Weights and Measures in the Kitchen

Cooking weights and measures are used every day in culinary school. Here is a table showing equivalences between some common units of measurement to help you get started on learning how to convert between them.

US Liquid Volume Measurements
UnitEquals
Also Equals
1 teaspoon1/3 tablespoon1/6 fluid ounce
1 tablespoon
3 teaspoons1/2 fluid ounce
1/8 cup
2 tablespoons1 fluid ounce
1/4 cup
4 tablespoons
2 fluid ounces
1/3 cup
1/4 cup plus 4 teaspoons
2 3/4 fluid ounces
1/2 cup
8 tablespoons
4 fluid ounces
1 cup
1/2 pint
8 fluid ounces
1 pint
2 cups
16 fluid ounces
1 quart
4 cups
32 fluid ounces
1 gallon
4 quarts
16 cups
US Dry Volume Measurements
UnitEquals
1/8 teaspoon
a pinch
3 teaspoons
1 tablespoon
1/8 cup
2 tablespoons
1/4 cup
4 tablespoons
1/3 cup
5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon
1/2 cup
8 tablespoons
3/4 cup
12 tablespoons
1 cup
16 tablespoons
1 pound
16 ounces