I can never remember conversions when seeking out ingredients or cooking.  You know what I’m talking about… you’re at the store and know you need a cup of broth, but the can is measured in ounces, or better yet, in milliliters.  After all, it’s a metric world and I’m an American Measurement girl.  How many cans do you need?  So here are some of the standard conversions that I stumble on regularly:

US measurements to Metric

Capacity
1/5 teaspoon (t) = 1mL (milliliter)

1 t = 5 mL

1 tablespoon (T) = 15mL

1 fluid ounce (oz) = 30mL

1/5 cup (c) = 50mL

1 c = 240mL

2 c (aka 1 pint) = 470mL

4c (aka 1 quart) = .95 liters (L)

4 quarts (aka 1 gallon) = 3.8 L

As illustrated by the last couple conversions, you can see why I can never remember them!   Cups, quarts and liters, oh my!  And those are only the capacity conversions, weights are a whole different cup of tea.

Weight
1 oz = 28 grams (g)

1 pound (lb) = 454 g

Metric to US measurements

Capacity
1mL = 1/5 t

5mL = 1 t

15mL = 1 T

30mL = 1 fluid oz

100mL = 3.4 fluid oz

240mL = 1 c

1 L = 34 fluid oz

1L = 4.2 c

1L = 2.1 pints (pt)

1L = 1.06 quarts (qt)

1L = .26 gallon (gal)

Weight
1 gram = .035 oz

100g = 3.5oz

500g = 1.10 lb

1kg = 2.205 lb

1kg = 35 oz