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US to Metric conversions

Fahrenheit Celsius
120°F 49°C The first numbers represent the temperature limit for what is considered “raw”. Fan assisted ovens are often hotter and more efficient (require less time) than conventional ovens. If you have a fan-assisted oven you can try to lower the temperature stated in a recipe by about 70° F (20° C). You might also be able to reduce cooking times by 10 minutes for each hour.
350°F 175°C
375°F 190°C
400°F 205°C
425°F 220°C
450°F 230°C


Spoons Milliliters
⅛ teaspoon (tsp) ca .5 milliliters (ml) The idea of teaspoons and tablespoons is quite universal. (In Swedish, for example, tesked and matsked.) Still, It’s useful to know how large these spoons actually are. The terms “a dash” of pepper or “a pinch” of salt are sometimes used for very small amounts, like .5 ml and even .25 ml.
¼ tsp 1.25 ml
½ tsp 2.5 ml
1 tsp 5 ml
1 Tablespoon (Tbsp) 15 ml


Cups Deciliters
⅛ Cup ca .3 deciliters (dl) Going from cups to deciliters isn’t hard, but it’s not as smooth. If you aren’t too picky, you can use “heaping” deciliters for every ½ cup. That is, overfill your deciliter measure to get that extra 20%.
¼ Cup .6 dl
⅓ cup .8 dl
½ Cup 1.2 dl
1 Cup 2.4 dl


Ounces/Pounds Grams
1 ounce (oz) 28 grams (gr) Don’t get confused if you see the odd abbreviations of oz. and lb. for ounce and pound!
1 pound (lb) 454 gr


Fluid ounces Centiliters/Deciliters
1 fluid ounce (Fl oz) 3 centiliters (cl) If you ever see liquids measured in ounces, it’s a safe bet to take out your 1 liter jug and measure in centiliters, deciliters and liters.
1 quart (qt) 9.5 deciliters (dl


Inches Centimeters
1 inch (in) 2.54 centimeters (cm) This can sometimes be helpful for converting pan sizes.