February 17, 2023 - 3:25pm
Ingredient Unit Conversion Tool
Does anyone know of or has a tool they use to quickly convert the unit of measurement for ingredients in baking recipes?
It's a pain to look up for eg- cups to grams or oz to ml of various ingredients every time you bake. It also gets difficult to compare recipes.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Try searching for calculator you may find something. Enjoy!
Calculated Industries KitchenCalc Recipe Conversion and Culinary Math Calculator with Digital Timer
It converts degrees C to F and vice versa, gm/kg to dry oz/pounds, gal/qt/pt to liter/cl/ml to fluid oz, cups, tablespoons and teaspoons, and you can enter as fractions. It also scales recipes to different sizes and servings, although I haven't used that function in a long time. I forgot it has a timer. There's a larger version if you prefer bigger buttons and display. I love the smaller one --- I'm on my second. Both have lasted several years.
I first published this a long time ago.
But it will do conversions for you in recipes/formulas. You can always make up a formula with one ingredient in get conversions that way. It is based on a lookup table that, where necessary, you can expand.
The USDA maintains a huge database of foods. More accurately, they maintain a number of huge databases of foods. You won't find volume-to-weight information for every food in those databases but there a lot. Searching it can be a real PITA but it is apt to have some of the more offbeat foods that might not show up in the three sites listed, above. With that caveat, and with absolutely no helpful hints, the USDA site is located at: