Metric Conversion Chart

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About This Metric Conversion Chart

This chart is a basic kitchen helper you can print and post on your refrigerator for easy reference.  The conversions are estimated and "rounded".  For more accurate conversions we suggest using our Grams To Cups conversion calculator which uses the actual gram weight of the ingredient.

Volume
U.S. Units Metric Units
 
Standard U.S. Measurements
1 teaspoon (US) = 1/6 ounce 4.929 milliliters
1 tablespoon (US) = 0.5 ounce 14.79 milliliters
1 fluid ounce (US) = 1 ounce 29.57 milliliters
1 gill (US) = 4 ounces 118 milliliters
1 cup (US) = 8 ounces 236.6 milliliters
1 pint (US) = 16 ounces 473.2 milliliters
1 quart (US) = 32 ounces 946.3 milliliters
1 gallon (US) = 128 ounces 3.785 liters
U.K. - Imperial Standard Measures
1 cubic inch = 0.5541 ounces 16.387 milliliters
1 teaspoon (UK) = 1.2 teaspoons 6.16 milliliters
1 dessert spoon (UK) = 2.4 teaspoons 12.32 milliliters
1 tablespoon (UK) = 1.2 tablespoons 18.48 milliliters
1 fluid ounce (UK) = 0.96076 ounces 28.4 milliliters
1 gill (UK) = 1.2 gills 142 milliliters
1 breakfast cup (UK) = 1.2 cups 284 milliliters
1 pint (UK) = 1.2 pints 568 milliliters
1 quart (UK) = 1.2 quarts 1.136 liters
1 gallon (UK) = 1.2 gallons 4.546 liters
Standard Metric Measurements
1 milliliter = 0.203 teaspoon l milliliter
1 centiliter = 2.03 teaspoons 10 milliliters
1 deciliter = 0.423 cup 100 milliliters
1 liter = 1.057 quarts 1000 milliliters
1 dekaliter = 2.642 gallons 10000 milliliters
1 teaspoon (metric) = 1.015 teaspoons 5 milliliters
1 tablespoon (metric) = 3.044 teaspoons 15 milliliters
1 standard cup = 1.0567 cups 250 milliliters

Fun Fact about Metric Conversion Chart

Common Baking Conversions

Conversions For Commonly Used Ingredients In Baking

Ingredients

Ounces

Grams

1 cup all-purpose flour

5 ounces

142 grams

1 cup whole wheat (whole meal) flour

8 1/2 ounces

156 grams

1 cup granulated (white) sugar

7 ounces

198 grams

1 cup firmly-packed brown sugar

7 ounces

198 grams

1 cup powdered (confectioners') sugar

4 ounces

113 grams

1 cup cocoa powder

3 ounces

85 grams

Butter (salted or unsalted) and Fats

4 tablespoons = 1/2 stick = 1/4 cup

2 ounces

57 grams

8 tablespoons = 1 stick = 1/2 cup

4 ounces

113 grams

16 tablespoons = 2 sticks = 1 cup

8 ounces

227 grams

1/2 cup shortening 4 ounces 102.5 grams
Leavening Agents

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 ounce

4.5 grams

1 tablespoon baking soda

1/2 ounce

14 grams

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 ounce

4.5 grams

1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 ounce 14 grams
author

Barbara Bowman graduated with degree in Foods and Nutrition from San Jose State University. As CEO of GourmetSleuth.com she spends most waking hours writing, cooking, eating, gardening and traveling.