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Cooking Measurements Conversions

Cooking Measurements Conversions

  • Friday, 03 March 2017
  • Jeanette
  • Recipes

U.S. vs. Metric vs. Imperial (U.K.) Measures for the kitchen

Cooking can be challenging internationally due to the need to convert recipes to depending on your location. We Compiled a Cooking Equivalent Measurements for you to use when converting a recipe.
The charts below offer equivalents for United States, metric, and Imperial (U.K.) measures.

Volume Equivalents

Oven Temperatures:

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


Dry/Weight Measure:

  Ounces   Pounds   Metric  
 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 pus 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 or 1/2 pound   225 grams  
32 tablespoons   2 cups       1 pound   454 grams  
64 tablespoons   4 cups or 1 quart   32 ounces   2 pounds   907 grams  

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD PDF: Volume | Measurement Equivalents and or conversions

Liquid or Volume Measurements:

 Measure Fluid ounces tablespoons/cups M/litre | Litre  
1 cup   8 fluid ounces   1/2 pint   16 tablespoons   237 ml  
2 cups   16 fluid ounces   1 pint   32 tablespoons   474 ml  
4 cups   32 fluid ounces   1 quart   64 tablespoons    946 .4  
2 pints   32 fluid ounces   1 quart   4 cups   946  
4 quarts   128 fluid ounces   1 gallon   16 cups   3.785 liters  
8 quarts   256 fluid ounces or one peck   2 gallons   32 cups   7.57 liters  

 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD PDF: Volume | Measurement Equivalents and or conversions

Conversions For Ingredients Commonly Used In Baking

Ingredients Ounces Grams
1 cup all-purpose flour   5   142  
1 cup granulated (white) sugar   7   198  
1 cup firmly-packed brown sugar (light or dark)   7   198  
1 cup cocoa powder   3   85  

Comments (1)

  • JamSmith


    13 June 2017 at 11:22 |
    These measures are really useful. I'm a cooking freak and whenever I try to prepare any recipe from any book or website, I get confused with various measures. Along with this blog, I also use online tool Binarytranslator to convert all the cooking measures.


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