Cooking measurement converter

Use this cooking measurement converter so you can convert US, UK and Australian recipes in metric and vice versa. Convert grams to ounces, ml to oz, Fahrenheit to Celsius, ounces to cups, to pounds, to tablespoons …

Cooking measurement conversion tool

How to use the above calculator:

  • Type in the quantity you want to convert
    • e.g. 2
  • Then choose what you want to convert in what :
    • convert dry measurements to dry measurements
      • e.g. : DRY "teaspoon" to DRY "grams"
    • liquid measurements to liquid measurements
      • e.g. LIQUID "fluid ounce" to LIQUID "milliliter"
    • temperatures to temperatures
      • e.g. TEMPERATURE "Fahrenheit" to TEMPERATURE "Celsius" 

Ounces and Fluid ounces

Fluid ounces are measured by volume rather than by a scale.  There are 8 fluid ounces in a cup.  A cup equals a half pint or about 235 ml.

US, UK, Canada, Australia and New-Zealand

If you read a recipe in English measurements :
always use the ‘local’ conversions below :
– when you are using US recipes, you are supposed to use the US measurements
– when you are using Australian recipes, you are supposed to use the Australian measurements 

  • cup
    • 1 cup = half a pint
  • pint
    • 1 pint = 16 fluid ounce = 470ml in US and UK
    • 1 pint = 20 fluid ounce = 588 ml in Canada, Australia and NZ
  • tablespoon
    • 1 tablespoon = 15 ml in US, UK and NZ
    • 1 tablespoon = 20 ml in Australia

For uk and us conversions, use the tool above.

Australia and New Zealand recipes: use the conversion table below

The Australian recipe measurement conversions below are estimates, but the difference to being exact can be neglected.

Length measurements

3mm = 1/8 inch
6mm = 1/4 inch
1,5 cm = 1/2 inch
2cm = 3/4 inch
2,5cm = 1 inch
5cm = 2 inch
30cm = 12 inch = 1 foot

Liquid Australian measurements only

1 metric teaspoon = 5 ml
1 metric tablespoon = 20 ml

30ml = 1 fluid oz
60ml = 2 fluid oz
100ml = 3 fluid oz
125ml = 4 fluid oz
150ml = 5 fluid oz
190ml = 6 fluid oz
250ml = 8 fluid oz
300ml = 10 fluid oz
500ml = 16 fluid oz
600ml = 20 fluid oz
1000ml = 32 fluid oz
1 litre = 32 fluid oz

Weight Measurements Australia only

15g = 1/2 oz
30g = 1 oz
60g = 2 oz
90g = 3 oz
125g = 4 oz = 1/4lb
155g = 5 oz
185g = 6 oz
220g = 7 oz
250g = 8oz = 1/2lb
500g = 16 oz = 1lb
750g = 24 oz = 1 + 1/2lb
1000g = 32oz = 2lb
1kg = 32oz = 2lb


Oven Temperatures

Fahrenheit

250
300
325
350-375
400-425
450-475
500-525

Celsius

120
150
160
180-190
200-210
220-230
240-250

Gas-mark

1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Power

Very Slow
Slow
Moderate slow
Moderate
Moderate hot
Hot
Very hot
 

Eggs

Eggs used in recipes are the ones you buy in the supermarket :
they are about 60 grams or 2 oz and are called "large"

If you raise your own chicken like the mother of The Skinny Cook,
be aware that a small egg can weigh even less than 40 grams or just about over 1 oz, so adjust your recipes accordingly, especially in baking recipes: always weigh your eggs!

Egg Tips :

  • Always look at the expiring date when buying eggs.In the best conditions, eggs can be stored for 1 month. Remember that "day of package" can be later than "day of having the egg laid by the hen".
  • Let eggs (and butter) warm up to room temperature before using them (especially in pastry recipes)