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Good Cooking's Cooking Measure Converter

Use the volume converter for conversion of teaspoons to tablespoons, tablespoons to cups, ounces to cups, cups to pints, pints to quarts, and cups to gallons. 

Enter the amount in the first field then click the "Equals" button to get the results.

Teaspoons to Tablespoons

Teaspoons      Tablespoons

Tablespoons to Cups

Tablespoons      Cups

Ounces to Cups

Ounces      Cups

Cups to Pints

Cups      Pints

Pints to Quarts

Pints      Quarts

Cups to Gallons

Cups      Gallons

Liquid and Dry Measurement Equivalents

It is generally not a good idea to scale a recipe up or down by more than 3 or 4 times.

Liquid Measurements 

In the United States, liquid measurement is not only used for liquids such as water and milk, it is also used when measuring other ingredients such as flour, sugar, shortening, butter, and spices.

  teaspoon tablespoon fluid
ounce
gill cup pint quart gallon
1 teaspoon = 1 1/3 1/6 1/24 - - - - - - - - - - - -
1 tablespoon = 3 1 1/2 1/8 1/16 - - - - - - - - -
1 fluid ounce = 6 2 1 1/4 1/8 1/16 - - - - - -
1 gill = 24 8 4 1 1/2 1/4 1/8 - - -
1 cup = 48 16 8 2 1 1/2 1/4 1/16
1 pint = 96 32 16 4 2 1 1/2 1/8
1 quart = 192 64 32 8 4 2 1 1/4
1 gallon = 768 256 128 32 16 8 4 1
1 firkin = 6912 2304 1152 288 144 72 36 9
1 hogshead = 48384 16128 8064 2016 1008 504 252 63

 

MISCELLANEOUS EQUIVALENT
1 pinch 1/8 teaspoon or less
1 teaspoon 60 drops

Dry Measurements

Dry measurements are not typically used in U.S. recipes; dry measurements are used mainly for measuring fresh produce (e.g. berries are sold by the quart, apples by the bushel, or peck). Do not confuse dry measure with liquid measure, because they are not the same.

  Pint Quart Gallon Peck Bushel Cubic Feet
Pint 1 1/2 1/8 1/16 1/64 0.019445
Quart 2 1 1/4 1/8 1/32 0.03889
Gallon 8 4 1 1/2 1/8 0.15556
Peck 16 8 2 1 1/4 0.31111
Bushel 64 32 8 4 1 1.2445
Cubic Feet 51.428 25.714 6.4285 3.2143 0.80356 1

Liquid Measurements vs. Dry Measurements

The table below shows the differences between dry measurement and liquid measurement.

DRY UNIT LIQUID UNIT
1 pint, dry = 1.1636 pints, liquid
1 quart, dry = 1.1636 quarts, liquid
1 gallon, dry = 1.1636 gallons, liquid

Weight

The two most commonly used units of weight (or mass) measurement for cooking in the U.S. are the ounce and the pound. Do not confuse the ounce of weight with the fluid ounce, because they are not the same; there is no standard conversion between weight and volume unless you know the density of the ingredient. To make matters worse, there are different kinds of weight measurement; Avoirdupois weight, Troy weight, and Apothecaries weight. In the U.S., when someone refers to pounds and ounces of weight (especially in cooking) they are usually referring to Avoirdupois weight.

Basic Cooking Rule:

16 ounces = 1 pound

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