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Equivalents of Common Units of Measure Used in the Kitchen

Unit Teaspoon Tablespoon Fluid Ounces Cups Liquid Pints Liquid Quarts Milliliters Liters
1 teaspoon = 1 1/3 1/6 * * * 5 *
1 tablespoon = 3 1 1/2 1/16 1/32 * 15 *
1 fluid ounce = 6 2 1 1/8 1/16 1/32 30 *
1 cup = 48 16 8 1 1/2 1/4 240** 0.24**
1 liquid pint = * * 16 2 1 1/2 470** 0.47**
1 liquid quart = * * 32 4 2 1 950 0.95**
1 milliliter = 1/5 * * * * * 1 1/1000
1 liter = * * 34 4.2 2.1 1.06 1000 1
* Equivalent not commonly used ** Approximate

Helpful Information

Department of Consumer Protection / 
Weights and Measures 
Michael D. Bannon
Director 
The Almshouse
1260 Almshouse Rd., 4th Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901
Ph:   215-348-6060
        1-800-942-2669
Fax: 267-885-1420