Monday, June 11, 2007

A Couple of Kitchen Calculators - Go Figure

I get the occasional email requesting a recipe be converted into metric units, or tempertures in Celsius. Well, now you can do it yourself. These two calculators are from labpixies.com. The first is a simple, yet very complete, units of measure calculator. It will convert any units of weight, volume or length. Now you can convert my quarts into your liters, and my ounces of weight into grams and visa versa. Just make sure you have the right setting regarding weight and volume; remember 8 ounces is cup by volume, but can also be half a pound. It will also convert my Fahrenheit temps to Celsius.


This second calulator can help you add up your daily calorie intake. If you click on the settings on the top you can also enter your age, weight, etc. and it will give you a daily guideline for total calories. As you click on the differnet courses, the options will change in the pull down menu.It doesn't have everything, but it's pretty good. Just make sure you check the right number of portions. I certainly don't count calories on a regular basis, but it's kind of interesting to add up an average day once and a while to see what's going on. It can be reset any time to start over.

13 comments:

curious said...

Will these tools be permanent "widget/tools" on your site's front page?

Balu said...

Did you know that you can use google to convert currencies, units, etc?

Just search for "2 cups in ml" e.g. and you instantly get the result: 2 US cups = 473.176475 ml

Balu

Chef John said...

cool, ...i wish i had some currency to convert! ; )

Chef John said...

yes, to curious, Im adding a link in the menu section to this post. thanks.

foofifofum said...

I think the converter is a very helpful addition since MANY of your viewers do not use the same measurements that you provide AND having it handy, right on your site it just another example of your thoughtfulness, providing for your viewers. Thanks.

Connie said...

I like that. Thanks. When I watch English cooking videos, this will be helpful.

Anonymous said...

Wow... is there anything you can't do? You're a teacher (math, science, history, and a little English). An artist... I mean you took something that was so simple, and turned it into a masterpiece. You know a lot of things about food, meaning you're a good chef. And you know a lot of things about technology. All I can say is "Praise Him!". This is "Rox ur Soxx".

Chef John said...

While I appreciate the gushing, I basically just copy and pasted some code from the widget maker's site (legally BTW). And hey, what do you mean a "little" bit of English! My command of the language is eh, err, what's the word I'm looking for? ummm, err, it's very well speaked. ;)

Anonymous said...

Hello to "Rox ur Soxx" when you post a comment you can choose "other" instead of Anonymous, and it will let you type in your moniker for your personal ID. This is not the same as having a blogger account. It's just the name that your posts will be identified with.

cooker said...

very nice tandoori chicken recipie!
how about a chicken tikka masala?

thanks for your work!

Kaoru from Japan said...

I still can't figure out the size/weight of "a stick of butter" or "half a stick of butter" you often use in your videos. In Japan (where I come from) they sell butter only in a rectangle chunk or in round cans. I'd appreciate it if you could weigh the butter or post a conversion for it. Thanks!

Chef John said...

stick of butter is 4 weight ounces or 1/2 cup.

Kaoru from Japan said...

Thanks! I've made some of your recipes with 1/2 American cup measurement (a cup measurement is different too *lol*) and it worked! :)