It can be confusing having to cook with metric measuring utensils when the recipe is in Imperial. Now learn how to convert.
- Go from Imperial to Metric and back again. If you have time to consult this article, you can always check your conversions here. Or print out a list of your most commonly used conversions and keep it with your recipes (probably a more practical idea).
- 1/4 tsp.=1ml
- 1 tsp.=5ml
- 1 tbsp.=15ml
- 1 fl. oz.=30ml
- 1/4 c.=60ml
- 1/2 c.=8 tbsp.
- 3/4 c.=12 tbsp.
- 1 c.=16 tbsp.
- 1 oz.=28g.
- 1 lb.=455g.
- What is the formula? Well this is complicated, but there are some commonalities. For instance if you remember that 1ml=1g., it can help you know that 1oz and 1fl. oz. are 28ml and 30ml respectively. But if all you can remember is that 1oz = 30ml then it won't make much difference when you're cooking if you interchange these measurements.
- A difference of a couple of ml will almost never affect a recipe, so if you cannot remember the exact measurements then use an estimated guess such as: 1/4 tsp.=1ml so a full cup must equal 4ml (which is close enough to 5ml).
It can sometimes be a good idea to have measuring utensils in both metric and imperial systems to avoid having to do the conversion.