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# Question for those who use the metric system

When measuring liquids for say a recipe, what's the equivalent for our ounce? Do you use Liter and milliliters and that's it?
Hatt94 · 51-55, M
We would use 2 Tablespoons.
Some things are easier using Imperial, like a cup. Bigger volumes i use Litres
@Hatt94 Okay, that makes sense. Thanks!
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
Approx. 28 ml to a fluid ounce.
@Picklebobble2 Yeah, it's just bigger numbers to get to small amounts - almost counterintuitive 😁 I get it though, metric is more precise.
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
@Ontheroad Spare a thought for us Gen.Xers. Back in junior (High) School we had to learn BOTH Imperial AND Metric
@Picklebobble2 Yeah, that would have been a pain... but quite useful.
JimboSaturn · 51-55, M
Yes, but although my country is metric, I prefer, cups and tablespoons and teaspoons etc..
Hatt94 · 51-55, M
@JimboSaturn yes. Who asks for 236 ml of a product. Give me a cup....
Muthafukajones · 46-50, M
Ounces can be either dry or liquid.

For dry measure grams are used for liquid measure milliliters are used.

The reason for the difference is the that an ox is apparently both a unit of weight but also of volume. Metric uses separate systems for each.
Hatt94 · 51-55, M
@Muthafukajones metric is used in the US as well. The Metric system is used extensively in some fields such as science, medicine, electronics, the military, automobile production and repair, and international affairs.
I use both, as well as tsp, cup etc.

It depends what I'm measuring . If it's small or precision amounts I use metric, if it's larger I use imperial or cooking amounts.

Same as size measurements. Metric is good for fine, small work , while larger stuff like building stuff imperial is better.

Although I can visualize the distance of a kilometer better than a mile ....but that might be just familiarity .
@OogieBoogie That's interesting - I wasn't aware others used both systems. Others meaning those on the metric system.

I do the same thing. Metric when I'm baking, but mostly imperial otherwise.
@Ontheroad I'm not opposed to either system.
And I don't know why people kick up a fuss about it .
Each has it's benefits. Metric is easier to calculate on the fly, but imperial has more division options.

Some things are just easier to visualize.
Like, 2cm- easy, 7/8" is hard ....and it really screws me over when they give inch measurements with percentages like .87 of an inch - that does my head in!
It's like, ffs , stick to one system for God's sake 😂

...and height ...I mean, who can visualize 170cm?
5'7" is way easier .

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