Cooking Conversions (Temperature, Mass & Volume + FREE Printable)

Cooking Conversions (Temperature, Mass & Volume + FREE Printable)

When it comes to cooking, the World really is our oyster. Having access to recipes across the globe is great for our taste buds, but can be a little confusing for our brains.

With cups, grammes, ounces, Fahrenheit and more to deal with, even the simplest of recipes can quickly become complicated.  No good at maths? We've got you covered. Our cooking conversions will help you cook any recipe with ease, no matter what country it originates from.

So say goodbye to inaccurate measuring and disastrous bakes and check out our helpful guide below. It'll help you convert between metric, imperial and even US cup measurements.

Volume conversions

Measuring half a pint of milk from a pint bottle may be relatively easy, but what on earth does 200ml of orange juice look like? Translate confusing figures into your measurement of choice using the table below.

volume conversion chart

Mass conversions

If you've ever owned a mechanical kitchen scale, you may have some idea of what 4oz feels and looks like, but for most of us, it's a mystery. Don't leave it to guesswork - make measurements as accurate as you can using the conversion chart below.

mass conversion chart

Spoon conversions

One spoon doesn't fit all! Try as you might, a dessert spoon won't give you accurate tablespoon results, so if you don't have a proper measuring spoon set, it's best to be safe rather than sorry.

spoon conversion chart

Cup conversions

And now for the mysterious cup conversions. With round-bottomed, XXL and espresso cups gracing our kitchen cupboards, getting it right can be confusing. If you don't have a standard set of measuring cups, refer to the conversion chart below.

cup conversions chart

 Free printable

Don't fret, you don't need to remember all these numbers! You could look up your conversions every time you cook, but why not make life easier for yourself with our free printable?

Print one out and stick it on the fridge or inside a kitchen cupboard and it'll be on hand whenever you need it to save you time in the kitchen.

cooking measurement chart

Temperature conversions

Although not strictly a 'cooking measurement', we thought we'd throw in a table of Celsius to Fahrenheit conversions to make life even easier for you. 

temperature conversion chart

Now there really are no excuses. Time to pull on your apron, and get cooking.

Now cooking will be easier than ever! What's your favourite dish to cook? Share your recipes with us in the comments below.

Stephanie C


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  1. Author Pansy on December 1, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Hey "Stephanie" Really great Idea Thanks for better knowledge sharing

    1. Author Stephanie C on December 3, 2018 at 9:10 am

      No problem!

  2. Author Mkpouto udofa on October 30, 2020 at 7:25 am

    Thanks so much, I really needed it

  3. Author Alison Sibson on January 22, 2021 at 11:15 am

    Good helpful guide

    1. Author Joanne A on October 6, 2022 at 4:23 pm

      We're glad you think so!

  4. Author Brian on February 11, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    In your first chart you list US Cups. Are they the same size as British standard Cups?

    1. Author Joanne A on January 19, 2023 at 4:34 pm

      No, US cups and UK cups are not the same. A US cup is a unit of measurement for volume and is equivalent to approximately 236.588 millilitres. A UK cup is equal to about 284.131 millilitres. So, 1 US cup is about 0.832 UK cups. Very confusing, we know!

  5. Author Helen on April 28, 2022 at 11:15 am

    Hi how do I do the free printable? Can't seem to sort thx

    1. Author Joanne A on November 10, 2022 at 4:59 pm

      Hi Helen! You can save the image and then print it out.


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