Conversion struggles are real, you guys! If you’ve ever had to double, triple, or halve a recipe, we feel you and we've come up with a solution. Make it easy on yourself with our cute and handy kitchen conversion chart printable!
Sometimes you need to double a recipe to feed a crowd or freeze an easy meal for later. Or maybe you need to halve a recipe because you don't have enough of the ingredients to make a full batch. Nobody enjoys that deer-in-the-headlights feeling when the recipe you’re cutting in half calls for ¼ cup of something. (No, our normal measuring cup set didn't cup with a ⅛ cup, either.)
*Note: When you click the links in this post, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Kick conversion woes to the curb! This kitchen conversion chart is here to solve all your recipe adaptation problems. Remove the guesswork completely when you follow this simple and handy guide. You can kiss our feet later. 😉
BASIC KITCHEN MEASURING UTENSILS
Before we get into the nitty-gritty of our awesome kitchen conversion chart, let's go over the common measuring utensils that you likely (or should) have in your kitchen tool arsenal:
- Measuring Spoons – Most sets come with at least 4 spoons (sizes ¼ tsp, ½ tsp, 1 tsp, and 1 Tbsp) and some sets can come with additional spoons (⅛ tsp and ½ Tbsp).
- Dry Measuring Cups – Most sets come with 4 cup sizes: ¼ cup, ⅓ cup, ½ cup, and 1 cup.
- Liquid Measuring Cup – These usually come in 2- or 4-cup sizes, will measure in ounces, quarts, and milliliters, and will have a handle.
- Kitchen Scale – When baking, this is the best, most guaranteed way to get the correct weight the recipe is calling for. Bread, muffins, and other baked goods perform best when you use the exact ingredient amounts.
Pretty simple, right? Okay, now that you've got that all figured out, let's move on to the…
UNITS OF MEASUREMENT ABBREVIATIONS
Are you a little bit confused about the difference between “tsp” (teaspoon) and “Tbsp” (tablespoon)? Or maybe you often whip out a recipe, ready to go, but the abbreviations completely throw you off and you break out into cold sweats, feeling like you're spending more time googling what those mean instead of actually cooking. Don't worry! You'll be a pro after this. 😉
- tsp – Teaspoon
- Tbsp – Tablespoon (could also see this as tbsp, T, TB, Tbl, Tbs)
- C – Cup
- PT – Pint
- QT – Quart
- ML/mL – Milliliters
- L – Liters
- OZ – Ounce
- FL OZ – Fluid Ounce
- G – Grams
- LB – Pounds
Hopefully, these abbreviations aren't quite so daunting for you now! The more you cook, the more familiar you'll get and they'll become second nature to you. Alright, now that we've gotten that out of the way, let's go over some…
COMMON KITCHEN CONVERSIONS
Our kitchen conversion chart will show you everything you'll ever need to know. However, there are a few common conversions that are good to know off the top of your head so you're not having to look at your cute printable every time.
- 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
Commit those to memory and your time in the kitchen will be a little easier on you! But let's be honest, we can't expect you to memorize every kitchen conversion because that's a little much!
WHY YOU NEED A KITCHEN CONVERSION CHART
Truth: If we were on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and the million-dollar question was “How many teaspoons are in a tablespoon?”, you had better believe we'd need to phone a friend. Lucky for you, consider this kitchen conversion chart your phone-a-friend for recipe conversions!
We've gathered up the best and most helpful conversions for you, so you can cook like a champ…without needing to do any crafty mental math. Wahoo!
This kitchen conversion chart printable will help you accurately measure wet ingredients, dry ingredients, and even provides metric conversions. Never ruin a recipe again because your kitchen conversion was off!
WHERE TO KEEP YOUR KITCHEN CONVERSION CHART
This kitchen conversion chart is so handy, you're going to want to keep it visible! Laminate it and place it somewhere easy to reach when you're elbow-deep in butter and flour. We suggest taping it to the inside of your kitchen cabinet so you can see it with the simple pull of a knob. You can also keep it with your recipe binder and cookbooks so you can easily grab it when it's time to start cooking.
With this kitchen conversion chart, you'll be a recipe-adapting rock star! Double, triple, even quadruple recipes with no trouble at all. So what do you think? How will you use this chart first? Share with us in the comments below!
Looking for more helpful kitchen posts?
- Start a recipe only to realize you don't have cream? Then try this easy cream substitute!
- Make healthy eating a snap with these super easy make-ahead mason jar salad recipes!
- Organize your kitchen like a boss with these super-smart tips and ideas!
Now start converting those recipes!