Metric Conversion

Monday, August 18, 2008

Cooking Conversion Chart / Cooking Measurement Table

Cooking Conversion Table

(Weights and Measures)

American recipes use dry and fluid measures. Volume determines fluid measures; weight determines dry measures. However, most U.S. recipes refer to ingredients in terms of volume. So don't worry too much whether the ingredient you're measuring is dry or fluid; just use the measure specified in your recipe.


Cooking Conversion Chart / Cooking Measurement Table


TEASPOONS TABLESPOONS CUPS FLUID OUNCES MILLILITERS OTHER
1/4 teaspoon


1 ml
1/2 teaspoon


2 ml
3/4 teaspoon 1/4 tablespoon

4 ml
1 teaspoon 1/3 tablespoon

5 ml
3 teaspoons 1 tablespoon 1/16 cup 1/2 oz 15 ml
6 teaspoons 2 tablespoons 1/8 cup 1 oz 30 ml



1 1/2 oz 44 ml 1 jigger
12 teaspoons 4 tablespoons 1/4 cup 2 oz 60 ml
16 teaspoons 5 1/3 tablespoons 1/3 cup 2 1/2 oz 75 ml
18 teaspoons 6 tablespoons 3/8 cup 3 oz 90 ml
24 teaspoons 8 tablespoons 1/2 cup 4 oz 125 ml 1/4 pint
32 teaspoons 10 2/3 tablespoons 2/3 cup 5 oz 150 ml
36 teaspoons 12 tablespoons 3/4 cup 6 oz 175 ml
48 teaspoons 16 tablespoons 1 cup 8 oz 237 ml 1/2 pint


1 1/2 cups 12 oz 355 ml


2 cups 16 oz 473 ml 1 pint


3 cups 24 oz 710 ml 1 1/2 pints



25.6 oz 757 ml 1 fifth


4 cups 32 oz 946 ml 1 quart or 1 liter


8 cups 64 oz
2 quarts


16 cups 128 oz
1 gallon
Some recipes use additional instructions that require a specific amount of the ingredient. For example, a recipe might request "1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed", or "2 heaping cups flour".

Dash or Pinch
Generally considered to be less than 1/8 teaspoon.

Firmly Packed
With a spatula, a spoon or your hand, tightly press the ingredient into the measuring cup. You should measure as much of the ingredient as you can fit into the measure.

Lightly Packed
Press the ingredient into the measuring cup lightly. Make sure there are no air pockets, but do not compress it too much either.

Even / Level
Measure the amount precisely, discarding the entire ingredient that rises above the rim of the measuring cup. The back of a straight knife works well for this.

Rounded
Do not flatten out the ingredient to the top of the measuring cup. Instead allow it to pile up above the rim naturally, into a soft, rounded shape.

Heaping / Heaped
Pile as much of the ingredient on top of the measure as it can hold.

Sifted
Sift with a strainer or sifter before measuring to ensure ingredient is not compacted and there is no other foreign substance in it.

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RESOURCE: http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/ck_cg_weights_measures


Sunday, August 17, 2008

Cooking Conversion Chart | Metric to U.S., Canadian, Australian

The following Cooking Conversion Chart elaborates more significantly even in decimals. Metric Cooking Conversion Chart is for the Metric conversion to U.S., Canadian and Australian.

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One stick of butter is 1/4 pound or about 110 grams.
Butter in the
US is sold in one pound boxes, each box containing 4 sticks.

Decimals
0.25 = 1/4
0.33 = 1/3
0.50 = 1/2
0.66 = 2/3
0.75 = 3/4

Pound, cups, tablespoon and teaspoon conversions assume the base weight-volume of water
1 pound = 2 cups
1 ounce = 2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons = 0.5 oz = 15 grams
1 teaspoon = 0.17 oz = 5 grams
pinch is less than 1/8 teaspoon
dl = deciliter = 1/10 of a liter = 1/2 cup

Weight-volume of:
Flour: 1 pound = 3 1/2 cups
Sugar: 1 pound = 2 1/4 cups

Cooking Conversion Chart for Sugar Subtitution.

What does it mean?
c = cup
t = tsp = teaspoon
T = tbsp = tablespoon
C = Celsius
F = Fahrenheit
g = gr = gram
kg = kilogram

Metric Cooking Conversion Chart

 
US                  Canadian            Australian
1/4 tsp             1 mL                1 ml
1/2 tsp             2 mL                2 ml
1 tsp               5 mL                5 ml
1 Tbl               15 mL               20 ml
1/4 cup             50 mL               60 ml
1/3 cup             75 mL               80 ml
1/2 cup             125 mL              125 ml
2/3 cup             150 mL              170 ml
3/4 cup             175 mL              190 ml
1 cup               250 mL              250 ml
1 quart             1 liter             1 litre
 
Weight
1 ounce             30 grams            30 grams
2  "                55  "               60  "
3  "                85  "               90  "
4  "                115 "               125 "
8  "                225 "               225 "
16 "                455 "               500 " (1/2 kilogram)
Temperatures
Fahrenheit          Celsius
32 degrees          0 degrees
212 "               100 "
250 "               120 "
275 "               140 "
300 "               150 "
325 "               160 "
350 "               180 "
375 "               190 "
400 "               200 "
425 "               220 "
450 "               230 "
475 "               240 "
500 "               260 "

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Cooking Conversion Measurement & Table

Cooking Conversion Chart

(U.S. to Metric)

Capacity

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


Cooking Conversion Chart

(Metric to U.S.)

Capacity

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.


Measurement Equivalents for Cooking Conversion

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

A special Thank You to Carol, who double-checked cooking conversion chart for us.