Imperial (U.K.) Units and Their Equivalents

It is generally not a good idea to scale a recipe up or down by more than 3 or 4 times. All measurements presented on this page are in Imperial (U.K.) units.

How many times have you tried to prepare a recipe only to realize that it needs to be converted from grams to teaspoons? Then after all of that the oven temperature is listed in centigrade not Fahrenheit. Do you need to add 10 milliliters of vanilla to a cake batter? If you're math-challenged, don't worry goodcooking.com is here to help!

Liquid Measurements

 teaspoon dessert-spoon tablespoon fluid ounce gill breakfast cup pint quart gallon 1 teaspoon = 1 1/2 1/3 0.21 1/24 - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 dessert spoon = 2 1 2/3 0.42 1/12 - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 tablespoon = 3 1 1 5/8 1/8 1/16 - - - - - - - - - 1 fluid ounce = 4.8 2.4 1.6 1 1/5 1/10 1/20 - - - - - - 1 gill = 24 12 8 5 1 1/2 1/4 1/8 - - - 1 breakfast cup = 48 24 16 10 2 1 1/2 1/4 1/16 1 pint = 96 48 32 20 2 2 1 1/2 1/8 1 quart = 192 96 64 40 8 4 2 1 1/4 1 gallon = 768 384 256 160 32 16 8 4 1

Weight

The Imperial system uses the same units of weight as the U.S. system. Do not confuse the ounce of weight with the fluid ounce, because they are not the same; there is no standard conversion between weight and volume unless you know the density of the ingredient.

16 ounces = 1 pound

Length

Both Imperial and U.S. units of length are identical.

 inch foot yard 1 inch = 1 1/12 1/36 1 foot = 12 1 1/3 1 yard = 36 3 1 1 mile = - - - 5280 1760

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