In order to succeed at baking, you have to have some knowledge of common measurements. Depending on the recipe you are using, there are different types of measurements that you need to know, including the standard US measurement system as well as the metric system. There may be times that you will have to convert your measurements in order to cook something, and a conversion chart can come in very handy, for instance if you have a cookie recipe to try out and all of your baking utensils are standard US measurements but your recipe is in metric measurements.

When cooking and baking it is important to use precise measurements to ensure that the food you are preparing looks and most importantly tastes the way it was intended to. With all of the measurements involved in baking, whether it be trying out a new chocolate chip cookie recipe or grilling cheeseburgers, it can be confusing to make sure you are using the correct measurements. The following chart contains some of the most common dry and liquid measurement conversions.

Cup (C)

Tablespoon (T)

Teaspoon (tsp)

Ounce (oz)

Pint (pt)

Quart (qt)

1/3T

1tsp

1/6oz

2/3T

2tsp

1/3oz

1/16c

1T

3tsp

1/2oz

1/8c

2T

6tsp

1oz

1/4c

4T

12tsp

2oz

1/2c

8T

24tsp

4oz

3/4c

12T

36tsp

6oz

1c

16T

48tsp

8oz

1/2pt

1/4qt

2c

16oz

1pt

1/2qt

4c

32oz

2pt

1qt

Measurement Equivalents – A detailed list of cooking conversions between American standard and metric including temperature, dry and liquid volume, and weight

Common Cooking Conversions – An easy to use calculator that can convert cups, pints, tablespoons, gallons, quarts, and many more

Metric System in US - A detailed account of the use of the metric system of measurement in the United States

Science of Cooking – Recipes, activities, and articles that help make sense of the science behind cooking

Weights and Measures – A great conversion calculator that shows multiple conversions at one time

Oven Temperatures – A temperature conversion calculator that converts Fahrenheit to Celsius made by the National Weather Service, but it comes in very handy for baking too

Units of Measurement – A very detailed dictionary of all different units of measurement

How To Measure - A basic guide to measuring common baking ingredients, and why it is important to have accurate mesaurements