Handy Cooking Measurement Conversions Chart

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Now that I covered some simple baking substitutions I thought I should move on to something I usually have issues with – measurement conversions!  Just hearing the word makes my brain hurt.  I tried to keep things as simple as I could, hopefully you find this chart as helpful as I do!

Handy Cooking Measurement Conversion Chart

 

Handy Cooking Measurement Conversions Chart

I've written it all out as well so hopefully it makes sense to you!

U.S. to metric measurement conversions

Length

  • 1 inch = 2.54 centimeters
  • 1 foot = 30.48 centimeters
  • 1 yard = 0.914 meters
  • 1 mile = 1609.34 meters, or 1.609 kilometers
  • 1 kilometer = .62 miles

 

Quantity

  • 1 ounce (fluid) = 29.574 milliliter
  • 1 cup = 236.58 milliliters, or .236 liters, 140 grams (dry)
  • 1 pint = .47 liters
  • 1 quart = .946 liters
  • 1 gallon = 3.785 liters

 

Weight

  • 1 ounce = 28.35 grams
  • 1 pound = 453.59 grams, or .453 kilograms
  • 1 ton = 907.19 kilograms, or .907 “metric tons”

 

temperature conversions

Temperature

32 degrees Fahrenheit = 0 degrees Celsius

 

On the Fahrenheit scale:

  • Freezing point of water: 32 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Boiling point of water: 212 degrees Fahrenheit

 

For Celsius:

  • Freezing point of water: 0 degrees Celsius
  • Boiling point of water: 100 degrees Celsius

 

Some other useful measurement conversions

1 cup conversions

1 Cup is equal to:

  • ½ pint
  • 8 ounces
  • 16 Tablespoon
  • 48 Teaspoons
  • 237 milliliters

 

1 Tablespoon is equal to:

  • 1/16 cup
  • ½ ounce
  • 3 Teaspoons
  • 15 milliliters

1 pint is equal to 2 cups, or .47 liters

1 quart is equal to 4 cups, or .946 liters

1 gallon is equal to 4 quarts, or 16 cups, or 3.79 liters

 

Convenient Conversions: 

  • ¼ cup is equal to 4 Tablespoons, or 2 ounces, or 59 milliliters
  • ½ cup is equal to 8 Tablespoons, or 4 ounces, or 118 milliliters

 

Hopefully that helps!  I keep my conversion chart on the inside of a cupboard door in the kitchen, you can print your own by clicking on the image below:

Handy Cooking Measurement Conversion Chart

I hope this helps in your kitchen as much as it helps in mine.  It is surprising the little things that make a big difference when you're trying to make a recipe just right.  Take the guess work out of conversions and use this handy chart!

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