US to Metric Conversion Charts
for Cooking

U.S. to Metric Conversions: Weighing vs Measuring, GreatPartyRecipes.com


We measure flour, they weigh it. If that doesn't call for US to Metric Conversion Charts, what does?

A site visitor overseas once asked me to translate all the recipes on GPR to their metric equivalents because, she explained, "I have no idea how much a cup is; I don't have a measuring cup."

Well, frankly, the only "gram" I was familiar with was a cracker. (Excuse me... digestive biscuit.) So in the interest of world cooking peace, and the ability to try recipes from other parts of the world-- the conversion charts.

Be sure to do the math ahead of time and double-check it!



Dry Weight Measurements & Equivalents

Some of the "gram" figures below have been rounded off slightly-- not so good for a US-to-metric-conversion for a science lab, but much more practical for the kitchen.

U.S. Measurements Metric Equivalents
1/3 ounce 10 grams
1/2 ounce 15 grams
1 ounce 30 grams
2 ounces 60 grams
3 1/2 ounces 100 grams
4 ounces (1/4 pound) 114 grams
5 ounces 140 grams
8 ounces (1/2 pound) 227 grams
9 ounces 250 grams, 1/4 kilogram
16 ounces (1 pound) 450 grams
18 ounces (1 1/8 pound) 500 grams, 1/2 kilogram
32 ounces (2 pounds) 900 grams
36 ounces (2 1/4 pound) 1000 grams, 1 kilogram
48 ounces (3 pounds) 1,350 grams, 1 1/3 kilograms
64 ounces (4 pounds) 2,800 grams, 1 3/4 kilograms



Liquid Measurements & Equivalents

U.S. Fluid Measurements Metric Equivalents
1 teaspoon 5 milliliters
1 tablespoon 15 milliliters
1 ounce (2 tablespoons) 30 milliliters
2 ounces (1/4 cup) 60 milliliters
8 ounces (1 cup) 240 milliliters
16 ounces (2 cups, 1 pint) 480 milliliters
32 ounces (2 pints, 1 quart) 950 milliliters
34 ounces (aprox.) 1 liter
60 ounces (aprox.) 1.75 liters
128 ounces (4 quarts, 1 gallon) 3.75 liters


U.S. Liquid and Weight Conversions

Food Equivalents and Substitutions

Large-Quantity Cooking Charts



Top of US to Metric Conversion Charts





Comments

Join the party! Tell us how you were able to use or improve the recipe(s) or tips on this page.

Comments

Join the party! Tell us how you were able to use or improve the recipe(s) or tips on this page.











"I spend many happy hours
on your site."

Karen, Canada



Art for the kitchen...



"Your website has the best dip recipes. They are easy and everyone loves them... Your BLT Dip is a manly favorite. Your Pumpkin Dip totally ROCKS!!!"
Lee Ann, U.S.



About Wine and Cheese Parties...

"I have researched the net and I found your site the most helpful. You make it look so easy!"
Zelda, Australia





Theme Parties

Pasta Party

Mexican Fiesta

Martini Party

Have a Ball!

Housewarming Party

Wine and Cheese Party

Movie Awards Party

Soup Party

Tea Party





"Think I've found a little gem. Thanks."
Chris, U.K.





" I love this site. I'm a caterer & I find so much info, ideas & recipes!"
JoAnn, U.S.





"I love your recipes, and the humour you dish up with them."
Kate, Australia