Cooking Equivalent Measurements

U.S. vs. Metric vs. Imperial (U.K.) Measures

Cooking Equivalent Measurements

Cooking can be challenging internationally due to the need to convert recipes to depending on where you live.  Compiled here are Cooking Equivalent Measurements for you to use when converting a recipe.

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 Cooking Equivalent Measurements are approximate and most have been rounded up or down to the nearest whole number.

 

Dry/Weight Measure

  OuncesPoundsMetric
1/16 teaspoona dash
1/8 teaspoon or lessa pinch or 6 drops.5 ml
1/4 teaspoon15 drops1 ml
1/2 teaspoon30 drops2 ml
1 teaspoon1/3 tablespoon1/6 ounce5 ml
3 teaspoons1 tablespoon1/2 ounce14 grams
1 tablespoon3 teaspoons1/2 ounce14 grams
2 tablespoons1/8 cup1 ounce28 grams
4 tablespoons1/4 cup2 ounces56.7 grams
5 tablespoons pus 1 teaspoon1/3 cup2.6 ounces75.6 grams
8 tablespoons1/2 cup4 ounces1/4 pound113 grams
10 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons2/3 cup5.2 ounces151 grams
12 tablespoons3/4 cup6 ounces.375 pound170 grams
16 tablespoons1 cup8 ounces.500 or 1/2 pound225 grams
32 tablespoons2 cups16 ounces1 pound454 grams
64 tablespoons4 cups or 1 quart32 ounces2 pounds907 grams

 

Liquid or Volume Measurements

Jigger or measure1 1/2 or 1.5 fluid ounces3 tablespoons45 ml
1 cup8 fluid ounces1/2 pint16 tablespoons237 ml
2 cups16 fluid ounces1 pint32 tablespoons474 ml
4 cups32 fluid ounces1 quart64 tablespoons946 .4
2 pints32 fluid ounces1 quart4 cups946
4 quarts128 fluid ounces1 gallon16 cups3.785 liters
8 quarts256 fluid ounces or one peck2 gallons32 cups7.57 liters
4 pecksone bushel
dashless than 1/4 teaspoon

 

 

Conversions For Ingredients Commonly Used In Baking

IngredientsOuncesGrams
1 cup all-purpose flour5 142
1 cup granulated (white) sugar7 198
1 cup firmly-packed brown sugar (light or dark)7198
1 cup powdered (confectioners') sugar4113
1 cup cocoa powder385
Butter (salted or unsalted)
4 tablespoons = 1/2 stick = 1/4 cup257
8 tablespoons = 1 stick =1/2 cup4113
16 tablespoons = 2 sticks = 1 cup8227

 

Oven Temperatures

Fahrenheit (Degrees)
Celsius
Gas Mark (Imperial)
Description
225
105
1/3
very cool
250
120
1/2
275
130
1
cool
300
150
2
325
165
3
very moderate
350
180
4
moderate
375
190
5
400
200
6
moderately hot
425
220
7
hot
450
230
8
475
245
9
very hot

If all else fails, you could also us this instant US/Metric/UK conversion calculator from Convert-Me.com

 

 

 

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Comments and Reviews

20 Responses to “Cooking Equivalent Measurements”

  1. Jackie Wenrich

    I need to convert 175g, 450g, and 300ml to US measurement. Can you help me?

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  2. molly hadlington

    i would like to have the conversion like: how much is 100 grs.into canadian version.etc.etc. thank you . or par exemple 1 kg. of flour.you do underst understand what i mean. thanks again

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  3. jacques soto

    What is the American equivalent when a French recipe call for a “ver” for a liquid measure?

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    • Brenda

      We would need the whole sentence to be able to look up the intent of the word “Ver”. In French “Ver” means green or unripe.

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      • Johan De Beer

        As requested by Jaques Soto, the liquid content of un verre is 125ml = 4.26 fl.oz. The color green is spelled vert.

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  4. Mark Ebersole

    I have a 12 lb boneless porkloin. I have a 10 qt pressure cooker, I’m going to cut the porkloin in 1/2. How much liquid and how much time will it take to make it along with veggies etc…

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    • Linda Stradley

      I am not an expert on cooking with a pressure cooker. I’m sorry I can not help you.

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  5. Debbie Seger

    I need to convert 1 quart of beef to pounds. Cab you help me or tell me where I can get help? Thanks!

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    • Linda Stradley

      Can anyone help with this?

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    • Imajean Specklemier

      Sorry this is late. There is no specific answer since a quart is a measure of volume. Because it is, the answer will vary depending on what cut of beef you will use, i.e. ground beef packed tightly will weigh more than stew meat. Whenever I have a conundrum such as this I just fill an old empty quart size mayo jar to get my answer. I hope this helps.

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  6. Lorna bailey

    Is the English cornflour the same as America’s cornstarch please and is our tablespoon size the same as Americans. Thankyou

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    • Linda Stradley

      UK cornflour = US cornstarch.
      US cornflour = UK cornmeal

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  7. Martin Mulkearns

    I must point out that for liquid/volume measurements an Imperial Pint is 20 fluid ounces, and not 16, as is the case in The U.S. Therefor 8 oz would not be 1/2 pint, but 10 oz would be.

    Just to avoid confusion.

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  8. Patricia Shelton

    I needed this website so much just like caster sugar, over here is bar sugar.

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  9. Karen Fell

    Hi, i have an american recipe asking for 4 cups of cored and chopped apple… the recipe asks for exact measurements or the cake will be mushy… help..! 🙂

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  10. Annie Franco

    Once I tried it, I am a convert and believer in weight measurement vs. imperial cups and spoons. My baking recipes turn out so much better. Most of the time. I’ve converted some recipes to metric and found they didn’t work. I wondered if converting a recipe is really an attempt to make something that is inherently imprecise more accurate by using weight? What I mean to say is that if the author of a recipe has a heavy hand scooping flour into a cup, the weight of this “cup” can be a range of 140 – 180 gm. If you need 3 or 4 cups, this can make a huge difference in the outcome. This is honestly what made me change my mind about weight measurement. If you read the reviews of a recipe, in almost every case, there will be reviewers saying this was the best thing ever. No fail! But there are also reviewers of the same recipe saying the exact opposite. Didn’t work at all! Technique aside, I’m convinced this is due to the huge variations in how people measure their ingredients using imperial measurement.

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  11. Michelle

    How much is 1/14 cup in Tbsp & 1/14 Tbsp. in tsp?

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