14 Common Things That Weigh 10 Ounces

By Measurement Of TeamILast update - Apr 24, 2024I7 Min Read
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Measuring is always important. Generally, when measuring the weight of anything, we use a scale. But what if we don’t have access to any scale in a certain situation?

For example, what if you need to estimate 10 ounces (oz) of weight to measure some ingredients while cooking? And you don’t have any measurement scale nearby. What will you do?

In such a situation, knowing items weighing 10-ounce, whether for a solid ounce or a fluid ounce weight, can be helpful as a reference.

In this article, we will talk about common items that weigh 10 ounces. Some items individually weigh 10-ounce, and for others we can combine a few of them to make ten ounces. 

How much is 10 ounces?

Ounce is an unit of weight. 1 ounce equals to 28.35 grams. So ten ounces will be around 284 grams.

On the other hand, 16 ounces make one pound. So 10 ounces is about two thirds of 1 pound.

Is ounce and fluid ounce the same?

While ounce is used to measure weight, fluid ounce is an unit for measuring volume. So they are not exactly the same units. Fluid ounce denoted by fl. oz. is slightly larger measuring unit. 1.04 oz equivalents to 1 fl. oz. (US).

1. A box of eight 60-watt bulbs

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A standard bulb weighs about 1.2 ounces. If we weigh eight light bulbs together, the weight is just about 10 ounces.

Light bulbs are commonly found in pairs in the store, so if you’ve ever held a box of eight light bulbs, you can estimate what 10 ounces feel like.

2. A Pair of Baseball

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Do you play baseball? If yes, then you have a good chance to get an idea about a 10-ounce weight reference. If not, you can try it next time you find any baseball near you. In professional games, a standard baseball weighs around 5 ounces. So if you lift two baseballs, you will get a 10-ounce weight. 

3. Two Large-size Eggs

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Eggs are there almost every day in our meals. It’s the most common grocery item one can find. The average weight of a large-size chicken egg in the USA are about 56.7 grams, almost 5 ounces. So lift two eggs, and you will get the idea of a 10-ounce weight.

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4. Regular-size pro boxing gloves

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Almost everyone is familiar with boxing gloves. Typically pro boxing XL gloves are 10 ounces. So whether for fighting matches or training or maybe just practicing at home with punching bags. If available, you can easily get the idea of a 10-ounce weight by lifting a pair of gloves.

5. A Roll of paper towel

Another common thing we are familiar with is a roll of paper towel. It’s an essential thing to have in every house. Did you know a single paper towel roll has an average weight of 10 ounces?

Yes, that’s true. The majority of the rolls were tested and found with this weight. Weight may vary in some places, depending on brands. But this is the average weight of a roll of paper.

6. Set of ten Bic ink pens

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Almost everyone is familiar with the Bic ink pen we used during school. Though these are not available nowadays, you can also use some standard ink pens. Those have the same weight. And using pens to estimate the weight is a great way. These pens usually weigh about one ounce each. So if you combine ten pens, you can imagine 10-ounce weight.

7. 10 Double-A Batteries

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A common household item we can count is double-A batteries. Almost everyone has used or at least seen AA batteries. Typically one AA battery is equal to one ounce. So you can lift 10 AA batteries and easily guess what a 10 ounces weight feels like. Here's more on batteries if you are curious!

8. Ten standard-length wooden pencils

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Pencils are one of the most common stationery items in any house. We all have used wooden pencils at school. Or even still use them for work purposes. But do you know a new wooden pencil with a standard length weighs one ounce? So a set of 10 such pencils weigh 10-ounces in total. It can be a good way to estimate the weight of objects with this reference.

9. Five fun-size Snickers bar

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Another easy-to-found item of weight 10-ounce is the Snickers bar! Yes, Snickers fun-size bars have around two-ounces weight values each. So lift five snickers bars, and you get the target weight. So next time, don't just eat Snickers, get an idea of its weight too.

10. Set of 5 tennis balls

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The size and weight of tennis balls are almost the same everywhere. Mass value is approximately two ounces for a tennis ball. So if we set five tennis balls together, it is possible to estimate a weight value of 10-ounces. If you are wondering about some heavier reference objects like 10 pounds or 10 kilograms, don't worry we have got you covered.

11. Regular-size bread loaf

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On average, the weight of regular-size bread is approximately 10 ounces. Of course, different loaf sizes depend on the bread type and brand. So the weight value may be different for some brands. But regular bread, such as whole-wheat bread loaves, is closer to this weight, at least in the US. So you can use this loaf as a 10-ounce weight reference.

12. A Cereal Bowl

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A simple and most used household item is a cereal bowl in which we eat cereal. Of course, depending on its size, materials and its weight will vary. A typical cereal bowl can weigh around 10 ounces. To be accurate, a light stoneware bowl of 3" depth and 5.5" diameter weigh around 10 ounce.

This weight also depends on how many fluid ounces it can hold. A typical cereal bowl will hold up to 8 fluid ounces. So an above mentioned cereal bowl filled up to its brim will weigh very close to 10 ounces.

13. A Hockey Puck

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Another excellent example can be a hockey puck to guess what a 10-ounce item might feel like.  Generally, a single professional hockey puck is around five ounces. So it can give you a 10-ounce weight feel if you pair up two pucks.

14. Three decks of cards

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Have you ever measured a deck of cards? If not, you will be interested to know that a pocket-size deck of cards is about 3.3 ounces. So you pair up three decks of cards together, and it will be almost ten-ounce weight! Isn’t it cool that the cards we are so familiar with can be used as a ten-ounce weight reference?

Bottom Line

Whether you need to estimate weight or a reference weight of ten ounces (or fluid ounces), you can find so many items around you to do that easily. Though these weights give approximate values, they can still give you a better idea than absolutely no reference point. And learning the weights with these different items is also fun!

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