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This cooking measurement converter can convert any recipe into the units you like. 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 do you not know how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon? No problem. Wondering how many tablespoons are in a cup? We've got you covered here as well. Remember that we've taken the average values of product density, so your ingredient may differ slightly. Also, it matters how tightly you pack the container, so the result obtained is a rough approximation.

If you want to understand 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 with simple weight conversions. For this kind of calculation, we're just converting between different weight units or measurement systems, so we don't need to know the ingredient type (specifically - its density).

🙋 Omni's density calculator will help refresh your knowledge and deepen your understanding of this important concept.

In this cooking measurement converter, we've chosen five of the most popular weight units, which you can find in standard recipes:

  • Gram;
  • Decagram - 10 grams;
  • Kilogram - thousand grams, default unit in the metric system;
  • Ounce - 1/16 of a pound; and
  • 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; and

    • Ounces to grams: m [g] = m [oz] × 28.34952.

  • Grams and pounds

    • Grams to pounds: m [lb] = m [g] / 453.59237; and

    • Pounds to grams: m [g] = m [lb] × 453.59237.

etc.

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 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 ml

1

0.001

0.004227

0.004

0.06763

0.06667

0.2029

0.2

0.033814

0.035195

0.0021134

0.0017598

1 L

1000

1

4.227

4

67.63

66.67

202.9

200

33.814

35.195

2.1134

1.7598

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 tbsp

15

0.015

0.0634

0.06

1.014

1

3.043

3

0.5072

0.5279

0.0317

0.0264

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 tsp

5

0.005

0.021134

0.02

0.338

0.333

1.0144

1

0.1691

0.176

0.01057

0.008799

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, e.g.:

  • Milliliters and US cups

    • Milliliters to cups: V [cups] = V [ml] / 236.588; and

    • Cups to milliliters: V [ml] = V [cups] × 236.588.

  • US tablespoons and a US cups

    • Tablespoons to cups: V [cups] = V [tbsp] / 16; and

    • Cups to tablespoons: V [tbsp] = V [cups] × 16.

  • milliliters and US teaspoons

    • Milliliters to teaspoons: V [tsp] = V [ml] / 4.929; and

    • 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 check 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, to calculate how many grams are in a cup, you need to know if it's a cup of sugar, 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. The ingredients are listed below.

  • Water;
  • Milk;
  • Flour:
    • Buckwheat;
    • Barley;
    • Corn;
    • Rye;
    • Wheat (all-purpose);
    • Soy;
    • Corn starch; and
    • Potato starch.
  • Sugar:
    • Sugar;
    • Powdered sugar; and
    • Brown sugar.
  • Salt;
  • Honey;
  • Butter;
  • Oil:
    • Cooking oil;
    • Olive oil;
    • Sunflower oil; and
    • Vegetable oil.
  • Nuts and seeds
    • Almonds, ground;
    • Walnuts, hazelnuts, ground;
    • Sesame;
    • Sunflower; and
    • Peanuts, shelled.
  • Cacao;
  • Rice (raw);
  • Oats;
  • Jam;
  • Nutella;
  • Maple syrup;
  • Cream 38% fat; and
  • 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 powdered sugar; and
  • 180g plain flour.

But you don't have to give up! Just use this cooking measurement converter:

  1. 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 mode button and change the density value.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 to 0.55 of a cup.

Repeat the same steps for the other two ingredients. For sugar, you've found out its around 2 oz, and also that you need 1.3 US cups 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 it into Fahrenheit, Kelvin, or any other temperature unit you want.

Hanna Pamuła, PhD
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