11 Common Items That Weigh 1 Kilogram

11 Common Items That Weigh 1 Kilogram

Last updated on June 29th, 2023 at 10:43 am

This article will show you a list of items that weigh around 1 Kilogram.

If you don’t have a scale handy it can be difficult to accurately know the weight of something.

Knowing the weights of other items that are similar in weight can be very helpful. One of the best ways to determine the weight of something without actually weighing it is to compare it with something else. 

Here are 11 items that weigh 1 Kilogram for your reference. 

1 Kilogram is equal to 2.20 pounds or 1000 grams.

  1. Canteloupe
  2. 4 Medium potatoes
  3. 6 Hockey pucks
  4. 17 Tennis balls
  5. 70 Empty soda cans
  6. 1L Bottle of water
  7. 1 Kilobar
  8. 10 Boxes of paper clips
  9. 5 Hamsters
  10. 20 Medium eggs
  11. 2 NFL Footballs

#1. A Canteloupe

Although most cantaloupes at regular size will weigh around 3 pounds which is over 1 kilogram, referencing a cantaloupe that is smaller than full-grown will be very close to weighing 1 kilogram or 2.2 pounds. This melon is very popular and easy to use as something that weighs 1 kilogram. 

#2. 4 Medium sized potatoes

On average, a medium potato will weigh close to 8 ounces. Larger potatoes will weigh around 10 ounces and smaller ones will weigh around 5 ounces. So if you had 4 medium-sized potatoes weighing 8 ounces each, that would equal 32 ounces which is just short of 1 kilogram in weight. 

#3. 6 Hockey pucks

Hockey pucks that are used in professional leagues like the NHL, weigh 6 ounces. If you added the weight of 6 NHL hockey pucks, they would equal 36 ounces total which is very close to weighing 1 kilogram. 

#4. 17 Tennis balls

If you are a fan of tennis, you will know the size of those green and yellow tennis balls. The International Tennis Federation or ITF, has set a minimum and maximum weight for the tennis balls that are used. These weights are between 1.975 and 2.095 ounces. So, if you can imagine having 17 of these tennis balls together, they would weigh right around 35 ounces which is equal to 1 kilogram. 

#5. 70 Empty soda cans

One of the most popular sized cans of soda is the 12 ounce, 355 ml can. These cans are made out of aluminum and are very light when empty. Each one only weighs around 0.5 ounces. So if you are looking to reference an empty soda can for something that weighs 1 kilogram, you would need 70 of them. 

#6. 1L Bottle of water

You can find a 1L bottle of water at most supermarkets and they make a great item to use when referencing weight as they are easy to find and most people have them. A 1L bottle of water when full weighs very close to 1 kilogram or 2.2 pounds. 

#7. 1 Kilobar

As the name suggests, a Kilobar is a gold bar that weighs 1000 grams or 1 kilogram which is just over 32 troy ounces. Although these bars can vary in size, they are generally 3 inches long, 1.5 inches wide, and less than an inch tall. If you are lucky enough to have a Kilobar in gold, you can use it for reference when comparing the weight of something else that is 1 kilogram. 

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#8. 10 Boxes of paper clips

Paper clips are an easy item to use when comparing weights. A small box of 100 paper clips weighs around 100 grams therefore 10 boxes would weigh 1000 grams which is equal to 1 kilogram. 1 regular-sized paper clip weighs 1 gram so you would need 1000 of them to equal 1 kilogram. 

#9. 5 Hamsters

Hamsters are a common pet kept by many households. They can vary in size and weight from 3 to 7 ounces and in some cases, they can reach 10 ounces. But on average, a regular-sized hamster when fully grown will only weigh 7 ounces. If you can picture 5 hamsters together, they would weigh around 35 ounces total which would equal close to 1 kilogram. 

#10. 20 Medium sized eggs

Depending on the breed of chicken and how they are raised and fed, the size of the eggs produced can vary. On average, a medium-sized egg weighs around 50 grams. Therefore 20 of the same sized egg will weigh 1000 grams which is 1 kilogram. The eggs may have slight discrepancies in weight, but they will be very close to 50 grams each. 

#11. 2 NFL Footballs

Sporting gear makes for a great reference when comparing weights. As you can tell by the reference of tennis balls and hockey pucks above. A regulation-sized football that is used in the NFL weighs between 14-16 ounces. If you had 2 of these footballs together, they would weigh around 32 ounces total which is just shy of 1 kilogram. 

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