Tablespoons to Ounces Conversion Calculator

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1 tbsp = 0.52158777828 oz

How to Convert Tablespoons to Ounces

Scales are used to measure weight

To convert a tablespoon measurement to an ounce measurement, divide the volume multiplied by the density of the ingredient or material by 1.917223.

You can use this simple formula to convert:

ounces = tablespoons × ingredient density1.917223

Thus, the volume in ounces is equal to the tablespoons times the density of the ingredient or material divided by 1.917223.

For example, here's how to convert 5 tablespoons to ounces for an ingredient with a density of 0.7 g/mL.
5 tbsp = 5 × 0.71.917223 = 1.825557 oz

This calculator converts to ounces in weight, if you're trying to convert to a volume measurement in fluid ounces try our tablespoons to fluid ounces calculator.

Tablespoons and ounces are both commonly used to measure cooking ingredients.

For cooking applications, most chefs suggest measuring dry ingredients by weight rather than volume to improve accuracy in the measurements.[1] The density of dry ingredients can vary for a variety of reasons, such as compaction.

The best way to ensure an accurate conversion is to use a scale. When a scale is not available, a calculator like the one above is a good way to estimate the volume to weight conversion.

For cooking and baking ingredients, you can get more specific results using our butter, flour, sugar conversion calculators.

Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Tablespoons

The tablespoon is a unit of volume equal to three teaspoons or ½ fluid ounce.[2] One tablespoon is equal to just under 14.8 milliliters, but in nutrition labeling, one tablespoon is equal to 15 milliliters.[3]

The tablespoon is a US customary unit of volume. 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.

Ounces

One ounce is a unit of mass/weight equal to 1/16 of a pound. The common ounce should not be confused with the troy ounce, which is equal to 1/12 of a troy pound.[4]

The ounce is a US customary and imperial unit of weight. Ounces can be abbreviated as oz; for example, 1 ounce can be written as 1 oz.

Tablespoon to Ounce Conversion Table

Tablespoon measurements converted to ounces for commonly used ingredients.
Volume in Tablespoons: Weight in Ounces of:
Water Milk Cooking Oil All Purpose Flour Granulated Sugar
1/8 tbsp 0.065198 oz 0.067806 oz 0.057375 oz 0.03449 oz 0.045639 oz
1/4 tbsp 0.130397 oz 0.135613 oz 0.114749 oz 0.06898 oz 0.091278 oz
1/3 tbsp 0.173863 oz 0.180817 oz 0.152999 oz 0.091973 oz 0.121704 oz
1/2 tbsp 0.260794 oz 0.271226 oz 0.229499 oz 0.13796 oz 0.182556 oz
2/3 tbsp 0.347725 oz 0.361634 oz 0.305998 oz 0.183947 oz 0.243408 oz
3/4 tbsp 0.391191 oz 0.406838 oz 0.344248 oz 0.20694 oz 0.273834 oz
1 tbsp 0.521588 oz 0.542451 oz 0.458997 oz 0.27592 oz 0.365111 oz

References

  1. National Institute of Standards & Technology, Metric Cooking Resources, https://www.nist.gov/pml/weights-and-measures/metric-cooking-resources
  2. Merriam-Webster, tablespoon, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tablespoon
  3. U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Guidance for Industry: Guidelines for Determining Metric Equivalents of Household Measures, https://www.fda.gov/regulatory-information/search-fda-guidance-documents/guidance-industry-guidelines-determining-metric-equivalents-household-measures
  4. James Bucki, Troy Ounce vs. Ounce, The Spruce, https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/troy-ounce-vs-ounce-4588158