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Cooking Basics 101: Measurements, Abbreviations, & Recipe and Temperature Equivalents

By Vicki McClure Davidson

 

Common U.S. Cooking Abbreviations and Measurements

Common U.S. cooking abbreviations and measurements | Photo credit: MS Office
Common U.S. Cooking Abbreviations and Measurements | Photo credit: MS Office

 

A measuring cup tip from America's Test Kitchen:

Wet versus Dry Measuring Cups

They seem like they should be interchangeable, but you absolutely need one set of each. You can’t accurately measure flour in a liquid measuring cup, and though you can pour liquid into a dry measuring cup, once filled, it can’t be moved without spilling the liquid.

 

Recipe Equivalents

Recipe Equivalents List

Oven Temperature Equivalents (degrees)

Fahrenheit
Celsius
250
120
275
140
300
150
325
160
350
180
375
190
400
200
425
220
450
230
475
240
500
260

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cooking Conversions: U.S. Measurements & Metric Measurements

 

U.S. to Metric

Capacity

1/5 teaspoon = 1 milliliter

1 teaspoon = 5 ml

1 tablespoon = 15 ml

1/5 cup = 50 ml

1 cup = 240 ml

2 cups (1 pint) = 470 ml

4 cups (1 quart) = 0.95 liter

4 quarts (1 gal.) = 3.8 liters

 

Weight

1 fluid oz. = 30 milliliters

1 fluid oz. = 28 grams

1 pound = 454 grams

Metric to U.S.

Capacity

1 milliliter = 1/5 teaspoon

5 ml = 1 teaspoon

15 ml = 1 tablespoon

34 ml = 1 fluid oz.

100 ml = 3.4 fluid oz.

240 ml = 1 cup

1 liter = 34 fluid oz.

1 liter = 4.2 cups

1 liter = 2.1 pints

1 liter = 1.06 quarts

1 liter = 0.26 gallon

 

Weight

1 gram = 0.035 ounce

100 grams = 3.5 ounces

500 grams = 1.10 pounds

1 kilogram = 2.205 pounds

1 kilogram = 35 oz.

 

 

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