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Measurements & Abbreviations

Need help converting cups to pints, or ounces to grams? Our convenient measurement charts can help.

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    • Abbreviations
      tsp. = teaspoon
      tbsp. = tablespoon
      pt. = pint
      qt. = quart
      oz. = ounce or ounces
      lb. = pound or pounds
      sq. = square
      min. = minute or minutes
      hr. = hour or hours
      doz. = dozen
      ml = milliliter
      l = liter
      g = gram
      kg = kilogram
    • Common Measurements

      Excellent results begin with the best ingredients measured carefully. This convenient chart helps you measure efficiently.

      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 slightly rounded.
       
      Volume Measurements
      1 teaspoon = 5 ml 2/3 cup = 160 ml
      1 tablespoon = 15 ml 3/4 cup = 180 ml
      1/4 cup = 60 ml 1 cup = 240 ml
      1/3 cup = 80 ml 1 quart = (4 cups) 1 liter
      1/2 cup = 120 ml 1 gallon = (4 quarts) 4 liters
       
      Weight Measurements
      1/2 ounce = 15 g 8 ounces = 225 g
      1 ounce = 30 g 12 ounces = 340 g
      3 ounces = 85 g 16 ounces (1 pound) = 455 g
      4 ounces = 115 g 2 pounds = 1 kg