Cooking Weight Conversions
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When cooking from a recipe ensuring that you have the right amount of each of your ingredients is one of the most important aspects of getting the recipe right and having a nice tasty dish to eat. Most recipes will specify the amount of each ingredient as a weight with European recipes generally being in kilograms and grams, American recipes using pounds and ounces and UK recipes being a mixture, some using weights in kilograms and grams and some using weights in pounds and ounces.
If you are trying something exotic you may find that your recipe uses measurements that you are not familiar with. Below is a converter for pounds and ounces to kilograms and grams and vice versa. Simple converters are also available for pounds to kilograms, kilograms to pounds, ounces to grams and grams to ounces.
Pounds & Ounces To Kilograms & Grams Converter
Type values into either the pounds and ounces fields or the kilograms and grams fields to convert from pounds and ounces to kilograms and grams or kilograms and grams to pounds and ounces.
Pound & Ounces - Useful Information
Pounds and ounces are imperial units of weight and are currently used in the United States, Great Britain, Ireland and other British Commonwealth countries. Although no longer the official units in Great Britain, Ireland and the Commonwealth countries their use is still widespread and many older recipe books with these measurements are still in use.
1 Pound = 16 Ounces
The abbreviation for pounds is lb (lbs is often seen for values greater than 1) and the abbreviation for ounces is oz.
Kilograms & Grams - Useful Information
Kilograms and Grams are metric units of weight used in all European countries and most of the rest of the world. They are now the official units of weight in Great Britain, Ireland and British Commonwealth countries although their use is still not ubiquitous.
1 Kilogram = 1000 Grams
The abbreviation for kilograms is kg and the abbreviation for grams is g.
Common Ounce to Gram Conversions Table
Most of the common ounce to gram conversions are given in the table below (results are rounded to the nearest gram).
Common Gram to Ounce Conversion Table
Conversions for gram measurements commonly used in the kitchen are given in the table below (results are rounded to the nearest ¼ ounce below 100g, to the nearest ½ ounce up to 250g and to the nearest ounce thereafter).
Common Pound to Kilogram Conversions Table
Most of the common pound to kilogram conversions are given in the table below (results are rounded to 3 decimal places - the nearest gram).
Common Kilogram to Pound Conversion Table
Commonly used values for kilogram to pound conversions used in cooking are given in the table below (results are rounded to one decimal place).
For conversions of weights using stones see: