A kilogram is a unit of measuring mass in the metric system. It is often just referred to as ‘Kilo’ in everyday speech and it is represented by the unit symbol ‘kg’. For a better understanding of what a kilogram is, it is interesting to know that a liter of water is exactly 1 Kilogram; following the aforementioned metric, 9 liters of water weigh exactly 9 kilograms. 9 kg is also equivalent to 20 pounds —so you see that 9 kilograms is not so heavy and it is just as light as it sounds.
There are a lot of things that weigh 9 kg and most of them are items around us. Do you want to find out some of these items? This list is here to help and it is quite exciting, so stick around till the end.
1. A Watermelon
Watermelons are juicy fruits that are highly cultivated worldwide, with more than 1,000 varieties.
While the weight of a watermelon varies, the average weight lies between 9 to 11 kg. However, only 6 to 8 kg of the above weight forms the edible part of the fruit, leaving the remainder of the weight in the rind. However the largest melon ever recorded weighed 350 pounds, and you’ll agree that it is a lot compared to the weight of average melons
2. Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer
Because you’ll have to free your Stand Mixer out of your cupboard almost every time you need to use it, you must know how much it weighs.
The stand mixers took hand mixers out of the market – they offer more speed and power to make more servings of dessert. Although they’re more expensive, they yield more results and are more versatile, so the price is worth it.
KitchenAid, a prominent kitchen appliance brand, makes an artisan stand mixer about 15” tall and it weighs around 9 kg.
3. Standard Office Chair
The importance of office chairs in a workspace cannot be overemphasized — it is core to your productivity as comfortability directly affects productivity and output.
Standard office chairs weigh between 9 kg and 13.6 kg. Big and tall office chairs can support more weight, so they weigh more at 18kg – 27.2kg.
It is important to know the weight of your office chairs for the following reasons; Safety, cost, weight capacity, future-proofing, room fitting, amongst others.
4. Small Dog Crate
A dog crate (sometimes referred to as a dog cage) is a metal, wire, plastic, or fabric enclosure with a door in which a dog may be kept for security or transportation. They are designed as a substitute for a dog’s natural den and as such offer them a place of refuge at home or when traveling to new surroundings.
Other common reasons for using a dog crate are for toilet training a new puppy, limiting access while the dog learns rules, ensuring the dog’s safety, confining a dog in locations where dogs cannot safely or legally roam freely, or giving a dog a place to go when visitors come to the house. A dog crate can therefore be likened to a baby’s crib.
Before getting a dog crate, you must put the size of your dog into consideration. Your dog in the crate must have enough space to stand, turn around normally while standing, sit up and lie down in a natural position.
A small dog crate weighs around 9 kg to 13 kg.
5. Patio Table
The pandemic came with a need for people to invest more in a backyard patio for relaxation purposes — since people were forced to stay home.
There are many lightweight, modern-style patio tables that you can find around. But if your preference tilts towards sturdier ones, then you will have to go for heavier designs made of materials like cast aluminum. A good percentage of people who use patio tables prefer this type, so finding it in the market would not be hard. A lot of these patio tables made of cast aluminum weigh around 9 kg.
6. Passenger Car Tires
In the real sense of it, there’s no one-size-fits-all category when it comes to passenger tires. The market is greatly diverse and the number of vehicles on the road is almost impossible to count. On average, small city cars use 13-inch tires whereas SUVs and sports cars count on bigger 20-inch models. This means that one cannot categorize the weight of a passenger car tire based on the vehicle it was made for.
The multiplicity of options makes it impossible. However, a much better way to categorize tires’ weights is to use the numbers marked on the tire’s sidewall. To most, these numbers have no meaning, but in the real sense, they are technical inscriptions that convey information as to brand, size, model, and most importantly the weight of the tire. A passenger car tire with the mark —195/65 R15 weighs between 8.2 and 9kg.
7. HPS Domestique E-bike
An electric bicycle, also known as an e-bike or ebike, is a bicycle with an integrated electric motor used to assist propulsion. They generally fall into two broad categories: bikes that assist the rider’s pedal-power (i.e. pedelecs) and bikes that add a throttle, integrating moped-style functionality. Both retain the ability to be pedaled by the rider and are therefore not electric motorcycles.
The HPS Domestique is probably the current lightest production electric bicycle at just around 9 kg.