By Allrecipes Staff
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Scaling a recipe up or down? See how many ounces are in a cup (and tablespoons, and liters) so you can convert with confidence.

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Teaspoons

Teaspoons

Drops

Tablespoons

Milliliters*

1/2 teaspoon

30 drops

1/6 tablespoon

2.5 milliliters

1 teaspoon

60 drops

1/3 tablespoon

5 milliliters

*Milliliter and liter measurements are approximate.

Here's an illustrated look at quick kitchen equivalents and standard conversions, including a temperature chart and U.S. standard to metric conversions.

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Quick Kitchen Equivalents

3 teaspoons

1 tablespoon

2 tablespoons

1 fluid ounce

4 tablespoons

1/4 cup

8 tablespoons

1/2 cup

16 tablespoons

1 cup

2 cups

1 pint

4 cups

1 quart

4 quarts

1 gallon

U.S. Standard to Metric

Spoon & Cups

Fluid Oz.

Metric

1/4 cup

2 ounces

60 mL

1/2 cup

4 ounces

120 mL

3/4 cup

6 ounces

180 mL

1 cup

8 ounces or 1/2 pint

240 mL

1 1/2 cups

12 ounces

350 mL

2 cups

16 ounces or 1 pint

475 mL

2 1/2 cups

20 ounces

600 mL

3 cups

1 1/2 pints

700 mL

3 1/2 cups

28 ounces

800 mL

4 cups

2 pints or 1 quart

950 mL

Temperature

Celcius & Fahrenheit

Water

°C x 1.8 + 32 = °F

Boil 100° C or 212° F

°F - 32 + 1.8 = °C

Freeze 0° C or 32° F

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