Kitchen Conversion Charts #cooking


With the internet has come the opportunity for sharing just about every form of information, including recipes. It’s a wonderful and exciting opportunity to experience all sorts of cuisine, if we are brave enough to prepare them. Dishes we would otherwise probably never have the chance too try. Sometimes though its a challenge. In the U.S. we tend to measure things by volume. Most every where else they measure by weight. Either way its sometimes a challenge to convert. Below you will find several charts for common measurements. Enjoy.

US Volume Measurements

US Measure US Dry Equivalent US Liquid Equivalent Metric Liquid Equivalent
1/16 teaspoon dash 1/4 milliliter
1/8 teaspoon pinch 1/2 milliliter
1/4 teaspoon 1 milliliter
1/2 teaspoon 2 milliliter
1 teaspoon 1/3 tablespoon 1/6 fl oz 5 milliliter
1 Tablespoon 3 teaspoons 1/2 fl oz. 15 milliliter
1/8 cup 2 tablespoons (= 1 standard coffee scoop) 1 fl oz. 30 milliliter
1/4 cup 4 Tablespoons 2 fl oz. 60 milliliter
1/3 cup 5 Tablespoons + 1 teaspoon 3 fl oz. 80 milliliter
1/2 cup 8 Tablespoons 4 fl oz. 120 milliliter
3/4 cup 12 Tablespoons 6 fl oz. 180 milliliter
1 cup 16 Tablespoons 8 fl oz. 240 milliliter
1 pint 2 cups 16 fl oz. 480 milliliter
1 quart 2 pints 32 fl oz. 960 milliliter
1 quart + 2 tablespoons 66 tablespoons 33 fl oz. 1 liter
1 gallon 4 quarts 128 fl oz. 3 liters + 840 milliliter

US Length Measurements

The formula to convert from inches to mm (inches x 25.4 = mm)
To convert to cm simply divide by 10 ( mm / 10 = cm)
 8 inches x 25.4 = 203.2 mm | 203.2 mm / 10 = 20.32 cm | 8 inches = 20 cm (rounded)

To go from cm to inches do the reverse (mm / 25.4 = inches)
20 cm x 10 = 200 mm | 200 mm / 25.4 = 7.87 inches | 20 cm = 8 inches (rounded)

US Measure Metric Equivalent US Measure Metric Equivalent US Measure Metric Equivalent
1/8 inch 3 mm 3 inches 7.6 cm 9 inches 23 cm
1/4 inch 6 mm 4 inch 10 cm 10 inch 25 cm
1/2 inch 13 mm 5 inches 13 cm 11 inches 28 cm
3/4 inch 19 mm 6 inches 15 cm 12 inches (1 ft) 30 cm
1 inch 2.5 cm 7 inch 18 cm 39 1/4 inches 1 meter
2 inches 5 cm 8 inches 20 cm

US Weight Measurements

The formula to convert from ounces to grams (ounces x 28.35 = grams)
  1 Pound = 16 ounces | 16 ounces * 28.35 = 453.6 grams | 1 pound = 454 grams (rounded)

To go from grams to ounces do the reverse ( grams / 28.35 = ounces)
 454 grams / 28.35 = 16.01 ounces | 16 ounces = 1 pound | 454 grams = 1 pound (rounded)

US Measure US Equivalent Metric Equivalent
1 Pound 16 ounces 454 Grams
3/4 Pound 12 ounces 341 Grams
2/3 Pound ~10 ounces 284 Grams
1/2 Pound 8 ounces 227 Grams
1/3 Pound ~5 ounces 142 Grams
1/4 Pound 4 ounces 114 Grams
1 ounce 28 Grams

Cooking Temperatures

The formula to convert from Fahrenheit to Celsius ( (Fahrenheit – 32) x 5 / 9 = Celsius)

Since Celsius is based on 0 (zero) being the temperature at which water freezes and Fahrenheit has that temperature being 32. 32 must first be subtracted from the temperature as measured in Fahrenheit before converting. Also each degree Celsius is equal to 5/9 (0.55) degrees Fahrenheit.
  145 Fahrenheit – 32 = 113 | 113 x 0.55 = 62.77 | 145 Fahrenheit = 63 Celsius (rounded)

To go from grams to ounces do the reverse ( Celsius x 9/5 +32)

First you convert from degrees Celsius to degrees Fahrenheit realizing there are 9/5  of a degree Celsius (1.8 degrees) for each degree Fahrenheit then you add 32 to compensate for the start point of Celsius. The temperature at sea level that water freezes 32 Fahrenheit.
63 Celsius * 1.8 = 113.4 | 113.4 + 32 = 145.4 | 63 Celsius = 145 Fahrenheit (rounded)

Fahrenheit Celsius Item
145 63 Beef/Veal/Lamb – Medium Rare
160 71 Beef/Veal/Lamb – Medium, Ground Beef, Ostrich, Rhea, Emu, Eggs in Casseroles or Sauces or Custards, Fresh Pork Chops or Roasts or Ribs – Medium, Cured Pork – Ham or Sausage
165 74 Deer, Stuffing (Inside or Outside Bird)
170 77 Beef/Veal/Lamb – Well Done, Fresh Pork Chops or Roasts or Ribs – Well Done, Boneless Turkey Roast
180 82 Rabbit, Duck, Goose, Chicken, Turkey
250 120
275 135
300 150
325 165
350 175
375 190
400 205
425 220
450 230
475 245
500 260
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