Cooking Measurement Tables – Common Weights and Measures

Cooking measurement tables are good tools for determining how different measures such as teaspoons, tablespoons, cups, pints, quarts, gallons and pounds relate to each other. These measures are US measures by volume which are converted to metric measures such as milliliters and liters in Canada and everywhere else, and measures by weight which are ounces in the US and grams in Canada and everywhere else.

Some Common Tables Are:

Measures By Volume

1 tablespoon3 teaspoons1/2 ounce
2 tablespoons1/8 cup1 ounce
4 tablespoons1/4 cup2 ounces
6 tablespoons3/8 cup3 ounces
8 tablespoons1/2 cup4 ounces
12 tablespoons3/4 cup6 ounces
14 tablespoons7/8 cup7 ounces
16 tablespoons1 cup8 ounces

An example of how to read these tables is 1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons = 1/2 ounce.

1 cup8 ounces1/2 pint
2 cups16 ounces1 pint
3 cups24 ounces1 ½ pint3/4 quarts
4 cups32 ounces2 pints1 quart
6 cups48 ounces3 pints1 ½ quarts
8 cups64 ounces2 quarts1/2 gallon
16 cups128 ounces4 quarts1 gallon

Metric Conversions by Volume

United StatesCanada and Everywhere Else
1 teaspoon5 ml (millileters)
1 tablespoon15 ml
1/4 cup60 ml
1/3 cup80 ml
1/2 cup120 ml
2/3 cup160 ml
3/4 cup180 ml
1 cup240 ml
1 pint475 ml
1 quart.95 liter
1 gallon3.8 liters

Metrics Conversions by Weight

United StatesCanada and Everywhere Else
1 ounce28.3 gm (grams)
4 ounces113 gm
8 ounces227 gm
12 ounces340.2 gm

It should be noted that a dash or pinch = less than 1/8 teaspoon.

For more interesting information about cooking measurement tables click on the link to For some great sections on cooking measurement tables, some great references are:

• The Taste of Home Cookbook – All New Edition from Taste of Home Books, Reiman Media Group

• The All New Good Housekeeping Cook Book, Edited by Susan Westmoreland, Hearst Books, New York

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