# Cooking and Culinary Units Conversion Chart

Measuring out ingredients is usually an easy task, that is unless you need to convert your measurements! Every cook has probably encountered a situation where the measuring spoon they need seems to have disappeared. Remembering just how many tablespoons equal half a cup can be tricky, especially if you're in the middle of a complicated recipie. Here's a simple table showing equivalences between common units of culinary measurement to help you easily convert between them.

 Unit: Equals: Also equals: 1 teaspoon 1/3 tablespoon 1/6 fluid ounce 1 tablespoon 3 teaspoons 1/2 fluid ounce 1/8 cup 2 tablespoons 1 fluid ounce 1/4 cup 4 tablespoons 2 fluid ounces 1/3 cup 1/4 cup plus 4 teaspoons 2 3/4 fluid ounces 1/2 cup 8 tablespoons 4 fluid ounces 1 cup 1/2 pint 8 fluid ounces 1 pint 2 cups 16 fluid ounces 1 quart 4 cups 32 fluid ounces 1 liter 1 quart plus 1/4 cup 4 1/4 cups 1 gallon 4 quarts 16 cups

Note that the measurements above are volume measurements, not weight.

Using the metric system spares us the confusion between volume and weight. If you're really looking to be precisise, most digital scales let you set your units to be grams or ounces and easily switch between them. Here's the scale I use.