How to Break Down Measurements With a Cooking Converter

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Perhaps you'd like to make a small amount of food using a high-yield recipe. Or you need to convert metric values to U.S. values. Or maybe you're wondering how many fluid ounces are in 6 lbs. Several online cooking convertors and measurement calculators are available to help you accurately translate, scale down or increase the yield of your favorite recipes. Most sites offer free use of conversion tools, so get to cooking.

Online Cooking Convertor

Identify the initial unit of measurement and its value, then determine the unit of measurement to which you want to convert this value.

Locate the dialog box next to the initial unit of measurement. Click in this text box and use the number keys to enter the initial value.

Click "Convert" to convert the value to the listed units of measurement.

Locate the dialog box next to the desired unit of measurement.

Record the value in the dialog box.

Cooking Calculator

Identify the ingredient, value and unit of measurement you want to convert.

Click in the dialog box and use the number keys to enter the value.

Click the drop-down menu to the right of the dialog box and select the desired unit of measurement.

Click the second drop-down menu to select the ingredient.

Click the "Calculate" button to convert the value to new units of measurement.

Record the values in the column on the right of the screen.

Cooking Conversion Calculator

Identify the initial unit of measurement and its value, then determine the unit of measurement to which you want to convert this value.

Click in the dialog box and enter the initial value.

Click the drop-down menu to select the initial unit of measurement.

Click the second drop-down menu and select the desired unit of measurement.

Click the "calculate" button to convert the value to the desired unit of measurement.

Record the displayed value.