EQUIVALENCIES

Many times cooks need to scale down large recipes for a smaller group of diners, espeically for two or three, and find it particularly difficult. For those of us who need to convert teaspoons to tablespoons, tablespoons to cupfuls, and cupfuls to liters, this page is for us!! Here are tables to help us all with:

Equivalent Measures
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup
5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon = 1/3 cup
8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup
12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup
16 tablespoons = 1 cup (8 ounces)
2 cups = 1 pint (16 ounces)
4 cups (2 pints) = 1 quart (32 ounces)
8 cups (4 pints) = 1/2 gallon (64 ounces)
4 quarts = 1 gallon (128 ounces)

Metric Conversion Table
U.S.UNITSCANADIAN METRICAUSTRALIAN METRIC
1/4 teaspoon1 mL1 mL
1/2 teaspoon2 mL2 mL
1 teaspoon5 mL5 mL
1 tablespoon15 mL20 mL
1/4 cup50 mL60 mL
1/3 cup75 mL80 mL
1/2 cup125 mL125 mL
2/3 cup150 mL170 mL
3/4 cup175 mL190 mL
1 cup250 mL250 mL
1 quart1 liter1 liter
1-1/2 quarts1.5 liters1.5 liters
2 quarts2 liters2 liters
2-1/2 quarts2.5 liters2.5 liters
3 quarts3 liters3 liters
4 quarts4 liters4 liters
1 ounce30 grams30 grams
2 ounces55 grams60 grams
3 ounces85 grams90 grams
4 ounces (1/4 pound)115 grams125 grams
8 ounces (1/2 pound)225 grams225 grams
16 ounces (1 pound)455 grams500 grams
1 pound455 grams1/2 kilogram

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