Showing posts with label Cooking Measurements and Unit Conversions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cooking Measurements and Unit Conversions. Show all posts

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Cooking Measurements and Unit Conversions

Since I started my blog 15 months ago, I have been meaning to post cooking measurements and unit conversions on my blog. Finally, after having prepared this and sitting on it for more than 6 months, I am posting this useful information! I hope, it will be helpful.

ABBREVIATIONS:

tsp. = teaspoon (also referred to as 't')
tbsp. = tablespoon (also referred to as 'T')
gal. = gallon
ml = milliliter
l = liter
oz. = ounce
fl. oz = fluid ounce
inch = in
sq. = square
cm = centimeter
mm = millimeter
kg = kilo
lb = pound
F = Fahrenheit
C = Celsius


COMMON COOKING MEASUREMENTS:

1 tsp. = 1/6 fl. oz.
1 tbsp. = 3 tsp. = 1/2 fl. oz.
1/4 cup = 4 tbsp. = 12 tsp. = 2 fl. oz.
1/3 cup = 5 tbsp. = 16 tsp. = 2.7 fl. oz.
1/2 cup = 8 tbsp. = 24 tsp. = 4 fl. oz.
3/4 cup =12 tbsp. = 36 tsp. = 6 fl. oz.
1 cup = 16 tbsp. = 48 tsp. = 8 fl. oz.
2 cups = 1 pint = 16 fl. oz.
4 cups = 1 quart = 2 pints = 32 fl. oz.
8 cups = 1/2 gal. = 64 fl. oz.
4 quarts = 1 gallon = 8 pints = 16 cups = 128 fl. oz.


COOKING MEASUREMENTS CONVERSIONS (U.S. TO METRIC):

Measurement Conversion:

1/4 tsp. = 1.25 ml
1/2 tsp. = 2.5 ml
1 tsp. = 5 ml
1 tbsp. = 15 ml
1 fl. oz. = 30 ml
1/4 cup = 59 ml
1/3 cup = 79 ml
1/2 cup = 125 ml
3/4 cup = 177 ml
1 cup = 237 ml
2 cups = 500 ml
3 cups = 750 ml
4 cups = 1 l
1 gal. = 3.78 l
1 gal. = 4 quart
1 gal. = 128 oz.
1 gal. = 16 cup


Weight Conversion:

1 lb = 16 oz
1 oz. = 28.35 g
¼ lb. = 114 g
½ lb. = 227 g
1 lb. = 454 g
2 lb. = 907 g
3 lb. = 1. 36 kg
4 lb. = 1.81 kg


Length:

1 in = 2.54 cm
1 in = 25.4 mm


Area:

1 sq in = 6.45 sq cm


Temperatures:

275º F = 135º C
300º F = 149º C
325º F = 163º C
350º F = 177º C
375º F = 191º C
400º F = 204º C
425º F = 218º C
450º F = 232º C
475º F = 246º C
500º F = 260º C