The U.S. has a different set of weights and measures than most of the world. I never was good on converting. We 'learned' in school - not to say it stuck in my brain! I still have trouble with it to this day.
I am always listing items and recipes - the way we do things - forgetting that much of the world does it all different. I also read a lot of blogs from other countries - so need to know how to convert their measures as well.
We use ounces, pounds, gallons, pints, quarts, etc. Metric is liters, milliliters, grams., kilograms, etc.
I know there are many conversion charts available online - but sometimes I don't want to stop and look at the computer. Is there an easier way? Yes!
A WAY TO CONVERT WITH A CALCULATOR
Hope this helps.
TO CHANGE TO MULTIPLY BY
Ounces (oz.) Grams (g) 28
Pounds (lb.) Kilograms (kg) 0.45
Teaspoons (tsp,) Milliliters (ml) 5
Tablespoon (Tbsp.) " " 15
Cups (C) Liters (L) 0.24
Pints (pt.) " 0.47
Quart (qt.) " 0.95
Gallon (gal.) " 3.8
EXAMPLE - to convert 3 Tbsp. of water to metric - multiply 3 by 15 to get 45 ml.
Many chefs do not measure cups when baking like most of us here in the U.S. do. They weigh their ingredients. I always like to watch Alton Brown - Good Eats - he weighs everything! I guess you get a more precise measurement. I have never tried it. Do you measure in cups or weigh?
UGH - it is all so confusing for me!!! I will stick with my cups and teaspoons and tablespoons - so bear with me. I do see recipes I like of foreign blogs and I have converted - but it takes me a while!!
I know I can't be the only who has trouble with this!
I think this is probably confusing no matter where you live.
Hope this helps someone!!!!