Measurement conversion tables

Here are some tables of equivalence between various measurements – useful when working with foreign recipes.

First, this is how metric volumes relate to each other:

 1 liter (l) = 10 deciliters 1 deciliter (dl) = 10 centiliters 1 centiliter (cl) = 10 milliliters (ml)

One milliliter, then, is one thousandth of a liter.Volume, British measurements:

 1 imperial gallon = 4.55 l 1 pint = 2 cups = 5.68 dl 1 cup = 10 Brit. fl. oz = 2.84 dl 1 British fluid ounce = 28.4 ml

Volume, US measurements:

 1 US gallon = 4 liquid quarts = 3.785 l 1 liquid quart = 2 liquid pints = 9.5 dl 1 liquid pint = 2 cups or 16 US fl.oz = 4.73 dl 1 cup = 8 US fl. oz = 2.37 dl 1 US fluid ounce = 29.6 ml 1 dry quart = 2 dry pints = 1.1 l 1 dry pint = 5.51 dl

Weights

 1 hundred weight (British cwt) = 112 pounds = 50.8 kg 1 US centerweight (US cwt) = 100 pounds = 45.4 kg 1 stone = 14 pounds = 6.35 kg 1 pound (lb) = 16 ounces = 453.6 g (0.45 kg) 1 ounce (oz) = 28.35 g

In Australia, a cup is 2.5 dl.

In Sweden, tablespoons, teaspoons and the so called spice measure (kryddmått) have metric definitions:

 1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons = 15 ml (6.7 tablespoons to a dl) 1 teaspoon = 5 kryddmått = 5 ml 1 kryddmått

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