Convert Tablespoons of Flour to Kilograms

Enter the amount of flour in tablespoons below to get the value converted to kilograms.

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1 tbsp = 0.007813 kg

How to Convert Tablespoons of Flour to Kilograms

To convert a tablespoon measurement to a kilogram measurement, divide the flour by the conversion ratio. One kilogram of flour is equal to 128 tablespoons, so use this simple formula to convert:

kilograms = tablespoons ÷ 128

The flour in kilograms is equal to the tablespoons divided by 128.

For example, here's how to convert 500 tablespoons to kilograms using the formula above.
500 tbsp = (500 ÷ 128) = 3.90625 kg

While most experts suggest measuring dry ingredients by weight for improved precision,[1] not all recipes call for ingredients by weight and when they do we might not all have a scale handy. Because flours vary in density, it might not be immediately clear how to convert between a weight and volume measurement.

The table below can help with the conversion, and shows the approximate volume measurement for various weights of flour, by type.

Flour Weight to Volume Conversion Table

Kilogram measurements and equivalent tablespoons measurements for various types of flour.
Kilograms Tablespoons (A.P. Flour) Tablespoons (Bread Flour) Tablespoons (Cake Flour) Tablespoons (Rye Flour) Tablespoons (Wheat Flour)
0.25 kg 32 tbsp 31 1/2 tbsp 40 tbsp 39 1/4 tbsp 33 1/3 tbsp
0.5 kg 64 tbsp 62 3/4 tbsp 80 tbsp 78 1/2 tbsp 66 2/3 tbsp
0.75 kg 96 tbsp 94 1/2 tbsp 120 tbsp 117 2/3 tbsp 100 tbsp
1 kg 128 tbsp 125 3/4 tbsp 160 tbsp 156 3/4 tbsp 133 1/3 tbsp
1.25 kg 160 tbsp 157 1/2 tbsp 200 tbsp 196 1/8 tbsp 166 2/3 tbsp
1.5 kg 192 tbsp 188 3/4 tbsp 240 tbsp 235 1/3 tbsp 200 tbsp
1.75 kg 224 tbsp 220 1/2 tbsp 280 tbsp 274 1/2 tbsp 233 1/3 tbsp
2 kg 256 tbsp 251 3/4 tbsp 320 tbsp 313 3/4 tbsp 266 2/3 tbsp
2.25 kg 288 tbsp 283 1/2 tbsp 360 tbsp 352 3/4 tbsp 300 tbsp
2.5 kg 320 tbsp 314 3/4 tbsp 400 tbsp 392 1/8 tbsp 333 1/3 tbsp
2.75 kg 352 tbsp 346 1/2 tbsp 440 tbsp 431 1/3 tbsp 366 2/3 tbsp
3 kg 384 tbsp 377 3/4 tbsp 480 tbsp 470 2/3 tbsp 400 tbsp
3.25 kg 416 tbsp 409 1/2 tbsp 520 tbsp 509 3/4 tbsp 433 1/3 tbsp
3.5 kg 448 tbsp 440 3/4 tbsp 560 tbsp 549 1/8 tbsp 466 2/3 tbsp
3.75 kg 480 tbsp 472 1/2 tbsp 600 tbsp 588 1/4 tbsp 500 tbsp
4 kg 512 tbsp 503 3/4 tbsp 640 tbsp 627 1/2 tbsp 533 1/3 tbsp
4.25 kg 544 tbsp 535 1/2 tbsp 680 tbsp 666 2/3 tbsp 566 2/3 tbsp
4.5 kg 576 tbsp 566 3/4 tbsp 720 tbsp 705 3/4 tbsp 600 tbsp
4.75 kg 608 tbsp 598 1/2 tbsp 760 tbsp 745 1/8 tbsp 633 1/3 tbsp
5 kg 640 tbsp 629 3/4 tbsp 800 tbsp 784 1/3 tbsp 666 2/3 tbsp

Should I Measure Flour by Weight or Volume?

Most experts agree that dry ingredients like flour should be measured by weight rather than volume, especially in baking. The reason for this is that flours vary slightly in density, so a volume measurement will likely yield an incorrect amount of ingredient. Additionally, the amount that the flour is packed or compressed in the cup or tablespoon will alter the amount of ingredient being added.

For these reasons, a food scale is the preferred way to measure flour when cooking, rather than a cup or tablespoon.

Tablespoons and kilograms are both units used to measure flour. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Tablespoons

A tablespoon of flour is equal to 3 teaspoons or 1/16 of a cup. A tablespoon is a measure of flour volume.

The tablespoon is a US customary unit of flour. Tablespoons can be abbreviated as tbsp, and are also sometimes abbreviated as T, Tbls, or Tb. For example, 1 tablespoon can be written as 1 tbsp, 1 T, 1 Tbls, or 1 Tb.

Kilograms

One kilogram of flour is equal to 1,000 grams, and there are 2.20462 pounds in one kilogram. A kilogram is a measure of flour weight.

The kilogram, or kilogramme, is the SI base unit for flour, and is also a multiple of the gram. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for 103. Kilograms can be abbreviated as kg, for example 1 kilogram can be written as 1 kg.

References

  1. Nila Jones, The Best and Most Accurate Way to Measure Wet and Dry Ingredients for Baking, Serious Eats, https://www.seriouseats.com/2015/03/how-to-measure-wet-dry-ingredients-for-baking-accurately-best-method.html