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Test and measurement equipment can be found in a wide array of shapes, sizes, prices and complicated features, however, have you ever taken a moment to think about the more conventional ways of measuring, which you can do in your own house, or in your own back yard, without spending tons of money on? Sometimes the best answers are the simplest ones, and this is exactly why I will focus purely on conventional means of measurement. If this article does not please you, you can always go for some used electronic test equipment. It is still cheaper and it will not have you do anything except press a button.
Tools that are normally used to measure volume, are generally used for smaller quantities. As the amount of material designated to be measured however increases, it becomes more efficient to measure mass. In cooking, most of the common measuring tools are wet and dry measuring cups. Wet measuring cups can be used to measure liquids in general, such as water or milk, and dry measuring cups can be used to measure ingredients, such as flour and sugar. So the first tool that enters the complicated list of conventional measurement equipment is the cup. If you want to be precise, use one cup, if you want quantity, then use more.
Length is a true measurement issue and has to be mastered by many house owners. The list of conventional measurement equipment continues here in a grand manner, by having you use a ruler to measure length. Yes, a ruler is a conventional tool and has been used for hundreds if nor thousands of years. An even more conventional tool is a line of string. You can purchase it from any store, and it will already be measured to have a certain length. You can later on use the piece of string to measure in your garden. The last and not least tool that fits in the line of conventional measurement equipment is closer to you than you think. I am talking about your hand. You have been measuring already I bet for years using the length of your palm, counting fingers or using your forearm. Have no worries, we all do it, and it works perfectly too. Yet another advanced tool in the line of conventional measurement equipment.
The last tool is used to measure weight and is called a scale. You may already have it in your house, and in case you do not, it will cost you around $20 to get one. Simply climb on it and wait. You will have an immediate result. Conventional tools are all around us, we just do not know it yet. Simply keep an open mind, and like I said, the simplest answers are usually the best ones.