US Weights and Measures

 

1 pinch =
1 dash =
3 teaspoons =
2 tablespoons =
4 tablespoons =
5 1/3 tablespoons =
16 tablespoons =
16 tablespoons =
32 tablespoons =
64 tablespoons =
1 cup =
2 cups =
4 cups =
16 cups =
1 quart =
8 quarts =
4 pecks =
less than 1/8 teaspoon (dry)
3 drops to 1/4 teaspoon (liquid)
1 tablespoon = 1/2 ounce (liquid and dry)
1 ounce (liquid and dry)
2 ounces (liquid and dry) = 1/4 cup
1/3 cup
8 ounces = 1 cup = 1/2 pound
48 teaspoons
16 ounces = 2 cups = 1 pound
32 ounces = 1 quart = 2 pounds
8 ounces (liquid) = 1/2 pint
16 ounces (liquid) = 1 pint
32 ounces (liquid) = 2 pints = 1 quart
128 ounces (liquid) = 4 quarts = 1 gallon
2 pints (dry)
1 peck (dry)
1 bushel (dry)

    Approximate Equivalents 

 

1 quart (liquid) =
8 tablespoons =
1 cup all-purpose pre-sifted flour =
1 cup stone ground yellow cornmeal =
 

1 cup granulated sugar =

1 cup brown sugar =
1 cup confectioners' sugar =
1 large egg =
1 egg yolk =
1 egg white =
about 1 liter
4 ounces = 1/2 cup = 1 stick butter
5 ounces

 

4 1/2 ounces
8 ounces
6 ounces
4 1/2 ounces
2 ounces = 1/4 cup = 4 tablespoons
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon
2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons

   Temperatures: Fahrenheit (F) = Celsius (C) 

-10F =
0F =
32F =
50F =
68F =
100F =
150F =
205F =
212F =
300F =
325F =
350F =
375F =
400F =
425F =
450F =
475F =
500F =
-23.3C (freezer storage)
-17.7C
0C (water freezes)
10C
20C (room temperature)
37.7C
65.5C
96.1C (water simmers)
100C (water boils)
148.8C
162.8C
177C (baking)
190.5C
204.4C (hot oven)
218.3C
232C (very hot oven)
246.1C
260C (broiling)

   Conversion Factors 

 

If you need to convert measurements into their equivalents in another system, here's how to do it.
ounces to grams:
grams to ounces:
pounds to grams:
pounds to kilograms:
ounces to milliliters:
cups to liters:
Fahrenheit to Celsius:

Celsius to Fahrenheit:


inches to centimeters:
centimeters to inches:
multiply ounce figure by 28.3 to get number of grams
multiply gram figure by .0353 to get number of ounces
multiply pound figure by 453.59 to get number of grams
multiply pounds by 0.45 to get number of kilograms
multiply ounce figure by 30 to get number of milliliters
multiply cup figure by 0.24 to get number of liters
subtract 32 from the Fahrenheit figure, multiply by 5, then divide by 9 to get Celsius figure
multiply Celsius figure by 9, divide by 5, then add 32 to get
Fahrenheit figure
multiply inches by 2.54 to get number of centimeters
multiply centimeter figure by .39 to get number of inches

 Conversion of Measures for Ingredients (USA = Europe)

 

USA
Europe
Flour
1/4 cup
1/2 cup
1 cup
30 GM.
60 GM.
125 GM.
Sugar or Butter
1/4 cup
1/2 cup
1 cup
60 GM.
125 GM.
250 GM.
Liquids
1/4 cup
1/2 cup
3/4 cup
1 cup
4 cups (1 quart)
5 CL.
1.25 DL.
1.8 DL.
2.5 DL.
1 Liter