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These Printable Conversion Charts Will Save You Time In The Kitchen

kitchen reference charts for measurements and conversions

To download these cheat sheets, look for the yellow download boxes lower on this page!

Unless you’re a brand new visitor to my blog, you may have already seen or downloaded some of the free printables and other resources that I share here from time to time, like my Instant Pot cheat sheet and ten homemade spice mixes.

This particular post is a special one because it features two free downloads that you can take advantage of! Both deal with measurements and conversions that can be tricky to remember in the kitchen, especially when you’re in the middle of making a recipe.

2 Printable References For Kitchen Measurements And Conversions

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Printable #1 – Common Kitchen Measurements “Cheat Sheet”

I often find it hard to remember how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon or how many tablespoons are in a cup, and it’s time-consuming to pull out my phone to look these things up. So, I decided to take matters into my own hands and create a reference guide I could keep in my kitchen!

My Common Kitchen Measurements “Cheat Sheet” has proved itself to be every bit as useful as I’d hoped it would be. I have one taped inside my baking cupboard at home, and I refer to it often!

Download this printable below!

Common Kitchen Measurements “Cheat Sheet”

Download this guide to common kitchen measurements and keep it in your kitchen for quick and easy reference.

Common kitchen measurements cheat sheet.

Download The Measurements Cheat Sheet

A measurements poster featuring a woman in a kitchen.

From Printable to Perfect

I know that handling the download and print process can be a bit of a hassle (especially if you don’t have a home printer). So, I decided to simplify things with a ready-made magnet version of this handy cheat sheet! It has all the same valuable info, with a spiffy new design and a more compact size, ready to adorn your fridge without any fuss.

A kitchen magnet with measurements on it.

A sturdy magnet ensures it stays put and is a breeze to clean! And at 9”x6”, it’s easily readable without monopolizing your fridge real estate.

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kitchen reference charts

Printable #2 – Capacity Visual Aid

The second printable is less of a reference guide and more of a visual aid, perfect for visual learners like myself. Each letter represents a different measurement of volume, making it easy to visualize how many of one fits inside another:

  • 2 Cs in each P = 2 cups in a pint
  • 2 Ps in each Q = 2 pints in a quart
  • 4 Qs in each G = 4 quarts in a gallon

Clever, right? This visual aid also shows that there are 4 cups in a quart, 16 cups in a gallon, and so on. It’s really useful! Download this capacity reference sheet below.

Capacity Visual Aid

Download this visual reference for capacities and display it in your kitchen as a helpful reminder.

capacity visual aid

Download The Visual Aid

What other types of printables or reference guides would you find useful to have on hand?

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  • Well, I must be dense. I printed the first sheet which is good as I do look up these measurements from time to time. No clue why I can’t retain them! But…it actually took me a few minutes for the entire graphic one to sink in…and I thought I was pretty smart! Got the 4 Q in a G then the rest fell into place. I think I’ll just write your formula out somewhere on the first sheet. I don’t feel so smart at the moment!! I must not be visual..

  • I’d like to clear up the 240 mL vs 250 mL per cup debate. They are both correct. It all depends on which measurement system you are referring to when you speak of cups. There is an American cup and an Imperial cup.

    Before the days of Standard Measuring utensils we used the cups in the cupboard (that we drank out of) and the spoons in the drawer (that we ate with). The crocks in the pantry were our quarts & gallons (some people had mason jars but not all of us) and our baskets were our pecks and bushels. The difference between the ‘two cups’ happened a long time ago. I don’t know why or when the Government made the change but by the 1950s & 60s the American cup was 6 oz and the Imperial cup was 8 oz. All of the other measurements (tsp, T, pt, qt, gal) were the same.

    For Imperial measurements the 3 tsp = 1 T, 16 T = 1 c, 2 c= 1 pt & 1/2 qt, 4 c & 2 pt = 1 qt and 4 qt = 1 gal (and so on up to pecks [4 gal] and bushels [2 pecks]). In fl oz (fluid oz not oz by weight): 2 T = 1 oz, 16 T = 1 c or 8 oz, etc. So the 6 oz American cup doesn’t fit this multiple like it does in the Imperial system.

    With the American cup, at 6 oz, it didn’t fit this easy multiple of the measurements. The pt, qt and gal had to be defined by oz instead of cups because 4 c at 6 oz ea is only 24 oz not a qt (32 oz), etc. This made remembering the multiple of the measurements difficult for Americans because the 6 oz cup doesn’t fit. The multiple is easy to remember, if you think of the cup as 8 oz. A qt = 32 oz (4 x 8), a gal = 128 oz (4 x 32).

    So, there is the reason why 240 mL and 250 mL are both correct. One refers to the American cup and the other refers to the Imperial cup.

    And this is why we now weigh our ingredients. Because even though the author of the recipe is in one country or another, we can’t be sure which cup they used.

    And now the Aussie Government is flipping between a 15 mL T and a 20 mL T as their Standard. Lord have mercy! We all want to be global neighbors but the Gov is confusing our language.

    Who else has noticed the difference between the 6 and the 8 when referring to cups?

  • I live in Australia and we use cups and mls as our standards. There is 250mls in a cup, not 240mls. Just thought I’d clear that up if you were interested. Otherwise, cheat sheets are always hand to have around.

  • I think I’m missing something, but I don’t see the link to download the “measurement cheat sheet”, just the capacity reference sheet. Help please!

  • When I taught 3rd grade, we used the reference for the Gallon, etc. It helped the the kids (and me) to understand and remember the conversion!

  • I think this is the best post ever! Not only are the reference charts and spice recipes useful, but they are printable so they can be posted– or better yet framed with a colorful mat. But, for me, the best part is that the PDF format allows me to store them in my IPad and access them even when I am staying where there is no internet access. Thanks, Jillee.

  • I downloaded these a couple of years ago when Jillee first posted about them. I laminated them and they have an honored spot on the front of my fridge. I cannot tell you how helpful these are!

  • Wow! Perfect timing.
    We are on our way to my daughter’s new apartment to check it out today and I was looking for something to bring to her for the kitchen. A framed copy of the Kitchen Measurements Cheat Sheet will be absolutely perfect.

    ~Tracey

  • Wow, thank you so much! I have them all ready for me on the front of the fridge! This will help me tremendously, as all your other daily goodies have.

  • Thanks Jillee!!! I’ve been wanting to make something like this for years, but never got around to it, now I can just print one!!
    My 2 oldest kids are in their early 20’s and have lots of friends getting married…I’ve been giving a gift of our favorite recipes, along with measuring spoons and cups and basic baking ingredients. Now I can add a copy of some cheat sheets too! Thanks!!

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