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Cooking Measurement Charts

WHEN USING A RECIPE from another country, you should be aware that standard measuring utensils vary greatly. It isn’t only that Australia uses metrics as our standard for measuring, some of the measuring utensils also differ. For example an Aussie tablespoon is 20 ml while an American one is 16 ml. We hope the information below helps you with your recipes.

Australian Metric, Cup & Spoon Measurements

*Australian tablespoon is 20 ml, UK is 15 ml, and American is 16 ml.

metric cup metric spoon
60 ml ¼ cup 1 ¼ ml ¼ teaspoon
80 ml  cup ½ ml ½ teaspoon
125 ml ½ cup 5 ml 1 teaspoon
250 ml 1 cup 20 ml 1 tablespoon

Weight Measurements

metric imperial pounds metric imperial pounds
10 g ¼ oz 315 g 10 oz
15 g ½ oz 345 g 11 oz
30 g 1 oz 375 g 12 oz ¾ lb
60 g 2 oz 410 g 13 oz
90 g 3 oz 440 g 14 oz
125 g 4 oz ¼ lb 470 g 15 oz
155 g 5 oz 500 g 16 oz 1 lb
185 g 6 oz 750 g 24 oz 1½ lb
220 g 7 oz 1 kg 32 oz 2 lb
250 g 8 oz ½ lb 1½ kg 48 oz 3 lb
280 g 9 oz 2 kg 64 oz 4 lb

Abbreviations

G
KG
OZ
FL OZ
LB
L
ML
MM
TSP
TBSP
PT
QT
GAL
grams
kilograms
ounces
fluid ounces
pounds
litre
millilitre
millimetre
teaspoon
tablespoon
pint
quart
gallon
Scant
less than full amountDash
about 3 good shakes

Spoonful
not level,
a mounded measurement

Australian Liquid Measurements

metric imperial cup metric imperial cup
30 ml 1 fl oz 250 ml ¾ fl oz 1 cup
60 ml 2 fl oz ¼ cup 375 ml 13 fl oz 1 ½ cups
80 ml ½ fl oz  cup 430 ml 15 fl oz ¾ cups
100 ml ¾ fl oz 500 ml 17 fl oz 2 cups
125 ml 4 fl oz ½ cup 750 ml 26 fl oz 3 cups
150 ml 5 fl oz 1 L 35 fl oz 4 cups
180 ml 6 fl oz ¾ cup ¼ L 44 fl oz 5 cups
200 ml 7 fl oz 2 L 70 fl oz 8 cups

American Liquid Measurements

*Australian tablespoon is 20 ml, UK is 15 ml, and American is 16 ml.

metric imperial metric imperial
3.79 L 128 fl oz 1 gallon  (4 quarts) 225 ml 8 fl oz 1 cup
0.95 L 32 fl oz 1 quart  (2 pints) *16 ml ½ fl oz 1 tablespoon
450 ml 16 fl oz 1 pint  (2 cups) 5 ml 1 teaspoon

British Liquid Measurements

1 liquid ounce (UK) equals 0.96 liquid ounce (USA).
*Australian tablespoon is 20 ml, UK is 15 ml, and American is 16 ml.

metric imperial metric imperial
5 ml 1 teaspoon  pint 1 tea cup
10 ml 1 dessert spoon 10 fl oz ½ pint 1 breakfast cup
15 ml 1 tablespoon 570 ml 20 fl oz 1 pint

Length Measurement

Why a length chart in cooking? It can be helpful when you get a recipe that says, “place the cookie dough 2 inches apart to allow for expansion during cooking” or “cut the dough into 10 inch lengths.”

metric imperial metric imperial metric imperial
6 mm ¼ inch 51 mm  2 inch 254 mm  10 inch
13 mm ½ inch 76 mm  3 inch 305 mm  1 foot
19 mm ¾ inch 102 mm   4 inch 610 mm  2 feet
25 mm  1 inch 127 mm   5 inch 915 mm  1 yard

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