Convert Tablespoons of Flour to Kilograms
Enter the amount of flour in tablespoons below to get the value converted to kilograms.
How to Convert Tablespoons of Flour to Kilograms
To convert a tablespoon measurement to a kilogram measurement, divide the flour by the conversion ratio.
Since one kilogram of flour is equal to 128 tablespoons, you can use this simple formula to convert:
The flour in kilograms is equal to the tablespoons divided by 128.
While most experts suggest measuring dry ingredients by weight for improved precision, 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
|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 1/16 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 1/16 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.
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.
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.
- 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