Confused about how many fluid ounces in a tablespoon? You are not alone. Learn the easy conversion from tablespoons to fluid ounces and start cooking with confidence.
Baking conversions are easier than you think, just one trick is all it takes.
If you know how to divide by two or multiply by 0.5, you will convert any number of tablespoons into fluid ounces.
Why? Because to convert tablespoon to fl oz, you should divide the tablespoon value by 2 or multiply by 0.5.
You don't even need a calculator. The kids of the second-third grades learn to divide two to four digits by one-digit numbers. If math isn't your thing, ask your kids!
Tablespoons and fluid ounces
The confusion reigns between units of the metric system, the US customary system, and the Imperial system.
What is a tablespoon, and the types of tablespoons used in different countries?
What is an ounce, and the difference between dry and fluid ounces? And what are the US and Imperial ounces?
Let's find out.
A tablespoon is a volume unit in the metric, Imperial, and US customary systems.
1 US tablespoon equals 3 teaspoons, 1/16 cup, ½ fluid ounces, 0.03 US liquid pint, 0.000014787 cubic meters, or 14.8 milliliters.
1 metric tablespoon is a bit bigger; it equals 15 ml.
1 Imperial tablespoon (aka British tablespoon) equals 3 imperial teaspoons, 0.06 Imperial cup, 0.625 imperial fluid ounces, 0.03 Imperial pint, or 18 milliliters.
Finally, the Australian tablespoon is the largest among the ones mentioned above. It equals ⅔ fl oz, 4 teaspoons, or 20 ml.
A fluid ounce is another unit of volume in the United States customary and Imperial systems. So this measurement unit is used to measure liquid ingredients.
US fluid ounce (aka regular ounce) equals 1/128 US gallon, 1/32 US quart, 1/16 US pint, ⅛ US cup, 2 US tablespoons, or 6 US teaspoons.
Imperial fluid ounce equals 0.00625 Imperial gallon, 1/40 Imperial quart, 1/20 Imperial pint, 1/10 Imperial cup, 1.6 Imperial tablespoons, or 4.8 Imperial teaspoons.
Fluid ounces differ from the dry ounces (aka weight ounces) used to measure dry ingredients.
So, the handy tool below is created for volume conversions. Since a dry ounce is a weight unit, the question about how many ounces in a tablespoon of bread crumbs, brown sugar, or all purpose flour is answered in another post.
How many fluid ounces in a tablespoon
1 tablespoon to a fluid ounce (tbsp to oz)
How many US fluid ounces are in one tablespoon?
1 tablespoon = 0.5 fl oz (US system), so
there are 0.5 fluid ounces in a tablespoon.
How many Imperial fluid ounces are in one Imperial tablespoon?
1 tablespoon Imperial = 0.625 fl oz Imperial (Imperial system), so
there are 0.625 Imperial fluid ounces in an Imperial tablespoon.
How to convert tablespoons to fluid ounces
To convert US tablespoons to US fluid ounces, multiply the number of fluid ounces by 0.5, where 0.5 is a conversion factor:
fl oz = tbsp x 0.5, or
divide the volume by the conversion ratio, which is 2:
fl oz = tbsp oz ÷ 2.
Let's have a look at an example.
How many fluid ounces in 2 tablespoons
2 tablespoon x 0.5 = 1 fl oz, or
2 tablespoon ÷ 2 = 1 fl oz, so
there is one fluid ounce in 2 tablespoons.
Tablespoon to ounces conversion
This table converts US tablespoons (tbsp) to US fluid ounces (fl oz).
|Tablespoons||Fluid ounces||Tablespoons||Fluid ounces|
|⅛ tbsp||0.06 fl oz||16 tbsp||8 fl oz|
|¼ tbsp||0.13 fl oz||17 tbsp||8.5 fl oz|
|½ tbsp||0.25 fl oz||18 tbsp||9 fl oz|
|¾ tbsp||0.38 fl oz||19 tbsp||9.5 fl oz|
|1 tbsp||0.5 fl oz||20 tbsp||10 fl oz|
|2 tbsp||1 fl oz||21 tbsp||10.5 fl oz|
|3 tbsp||1.5 fl oz||22 tbsp||11 fl oz|
|4 tbsp||2 fl oz||23 tbsp||11.5 fl oz|
|5 tbsp||2.5 fl oz||24 tbsp||12 fl oz|
|6 tbsp||3 fl oz||25 tbsp||12.5 fl oz|
|7 tbsp||3.5 fl oz||26 tbsp||13 fl oz|
|8 tbsp||4 fl oz||27 tbsp||13.5 fl oz|
|9 tbsp||4.5 fl oz||28 tbsp||14 fl oz|
|10 tbsp||5 fl oz||29 tbsp||14.5 fl oz|
|11 tbsp||5.5 fl oz||30 tbsp||15 fl oz|
|12 tbsp||6 fl oz||40 tbsp||20 fl oz|
|13 tbsp||6.5 fl oz||50 tbsp||25 fl oz|
|14 tbsp||7 fl oz||100 tbsp||50 fl oz|
|15 tbsp||7.5 fl oz||1000 tbsp||500 fl oz|
Free printable conversion chart
You are in for a treat! Download and print out this FREE printable tablespoons and teaspoons conversion chart.
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If you have other conversion questions, the baking conversion charts of the bog are full of helpful information. Also, check these tablespoons and ounces conversions:
- How Many Grams Is In A Tablespoon?
- How Many Milliliters In A Tablespoon
- How Many Ounces In A Cup
- How Many Ounces In A Pint
- How Many Ounces Is In A Quart?
- How Many Ounces In A Gallon
Also, you should try this simple tool - Cake Pan Converter - to calculate baking pan sizes.
My favorite measuring tools
I use a kitchen scale to create recipes for the blog and to cook in everyday life, but there are other tools I use as well.
These include measuring cups and spoons, which help me make American recipes measured in those units.
So, I created a list of my favorite baking tools that include measuring tools too:
- Kitchen scale
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Collapsible measuring cups and spoons
- Nesting measuring cups
- Measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
- Liquid measuring cup
I hope this handy guide has answered all the questions about how many fluid ounces per tablespoon.
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There are 0.6 US fluid ounces and 0.625 Imperial fluid ounces in a tablespoon UK.
There are 0.5 fluid ounces in a tablespoon of water.