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

 

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Posted on March 14, 2012, in Cheat Notes and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Finally! I found what I needed here. Thanks!

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