Kitchen scales buying guide
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Types of kitchen scales
Measuring cups and spoons can come in useful, but weighing scales provide the level of accuracy needed to perfect any recipe.
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Imperial and metric conversion
How to convert imperial measurements to metric measurements
Use our helpful multiplications to convert between imperial and metric measurements when cooking.
- Grams to ounces - x 0.035
- Ounces to grams - x 28
- Pounds to kilograms - x 0.45
- Kilograms to pounds - x 2.2
- Teaspoons to millilitres - x 5
- Tablespoons to millilitres - x 15
- Fluid ounces to millilitres - x 30
- Millilitres to fluid ounces - x 0.03
- Cups to litres - x 0.24
- Pints to litres - x 0.47
- Litres to pints - x 2.1
- Litres to gallons - x 1.06
- Litres to quarts - x 0.26
Remove the guesswork from knowing when a joint of meat is fully cooked with a meat thermometer. They measure the internal temperature of the meat you're cooking so you can tell when it's cooked to perfection.
How to use a meat thermometer
Simply insert the point into the thickest part of the joint away from bones, leave a few seconds, and check the readout. They should be quick to respond and easy to read.
Many meat thermometers will show the optimum temperature of each type of meat but if your thermometer doesn't, follow the recommended temperatures below.