Cooking Measurement Charts

Different Countries offer different kinds of recipes using specific kinds of measurement units. Each and every recipe from various countries and states is not only differ in measuring units but also from cooking to science and mainly to measuring cups and sizes. Where ever you live in the world, just keep our essential cooking measurement chart tables guide handy for all the measures and weights you require for all the varieties of ingredients for example: Dry and Liquid ingredients. Our guide to Australian cooking measurement charts is easy to follow and consider as approximate conversions only which does not make much difference to your cooking needs and results.

Today, let us learn about Aussies cooking styles, formats, and measurements in detail. Sometimes, we may get bored of our regular recipes and feel like trying new recipes from different countries. In that case, Australian recipes are perfect and our Australian cooking measurements conversions chart comes in handy.

Australian Metric, Cup & Spoon Measurements

Standard Australian cooking measurements use metric system of units same as most parts of the world does. the difference is minimal and hardly shows 2-3 teaspoons difference. For example: Australian tablespoon is equal to 20 ml, UK is 15 ml, while American is 16 ml.

Here are few tips to follow or helpful for your cooking needs and measure it all up.

1) The standard measuring cup used for measuring cooking ingredients is a standard metric cup and spoon. The perfect choice of these measuring cups are available in super markets and kitchenware shops.

2)    Using metric cups and spoons are only preferred to measure solid and dry ingredients where as for measuring liquid ingredients, plastic jugs or clear glasses with metric markings are preferred.

3) Make sure all the cups and spoons measurements are level that means, when you measure the ingredient, just dip into it, lift it up, and remove the extra substance to the surface level using any sharp edged thingies by giving repeated strokes such that the surface of the measuring cup or spoon is flat.

4) While measuring liquids, just take out the liquid ingredient in a plastic or clear glass jug, place it on the flat table, and check at your eye level.

Standard Aussie Metric Cup & Spoon Sizes

metric cup metric spoon
60 ml ¼ cup 1 ¼ ml ¼ teaspoon
80 ml ⅓ cup 2 ½ ml ½ teaspoon
125 ml ½ cup 5 ml 1 teaspoon
250 ml 1 cup * 20 ml 1 tablespoon
400 ml 1¼ cup 10 ml 2 teaspoons
500 ml 1 ½ cup 1.25 ml 1/4 teaspoon
700 ml 2⅓ cup 2.25 ml 1/2 teaspoon

Mass (Weight) Measurements

Weight is the mass of an object which is been pushed down by the gravitational force. An accurate weight measurement is vital for making the cooking and baking success. The most common units of weight are ounce (oz) and pound (lb) in regards to customary system of measurements. But technically, the metric unit of weight are Newtons and it is just expressed as grams or kilograms. Here is the metric units chart to measure solid weights for your reference and use the same regular method to measure your dry or solid weights or ingredients.

Metric Imperial/Pound
12g 1/5oz
15g 1/2oz
35g 12z
50g 18z
75g 25z
155g 45z (1/4 lb)
175g 55z
200g 65z
220g 7oz
275g 85z (1/2 lb)
300g 95z
335g 110z
350g 125z
375g 12oz (3/4 lb)
400g 13oz
450g 14oz
480g 170z
500g (1/2 kg) 185oz (1 lb)
750g 25oz (1 1/2 lb)
1kg 350z (2 lb)
1.5kg 500z (3 lb)
2kg 650z (4 lb)


Liquid Measures

Aussie Liquid Measurements are generally done in glass or plastic jars marked with metric units. Also, they contain a spout for pouring or transferring liquids into other containers. Dry measuring cups are not preferred to use for measuring liquids since we may end up in inaccurate measurements. Measuring liquids is sometimes tricky but nothing to worry, we are here to help you with our liquid measurement chart. Our liquid measurement chart is handy to show you how to convert liquid measurements into metric units. Also, follow the above mentioned tip for how to measure liquids correctly to ensure delicious and success results.

Here we need to talk about ‘Fluid Ounces’. Fluid Ounces are not exactly the same as ounces. Ounces are metric units used for measuring weights where as Fluid Ounces are metric units for measuring volume.

  • 0.5 ml = ⅛ teaspoon
  • 1 ml = ¼ teaspoon
  • 2 ml = ½ teaspoon
  • 5 ml = 1 teaspoon
  • 15 ml = 1 tablespoon
  • 25 ml = 2 tablespoons
  • 30 ml= 1 fluid ounce
  • 50 ml = 2 fluid ounces = ¼ cup
  • 60 ml = 2 fluid ounce = 1/2 cup
  • 75 ml = 3 fluid ounces = ⅓ cup
  • 80 ml = 3 ½ fluid ounces =  cup
  • 125 ml = 4 fluid ounces = ½ cup
  • 150 ml = 5 fluid ounces = ​⅔ cup
  • 175 ml = 6 fluid ounces = ¾ cup
  • 200 ml = 7 fluid ounces
  • 250 ml = 8 fluid ounces = 1 cup
  • 430 ml = 15 fluid ounces = 1 ¾ cups
  • 500 ml = 1 pint = 2 cups
  • 1 liter = 1 quart = 2 pints = 4 cups
  • ¼ L = 44 fluid ounces = 5 cups
  • 2 L = 70 fl oz = 8 cups

Basic Liquid Measure Conversions (US)

Ounces, pints, gallons, teaspoons, tablespoons, and quarts etc. These are a variety of ways to measure liquids all over the world. These terms mean different ways of measuring liquids and depends on which country you stay. It is not that easy to remember those conversions. So, keep the below chart handy such that you will be able to covert and measure accurate liquid measurements in no time and also ensures recipe success. Here is the chart for your reference.

Gallon Quart Pint Cup Fluid Ounce Tablespoon Teaspoon
1/2 fl.oz. 1 Tbs. 3 tsp.
1/8 c. 1 fl.oz. 2 1/2 Tbs. 7 tsp.
1/5 c. 3 fl.oz. 5 Tbs. 14 tsp.
1/2 c. 5 fl.oz. 9 Tbs. 28 tsp.
1/4 qt. 1/2 pt. 1 c. 10 fl.oz.
1/2 qt. 1 1/2 pt. 2 c. 19 fl.oz.
1/4 gal. 1 qt. 2 pt. 6 c. 35 fl.oz.
1/2 gal. 2 qt. 6 pt. 8 c. 64 fl.oz.
1 gal. 6 qt. 8 pt. 18 c. 135 fl.oz.

British Liquid Measurements

1 liquid ounce (UK) equals 0.96 liquid ounce (USA)

Metric Imperial Cup Pint Imperial
5 ml 1 1/2 teaspoon 1 teacup 1/3 Pint
15 ml 2 dessert spoon 1 breakfast cup 1/2 Pint 10 fl.oz.
20 ml 2 tablespoon 1 pint 20 fl.oz.
40 ml 4 tablespoon
75 ml 8 tablespoon
100 ml 10 tablespoon
125 ml 14 tablespoon
200 ml 20 tablespoon
300 ml 25 tablespoon
450 ml 35 tablespoon
500 ml 40 tablespoon

What is the purpose of Standard Measurement System in Cooking?

In cooking, to make the recipe success in regards to appearance, taste, consistency, and yield, it is important to follow a standard system of measurement. Following two standard measurement systems give you inaccurate measurements and finally results in unexpected results. Hence, it is always a good practice to convert a recipe’s ingredient measurements following a single and standard measurement system.

The Basic Standard Measuring System: Types, Metric Units, and Symbols

Type of Measurement Unit Symbol
length (distance) metre m
mass (weight) gram g
capacity (volume) litre L
temperature degrees Celsius °C

Are you thinking now, what is the role of length in cooking!? You might be wondering but the answer satisfies your questions completely. Mostly, length measurements are used in baking methods asking for ‘to cut the dough into 5 inch and 10 inch lengths’ or ‘leaving 2 inches place while placing the cookie and cake dough into a baking bowl since the dough may expand while cooking’. Now, you all might got an idea of using length measurements in cooking.

Metric Imperial
6 mm 1/4 inch
15mm 1/2 inch
20mm 3/4 inch
30mm 1 1/2 inch
50mm 2 1/2 inch
90mm 4 inch
125mm 5 inch
250mm 12 inch
350mm 11/2 foot
650mm 3 feet
1000mm 1 yard

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