Equivalent Measurements

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2010 • all rights reserved

Conversion table for teaspoons, tablespoons, cups, pints, quarts, gallons, ounces and metric.

If you don’t have the measuring spoon or cup called for in the recipe, here’s an easy chart for the equivalent measurement, showing conversions to and from teaspoons, tablespoons, cups, pints, quarts, gallons, fluid ounces and metric measurements all in one.

I suggest printing it out, maybe laminating it, then posting it inside a cupboard in your galley (and in your home kitchen as well, if you’re not a full-time liveaboard). A couple of readers also suggested pinning it on Pinterest and right-clicking and saving to your desktop — both great ideas!

Conversion table for teaspoons, tablespoons, cups, pints, quarts, gallons, ounces and metric.

Purists will note that some of these are not a perfect mathematical conversion, but rather a functional conversion.  For example, one gallon is actually 3.78 liters — but in everyday use, 4 liters works for one gallon.

Did I miss a measurement conversion that you find useful?  Let me — and the other readers — know with a comment below.

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  1. Candy Ann Williams says:

    This will be my new life saver…I will laminate and save like you suggested….Thanks!!

  2. Carol Ann Getter says:

    Heck, I posted my copy to the Desktop of my computer!
    Thanks, and fair winds,
    Carol Ann

  3. An even better idea from Carol Ann — just save it to your computer desktop (assuming your computer is on the boat with you). DUH!

  4. Nita Knighton on Facebook says:

    I desperately needed this last year and did not have a computer on the boat. .Thank You

  5. I added it as a note in Evernote so I’ll have it on my devices. Thanks.

  6. Candy Ann Williams on Facebook says:

    Good idea!

  7. @Nita — guess that’s a reason for printing and laminating it!

  8. Candy Ann Williams on Facebook says:

    I need to print this one up.

  9. This is really great – thanks 🙂 One thing that I find really difficult with American recipes though is the cup measurments for things like flour or butter. Not used to it at all and always worried I have filled the cup too much or too little. I think weighing out the measures is more accurate but I guess it is what you are used to!

  10. Learned this in elementary school “years”ago 😉

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