Units of Measurement – Mass vs Volume

 

weight_vs_volumeMore than often, recipe books use units of measurement like 1 cup, 1/2 teaspoon and 2 tablespoons. Not that it is wrong but at The Eureka Cooking Lab, since we strive to level the playing field by making everything measurable, we eliminate the slightest possible variation in the portions used.

As such, we measure weight instead of volume. This gives us greater accuracy since volume is affected by temperature and in powdered ingredients, how compact they are packed up also affect the volume.

Apart from accuracy, as a matter of practicality, restaurant chefs measures ingredients by putting ingredients into a single container while measuring their weight one by one. This way, there is less mess, thus less to clean.

 

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