Conversion table

Convert imperial, oven temperatures and American measurements into British value with our easy to follow conversions.

Imperial to metric

Imperial to metric

1 oz = 30g
4 oz = 110g
1lb = 450g

1 fl.oz = 30ml
5 fl.oz or 1/4pt = 150ml
20 fl.oz or 1pt =600ml
Oven temperatures

Oven temperatures

130C = 110C fan = 250F = Gas mark 1
150C = 130C fan = 300F = Gas mark 2
170C = 150C fan = 325F = Gas mark 3
180C = 160C fan = 350F = Gas mark 4
190C = 170C fan = 375F = Gas mark 5
200C = 180C fan = 400F = Gas mark 6
220C = 200C fan = 425F = Gas mark 7
230C = 210C fan = 450F = Gas mark 8
240C = 220C fan = 475F = Gas mark 9
American spoon measures

American spoon measures

1 level tablespoon flour = 15g flour
1 heaped tablespoon flour = 28g flour
1 level tablespoon sugar = 28g sugar
1 level tablespoon butter = 15g butter
American liquid measures

American liquid measures

1 cup US = 240ml
1 pint US = 480ml
1 quart US = 950ml
American solid measures

American solid measures

1 cup flour = 125g flour
1 cup butter = 225g butter
1 cup brown sugar = 170g brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar = 170g granulated sugar
1 cup icing sugar = 100g icing sugar
1 cup uncooked rice = 170g rice
1 cup chopped nuts = 100g chopped nuts
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs = 150g fresh breadcrumbs
1 cup sultanas = 140g sultanas


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I'm sure I'm too late for the chocolate chip question ;-) but here is the answer: 1 cup (U.S.) chocolate chips = 6 oz = 170g. There are measuring cups in the UK, aren't there? I think they aren't exactly the same size as a US cup, but they are close enough that when measuring something like chocolate chips or chopped nuts or raisins, etc., you could use the UK 1 cup measure. With anything yummy like that, I would always add a little more than the recipe calls for anyway. :)

SJ56241 SJ56241 Posted 19 Apr 2014 7:23 PM

Here is how American butter works :) Butter comes in 1 lb. packages (453 g.) Inside the box there are 4 sticks of butter. Each stick is marked (on the outside of the paper surrounding it) in tablespoons. So when an American recipe calls for "4 tablespoons butter" we just cut the packet along the 4 tbsp. line. I have lived in the US and UK and I do like the American butter system - it is easy and no weighing. Here are the equivalencies: 1 Tbsp = 14 grams..... 1 stick = 113 grams...... 4 sticks = 1 lb = 453 grams I hope that helps!

SJ56241 SJ56241 Posted 19 Apr 2014 7:18 PM

According to "US butter is sold in 1/2 or 1 pound packages and divided into "sticks". Each stick weighs 1/4 pound/4 ounces/110g."

lilias lilias Posted 28 Feb 2014 3:18 PM

Can anyone tell me what the equivalent weight of 1C choc chips weighs in ounces or grams please??

nutkincole nutkincole Posted 28 Nov 2013 10:09 PM

I have several Kitcheaid Recipe books and have never understood the American Measurements for examppe how much is a stick of butter in grams!

PatW71594 PatW71594 Posted 31 May 2013 7:09 AM

What is 1 stick of butter in US measurement, and what does it weigh in metric weights, this is not included in your conversion chart, I need it to correctly follow an American recipe.

PatriciaA98509 PatriciaA98509 Posted 29 May 2013 5:18 PM

I am so glad that I found this web site. I just happened to pick up by mistake in barnes and noble bookstore, a BBC Magazine and didn't realize it till I got home.. what great recipes but didn't know anything about the measurements to american measurements... So I went online and found this site.. now Ihave the measurements that I can make some of the great recipes in the magazine as well as what I may find on this site. Wish my mom was alive lost her in 2010. She was from England and she would of love the magazine and all the recipes. She loved the beef and kidney pie, and my favorite English Fish and Chips. I make Maid Of Honor tarts, with the recipe and tart pans that my mom brought from England when she went to vist family. looking forward to being part of this site. Will have to see if I can get another English Magazine,don't know how often it comes out. Carolyn Montervino

carolynM66649 carolynM66649 Posted 10 Jan 2013 11:19 PM

Please note that these US cup conversions are approximate because of the nature of the amounts - as the cup system represents a proportional way of measuring out ingredients, we recommend that you invest in a cup for best results.

Anna -Good Food Anna -Good Food Posted 09 Jan 2013 9:44 AM

Hi everyone, we've updated our conversions pages now - sorry for any confusion! Rebecca

Becs Good Food Becs Good Food Posted 05 Dec 2012 5:21 PM

Hi a query on your conversion tables ive look on a few and the measures you give are all different to the others 1 US cup = 237ml for instance. another 1 US pint = 473.176 ml. Can you explain the differences please as im confused for the recipes. Thanks

ianM40297 ianM40297 Posted 06 Aug 2012 3:12 PM

Why is Good Food's conversion of a (1) USA Cup of Flour equaling 115g differnt from Delia Smiths conversion of (1) USA Cup of Flour equaling 150g. Why the difference. Good Food and Delia are the only two US cup to UK grams I trust, yet there is a difference. With the other weights of ingredients you are in agreement. Kind regards, Mary Hardinge

maryH45417 maryH45417 Posted 22 Jun 2012 9:50 AM

Your conversion for a cup of flour is wrong and it has cost me two batches of bread dough, cheers

kimL86949 kimL86949 Posted 22 May 2012 1:07 PM

Please can somebody give me advice. I am covering the Wilton Teddy Bear cake with butter icing and the instructions say 3.5 cups of butter icing. I need to know how much butter to start off with to make that amount, please help!!! thank you

DorothyK66528 DorothyK66528 Posted 01 Mar 2012 8:06 AM

icing sugar?

Ryan Wightman Ryan Wightman Posted 10 May 2010 4:44 PM

I want to make Barefoot Contessa "Mac Cheese" but where can i find Truffle Butter? Is there anything else i could use instead? Thanks Louise

LouiseP76500 LouiseP76500 Posted 21 Feb 2010 3:59 PM

Thank You God!!I wont have to guess any more!

rumer rumer Posted 11 Jul 2009 8:08 PM