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

3 tsp ................. 1 tbsp.

1 cup ................ 1/2 pint

2 cups ............... 1 pint

2 pints (4 cups) .. 1 quart

4 quarts (liquid) .......... 1 gallon

8 quarts (solid) ............ 1 peck

4 pecks ....................... 1 bushel

16 ounces .................... 1 pound

Tablespoon Measurements

4 tbsp. .................. 1/4 cup

5 tbsp. + 1 tsp. ...... 1/3 cup

8 tbsp. ................. 1/2 cup

10 tbsp. + 2 tsp. .... 2/3 cup

12 tbsp. ........ 3/4 cup

14 tbsp. ........ 7/8 cup

16 tbsp. ........ 1 cup

Volume Measurements

1 teaspoon ...... 5 ml

1 tablespoon .. 15 ml

1/4 cup ......... 60 ml

1/3 cup ......... 75 ml

1/2 cup ......... 125 ml

2/3 cup ...... 150 ml

3/4 cup ...... 175 ml

1 cup ........ 250 ml

1 quart ...... (4 cups) 1 l

1 gallon ..... (4 quarts) 4 l

Weight Measurements

1/2 ounce ...... 15 g

1 ounce ........ 30 g

3 ounces ....... 90 g

4 ounces ....... 115 g

8 ounces .................... 225 g

12 ounces ................... 350 g

16 ounces (1 pound) .... 450 g

2 1/4 pounds ............... 1 kg