Common Measurements

Common Measurements

Even to the most veteran of chefs, some measurement conversions can still make your head spin. Print or bookmark this page for your convenience.

Equivalent Measurements

Dash = less than 1/8 teaspoon
3 tsp. = 1 tbsp.
1 cup = 1/2 pint
2 cups = 1 pint
2 pints (4 cups) = 1 quart
4 quarts (liquid) = 1 gallon
8 quarts (solid) = 1 peck
4 pecks = 1 bushel
16 ounces = 1 pound

Tablespoon Measurements

4 tbsp. = 1/4 cup
5 tbsp. + 1 tsp. = 1/3 cup
8 tbsp. = 1/2 cup
10 tbsp. + 2 tsp. = 2/3 cup
12 tbsp. = 3/4 cup
14 tbsp. = 7/8 cup
16 tbsp. = 1 cup

METRIC CONVERSIONS
These amounts have been rounded slightly for easier use

Volume Measurements

1 teaspoon = 5 ml
1 tablespoon = 15 ml
1/4 cup = 60 ml
1/3 cup = 75 ml
1/2 cup = 125 ml
2/3 cup = 150 ml
3/4 cup = 175 ml
1 cup = 250 ml
1 quart = (4 cups) 1 l
1 gallon = (4 quarts) 4 l

Weight Measurements

1/2 ounce = 15 g
1 ounce = 30 g
3 ounces = 90 g
4 ounces = 115 g
8 ounces = 225 g
12 ounces = 350 g
16 ounces (1 pound) = 450 g
2 1/4 pounds = 1 kg

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