Spoons / cups / sticks of butter:
Individual items (like egss, onions):
I recently got more interested in cooking, so I started looking for recipes on the internet. Then I found out that in the US, it's customary to list the amounts for many ingredients in teaspoons, tablespoons and cups, in addition to using pounds, pints, quarts and two types of ounces.
So I decided to make this page that will let me (and you) convert between these different measurements and the units the rest of the world understands: milliliters and grams. I wanted to make this easy so you could do it on the go on a phone or a tablet while cooking, hence the sliders rather than having to type in numbers.
Simply adjust the slider for one measurement and the others will adjust automatically and show (roughly) the same amount in that measurement. Be sure to select the right ingredient if you're converting between volume-based measurements (the two top sliders: spoons/cups and milliliters) on the one hand and weight-based measurements (the third and fourth sliders: pounds/ounces and grams) on the other hand, because a cup of water weighs a lot more than a cup of uncooked pasta.
Note that in some situations, the numbers are rounded off a bit, especially when a ± appears. The conversions should be more than good enough for cooking, though.
When a recipe specifies a pound of ground meat or a pound of pasta, that can be inconvenient for us folks who live in the metric world, because supermarkets don't sell those things packaged by 454 grams. So you can select "1 pound → 500 g" and then on the right hand side of the page, you'll see all measurements adjusted to make the dish based on 500 grams of the main ingredient rather than 454 grams (= 1 pound). Or, if you want slightly smaller portions rather than slightly larger ones, select "1 pound → 400 g".
Most recipes serve four people. If you're cooking for a different number of people than specified by the recipe, you can select one of the options under "adjust servings" and on the right hand side you'll see the measurements adjusted accordingly.
Also, a slider appears to adjust the number of individual items. For instance, if a recipe for four specifies two onions, when you select 4 → 3 and then set the individual items slider to 2, you'll get 1½. (1⅓ would be more accurate, but only in a world where recipe writers know exactly what size onions you're using...)
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