Measurement Conversions

Simplified Measures

dash = less than 1/8 tsp.

3 tsp. = 1 T.

16 T. = 1 C.

1 C. = 1/2 pt.

2 C. = 1 pt.

2 pts. (4 C.) = 1 qt.

4 qts. (liquid) = 1 gal.

8 qts. (solid) = 1 peck

4 pecks = 1 bushel

16 oz. = 1 lb.

If you want to measure part-cups by the tablespoon, remember:

2 T. = 1/8 C.

4 T. = 1/4 C.

5 1/3 T. = 1/3 C.

8 T. = 1/2 C.

10 2/3 T. = 2/3 C.

12 T. = 3/4 C.

14 T. = 7/8 C.

Kitchen Math with Metric Tables

1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons = 14.8 milliliters

2 tablespoons = 1 ounce = 29.6 milliliters

1 jigger = 1 1/2 ounces = 44.4 milliliters

1/4 cup = 4 tablespoons = 59.2 milliliters

1/3 cup = 5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon = 78.9 milliliters

1/2 cup = 8 tablespoons = 118.4 milliliters

1 cup = 16 tablespoons = 236.8 milliliters

1 pint = 2 cups = 473.6 milliliters

1 quart = 4 cups = 947.2 milliliters

1 liter = 4 cups + 3 tablespoons = 1,000.0 milliliters

1 ounce (dry) = 2 tablespoons = 28.35 grams

1 pound = 16 ounces = 453.59 grams

2.21 pounds = 35.3 ounces = 1.00 kilogram

Contents of Cans

8 ounces = 1 cup

picnic = 1 1/4 cups

No. 300 = 1 3/4 cups

No. 1 Tall = 2 cups

No. 303 = 2 cups

No. 2 = 2 1/2 cups

No. 2 1/2 = 3 1/2 cups

No. 3 = 4 cups

No. 10 = 12 to 13 cups