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Cooking Measurement and Conversion Charts

Courtesy of SEFA Dealers and Suppliers

It is unwise to pay too much...but it's worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money...that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing that it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot...it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run; and if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better.  --- John Ruskin

General Equivalents

16 tablespoons=1 cup
1 cup (standard measure)=1/2 pint (8 fluid ounces)
2 cups=1 pint
16 ounces=1 pound
3 quarts (dry)=1 peck
4 pecks=1 bushel
32 ounces=1 fluid quart
128 ounces=1 fluid gallon
1 No. 10 can=13 cups
1 pound margarine/butter=2 cups
1 pound flour=4 cups
1 teaspoon=60 drops
1 pinch (few grains)=1/16 teaspoon
3 teaspoons=1 tablespoon
1 jigger=1-1/2 ounce
2 pints=1 quart
4 quarts=1 gallon
16 ounces (liquid)=1 gallon or 1 pint (liquid)
8 ounces (liquid)=1 cup (liquid)
1 ounce=2 tablespoons (approx.)

 

Contents of Standard Cans
Can NumberWeightVolume (Cups)
110-11 oz.1-1/4
30015 oz.1-3/4
3031 lb.2
1 Tall1 lb.2
2 1 lb.3 oz.2-1/2
2-1/21 lb. 13 oz.3-1/2
31 qt. 13 fl. oz.3-1/2
53 lbs.5-3/4
106 lbs. 8 oz.12 - 13

 

Scoop and Ladle Equivalents
Scoop SizeEqualsScoops/Gallon
62/3 C16
81/2 C22
105/8 C24
121/3 C26
161/4 C35
203+ T42
242-2/3 T51
302+ T62
401-1/2 T70

 

Metric Conversion Chart
Volume & Capacity
TakeMultiply ByTo Find
ounces (fluid)30milliliters
pints.047liters
quarts0.95liters
gallons3.8liters
milliliters0.034ounces (fluid)
liters2.1pints
liters1.06quarts
liters0.26gallons
Weight & Mass
ounces28grams
pounds0.45kilograms
short tons0.9metric tons
grams0.035ounces
kilograms2.2pounds
metric tons1.1tons
Temperature
° Fahrenheit
(after subtracting 32)
0.55°Celsius
° Celsius
(then add 32)
1.8°Fahrenheit