# Category Archives: Cheat Notes

## Units of Measurement

So often I look at the ingredients in a recipe, and not the unit of measure associated with them. I find more often than not that I run into problems for one of 2 reasons. 1- the recipe is from the 90’s or before, when most things came in a can, and we weren’t so consumed with post-consumer recyclable materials. 2- I lived in Germany for a few years, and many of the recipes I collected there are in grams instead of cups. So, here’s a Cheat Sheet for some common units of measure you might see.

Tablespoon Conversions

• Dash = 1/16 tsp
• Pinch = 1/8 tsp
• 3 tsp = 1 TBSP
• 4 TBSP = 1/4 C
• 5 1/3 TBSP = 1/3 C
• 8 TBSP = 1/2 C
• 10 2/3 TBSP = 2/3 C
• 12 TBSP = 3/4 C
• 16 TBSP = 1 C

Liquid Measures

• 1 TBSP = 1/2 oz
• 1 C = 1/2 pt = 8 oz
• 2 C = 1 pt = 16 oz
• 4 C = 2 pt = 1 qt = 32 oz
• 16 C = 4 qt = 1 gal = 128 oz

Metric Conversions

Temperatures

• 300˚ F = 150˚ C = Gas 2 (very low)
• 325˚ F = 160˚ C = Gas 3 (low)
• 350˚ F = 180˚ C = Gas 4 (medium)
• 375˚ F = 190˚ C = Gas 5 (medium)
• 400˚ F = 200˚ C = Gas 6 (hot)
• 425˚ F = 220˚ C = Gas 7 (hot)
• 450˚ F = 230˚ C = Gas 8 (very hot)
• 475˚ F = 240˚ C = Gas 9 (very hot)
• 500˚ F = 260˚ C = Gas 10 (extremely hot)
• Broil F = Broil C = Gas Grill

Weights

• 1/2 oz = 15 g
• 1 oz = 25-30 g
• 4 oz = 1/4 lb = 115-125 g
• 8 oz = 1/2 lb = 225-250 g
• 16 oz = 1 lb = 450-500 g
• 1 1/4 lbs = 625 g
• 1 1/2 lbs = 750 g
• 2-2 1/4 lbs = 1,000g or 1 kg

US to Standard Metric

• 1/8 tsp = 0.5 ml
• 1/4 tsp = 1 ml
• 1/2 tsp = 2 ml
• 1 tsp = 5 ml
• 1 TBSP = 15 ml
• 2 TBSP = 25 ml
• 1/4 C = 2 fl oz = 50 ml
• 1/3 C = 3 fl oz = 75 ml
• 1/2 C = 4 fl oz = 125 ml
• 2/3 C = 5 fl oz = 150 ml
• 3/4 C = 5 fl oz = 250 ml
• 1 C = 8 fl oz = 250 ml
• 2 C = 1 pt = 500 ml
• 1 qt = 1 L