U.S. vs. Metric vs. Imperial (U.K.) Measures
Cooking Equivalent Measurements 
 

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The charts below use standard U.S. measures following U.S. Government guideline. The charts offer equivalents for United States, metric, and Imperial (U.K.) measures. All conversions are approximate and most have been rounded up or down to the nearest whole number. Examples below:

1 teaspoon = 4.929 milliliters - rounded up to 5 milliliters

1 ounce = 28.349 grams, - rounded down to 28 grams

Dry/Weight Measurements

 
   

Ounces

Pounds

Metric

1/16 teaspoon

a dash

     

1/8 teaspoon or less

a pinch or 6 drops

 

.

.5 ml

1/4 teaspoon

15 drops

   

1 ml

1/2 teaspoon

30 drops

   

2 ml

1 teaspoon

1/3 tablespoon

1/6 ounce

 

5 ml

3 teaspoons

1 tablespoon

1/2 ounce

 

14 grams

1 tablespoon

3 teaspoons

1/2 ounce

 

14 grams

2 tablespoons

1/8 cup

1 ounce

 

28 grams

4 tablespoons

1/4 cup

2 ounces

 

56.7 grams

5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon

1/3 cup

2.6 ounces

 

75.6 grams

8 tablespoons

1/2 cup

4 ounces

1/4 pound

113 grams

10 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons

2/3 cup

5.2 ounces

 

151 grams

12 tablespoons

3/4 cup

6 ounces

.375 pound

170 grams

16 tablespoons

1 cup

8 ounces

.500 pound or 1/2 pound

225 grams

32 tablespoons

2 cups

16 ounces

1 pound

454 grams

64 tablespoons

4 cups or 1 quart

32 ounces

2 pounds

907 grams

 

Liquid or Volume Measurements

 

 

Pint Quart Gallon U.S.
Fluid Ounce
U.S.
Tablespoon
Milliliters Liters U.K. Ounces U.K. Pint
jigger or measure

-

-

-

1.5

3

45

-

-

-

1 cup

1/2

-

-

8

16

237

-

8.3

0.415

2 cups

1

-

-

16

32

473

0.473

19.2

0.96

4 cups

2

1

1/2

32

64

946

0.946

33.3

1.665



Conversions For Ingredients Commonly Used In Baking

 

Ingredients

Ounces

Grams

1 cup all-purpose flour

5 ounces

142 grams

1 cup whole wheat flour

8 1/2 ounces

156 grams

 

 

 

1 cup granulated (white) sugar

7 ounces

198 grams

1 cup firmly-packed brown sugar (light or dark)

7 ounces

198 grams

1 cup powdered (confectioners') sugar

4 ounces

113 grams

 

 

 

1 cup cocoa powder

3 ounces

85 grams

 

 

 

Butter (salted or unsalted)

 

 

4 tablespoons = 1/2 stick = 1/4 cup

2 ounces

57 grams

8 tablespoons = 1 stick = 1/2 cup

4 ounces

113 grams

16 tablespoons = 2 sticks = 1 cup

8 ounces

227 grams

 

Oven Temperatures

 

Fahrenheit

Celsius

Gas Mark (Imperial)

Description

225 degrees F.

105 degrees C.

1/3

very cool

250 degrees F.

120 degrees C.

1/2

 

275 degrees F.

130 degrees C.

1

cool

300 degrees F.

150 degrees C.

2

 

325 degrees F.

165 degrees C

3

very moderate

350 degrees F.

180 degrees C.

4

moderate

375 degrees F.

190 degrees C.

5

 

400 degrees F.

200 degrees C.

6

moderately hot

425 degrees F.

220 degrees C.

7

hot

450 degrees F.

230 degrees C.

8

 

475 degrees F.

245 degrees C.

9

very hot


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