# Metric Conversions

Cooking is a joy. It brings pleasure to those who create and to those who eat. But the joy of cooking quickly becomes a chore when you’re faced with a recipe you can’t understand!

Metric conversions can be tricky business. Because our readers here at Families.com reside in a variety of countries, I wanted to provide you with the conversions you may need to make some of the delicious recipes that are posted every day. If there’s anything else you need to know in order to convert recipes, just drop me a note and I’ll be happy to find the answer for you.

Here’s a chart to help you out the next time you need it. Happy cooking!

For dry volume measurements:

1/8 teaspoon = 0.5mL

¼ teaspoon = 1mL

½ teaspoon = 2mL

¾ teaspoon = 4mL

1 teaspoon = 5mL

1 Tablespoon = 15mL

2 Tablespoons = 30mL

¼ cup = 60mL

1/3 cup = 75mL

½ cup = 125mL

2/3 cup = 150mL

¾ cup = 175mL

1 cup = 250mL

2 cups = 1 pint = 500mL

3 cups = 750mL

4 cups = 1 quart = 1L

Liquid Measures

1 fluid ounce (2TB) = 30mL

4 fluid ounces (1/2 cup) = 125mL

8 fluid ounces (1 cup) = 250mL

12 fluid ounces (1 ½ cups) = 375mL

16 fluid ounces (2 cups) = 500mL

Weights:

½ ounce = 15 grams

1 ounce = 30 grams

3 ounces = 90 grams

4 ounces = 120 grams

8 ounces = 225 grams

10 ounces = 285 grams

12 ounces = 360 grams

16 ounces = 1 pound = 450 grams

Oven Temperatures:

250 F = 120 C

275 F = 140 C

300 F = 150 C

325 F = 160 C

350 F = 180 C

375 F = 190 C

200 F = 200 C

425 F = 220 C

450 F = 230 C