Club House for Chefs

Common measurements

Even to the most veteran of chefs, some measurement conversions can still make your head spin. Print or bookmark this page for your convenience.
Equivalent Measurements
Dash = less than 1/8 teaspoon 4 quarts (liquid) = 1 gallon
3 tsp. = 1 tbsp. 8 quarts (solid) = 1 peck
1 cup = 1/2 pint 4 pecks = 1 bushel
2 cups = 1 pint 16 ounces = 1 pound
2 pints (4 cups) = 1 quart
Tablespoon Measurements
4 tbsp. = 1/4 cup 12 tbsp. = 3/4 cup
5 tbsp. + 1 tsp. = 1/3 cup 14 tbsp. = 7/8 cup
8 tbsp. = 1/2 cup 16 tbsp. = 1 cup
10 tbsp. + 2 tsp. = 2/3 cup
Metric Conversions
These amounts have been rounded slightly for easier use.
Volume Measurements
1 teaspoon = 5 ml 2/3 cup = 150 ml
1 tablespoon = 15 ml 3/4 cup = 175 ml
1/4 cup = 60 ml 1 cup = 250 ml
1/3 cup = 75 ml 1 quart = (4 cups) 1 l
1/2 cup = 125 ml 1 gallon = (4 quarts) 4 l
Weight Measurements
1/2 ounce = 15 g 8 ounces = 225 g
1 ounce = 30 g 12 ounces = 350 g
3 ounces = 90 g 16 ounces (1 pound) = 450 g
4 ounces = 115 g 2 1/4 pounds = 1 kg
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