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Recipe Converter Calculator

Quantity can include fractions, such as: 3 1/2

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* Use this measurment only if the ingredients in ~~unitsLabel~~ were pressed or packed down.

Oven Temperature Conversion


Volume Conversion

15 ml

NIST Metric Kitchen

Metric banana bread

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) website has helpful cooking and baking tips plus a bunch of tasty metric recipes.

NIST Metric Kitchen

Banana Bread, Mac and Cheese, Apple Crisps, and more

Grams Are More Consistent

The density of an ingredient can vary significantly based on processing and compaction.  This variation causes notable inconsistencies when measuring by cups and tablespoons.  For example, some forms of salt are more than twice as dense as other forms.  A 1/4 cup of popcorn salt can contain double the salt of a 1/4 cup of coarse sea salt. 

Imperial units create inconsistencies

Weighing in grams gives you better accuracy and predictability, so variations of ingredient processing and compaction won't mess up your recipe. 

Hit "ZERO" to tare the scale

Of course, the real reason that the best chefs prefer metric recipes is that weighing ingredients in a single mixing bowl using the scale's tare function means less mess and less cleanup. 

Open Source

The Recipe Converter Calculator is an Open Source community project. 

Data for the calculator is on GitHub in the file:

You can get involved by submitting an issue or PR (pull request) on GitHub or by posting a suggestion to the r/ThinkMetric sub on Reddit.  If you post to Reddit, add the Food, Recipes & Grams flair.