US to Metric Conversion Charts
for Cooking

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

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


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