# Converting Kitchen Measures: US versus Metric

No idea what I am talking about when I tell you to bake a cake at 180 degrees Celsius? Unfortunately, different countries use different measures, especially in cooking - often leading to an in-depth cultural experience. Being Austrian and doing a website on Austrian cuisine, I decided to stick with the original measures.

No need to despair, though - even if you are not familiar with the metric system. In the following, you will find conversion tables for US and metric measures. I hope this helps!

## New Conversion Tool

Note: I recently added a Cooking Measurement Conversion Tool to this website, which might be even more useful for you!

## Capacity Weight & Volume

1 milliliter = 1/5 teaspoon
1 gram = .035 ounce
5 ml = 1 teaspoon
100 grams = 3.5 ounces
15 ml = 1 tablespoon
500 grams = 1.10 pounds
100 ml = 3.4 fluid oz
1 kilogram = 2.205 pounds = 35 ounces
240 ml = 1 cup
1 liter 34 fluid oz = 4.2 cups = 2.1 pints = 1.06 quarts = 0.26 gallon

1 cup = 24 centiliter (cl) or 240 milliliter (ml)
1 tablespoon (tbsp) = 15 milliliter (ml)
1 teaspoon (tsp) = 5 milliliter (ml)
1 fluid ounce (oz) = 30 milliliter (ml)
1 pound (lb) = 454 grams (gm)
1 liter (1000 milliliters) = 34 fluid ounces
1 liter (1000 milliliters) = 4.2 cups
1 liter (1000 milliliters) = 2.1 fluid pints
1 liter (1000 milliliters) = 1.06 fluid quarts
1 liter (1000 milliliters) = 0.26 gallon

Weight
1 ounce = 28.35 grams
1 pound = 453.59 grams
1 gram = 0.035 ounce
100 grams = 3.5 ounces
1000 grams = 2.2 pounds
1 kilogram = 35 ounces
1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds

## Fahrenheit & Celsius (Centigrade) Scales

Conversion formulas:
°C = (°F - 32) X 5/9
°F = (°C X 9/5) + 32

100°F = 37.7°C
200°F = 93.3°C
225°F = 107.2°C
250°F = 121.1°C
275°F = 135°C
300°F = 148.9°C
325°F = 162.8°C
350°F = 176.7°C
375°F = 190.6°C
400°F = 204.4°C
425°F = 218.3°C
450°F = 232.2°C
475°F = 246.1°C
500°F = 260°C

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