Volume, ounce, weight, quart, pound, cup, teaspoon — there are so many measurement terms used in the kitchen. Recipes can get confusing if you don’t have a good base knowledge of measurement terms. In this post, I’m going to share the basics along with some measurement conversions that come in handy while cooking.
Some common measurement terms:
- Volume – is the amount of space an item takes up (ex: 1 cup pasta, 2 teaspoons salt)
- Weight – is the item’s heaviness (ex: 1 pound chicken, 3 ounces flour)
- Count – is the number of items (ex: 3 eggs, 2 avocados)
Some common measurement names and abbreviations:
- teaspoon (tsp)
- tablespoon (tbsp)
- cup (c)
- ounce (oz)
- pound (lb)
- quart (qt)
- gallon (gal)
- pint (pt)
Your time in the kitchen will be much easier if you have a basic knowledge of measurements and conversions.
For example, 8 oz = 1 cup or 4 quarts = 1 gallon.
I suggest printing off a conversion chart like the one here and keep it handy.