Feb 232020

Different Countries offer different kinds of recipes using specific kinds of measurement units. Each and every recipe from various countries and states is not only differ in measuring units but also from cooking to science and mainly to measuring cups and sizes. Where ever you live in the world, just keep our essential cooking measurement chart tables guide handy for all the measures and weights you require for all the varieties of ingredients for example: Dry and Liquid ingredients. Our guide to Australian cooking measurement charts is easy to follow and consider as approximate conversions only which does not make much difference to your cooking needs and results.

Today, let us learn about Aussies cooking styles, formats, and measurements in detail. Sometimes, we may get bored of our regular recipes and feel like trying new recipes from different countries. In that case, Australian recipes are perfect and our Australian cooking measurements conversions chart comes in handy.

Australian Metric, Cup & Spoon Measurements

Standard Australian cooking measurements use metric system of units same as most parts of the world does. the difference is minimal and hardly shows 2-3 teaspoons difference. For example: Australian tablespoon is equal to 20 ml, UK is 15 ml, while American is 16 ml.

Here are few tips to follow or helpful for your cooking needs and measure it all up.

1) The standard measuring cup used for measuring cooking ingredients is a standard metric cup and spoon. The perfect choice of these measuring cups are available in super markets and kitchenware shops.

2)    Using metric cups and spoons are only preferred to measure solid and dry ingredients where as for measuring liquid ingredients, plastic jugs or clear glasses with metric markings are preferred.

3) Make sure all the cups and spoons measurements are level that means, when you measure the ingredient, just dip into it, lift it up, and remove the extra substance to the surface level using any sharp edged thingies by giving repeated strokes such that the surface of the measuring cup or spoon is flat.

4) While measuring liquids, just take out the liquid ingredient in a plastic or clear glass jug, place it on the flat table, and check at your eye level.

Standard Aussie Metric Cup & Spoon Sizes

60 ml¼ cup
80 ml⅓ cup
125 ml½ cup
250 ml1 cup
400 ml1¼ cup
500 ml 1 ½ cup
700 ml2⅓ cup
Metric Spoon
1 ¼ ml¼ teaspoon
2 ½ ml½ teaspoon
5 ml1 teaspoon
* 20 ml1 tablespoon
10 ml2 teaspoons
1.25 ml 1/4 teaspoon
2.25 ml1/2 teaspoon

Mass (Weight) Measurements

Weight is the mass of an object which is been pushed down by the gravitational force. An accurate weight measurement is vital for making the cooking and baking success. The most common units of weight are ounce (oz) and pound (lb) in regards to customary system of measurements. But technically, the metric unit of weight are Newtons and it is just expressed as grams or kilograms. Here is the metric units chart to measure solid weights for your reference and use the same regular method to measure your dry or solid weights or ingredients.

155g45z (1/4 lb)
275g85z (1/2 lb)
375g12oz (3/4 lb)
500g (1/2 kg)185oz (1 lb)
750g25oz (1 1/2 lb)
1kg350z (2 lb)
1.5kg500z (3 lb)
2kg650z (4 lb)
Cups to Grams conversion

Liquid Measures

Aussie Liquid Measurements are generally done in glass or plastic jars marked with metric units. Also, they contain a spout for pouring or transferring liquids into other containers. Dry measuring cups are not preferred to use for measuring liquids since we may end up in inaccurate measurements. Measuring liquids is sometimes tricky but nothing to worry, we are here to help you with our liquid measurement chart. Our liquid measurement chart is handy to show you how to convert liquid measurements into metric units. Also, follow the above mentioned tip for how to measure liquids correctly to ensure delicious and success results.

Here we need to talk about ‘Fluid Ounces’. Fluid Ounces are not exactly the same as ounces. Ounces are metric units used for measuring weights where as Fluid Ounces are metric units for measuring volume.

  • 0.5 ml = ⅛ teaspoon
  • 1 ml = ¼ teaspoon
  • 2 ml = ½ teaspoon
  • 5 ml = 1 teaspoon
  • 15 ml = 1 tablespoon
  • 25 ml = 2 tablespoons
  • 30 ml= 1 fluid ounce
  • 50 ml = 2 fluid ounces = ¼ cup
  • 60 ml = 2 fluid ounce = 1/2 cup
  • 75 ml = 3 fluid ounces = ⅓ cup
  • 80 ml = 3 ½ fluid ounces = ⅓ cup
  • 125 ml = 4 fluid ounces = ½ cup
  • 150 ml = 5 fluid ounces = ​⅔ cup
  • 175 ml = 6 fluid ounces = ¾ cup
  • 200 ml = 7 fluid ounces
  • 250 ml = 8 fluid ounces = 1 cup
  • 430 ml = 15 fluid ounces = 1 ¾ cups
  • 500 ml = 1 pint = 2 cups
  • 1 liter = 1 quart = 2 pints = 4 cups
  • 1 ¼ L = 44 fluid ounces = 5 cups
  • 2 L = 70 fl oz = 8 cups

Basic Liquid Measure Conversions (US)

Ounces, pints, gallons, teaspoons, tablespoons, and quarts etc. These are a variety of ways to measure liquids all over the world. These terms mean different ways of measuring liquids and depends on which country you stay. It is not that easy to remember those conversions. So, keep the below chart handy such that you will be able to covert and measure accurate liquid measurements in no time and also ensures recipe success. Here is the chart for your reference.

GallonQuartPintCupFluid OunceTablespoonTeaspoon
1/2 fl.oz.1 Tbs.3 tsp.
1/8 c.1 fl.oz.2 1/2 Tbs.7 tsp.
1/5 c.3 fl.oz.5 Tbs.14 tsp.
1/2 c.5 fl.oz.9 Tbs.28 tsp.
1/4 qt.1/2 pt.1 c.10 fl.oz.
1/2 qt.1 1/2 pt.2 c.19 fl.oz.
1/4 gal.1 qt.2 pt.6 c.35 fl.oz.
1/2 gal.2 qt.6 pt.8 c.64 fl.oz.
1 gal.6 qt.8 pt.18 c.135 fl.oz.

British Liquid Measurements

1 liquid ounce (UK) equals 0.96 liquid ounce (USA)

5 ml1 1/2 teaspoon1 teacup1/3 Pint
15 ml2 dessert spoon1 breakfast cup1/2 Pint10 fl.oz.
20 ml2 tablespoon1 pint20 fl.oz.
40 ml4 tablespoon
75 ml8 tablespoon
100 ml10 tablespoon
125 ml14 tablespoon
200 ml20 tablespoon
300 ml25 tablespoon
450 ml35 tablespoon
500 ml40 tablespoon

What is the purpose of Standard Measurement System in Cooking?

In cooking, to make the recipe success in regards to appearance, taste, consistency, and yield, it is important to follow a standard system of measurement. Following two standard measurement systems give you inaccurate measurements and finally results in unexpected results. Hence, it is always a good practice to convert a recipe’s ingredient measurements following a single and standard measurement system.

The Basic Standard Measuring System: Types, Metric Units, and Symbols

Type of MeasurementUnitSymbol
length (distance)metrem
mass (weight)gramg
capacity (volume)litreL
temperaturedegrees Celsius°C

Are you thinking now, what is the role of length in cooking!? You might be wondering but the answer satisfies your questions completely. Mostly, length measurements are used in baking methods asking for ‘to cut the dough into 5 inch and 10 inch lengths’ or ‘leaving 2 inches place while placing the cookie and cake dough into a baking bowl since the dough may expand while cooking’. Now, you all might got an idea of using length measurements in cooking.

6 mm1/4 inch
15mm1/2 inch
20mm3/4 inch
30mm1 1/2 inch
50mm2 1/2 inch
90mm4 inch
125mm5 inch
250mm12 inch
350mm11/2 foot
650mm3 feet
1000mm1 yard

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