Dealing with Metric Measurements

If you only know Imperial measurements (like cups and quarts), but your recipe is in metric, don’t panic. These tables show you a variety of metric conversations: volume, weight, size, and temperature. Use these metric-conversion tables if you need to convert a recipe.

These conversions are approximate, so results could vary.

Metric Conversations for Volume
U.S Units Canadian Metric Australian Metric
1/4 teaspoon 1 mL 1 ml
1/2 teaspoon 2 mL 2 ml
1 teaspoon 5 mL 5 ml
1 tablespoon 15 mL 20 ml
1/4 cup 50 mL 60 ml
1/3 cup 75 mL 80 ml
1/2 cup 125 mL 125 ml
2/3 cup 150 mL 170 ml
3/4 cup 175 mL 190 ml
1 cup 250 mL 250 ml
1 quart 1 liter 1 liter
1 1/2 quarts 1.5 liters 1.5 liters
2 quarts 2 liters 2 liters
2 1/2 quarts 2.5 liters 2.5 liters
3 quarts 3 liters 3 liters
4 quarts 4 liters 4 liters
Metric Conversations for Weight
U.S. Units Canadian Metric Australian Metric
1 ounce 30 grams 30 grams
2 ounces 55 grams 60 grams
3 ounces 85 grams 90 grams
4 ounces (1/4 pound) 115 grams 125 grams
8 ounces (1/2 pound) 225 grams 225 grams
16 ounces (1 pound) 455 grams 500 grams
1 pound 455 grams 1/2 kilogram
Metric Conversations for Size
Inches Centimeters
1/2 1.5
1 2.5
2 5.0
3 7.5
4 10.0
5 12.5
6 15.0
7 17.5
8 20.5
9 23.0
10 25.5
11 28.0
12 30.5
13 33.0
Metric Conversations for Temperature (Degrees)
Fahrenheit Celsius
32 0
212 100
250 120
275 140
300 150
325 160
350 180
375 190
400 200
425 220
450 230
475 240
500 260
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