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Problem converting measurements?

Postby fredrikw » Sat Jul 09, 2005 10:18 pm

Here are some links that will help you convert to and from all kinds of measurement systems:

Google
type in the conversion like this:
4 deciliter in cups
4 oz in centiliters
56 pounds in kg
etc.
if you don't get the reply you expect, look for spelling mistakes or abbreviations.

MegaConverter
for those of you that aren't google savvy or like to use something a bit more intuitive and usable
http://www.megaconverter.com/mega2/
just tune in what kind of measurement (length, kitchen etc) and choose from the drop down lists.
(direct link to kitchen measurements http://www.megaconverter.com/_Conv/frames/McFrm011.htm )

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Postby Matt Norwood » Tue Oct 11, 2005 8:40 pm

And for those who use OS 10.4 (Tiger), there's a wealth of conversion and body mass/index related widgets for Dashboard (some much nicer than others):

http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/

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Postby CurrantBunbury » Sat May 27, 2006 8:01 pm

Nice one! :D To both of you. Unfortunately I'm a Panther dinosaur, but the widgetty thing's a really good idea.
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Postby alessioisonfire » Wed May 28, 2008 8:29 am

i have found this page very helpful :)
you may want to have a look at it too!
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Re: Problem converting measurements?

Postby Gulliver » Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:49 am

A problem I've found is that American recipes measure by volume (cups) and English ones by weight (grams or ounces).

1 US cup = 225ml = ¾ UK cup = 110g wheat flour = 125g rice flour = 150g dried fruit = 200g lentils = 210g rice or sugar = 100g almonds = 110g cocoa or cornflour = 70g rolled oats or breadcrumbs.

(All are slightly rounded for convenience and measured by eye).

A US pint is smaller than an English pint. A cup is equal to half a pint in both systems.
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Re: Problem converting measurements?

Postby Clem Snide » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:19 am

Gulliver wrote:A US pint is smaller than an English pint.


Is this true? The mind boggles. Perhaps a war would sort this out.
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Re: Problem converting measurements?

Postby Big Good Wolf » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:23 am

On the subject of conversions, here's a previous thread which may be of help for anyone who wants to lift in kg, but has only got lb plates.
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=19059
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Re: Problem converting measurements?

Postby cane_vegan » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:27 am

thanks! here we use metric system (grams ecc..) also in kitchen and with US or foreign's recipes are always problems :P
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