# 13 Things Around The House That Weigh 5 Pounds

Last updated on May 14th, 2022 at 02:18 pm

There are many items around the house that you can use to reference the weight of 5 pounds.

If you are looking to compare the weight of something without having a scale nearby, you can refer to something else that is similar in weight.

5 pounds is equal to 2.267 kilograms or 80 ounces.

Here is a list of 13 things that all weigh around 5 pounds.

1. Dumbbell
2. Laptop
3. Printer paper
4. 2 Slice toaster
5. Knife block
6. Bag of carrots
7. Electric Kettle
8. 5 Footballs
9. Small cat
10. 20 cups of flour
11. 2-liter soda bottle
12. Wall clock
13. 10-inch skillet

## 1. Dumbell

The 5-pound dumbbell is very popular and many people use them for exercise and weightlifting.

Although dumbbells can be used in a variety of different weights, the 5-pound weight is the most common and easiest to see what 5 pounds feel like.

## 2. Laptop

Many of the new laptops these days are built to be much lighter than laptops from a few years ago.

If you have a laptop that is either a few years old or a gaming laptop, it most likely weighs around 5 pounds.

These days a 5-pound laptop is considered to be heavy.

An example of a light laptop is the Macbook Air which weighs less than 3 pounds.

## 3. Printer paper

If you have a pack of printer paper at home, it will weigh close to 5 pounds.

This is for a 500 pack of 8.5 x 11 printer paper which is very common for most printers.

## 4. 2 Slice toaster

Toasters can vary in size and weight, but a normal-sized 2 slice toaster weighs about 5 pounds.

## 5. Knife block

Depending on the size of the knife block, how many knives it holds, and the material it is made of, the weight can vary.

A 20 slot knife block can weigh right around 5 pounds, and a 17 slot knife block or smaller, will weigh a pound or two lighter.

Of course, this weight will increase as you add knives into the block.

## 6. Bag of carrots

Depending on where you buy carrots, you will have the option to purchase a 2 or 5-pound bag.

Most households will buy the smaller 2-pound bag, but if you are having friends or family over for a large dinner, you may need the larger 5-pound bag of carrots.

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## 7. Electric kettle

A normal-sized electrical kettle that holds 1.7 liters of water weighs around 2 pounds when empty.

If you fill it with water to just under the fill line, it will weigh very close to 5 pounds total.

Water has a weight of 2.2 pounds per liter.

## 8. 5 Footballs

If you are a fan of NFL football, you know the approximate size of the footballs used in the game.

When filled with air, these footballs weigh close to 1 pound each.

So if you can picture 5 of them together, they would equal 5 pounds total.

## 9. Small cat

If you are an owner of a small cat or a young cat that is not fully grown, it should weigh around 5 or 6 pounds.

An example of a smaller cat is the Siamese which is a lightweight cat.

They may only weigh 5 pounds when young and reach an adult weight of 8-10 pounds which is a healthy weight for these types of cats.

## 10. 20 cups of flour

Flour is a common ingredient used when baking. Many recipes will call for 1 cup of all-purpose flour.

1 cup of flour weighs 120 grams which is 0.264 pounds.

So if you weighed 20 cups of flour it would weigh 2400 grams which is just over 5 pounds total.

## 11. 2 Liter soda bottle

The 2L bottle of soda doesn’t quite weigh 5 pounds but knowing how common and readily available they are, I wanted to mention it in the list.

The actual weight of a 2L soda bottle is 4.4 pounds which is 0.6 pounds lighter than 5 pounds.

## 12. Wall clock

Many people will have a wall clock in their homes. These clocks are built in a variety of sizes, designs, and materials that will suit any wall space and decor.

If you have a medium-sized wall clock that is 18 inches in diameter, it will weigh around 5 pounds.

## 13. 10-inch skillet

A cast-iron skillet can be used for cooking stir fry’s, searing, frying, and sauteing many types of foods.

The skillet is generally heavier than a normal frying pan but they are interchangeable.

Larger skillets will weigh more than smaller ones.

On average, a 10-inch skillet will weigh around 5 pounds.

All of the items mentioned in the list weigh close to 5 pounds.

You can use them as a reference to compare other items that weigh 5 pounds if you don’t have a scale on hand.