Tuesday, January 28, 2014

U.S. to Metric Conversion Charts!

Hey everyone! - Just a quick update, I've been working on a Metric to "U.S." converter for the site.  Hopefully I'll have it ready soon, but until then here are some handy charts to help out, Thank you to Marie for sharing them with me :)




Volume

When measuring liquid, cooking measurements are quite straightforward:

MetricImperialUS cups
250ml8 fl oz1 cup
180ml6 fl oz3/4 cup
150ml5 fl oz2/3 cup
120ml4 fl oz1/2 cup
75ml2 1/2 fl oz1/3 cup
60ml2 fl oz1/4 cup
30ml1 fl oz1/8 cup
15ml1/2 fl oz1 tablespoon
Weight

Check this chart for basic imperial to metric conversions:

1/2 oz15g
1 oz30g
2 oz60g
3 oz90g
4 oz110g
5 oz140g
6 oz170g
7 oz200g
8 oz225g
9 oz255g
10 oz280g
11 oz310g
12 oz340g
13 oz370g
14 oz400g
15 oz425g
1 lb450g
Spoons!

Ever stop to wonder about teaspoons, dessertspoons and tablespoons? Here are their metric equivalents. But first:

1 dessertspoon = 2 teaspoons
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon

1 teaspoon5ml
2 teaspoons10ml
1 tablespoon15ml
2 tablespoons30ml
3 tablespoons45ml
4 tablespoons60ml
5 tablespoons75ml
6 tablespoons90ml
7 tablespoons105ml


Also know that tablespoons can be easily used to convert dry (and wet) ingredients to/from US cups. Here's a simple conversion chart:

Tablespoons to US cups
1 tablespoon1/16 cup
2 tablespoons1/8 cup
4 tablespoons1/4 cup
5 tablespoons1/3 cup
8 tablespoons1/2 cup
10 tablespoons2/3 cup
12 tablespoons3/4 cup
16 tablespoons1 cup
Weight of common ingredients

Found a recipe in US cups? Keep in mind a cup of butter weighs much more than a cup of flour! Use this chart to convert common ingredients between cups, metric and imperial:

Plain flour and icing sugar
US cupsMetricImperial
1/8 cup15g1/2 oz
1/4 cup30g1 oz
1/3 cup40g1 1/2 oz
1/2 cup65g2 1/4 oz
2/3 cup85g3 oz
3/4 cup95g3 1/4 oz
1 cup125g4 1/2 oz


Porridge oats
US cupsMetricImperial
1/8 cup10g1/3 oz
1/4 cup20g3/4 oz
1/3 cup30g1 oz
1/2 cup45g1 1/2 oz
3/4 cup60g2 1/4 oz
1 cup85g3 oz


Sugar (caster and granulated)
US cupsMetricImperial
1/8 cup25g1 oz
1/4 cup50g1 3/4 oz
1/3 cup70g2 1/4 oz
1/2 cup100g3 1/2 oz
2/3 cup135g4 3/4 oz
3/4 cup150g5 1/4 oz
1 cup200g7 oz


Brown soft sugar
US cupsMetricImperial
1/8 cup25g1 oz
1/4 cup55g2 oz
1/3 cup75g2 1/2 oz
1/2 cup110g4 oz
2/3 cup150g5 oz
3/4 cup170g6 oz
1 cup220g7 3/4 oz


Honey, treacle and syrup
US cupsMetricImperial
1/8 cup45g1 1/2 oz
1/4 cup85g3 oz
1/3 cup110g4 oz
1/2 cup170g6 oz
2/3 cup225g8 oz
3/4 cup250g9 oz
1 cup340g12 oz


Butter and margarine
US cupsMetricImperial
1/8 cup25g1 oz
1/4 cup60g2 oz
1/3 cup75g3 oz
1/2 cup110g4 oz
2/3 cup150g5 1/4 oz
3/4 cup180g6 1/4 oz
1 cup225g8 oz

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