# Standard/Metric Conversions for Recipes

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There are times when you need to change your cooking measurement units. This guide is about standard/metric conversion for recipes.

### Tip: Using Google for Measurement Conversions

June 4, 20070 found this helpful

When I need to do a quick conversion, I look no further then my web browser and google.com. Simply enter the amount you wish to convert and what you would like to convert to in the search box. Example: Type "5 kilos to pounds" at the top of Google's search results. It gives you the conversion "5 kilograms = 11.0231131 pounds".

By Fisher

### Tip: Conversion Tables for Recipes

February 9, 20070 found this helpful

## U.S. to Metric

Liquid
• 1/5 teaspoon = 1 ml
• 1 teaspoon = 5 ml
• 1 tablespoon = 15 ml
• 1 fluid oz. = 30 ml
• 1/5 cup = 50 ml
• 1 cup = 240 ml
• 2 cups (1 pint) = 470 ml
• 4 cups (1 quart) = .95 liter
• 4 quarts (1 gal.) = 3.8 liters
Weight
• 1 oz. = 28 grams
• 1 pound = 454 grams

## Metric to U.S.

Liquid
• 1 militers = 1/5 teaspoon
• 5 ml = 1 teaspoon
• 15 ml = 1 tablespoon
• 30 ml = 1 fluid oz.
• 100 ml = 3.4 fluid oz.
• 240 ml = 1 cup
• 1 liter = 34 fluid oz.
• 1 liter = 4.2 cups
• 1 liter = 2.1 pints
• 1 liter = 1.06 quarts
• 1 liter = .26 gallon
Weight
• 1 gram = .035 ounce

• 100 grams = 3.5 ounces
• 500 grams = 1.10 pounds
• 1 kilogram = 2.205 pounds
• 1 kilogram = 35 oz.

## Cooking Measurement Equivalents

• 16 tablespoons = 1 cup
• 12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup
• 10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons = 2/3 cup
• 8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup
• 6 tablespoons = 3/8 cup
• 5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon = 1/3 cup
• 4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup
• 2 tablespoons = 1/8 cup
• 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons = 1/6 cup
• 1 tablespoon = 1/16 cup
• 2 cups = 1 pint
• 2 pints = 1 quart
• 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
• 48 teaspoons = 1 cup

### Tip: Equivalent Measures

March 23, 20050 found this helpful

Equivalent measures are a handy reference to keep in your cookbook, especially if you are an empty nester trying to halve recipes you have used for years.

Dash or pinch = less than 1/8 teaspoon

1 teaspoon = 1/3 tablespoon

3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon; 1/2 fluid ounce

2 tablespoons = 1/8 cup; 1 fluid ounce

4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup; 2 fluid ounces

5 1/3 tablespoons = 1/3 cup

8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup; 4 fluid ounces

16 tablespoons = 1 up; 8 fluid ounces; 1/2 pint

1/3 cup = 5 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon

Cups to pints to quarts to gallons can be very confusing to remember so I use this conversion chart.

7/8 cup = 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons

2 cups = 1 pint; 16 fluid ounces

4 cups = 2 pints; 1 quart; 32 fluid ounces

4 quarts = 8 pints; 1 gallon; 16 cups

1 pound = 16 ounces

By Ronsan