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Measurement Conversions

Common Measurement Conversions in Recipes


Standard Measurements

1 cup = 24 centiliter (cl) or 240 milliliter (ml)
1/4 teaspoon (tsp) = 1.23 milliliters (ml)
1/2 teaspoon (tsp) = 2.46 milliliters (ml)
3/4 teaspoon (tsp) = 3.7 milliliters (ml)
1 tablespoon (tbsp) = 15 milliliter (ml)
1 fluid ounce (oz) = 30 milliliter (ml)
1 pound (lb) = 454 grams (gm)

Weight
1 ounce = 28.35 grams 1 pound = 453.59 grams
1 gram = 0.035 ounce 100 grams = 3.5 ounces
1000 grams = 2.2 pounds 1 kilogram = 35 ounces or 2.2 pounds

 

Volume
1 milliliter = 1/5 teaspoon 1 milliliter = 0.03 fluid ounce
1 teaspoon = 5 milliliters 1 tablespoon = 15 milliliters
1 fluid ounce = 30 milliliters 1 fluid cup = 236.6 milliliters
1 quart = 946.4 milliliters 1 liter = 34 fluid ounces (4.2 cups)

 

Temperature Conversion
C = (F - 32) X 5/9 F = (C X 9/5) + 32
32F = 0C 40F = 4.4C
100F = 37.7C 200F = 93.3C
225F = 107.2C 250F = 121.1C
275F = 135C 300F = 148.9C
325F = 162.8C 350F = 176.7C
375F = 190.6C 400F = 204.4C
425F = 218.3C 450F = 232.2C
475F = 246.1C 500F = 260C

 

Standard English Abbreviations
cup = C fluid cup = fl C fluid ounce = fl oz
fluid quart = fl qt foot = ft gallon = gal
inch = in ounce = oz pint = pt
pound = lb quart = qt tablespoon = T or Tbsp
teaspoon = t or tsp   1 Dozen = 12 yard = yd
1 Gross = 12 Dozen or 144

 

Unusual Weights and Measures
1 bit = 2 pinches
1 smidgen = 4 bits
1 dollop = 2 smidgens
1 gaggle = 3 dollops
1 gaggle = 2 glugs
1 blanket = 2 glugs
1 smothering = 3 blankets

DRY UNIT/LIQUID UNIT
1 pint, dry = 1.1636 pints, liquid
1 quart, dry = 1.1636 quarts, liquid
1 gallon, dry = 1.1636 gallons, liquid

Basic Cooking Rule:
16 ounces = 1 pound