Cooking Equivalent Measurements

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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

 

 

 

Comments and Reviews

6 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

    Reply
  3. jacques soto

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

    Reply
    • 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.

      Reply

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