An Extensive Equivalents Chart Every Kitchen Should Have

Baking is a precise science and following exact measurements is often crucial for the outcome. However, not every kitchen is equipped with a measuring device for every possible unit. Instead of going online to look up how many cups are in a gallon or how much batter your baking pan can hold, print out this useful chart and post it somewhere convenient in your kitchen!

Measuring Food
An Extensive Equivalents Chart Every Kitchen Should Have

Liquids

It can be upsetting when a recipe calls for a few ounces of milk while all you have to measure with at home are cups. With this chart available for reference, it will be easy to quickly maneuver through the common abbreviations and measurements concerning small and large-volume liquids, as well as dry ingredients. Find out quickly how many cups are in two gallons, how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon, how that translates into fluid ounces, and much more. In a pinch, reference charts like these can be a life-saver!

Kitchen conversion chart
An Extensive Equivalents Chart Every Kitchen Should Have

Ingredients

If a recipe calls for three cups of chopped apples or a cup of mashed bananas, how does one know how many apples or bananas to buy? Instead of risking not buying sufficient ingredients or having too many left at the end, follow these simple equivalents:

  • 1 pound of apples equals 3 cups sliced
  • 1 pound of bananas equals 1 and one-third of a cup mashed
  • A stick of butter equates to 8 tablespoons or 4 ounces
  • 4 ounces of cheese equal to 1 cup shredded
  • 16 ounces of honey equal to one and a third cup
  • A medium lemon gives 3 tablespoons of juice and 1 tablespoon of grated peel
  • 1 pound of potatoes is 3 cups sliced or 2 cups mashed

Bananas and apples
An Extensive Equivalents Chart Every Kitchen Should Have

Equipment Chart

When baking a cake, cupcakes, a pie, or bread, it’s important not to overfill or underfill the pan with the batter. A good way to find out precisely how much batter to use is to measure out the width and length of the pan with a ruler, and the depth of the pan from the bottom to the brim. Make a chart using this as a reference!

an equipment chart for measuring
An Extensive Equivalents Chart Every Kitchen Should Have