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Conversion Chart

Fed up of trying to find conversion information in the back of a cookery book? Here is a conversion chart at your fingertips, every time.

Measuring Conversion Chart

Conversion charts are always controversial. Some of the figures don't multiply perfectly as they have to be rounded up or down. You often see one ounce measuring 25g though the measurement we have used is 28g which is more accurate. That's why when you are baking, you need to follow a recipe carefully – the recipe tester has made sure that whatever measure they take for 1 ounce, it fits with the overall balance of the recipe. It's also why you should never mix imperial and metric measures.
 
Volume    
 American Cup Sizes
1 cup
 
235mls
 
8 fluid oz
1/2 cup 120mls 4 fluid oz
1/4 cup 60mls 2 fluid oz
 1 teaspoon
 5ml  1/8 fluid oz
 1 tablespoon  15ml 1/2 fluid oz
1 pint 473 mls 16 fluid oz
1 gill
118 mls
4 fluid oz
     
Weight  (28g to an ounce)
 
 ½ oz
 14g  
 ¾ oz  21g  
 1 oz
 28g
 
1½ oz  42g  
 2oz  56g  
 2½ oz 71g  
 3 oz  85g  
 4oz  113g  
 4½ oz  127g  
 5oz  140g  
 6oz 170g  
 7 oz  200g  
 8oz  225g  
 9oz  255g  
 10oz  280g  
 12oz  340g  
 16oz/1lb  454g
 
 2lb  900g  
 3lb  1360g/1.36kg  
 Figures rounded up and down where appropriate
   
     
 Temperature    
Celcius Cº  Degrees Fahrenheit  Gas Mark
110ºC 225ºF 1/4
120ºC 250ºF 1/2
135ºC 275ºF 1
 150ºC  300ºF 2
 160ºC  325ºF 3
 175ºC 350º 4
 190ºC  375ºF  5
 205ºC  400ºF  6
 220ºC  425ºF  7
 230ºC  450ºF  8
 245ºC
 475ºF  9
 260ºC  500  10
     
Length    
 1 inch
 25 mm
 2.5cms
 6 inches
152mm 15 cms
 1/4 inch
 5mm  1/2 cm
 1 foot
 304mm
30.5cms
     

Formula conversion chart

  When you know... Multiply by: To find:
Weight ounces  28.35  grammes
  pounds  0.45  kilograms
  grammes  0.035  ounces
  kilogrammess  2.2  pounds
       
 Volume teaspoons  5.0 millilitres
  tablespoons  15.0 millilitres
  fluid ounces  29.57 millilitres
  cups  0.24 iltres
  pints  0.47 litres 
  quarts  0.95 litres
  gallons  3.785 litres
  millilitres  0.034 fluid ounces
   
 
 
 Temperature
Fahrenheit  5/9 (after subtracting 32)
Celsius
  Celsius  9/5 (then add 32)
Fahrenheit
       

A quick round-up of measures we use often

1 ounce = 28g
4 ounces = 112g
8 ounces = 225g
16 ounces = 454 grammes/1lb
32 ounces = 900g = 2lbs
36 ounces = 1020g (1kg) = 2 and 1/4 lbs

Quarter teaspoon = 1.24mls
half teaspoon = 2.5mls
1 teaspoon = 5mls
1 tablespoon = 15 mls = half a fluid ounce
1 pint = 16 fluid ounces = 473 mls
1 quarter = 32 fluid ounces = 1 litre
1 gallon = 128 fluid ounces = 3 and 3/4 litres

1 measuring cup = 8 fluid ounces
A coffee cup is usually smaller and holds about 6 fluid ounces

32 degrees Fahrenheit = 0 degrees Celsius
122 degrees Fahrenheit = 50 degrees Celsius
212 degrees Fahrenheit = 100 degrees Celcius

American Cup Conversions

1 stick of butter = 4 ounces = 110g
1 cup of flour - 4 and 1/3 ounces = 125g
1 cup sugar = 8 ounces = 225g
1 cup of brown sugar = 6 ounces = 170g
1 cup of butter or margariine = 8 ounces - 225g
1 cup of raisins or sultanas = 7 ounces = 200g
1 cup of currants = 5 ounces = 140g
1 cup of ground almonds = 4 ounces = 110g
1 cup of rice/uncooked = 7 ounces = 200g
1 cup of grated cheese = 4 ounces = 110g

All conversions rounded up or down as appropriate.


Read about Measuring cups and spoons in our Cookware Section.



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