Cooking conversions are a headache! I was born in the UK, then became an Australian Citizen and now I live in the US. We all have different measurements and temperature guides when it comes to cooking. It’s confusing – no two ways about it. I prefer the metric guide with a few cups thrown in for good measure so all my recipes are written that way. If you’re on a different page, here’s a handy guide to keep you on track.

Oven Temperature Conversions

ºF ºC Gas Term
225 110 1/4 Very cool
250 120 1/2 Very slow
275 140 1 Very slow
300 150 2 Slow
325 165 3 Slow
350 177 4 Moderate
375 190 5 Moderate
400 200 6 Moderate/Hot
425 220 7 Hot
450 230 8 Hot
475 245 9 Hot
500 260 10 Very hot
550 290 10 Broil/Grill

Weight Conversions

Ounces (oz) Grams (g)
1/2 15
1 29
2 57
3 85
4 113
5 141
6 170
8 227
10 283
12 340
13 369
14 397
16 (1 lb) 453

Measurement Conversions

cup oz ml tbsp
1/4 2 60 4
1/3 2 1/2 80 5 1/2
1/2 4 120 8
3/4 6 180 12
1 8 240 16
2 16 480 32
4 32 960 64
5 40 1.2 litres 80
6 48 1.4 litres 96