The Ultimate Cooking Measurement Conversion Guide

Cooking and baking can be so fun and rewarding, but it can be confusing to navigate recipes, especially if they use measurement systems that are unfamiliar to us or that we lack the proper tools for. How many teaspoons are in a tablespoon? How many cups are in a quart? How do you convert Celsius into Fahrenheit? Are wet and dry measurements the same? It can be mind-boggling to figure this all out while trying to create a culinary masterpiece or just whip up dinner for the family. Fortunately, How to Cook Recipes has created the ultimate cooking measurement conversion and baking measurement conversion chart to help you whip up delicious meals with ease:

Click to view the full-size infographic

The Ultimate Cooking Measurement Conversion Guide

Are Liquid and Dry Measurements the Same?

Technically, they are the same by volume, so you could probably get away with using the same measuring cups for liquid and dry ingredients in most cases. However, in some recipes, precision is essential. There is no way to properly level off a scoop of flour if you use a liquid measuring vessel. The same goes for liquid: You cannot properly view the meniscus in a dry scoop, and bringing the scoop to the mixing bowl will undoubtedly cause some sloshing and loss unless you have the steadiest of hands. So when considering what is the correct way to measure ingredients, it’s good practice to have the proper measuring tools to ensure maximum tastiness. That is why we have included both a liquid measurement conversion and dry measurement conversion section on this kitchen conversion guide.

Common Ingredient Conversions

How Many Teaspoons Are in a Tablespoon?

There are 3 teaspoons in one tablespoon.

How Many Tablespoons Are in a Cup?

There are 16 tablespoons in a cup.

How Many Ounces Are in a Cup?

There are 8 ounces in one cup.

How Many Cups Are in a Gallon?

There are 16 cups in one gallon.

How Many Cups Are in a Quart?

There are 4 cups in one quart.

How Many Grams Are in a Pound?

There are 453.6 grams in a pound.

How Many Ounces Are in a Pound?

There are 16 ounces in a pound.

How Many Milliliters Are in a Cup?

There are 237 milliliters in a cup.

What Gas Mark Is 400 Degrees Fahrenheit?

Gas mark 6 is equal to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

What Gas Mark Is 180 Degrees Celsius?

Gas mark 4 is equal to 180 degrees Celsius.

How Do You Convert Fahrenheit Into Celsius?

The formula for converting Fahrenheit into Celsius is (32°F − 32) × 5/9 = 0°C. For those of us who have forgotten all of that grade-school math, there are other ways to convert them. What is the easiest way to convert Fahrenheit into Celsius? Follow these steps:

  1. Take the °F temperature and subtract 32.
  2. Multiply this number by 5.
  3. Divide this number by 9 to obtain your answer in °C.


Use the following embed code to post this infographic on your website:

This page was last updated by Megan Miller