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Liquid Measurement Conversion

Liquid Measurement Conversion

There are different methods for liquid measurement conversions, and the one you use depends on the purpose. The table given in this article will come in handy on many different occasions.
Rahul Thadani
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2018
Liquid conversion is something that we are taught in junior high school, but most of us conveniently forget the units and the rates. Bar tending is a profession that requires detailed knowledge about this topic more than any other profession. Besides, this knowledge is also useful in a number of other fields. On that note, a liquid measurement conversion table is given in the paragraph below.
Conversion Table
There are many websites that provide converters as well, but it may not be possible to visit these websites and calculate the rates all the time. There will be instances where you will have to simply rely on your memory for this task, and this is where this following chart will come in handy for you.
The first thing that you need to understand is the difference between a teaspoon and a tablespoon. Since different countries around the world have different methods of measuring units, it is necessary to get some form of standardization. This can only be achieved by understanding the concept of teaspoons and tablespoons. The conversion that we are speaking of here is applicable primarily in the United States. You must remember that 1 teaspoon = 5 ml, and 1 tablespoon = 15 ml. This means that 1 teaspoon = one-third of 1 tablespoon.
This method is applicable in most countries around the world, but in some countries, 1 teaspoon = one quarter of 1 tablespoon. Therefore, this means that 1 tablespoon = 20 ml. The most notable country that adopts this system is Canada.
Unit ml Ounces Table(Tea)spoon
1 teaspoon 5 ml NA 1/3 tablespoons
1 tablespoon 15 ml 1/2 fluid ounces 3 teaspoons
2 tablespoons 30 ml 1 fluid ounce 6 teaspoons
1/4 cup 59 ml 2 fluid ounces 4 tablespoons
1/3 cup 79 ml 2-2/3 fluid ounces 5 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon
1/2 cup 118 ml 4 fluid ounces 8 tablespoons
2/3 cup 158 ml 5 1/3 fluid ounces 10 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons
3/4 cup 177 ml 6 fluid ounces 12 tablespoons
1 cup 237 ml 8 fluid ounces 16 tablespoons
2 cups 437 ml 16 fluid ounces 32 tablespoons
4 cups 946 ml 32 fluid ounces 64 tablespoons or 1 quart

You must also remember that 1 quart = ΒΌ gallons, therefore 1 gallon = 4 quarts. This chart should suffice for cooking purposes, but there are other instances as well where you may need to know about the methods. This following table will shed some light on that particular subject.
Amount Teaspoon Tablespoon Fluid Ounce Gill Cup Pint Quart Gallon
1 teaspoon 1 1/3 1/6 1/24 NA NA NA NA
1 tablespoon 3 1 1/2 1/8 1/16 NA NA NA
1 fluid ounce 6 2 1 1/4 1/8 1/16 NA NA
1 gill 24 8 4 1 1/2 1/4 1/8 NA
1 cup 48 16 8 2 1 1/2 1/4 1/16
1 pint 96 32 16 4 2 1 1/2 1/8
1 quart 192 64 32 8 4 2 1 1/4
1 gallon 768 256 128 32 16 8 4 1
1 firkin 6912 2304 1152 288 144 72 36 9
1 hogshead 48384 16128 8064 2016 1008 504 252 63

This method is useful for measuring amounts of butter, sugar, flour, and spices as well. Due to these reasons, its utility cannot be underestimated.