bottom of a soda can; poker chip-sized.1 teaspoon = 1/2 of a normal teaspoon used for eating; quarter-sized.Sep 2, 2015