It is essential to get your measurements correct to achieve cooking success, so this is why I have created the ultimate guide to measurements – metric & imperial, to aid my readers if necessary.  No matter what country you live in, I hope that this guide may be able to help simplify the conversion process a little. Below in the guide, I have compiled conversions for; liquid measurements, solid measurements, length conversions, basic ingredient conversions & basic oven temperature conversions.

LIQUID MEASUREMENT CONVERSIONS

Cups Metric Imperial
¼ cup 60 ml 2 fl oz
1/3 cup 80 ml 2 ½ fl oz
½ cup 125 ml 4 fl oz
2/3 cup 160 ml 5 fl oz
¾ cup 180 ml 6 fl oz
1 cup 250 ml 8 fl oz
2 cups 500 ml 16 fl oz
2 ½ cups 625 ml 20 fl oz
4 cups 1 litre 32 fl oz

 

SOLID MEASUREMENT CONVERSIONS

Metric Imperial
20 grams ¾ oz
60 grams 2 oz
125 grams 4 oz
180 grams 6 oz
250 grams 8 oz
500 grams 16 oz (1 Ib)
1 kilogram 32 oz (2 Ib)

 

LENGTH CONVERSIONS

Metric Imperial
2.5 cm 1 inch
5 cm 2 inches
7.5 cm 3 inches
10 cm 4 inches
15 cm 6 inches
20 cm 8 inches
25 cm 10 inches
30 cm 12 inches or 1 foot

 

BASIC INGREDIENT CONVERSIONS

Ingredient (1 cup) Metric Imperial
Almond meal 110 grams 3 ¾ oz
Brown sugar 220 grams 6 oz
White sugar 220 grams 7 oz
Caster sugar 150 grams 7 oz
Icing sugar 150 grams 5 oz
Plain flour 70 grams 5 oz
Bread crumbs 80 grams 2 2/3 oz
Uncooked rice 165 grams 5 ¾ oz
Couscous 200 grams 7 oz

 

OVEN TEMPERATURE CONVERSIONS

Celcius (fan forced oven) Fahrenheit Description
120 degrees 100 degrees Very slow
150 degrees 130 degrees Slow
160 degrees 140 degrees Moderately slow
180 degrees 160 degrees Moderate
190 degrees 170 degrees Moderately hot
200 degrees 180 degrees Hot
230 degrees 210 degrees Very hot
250 degrees 230 degrees Very hot

 

The ultimate guide to measurements - metric & imperial