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Cooking Measurement & Conversions for Weight

The two most commonly used units of weight measurement for cooking in the U.S. are the ounce and the pound. Do not confuse the ounce of weight with the fluid ounce, because they are DIFFERENT.

Liquid Measurement Converter : Just key in a value and click anywhere outside the box to convert.


Basic Cooking Rule: 16 ounces = 1 pound

Weight Conversion Factors
Multiply By To Get
Grams (gm) 0.035 ounces
Grams 0.0022 pounds
Grams 0.001 kilograms
Kilograms (kg) 2.21 pounds
Kilograms 1000 grams
Pounds (lb) 453.6 grams
Pounds 0.4536 kilograms
Pounds 16 ounces
Ounces (oz) 0.0625 pounds
Ounces 28.3 grams


Approximate Metric Equivalent by Weight (US-Metric)
1/4 ounce (oz)
7 grams (gm)
1/2 ounce
14 grams
1 ounce
28 grams
1 1/4 ounces
35 grams
1 1/2 ounces
40 grams
2 1/2 ounces
70 grams
4 ounces
112 grams
5 ounces
140 grams
8 ounces
228 grams
10 ounces
280 grams
15 ounces
425 grams
16 ounces (1 pound)
454 grams


Approximate Metric Equivalent by Weight (Metric-US)
1 gram (gm)
.035 ounce (oz)
50 grams
1.75 ounces
100 grams
3.5 ounces
200 grams
7 ounces
300 grams
10.5 ounces
400 grams
14 ounces
500 grams
1.1 pounds (lbs)
600 grams
1.3 pounds
700 grams
1.5 pounds
800 grams
17.6 pounds
900 grams
19.8 pounds
1 kilogram
2.2 pounds

Traditional Chinese measurement :

1 catty = 16 taels = 604.8g


See Also:


Temperature Measurements and Conversions
Weight Measurements and Conversions
Liquid Measurements and Conversions
Length Measurements and Conversions



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