Cooking Measurement Converter
With this cooking measurement converter, you can convert any recipe into the units you like. But, it's not a regular converter, it can freely switch between volume and weight units as well, not just one or the other. Isn't that awesome? So, not only grams to cups, but also grams to tablespoons or cups to pounds. Don't have a kitchen scale or you don't know how many teaspoons in a tablespoon? No problem. Wondering how many tablespoons are in a cup? We've got you covered here as well. Just remember that we've taken the average values of product density, so your ingredient may differ a bit. Also, it matters how tightly you pack the container, so the result obtained is a rough approximation.
If you want to understand what's the difference between various conversions, and why we need the ingredient type to perform cooking measurements, read on, and you'll find the answer.
Weight conversions: ounces to pounds, grams to pounds, ounces to grams...
Let's start from simple weight conversions. For this kind of calculations, we're just converting between different weight units or measurement systems, so we don't need to know the ingredient type (more specifically - its density). In this cooking measurement converter, we've chosen five most popular weight units, which you can find in standard recipes:
decagram- 10 grams
kilogram- thousand grams, default unit in the metric system
ounce- 1/16 of a pound
pound- basic weight unit in the US
Also, we've decided to add sticks of butter as in the US butter comes in 2 or 4-stick packages.
To convert between weight units, all you need to do is to multiply or divide by some factor. A typical conversion table for basic weight units is as follows:
|gram (g)||decagram (dag)||kilogram (kg)||pound (lb)||ounce (oz)|
|1 gram (g)||1||0.1||0.001||0.0022046||0.035274|
|1 decagram (dag)||10||1||0.01||0.022046||0.35274|
|1 kilogram (kg)||1000||100||1||2.20462||35.27396|
|1 pound (lb)||453.59237||45.359237||0.45359||1||16|
|1 ounce (oz)||28.34952||2.834952||0.02835||0.0625||1|
From the table you can quickly find out how to do conversions, for example:
grams and ounces
grams to ounces:
m [oz] = m [g] / 28.34952
ounces to grams:
m [g] = m [oz] * 28.34952
grams and pounds
grams to pounds:
m [lb] = m [g] / 453.59237
pounds to grams:
m [g] = m [lb] * 453.59237
Volume conversions: milliliters to cups, tablespoons in a cup, milliliters to teaspoons...
Recipes from the US often use volume measures instead of weight measures, so the units like cups or fluid ounces appear. If you want to know how to convert e.g. milliliters to cups, that's the type of converter you need. Let's have a look at the general volume conversion table:
|milliliter (ml)||liter (L)||US cup||UK cup||US tbsp||tbsp||US tsp||tsp||US fl oz||UK fl oz||US pint||UK pint|
|1 US cup||236.6||0.2366||1||0.9464||16||15.8||48||47.3||8||8.3||0.5||0.416|
|1 UK cup||250||0.25||1.057||1||16.9||16.67||50.7||50||8.45||8.8||0.528||0.44|
|1 US tbsp||14.8||0.0148||0.0625||0.0591||1||0.986||3||2.957||0.5||0.5204||0.03125||0.02602|
|1 US tsp||4.93||0.00493||0.020833||0.0197||0.333||0.3286||1||0.9858||0.1667||0.1735||0.01042||0.00867|
|1 US fl oz||29.6||0.0296||0.125||0.1183||2||1.9716||6||5.915||1||1.0408||0.0625||0.05204|
|1 UK fl oz||28.4||0.0284||0.1201||0.1137||1.92||1.8942||5.765||5.683||0.9608||1||0.06005||0.05|
|1 US pint||473.17||0.47317||2||1.8927||32||31.545||96||94.64||16||16.653||1||0.8327|
|1 UK pint||568.3||0.5683||2.402||2.273||38.43||37.884||115.3||113.65||19.215||20||1.201||1|
Analogous to the weight conversion table, the volume table allows you to easily find the factors by which you need to multiply or divide if you want to switch between volume units, like, e.g.:
milliliters and US cups
milliliters to cups:
V [cups] = V [ml] / 236.588
cups to milliliters:
V [ml] = V [cups] * 236.588
US tablespoons and a US cups
tablespoons to cups:
V [cups] = V [tbsp] / 16
cups to tablespoons:
V [tbsp] = V [cups] * 16
milliliters and US teaspoons
milliliters to teaspoons:
V [tsp] = V [ml] / 4.929
teaspoons to milliliters:
V [ml] = V [tsp] * 4.929
You've probably noticed that tablespoons, teaspoons, cups, fluid ounces, and pints differ between systems. So, you need to make sure which system is used. Fortunately, the difference is not significant in most cases, especially if you're using small amounts of ingredients (like for baking one cake):
|Unit of Measurement||Imperial System||Metric Equivalent||U.S. System||Metric Equivalent|
|1 ounce||1 fl oz.||28.41 mL||1 fl oz.||29.57 mL|
|1 gill||5 fl oz.||142.07 mL||Not commonly used|
|1 cup||Not commonly used||8 fl oz.||236.59 mL|
|1 pint||20 fl oz.||568.26 mL||16 fl oz.||473.18 mL|
|1 quart||40 fl oz.||1.137 L||32 fl oz.||946.36 mL|
|1 gallon||160 fl oz.||4.546 L||128 fl oz.||3.785 L|
And if you're wondering how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon, the answer is simple: 3. No matter if you're using US type of spoons or 5 ml spoons - as long as you're sticking to the same measurement system, one tablespoon is equivalent to three teaspoons.
Weight-volume conversions: cups to grams, grams to teaspoons, grams to tablespoons ...
And here we come, to the core of the calculator - conversion from weight units to volume or from volume to weight. For that, you need to know the ingredient, and more specifically - its density:
density = weight / volume
So, if you want to calculate e.g. how many grams are in a cup, you need to know if it's a cup of sugar, a cup of flour or honey. In this kind of conversion we cannot provide one general conversion table - it would differ for every ingredient!
In our cooking measurement converter, we've chosen seventeen essential ingredients. In some categories, you can even specify the type of the product!
- Wheat (all purpose)
- Corn starch
- Potato starch
- Powder sugar
- Brown sugar
- Cooking oil
- Olive oil
- Sunflower oil
- Vegetable oil
- Nuts and seeds
- Almonds, ground
- Walnuts, hazelnuts, grounded
- Peanuts, shelled
- Rice (raw)
- Maple syrup
- Cream 38% fat
- Cream 18% fat
Cooking measurement converter: example of use
You've found some delicious-looking shortcakes. Unfortunately, the recipe is from across the pond and the units look somewhat strange to you:
- 125g butter
- 55g powder sugar
- 180g plain flour
But you don't have to give up! Just use this cooking measurement converter:
- Choose the ingredient. Let's start with the first product: butter. If your product is not on the list, but you know the ingredient's density, just hit the
Advanced modebutton and change the density value.
- Enter the amount. In our case, it's 125 grams. Use a drop-down list if the unit you're looking for is not visible.
- Here you are - the converter did the job! Now you know that 125 grams is a bit over one stick of butter (1.1) and it's equivalent of 0.55 of a cup.
Repeat the same steps for the other two ingredients. For sugar you've found out it's around 2 oz, and also that you need 1.3 US cup of flour. Then, just make a dough and bake the shortcakes for 15-20 minutes in the oven heated to 190 °C. Well... If you have no idea how much that is, check our temperature converter to convert into the Fahrenheit, Kelvin or any other temperature unit you want.
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