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April 9, 2019

Kitchen Conversion Chart

This handy free printable kitchen measurements conversion chart is a life-saver when baking.  Whether you are cutting a recipe in half, doubling it for a larger crowd, or just don't have the right measurement tool available, this cheat sheet will guide you find the correct amount each and every time....and it looks pretty hanging in your kitchen, too!

COOK + BAKE   |   Updated March 22, 2023

Kitchen Conversion Chart

Using exact measurements are crucial when working in the kitchen, especially if you're baking.

That is why it is so important to know how to correctly measure out ingredients like flour and sugar. There are different tools and methods depending on what you're measuring. And being off even the slightest can mean that your bread won't rise properly or your cookies will turn out like flat pancakes rather than moist, chewy rounds of deliciousness.

But beyond simply measuring correctly lies another problem. There are times when you may need to double the recipe you’re making for a crowd or you’d like to prepare a larger recipe for just a person or two. In that case, you must precisely figure out each new amount needed and it isn’t always as easy as cutting a cup of flour in half.

Rather than having to google each and every measurement to ensure accuracy, I’ve put together a handy printable measurement conversion chart for you to keep in the kitchen. All the information needed from now on is right there in front of you when you need it.

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Reasons Why a Measurement Conversion Chart is Useful When Baking

This simple looking chart removes all the guesswork (and mathematical equations!) involved in figuring equivalent measures.

While you have room to be more lenient when cooking, baking is an exact science. The chemical reactions that take place when preparing your baked goods require the correct ratio of ingredients.

And perhaps more importantly, exact measurements are the only way to be confident that your cakes and cookies will turn out the same every time. If you are constantly guessing and throwing in a little of this and a lot of that, you'll end up with different results every time. That makes it hard to predict what you remove from the oven will be what you're expecting.

Obviously, if you are preparing a recipe as written, you may not need to ever consult a conversion chart. But there are times when you'll find it invaluable.


There will always be times you want to make more or less of a recipe.

It is more efficient for an upcoming bake sale to make twice as many cookies at once than prepare the recipes twice. Or maybe you are finding yourself cooking for just one or two now and don't need the quantity that you once did.

While it is easy to cut 1 teaspoon in half, what about 1 Tablespoon? And what about 3/4 cup of flour....most people don't have an 1/8 cup measure?


When cutting recipes in half, you'll sometime end up with a measurement that there isn't a measuring tool for, like 1/8 cup. This chart comes in handy because it will show you other options for measuring your ingredients that are equal. In this case, you'd find that 2 Tablespoons will equal the 1/8 cup you need.


I'm sure that I'm not the only one who has ever craved a certain baked good, only to find out that there isn't quite enough of a certain ingredient in the cupboard. Or maybe you bought a certain something for another recipe and need to use up what is leftover before it goes bad. Most things can easily be cut in half to use up what you have available.


Have you ever been mixing up cookies and realize that the 1/4 cup measure you now need for flour is covered with the molasses you already put in bowl? Either you have to stop what you're doing and clean out the measuring cup OR you can use the conversion chart to know that 1/4 cup equals 4 Tablespoons and use that instead.

How to Use This Chart

A kitchen measurement conversion chart is basically a table with columns of measurements. The rows across show measurements that are equal.

So, if you are trying to figure out how to divide a Tablespoon in half for a recipe, you'd first find the Tablespoon measurement on the chart. Then look beside it to see that one Tablespoon equals three teaspoons. You can then divide the three teaspoons in half for a measurement you can use for your baking.

Once you print out your equal measurements conversion chart, you have some choices about where to keep it.

  • Laminate the page for protection - This is a nice option because you can easily wipe up the spills that are bound to occur.
  • Add it to a sheet protector in your baking binder
  • Keep it in the front of a favorite cookbook
  • Tape the chart to the inside of your cupboard
  • Hang it on the fridge with a magnet
  • Frame the printable chart and hang it on the wall in your pantry

Types of Measurements

Most of the world uses the metric system when measuring. It involves measuring by weight, whereas the United States uses the Standard or Imperial System that is based on volume.

The US system can be a little confusing because 1 cup can refer to both dry and liquid volume. For example, our recipes could call for one cup of flour as well as one cup of milk, requiring two different measurement tools.....but they aren't always used correctly, resulting in inconsistent results.

The metric system uses grams to measure weight and milliliters to measure liquids, so there is a little less guesswork.

For this post, we are focusing solely on the US Standard Measurements and practices. This includes measurements like Tablespoons, teaspoons, and cups.

Measurement Abbreviations

Oftentimes, recipes are filled with abbreviations, especially those that are handwritten. You'll also see these on the printable conversion chart. What do these measurement abbreviations mean?

  • tsp = teaspoon
  • Tbsp = tablespoon (you may also see tbsp, T, TB, Tbl, Tbs)
  • c = cup
  • oz = ounces
  • fl oz = fluid ounces
  • pt = pint
  • qt = quart
  • gal = gallon
  • lb = pound
  • mL = milliliter
  • g = grams
  • kg = kilogram
  • L = liter

Measurement Tools

There are a few different tools that you'll need in order to measure different ingredients:


Most come with four sizes including 1/4 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, and 1 Tablespoon. Some sets may also have a 1/8 teaspoon or 1/2 Tablespoon measures.


Sets typically come with 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup, and 1 cup measures.


Usually come in 2 or 4 cup sizes and will measure in ounces, quarts, and milliliters.


The most accurate way to measure baking supplies involves using a kitchen scale rather than wet and dry measuring tools. The amount of ingredients like flour can vary due to how the ingredient is added to the measuring cup and how it is leveled off, but a kitchen scale guarantees you get the correct amount.

A kitchen scale measures in both ounces and grams. Different ingredients have different weights, however, so it is not always as easy as measuring with the above mentioned tools for beginners.

If you are interested in using a kitchen scale for measuring your baking ingredients, Bakeologie has a detailed list of the weights of most common baking ingredients.

READ NEXT: How to Measure Baking Ingredients

Common Kitchen Conversions

While you can always have your printable measurement conversion chart available, it is helpful to commit a few common equivalents to memory.

  • 1 Quart = 4 Cups
  • 1 Quart = 2 Pints
  • 1 Pint = 2 cups
  • 1 cup = 8 ounces
  • 1 cup = 16 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp = 3 tsp
  • 1 fluid ounce = 30 ml



There are two types of measurements that involve ounces. Fluid ounces measures the volume of liquid ingredients, while ounces measures the weight of dry ingredients. So, it depends on what you are measuring whether or not 8 ounces equals 1 cup. If a recipe calls for 8 ounces of flour, that doesn't necessarily mean that it will equal a one cup measurement.


The Cooking Recipe Calculator is really helpful for converting measurements and oven temperature. It is a really easy converter that will even help you convert US units to metric units. 




All you need to do is to download the free printable using the link below, print it out, and frame or laminate it for protection. So simple, but you'll find it to be really useful when you are busy baking!

Kitchen Measurements PDF

Although this free printable kitchen conversion chart seems like such a simple thing, it really is a valuable tool that will not only save you time, but will increase the accuracy and success of your baking.

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I'm joining in with Kristen from Ella Claire and some more blogging friends to share some more free printables with you. We've created things that can be used every day in your home, like quotes and artwork and it is all absolutely free to download!

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