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Weights and measurement conversions are always a dangerous part of using a recipe your unfamiliar with. I know I've ruined more then one dish that way! The following charts should be handy as a quick little reference.

A note on accuracy

These charts are accurate enough for cooking, but would likely yield disappointing results for anything requiring scientific precision. Most of the imperial to metric conversions required rounding. Also, each region tends to have their own variations depending on cultural differences. For instance, a teaspoon in the UK is about 20% larger then teaspoons in the US.

Contents

Dry Measures

U.S. standard weight units
1 Ounce (oz) 16 Drams    
1 Pound (lb) 16 Ounces 256 drams  
1 Stone 14 Pounds 224 ounces 57344 drams

U.S. to Metric
1 ounce 28.4 grammes
1 troy ounce 31.1 grammes
1 pound 0.45 kilograms
1 stone 6.35 kilograms

Metric to U.S.
1 kilograms (kg) 2.205 pounds 35.27 ounces

Liquid Measures

U.S. customary liquid units
1 cup (c.) 8 fluid ounces (fl. oz.)      
1 pint (pt.) 2 cups 16 fl. oz.    
1 quart (qt.) 2 pints 4 cups 32 fl. oz.  
1 gallon (g.) 4 quarts 8 pints 16 cups 128 fl. oz.

US to metric
1 fl. oz. 29.6 ml
1 pint 473.2 ml
1 quart 0.95 liters
1 gallon 3.79 liters

Metric to US
1 liter 0.26 gallons 1.06 quarts

Bar (drink) Measurements
1 dash 6 drops
3 teaspoons 1/2 ounce
1 pony 1 ounce
1 jigger 1 1/2 ounce
1large jigger 2 ounces
1 standard whiskey glass 2 ounces
1 pint 16 fluid ounces
1 fifth 25.6 fluid ounces
1 quart 32 fluid ounces

Miscalanous

Small measurements
1 teaspoon (US) 1/6 ounce 4.93 milliliters
1 tablespoon (US) 0.5 ounce 3 teaspoons
1 teaspoon (UK) 1.2 teaspoons (US) 6.16 milliliters
1 tablespoon (UK) 1.2 tablespoons (US) 18.48 milliliters
1 dessert spoon (UK) 2.4 teaspoons 12.32 milliliters
1 dash ~1/8 teaspoon ~0.6 milliliters

See Also


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