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Conversions: U.S. Standard to Metric

Abbreviation Key

tsp = teaspoon
tbsp = tablespoon
ml = milliliter

US Standard to Metric Conversions

U.S. Standard


1 cup200 ml and 2-15 ml spoons
1 1/4 cup300 ml
1 1/3 cup300 ml and 1-15 ml spoon
1 1/2 cup 350 ml
1 2/3 cup375 ml and 1-15 ml spoon
1 3/4 cup400 ml and 1-15 ml spoon
2 cups475 ml
2 1/4 cups500 ml and 2-15 ml spoons
2 1/3 cups550 ml
2 1/2 cups600 ml
2 2/3 cups600 ml and 2-15 ml spoons
2 3/4 cups650 ml
3 cups700 ml and 1-15 ml spoon
3 1/4 cups775 ml
3 1/3 cups800 ml
3 1/2 cups800 ml and 2-15 ml spoons
3 2/3 cups850 ml and 1-15 ml spoon
3 3/4 cups875 ml
4 cups950 ml
4 1/4 cups1000 ml
4 1/3 cups1000 ml and 2-15 ml spoons
4 1/2 cups1050 ml and 1-15 ml spoon
4 2/3 cups1100 ml
4 3/4 cups1125 ml
5 cups1175 ml and 1-15 ml spoon

Quick Conversions

U.S. Standard


1 cup

200 ml and 2-15 ml spoons

1 1/4 cup

300 ml

1 1/3 cup

300 ml and 1-15 ml spoon

1 1/2 cup

350 ml

1 2/3 cup

375 ml and 1-15 ml spoon

1 3/4 cup

400 ml and 1-15 ml spoon

2 cups

475 ml

2 1/4 cups

500 ml and 2-15 ml spoons

2 1/3 cups

550 ml

2 1/2 cups

600 ml

2 2/3 cups

600 ml and 2-15 ml spoons

2 3/4 cups

650 ml

3 cups

700 ml and 1-15 ml spoon

3 1/4 cups

775 ml

3 1/3 cups

800 ml

3 1/2 cups

800 ml and 2-15 ml spoons

3 2/3 cups

850 ml and 1-15 ml spoon

3 3/4 cups

875 ml

4 cups

950 ml

4 1/4 cups

1000 ml

4 1/3 cups

1000 ml and 2-15 ml spoons

4 1/2 cups

1050 ml and 1-15 ml spoon

4 2/3 cups

1100 ml

4 3/4 cups

1125 ml

5 cups

1175 ml and 1-15 ml spoon

Apr. 5, 2010 10:15 am
my eyesite isn't that great however i can see clearly the difference between alpha and numeric.
Jul. 8, 2010 6:39 pm
First of all Conversions are stupid and a pain in the gonads. Why do them at all? All you need is Metric 'cups' and 'spoons'. How come it is so dang hard looking and buying anything Metric in America? I mean come on, the same companies that sell in America sell around the World, too, and they sell metric products everywhere (but here), so why do they not sell those same products here, too? All the products are made over seas anyway. America do not want to make things anymore, and yet we are forced to buy and have two sets of tools (garage not kitchen) in our household and companies, Funny is it not? The recipes would not change any at all, you can use the same 'cup' and 'spoon', but it would be a Metric 'cup' and not an American 'cup'. The ratio would be the exactly the same, but you may end up with a little bit more, because the Metric 'cup' is 250 ml vs. the 237 ml American 'cup'. There would absolutely no difference in 'taste'.
Oct. 4, 2011 9:46 pm
Thanks for posting this as I'm not at all familiar with the metric system and I've avoided making recipes when they use the metric system.
Feb. 5, 2012 10:48 am
I absolutely agree with metricCook! I am American and proud to be one, but we do tend to be lazy when it comes to matters of international diversity and expect everyone else to do all the changing and a "whole" I mean of course, not all of us!!
Mar. 24, 2012 6:46 pm
Oh Brother... Just use the conversions we don't need a lecture on American measurement I am glad this is here.
cupcake goddess 
Aug. 25, 2012 5:36 pm
to Metric Cook, I agree with you,I live in Australia and I have the same problem but in reverse!It is a nightmare trying to covert your measures to metric, as even our tablespoon is different! but get this, I think the teaspoon is the same,also it is impossible to purchase cup measures and spoons in your measures in Australia, if anyone is willing, I will sent them the same set of metric if some one can send me a cup set, spoon set and a jug with measures.
Sep. 27, 2012 2:10 am
I want to know 3/4 teaspoon into ml or grams
Oct. 29, 2012 11:08 am
What's about the dry ingredient? like gram? thx
Nov. 2, 2012 8:18 am
just want to know 3/4 teaspoon baking flour into grams thks
Nov. 9, 2012 2:28 am
Hi, I'm about to make a cake, and the measurements are in cups!!! I live in europe and is only used to deciliters and centiliters and grams. Can someone help me with these measurements? 2 Cups Raw Cashews = gram?? 1 Cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut = grams ?? 1/2 Cup Pitted Dates = grams?? Thank you so much :)
Nov. 9, 2012 2:36 am
Hi Metricook, do you know a good site where your measurements are translated into grams and millilitres or decilitres??? I did not understand one bit of your transellation!!!Is 1 teaspoon 5 mL 1 tablespoon 1 teaspoon the same as 5 mL and 1 tablespoon or 1/2 fluid ounce 15 mL 1 fluid ounce or 1/8 cup 30 mL 1/4 cup or 2 fluid ounces 60 mL 1/3 cup 80 mL 1/2 cup or 4 fluid ounces 120 mL 2/3 cup 160 mL 3/4 cup or 6 fluid ounces 180 mL 1/8 inch 3 mm 1/4 inch 6 mm 1/2 inch 13 mm 3/4 inch 19 mm 1 inch 2.5 cm 2 inches 5 cm 3 inches 7.6 cm 4 inches 10 cm 5 inches 13 cm 6 inches 15 cm 7 inches 18 cm 8 inches 20 cm 9 inches 23 cm 10 inches 25 cm 11 inches 28 cm 12 inches or 1 foot 30 cm You should be using 'mL' not 'ml' so not to confuse the letter l in a #1
Nov. 26, 2012 8:29 am
OK this didn`t help much as a new cook I thought a cup was a TEACUP no wonder my totillas were like rock! Going back to Grandma`s measurement a small sherry glass a large sherry glass and a whisky glass
Dec. 22, 2012 2:31 am
I am an American living in Europe and I like making my "comfort food" recipes. I have trouble with American units like "one 8 oz. can", when ours are in mL, or grams. With some items it isn't always an easy oz to grams conversion. Some canned items like fruit or tomatoes are in oz but it isn't clear how much of that is liquid or if it should be drained. It may sound silly, but it takes a lot of trial and error. It is difficult enough just dealing with recipes that call for "all purpose flour" when we have 405 or 550 flour and I don't know if anything is added to it in the US. It does give a shopping trip an added adventure level.
Apr. 8, 2013 1:50 pm
I was trying to shorten a recipe,but if it reads 3/8 package ziti pasta. How do you measure uncooked pasta ? I can see the eggs,& everything else but the pasta. This recipe is Baked Ziti Casserole for 4 servings By Paula Zsiray. They are saying 1/4 cup & 2 Tablespoons. Please Explain... Thanks Decafe 1
Oct. 16, 2014 12:01 am
The subject of conversions and measurements has kept me up many a long night, I had no idea measuring could be so complicated and dependent on where the recipe was written. There are only a few places in the world that do not use metric measurements and scales and one of them is the USA. On top of that their measuring cups sizes are different from those in Canada, the UK and Australia etc so converting is very difficult and time consuming.. My question is if most measuring utensils are make in China so why should they measure differently, nevertheless they do. Anyway a tip to the wise and those unfamiliar with the metric system.. Always remember that when your measuring dry ingredients your looking for the gram conversions and when you measuring fluids (water, milk etc) your looking for ML conversions. Anyway I did go out and buy an OXO kitchen scale at Bed and Bath and its true that are as good as they say.. I got the less expensive one 5lb I think, but there is an 11 pd
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