Is 8oz equal to a cup in dry measure?

Is 8oz equal to a cup in dry measure?

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  1. That’s a matter of definition. In some places, a “cup” has a volume of 8 fl oz. In the USA, definitions include 236.6 ml, 238 ml and 240 ml. Elsewhere cups can range from 65 ml to 285 ml, the latter a British cup in the long-gone days when they used such measures. Japanese cups (for rice cookers and sake) are 180 ml. Australian “metric cups” are 250 ml. This is important if your recipe doesn’t come from the USA.
    But that’s liquid measure. Dry measure? It depends not only on the substance, but also on its consistency. A cup of coarse salt will probably be less than a cup of fine salt. In general, cups are a terrible choice of measurement.
    What should you do? Establish somehow what your cup weighs, buy a cheap digital scale (about the same price as measuring cups), and convert your solid ingredient quantities to weight.

  2. Prepare to get confused. This answer is strictly from a US perspective.
    “Does 8 oz = 1 cup in dry measure?”
    That depends upon the type of ounces which your 8 oz is.
    If you are referring to 8 oz of weight – the answer could be yes or no depending upon the material being weighed or measured.
    If you are referring to 8 oz volume (technically “fluid ounces”) the answer is yes.
    If you are reading a US recipe, 1 cup = 8 fluid ounces ( a measure of volume, not weight).
    So you would use a measuring cup which is actually calibrated in fluid ounces to measure dry ingredients such as flour or sugar.
    Some recipes are written by weight – commercial kitchen recipes primarily – very few and far between in anything but the professional markets.

  3. Ounce can be used for either weight or volume. When used in reference to liquid then the ounce refers to volume and written as fluid ounce. When used in reference to dry measure then the ounce refers to weight. In the above reference the ounce is being used as a reference to weight. In the question above the answer is no as 8 ounces of dry measure would be considerable more than the volume of a cup. Does this help?

  4. What yardstick are you using?
    Measuring things can be horribly confusing. Let’s see, we have SAE, metric, imperial ( I think that is what they call the British system) and more! Japanese measure is base mostly on rice yield! At least some of these have dry volume and liquid volume and they are different!
    I hope this link can help:
    Dry Versus Liquid Measuring Cups
    Thank You for the truly lovely headache I now have.
    Jim Y
    P.S. My sense of humor can be confusing to, sorry.

  5. NO. 8 ounces went to college and received a doctorate. 1 cup has only a high school diploma and has been on drugs AND alcohol for the last 17 years.
    There is no way any intelligent human being could consider them to be equall

    Victor Allen’s

  6. Yes and no. 8 fluid ounces is a cup. The 8oz you are referring to is used for weight. You generally use a liquid measuring cup liquids and a dry measuring cup for dry substances but in a pinch they can be used in place of the other if need be.

  7. 8oz of what? And I assume ounces Avoirdupois in US Customary
    Air is 1.225 kg/m^3
    8oz ( 28.349523125 g/oz) (1 kg/1000g) (1m³/1.225 kg) (1000 L/1m³) (1000mL/1 L)(1 cup/275.30523567875 mL for dry cup) = 674 dry cups
    Did you mean something else??
    8 oz Avoirdupois
    8 fluid ounces (Liquid Volume)
    or ??
    1 cup (liquid) = 236.5882365 mL
    1 cup (Dry) = 275.30523567875 ml

  8. Not really, a cup is 250 ml which is closer to 10 oz. Most good chefs and almost everyone outside the USA uses weight for dry ingredients.and no cups. Cups are not an accurate measue because the depend on the corseness of the ingredient, how tightly it is packed and the amount of moisture it has absorbed from the atmosphere.

  9. The US measuring cup is eight fluid ounces in both wet and dry versions. The link in Jim Young’s post illustrates why there are two types — ease of use for intended purpose.
    The US gallon is 128 fl oz and 231 in³, the measuring cup 1/16 of that. Both wet and dry cups have a volume of 14.4375 in³ at the measure point, whether line or brim.
    If you are talking about ounces of weight, neither generally is; it depends on the density of what you are measuring.

    Eight O’Clock

  10. No. A cup is 8oz of liquid, but not 8oz of solids, because solids have different densities.
    For example, a cup of raw asparagus has a density of 0.566g/cm^3, so 1 cup is 4.723oz.

  11. NO . a cup is a Volume measurement. 8 ounces is a weight measurement.
    8 ounces of Lead would not occupy the same space ( volume ) as say, 8 ounces of rice .
    At one time, it was standard practice to equate 1 gram to one milliliter of water at a specific temperature and pressure: STP (0°C, 32°F, 273.15°K; and 10E5 pascals, 760mm Hg, 29.9 in Hg, ~14.7 lb/in squared). See also Normal Temperature and Pressure (NTP).
    STP – Standard Temperature and Pressure & NTP – Normal Temperature and Pressure


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