Measurements & Abbreviations

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Measurements & Abbreviations

Excellent results begin with the best ingredients measured perfectly. This conventient chart helps you measure efficiently.

Common Measurements

Equivalent Measurements

Dash = less than 1/8 teaspoon

3 tsp. = 1 tsp.

1 cup = 1/2 pint

2 cups = 1 pint

2 pints (4 cups) = 1 quart

4 quarts = 1 gallon (liquid)

8 quarts = 1 peck (solid)

4 pecks = 1 bushel

16 oz. = 1 pound

Teaspoon 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

4 pecks = 1 bushel

16 tbsp. = 1 cup

Metric Measurements

(These have been slightly rounded.)

Volume Measurements

1 teaspoon = 5 ml

1 tablespoon = 15 ml

1/4 cup = 60 ml

1/3 cup = 80 ml

1/2 cup = 120 ml

2/3 cup = 160 ml

3/4 cup = 180 ml

1 cup = 240 ml

1 quart = (4 cups) 1 liter

1 gallon = (4 quarts) 4 liters

Weight Measurements

1/2 ounce = 15 g

1 ounce = 30 g

3 ounces = 85 g

4 ounces = 115 g

8 ounces = 225 g

12 ounces = 340 g

16 ounces = 455g (1 lb.)

2 pounds = 1 kg

 Abbreviations

tsp. teaspoon

tbsp. tablespoon

pt. pint

qt. quart

oz. ounce(s)

lb. pound(s)

sq. square

min. minute(s)

hr. hour(s)

doz.dozen

ml milliliter

l liter

g gram

kg kilogram