Metric conversion charts for cooking

by Christina Geyer on December 15, 2012 · 4 comments

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I’ve had an Excel spreadsheet where I’ve been collecting cup to gram and spoon measure to gram conversions for several years now. I figure it would be helpful to other expat cooks out there like me. I keep a printout of it in my kitchen so that I can convert on the fly and use my handy digital scale instead of getting all the spoons and cups dirty.

I got a lot of these by looking through cookbooks that have the cup/spoon measures along with the weight in grams. Some of the cookbooks differed as to the weight for the same ingredient. When that happened, I went with the cookbook that seemed most accurate (a lot of the measurements were gathered from Bouchon Bakery by Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel, since they didn’t end up with all conveniently round numbers like most other cookbooks).

This certainly doesn’t include every common ingredient, and it might include some only used by me. But you can download the Excel spreadsheet from Google Docs and edit it to your needs.

Here are some screen shots:

Common heat, weight and volume conversionsCommon conversions  - Screenshot from conversion doc

Cup to gram conversions for a variety of ingredientsCup measurements  - Screenshot from conversion doc

Teaspoon and tablespoon to gram conversions for a variety of ingredientsSpoon measurements - Screenshot from conversion doc

If there is an error leave a comment here. If you think there is an ingredient that should be added for everyone’s sake, leave a comment with the weight in grams of either one cup or one teaspoon or one tablespoon and I’ll add them in from time to time. I’m afraid I don’t have the time or resources to do the measurements myself, but if you give me a number, I’ll be happy to add it in.

Once again, here’s the link to the conversion spreadsheet.

Hope it is helpful and happy cooking!

  • Tun Tun Win

    This is very good for the kitchen staff,Thank for this.

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  • Stuart Rolland

    Hi your sheet looks fabulous but the link is broken, do you still have it?

  • Christina Geyer

    Unfortunately, it looks like I deleted it at some point. Sorry! I will redo it, but I don’t have time over the holidays

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