Measures Measures & Conversions
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Metric Equivalents given here are convenient approximations within tolerance for cooking purposes. Greater acuracy would be "empty precision" swamped by variations in ingredients, inaccurate measures, effects of cooking equipment, haste and inattention, personal preferences and the windage applied by every cook - so you engineers try to relax and not be anal about it.


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#=Pound, oz=Ounce, t=teaspoon, T=tablespoon, c=cup, pt=pint, qt=quart, in=inch, cl=clove, ar=as required, tt=to taste

Cup

ozTbltspnOtherMetric
432

1 Quart1 Litre (scant)
216

1 Pint500 ml
18

1/2 Pint250 ml
3/46


185 ml
2/35.311

165 ml
1/24824
125 ml
1/32.55.316
80 ml
1/42412
60 ml
1/8126
30 ml

Weights
PoundOunceMetric
116450 g (scant 1/2 kg)
1/28230 g (scant 1/4 kg)
1/44120 g

130 g

1/215 g

1/48 g (scant)

1/84 g (scant)

Scale As a general purpose scale I use the Salter 7# wall scale. It's always ready, keeps precious counter space clear and is graduated in U.S. and Metric for easy conversion. The tray removes easily so you can pour stuff out of it and it folds up over the face when you aren't using it.

Scale Modern electronic scales are very accurate for small amounts and offer the convenience of tare weight (canceling the weight of the container to show only the weight of its contents). Unfortunately they all take counter space but I keep a Salter #6300 close at hand. I like it's tiny size, clean looks, simplicity and ease of cleaning.

Traditional & Other

NameSaneMetric
Dash1/16 tsp0.25 ml
Gill1/2 cup120 ml
Jigger1-1/2 oz45 ml
Measure1 Jigger45 ml
Pinch< 1/8 tsp< 0.5 ml
Seer / Sihr (India)2.06#934 gm
Chittak (India)2 oz58 gm
Seer / Sihr (Iran)2.6 oz74 gm
Tablespoon

oztspnMetricOther
421/4c60 ml
1-1/3
420 ml1 Tbl Australia
1-1/4
3-1/218 ml1 Tbl UK
11/2315 ml
2/31/3210 ml
1/21/41.58 ml
1/30.1715 ml
Teaspoon

ozTblMeticOther
4

20 ml1 Tbl Australia
3-1/2


18 ml1 Tbl UK
31/2115 ml
2-1/2

12 mlDesertspoon UK
2
2/310 ml
11/61/35 ml
1/2

2 ml
1/4

1 ml
1/8

0.5 ml
Temperature
°F°Cgas
mark
Other
550+

Broil
550290

500260

4752409Very Hot
4502308Hot
4252207Hot
4002006Mod Hot
3751905Mod Hot
3501804Moderate
3251653Moderate
3001502Slow
2751401Slow
2501251/2Very Slow
2251101/4Very Slow
212100
Boiling
20090
Low
14060
Low
7222
Room
6418
Cellar
341
Fridge
320
Freezing
0-18
Freezer
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