Kitchen Measurement Conversions to Keep Handy

Careful measuring is always important when you are cooking. Here you'll find all the baking measurement conversions you need to make sure the recipe you're making turns out great.

Whether you're in the kitchen making a cozy casserole or whipping up a fluffy cake, it's important to use the correct measurements for successful results. This is especially true in baking, as there is a science to the ingredients in a recipe for achieving the proper rise, texture, and flavor. While most recipes printed in the U.S. today (including here at BH&G) use imperial measurements, many countries around the world utilize the metric system. In case you stumble upon a recipe that's calling for liters rather than cups, or kilograms instead of pounds, you're in the right place.

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Kitchen Measurement Conversion Charts

If you have questions about cooking measurement conversions, this information will come in handy.

Standard Metric Equivalents

These are the approximate standard metric equivalents from U.S. measurements.

Measurement Ounces Metric
⅛ teaspoon (tsp.) - 0.5 milliliter (ml)
¼ tsp. - 1 ml
½ tsp. - 2 ml
1 tsp. - 5 ml
1 Tbsp. - 15 ml
2 Tbsp. 1 fluid ounce (fl. oz.) 30 ml
¼ cup 2 fl. oz. 60 ml
⅓ cup 3 fl. oz. 80 ml
½ cup 4 fl. oz. 120 ml
⅔ cup 5 fl. oz. 160 ml
¾ cup 6 fl. oz. 180 ml
1 cup 8 fl. oz. 240 ml
2 cups 16 fl. oz. (1 pt.) 480 ml
1 qt. 64 fl. oz. (2 pt.) 0.95 L

More Kitchen Measurement Conversions

To properly measure wet or dry ingredients, keep these numbers handy.

1 Gallon (gal.) 4 qt.
8 pt.
16 cups
128 fl. oz.
1 Quart (qt.) 2 pt.
4 cups
32 fl. oz.
0.95 L
1 Pint (pt.) 2 cups
16 fl. oz.
480 ml.
1 Cup 8 fl. oz.
240 ml.
16 Tbsp.
¾ Cup 6 fl. oz.
180 ml
12 Tbsp.
½ Cup 4 fl. oz.
120 ml
8 Tbsp.
⅓ Cup 3 fl. oz.
80 ml
5 Tbsp. + 1 tsp.
¼ Cup 4 Tbsp.
12 tsp.
2 fl. oz.
60 ml
1 Tbsp. 3 tsp.
½ fl. oz.
15 ml

Be sure to bookmark this page for the next time you come across a recipe that requires converting measurements—and keep your culinary juices flowing with our Test Kitchen's guides to measuring sugar, must-have baking tools, and easy ingredient substitutions.

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