This free online recipe converter will scale a recipe's ingredients from one number of servings to another, or from one baking pan size and shape to another. Whether you need to increase, reduce, double, halve, etc., the recipe scaler on this page will adjust the ingredients in the blink of an eye.
You can either enter the recipe ingredients line by line, or you can paste-in a recipe's ingredient list all at once and have the calculator load it into the form for you. Super cool!
Also, the calculator gives you the following options for entering/calculating the conversion factor (multiplier):
Plus, you can choose to include the metric equivalents for each converted ingredient measurement. And for dry measurements, the calculator will even try to match each ingredient with its own unique weight factor (flour, sugar, chocolate chips, etc.).
And finally, unlike other online recipe converters, this converter will provide you with a printer friendly version so you can print out the completed conversion -- which will include a column containing the original unit quantities and a column containing the converted unit quantities.
On September 3, 2013, I received the following email from the author of a new cookbook series:
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Of course, I felt compelled to return the favor, so, here you go Kristi ...
The following quick reference chart shows some of the common cooking and baking measurement conversions in case you would like to convert an ingredient manually.
|Cooking Measurement Conversion Chart|
|Measurement||Standard Unit(s)||Fluid Ounces||Metric Unit(s)|
|1 teaspoon||60 drops (dps)||.17 fl. oz.||5 ml (milliliters)|
|1 tablespoon||3 teaspoons (tsp)||1/2 fl. oz.||15 ml|
|1/8 cup||2 tablespoons (tbsp)||1 fl. oz.||30 ml|
|1/4 cup||4 tablespoons (tbsp)||2 fl. oz.||60 ml|
|1/2 cup||8 tablespoons (tbsp)||4 fl. oz.||120 ml|
|3/4 cup||12 tablespoons (tbsp)||6 fl. oz.||180 ml|
|1 cup||16 tablespoons (tbsp)||8 fl. oz.||240 ml|
|1 pint||2 cups (c)||16 fl. oz.||473.18 ml|
|1 quart||2 pints (pt)||32 fl. oz.||946.35 ml|
|1 gallon||4 quarts (qt)||128 fl. oz.||3.79 liters (l)|
|Measurement||Standard Unit(s)||Dry Ounces||Metric Unit(s)|
|1 smidgen||1/32 teaspoon (tsp)|
|1 pinch||1/16 teaspoon (tsp)|
|1 dash||1/8 teaspoon (tsp)|
|1 teaspoon||8 dashes (dps)||.02 ounce (oz)||4.8 g (grams)|
|1 tablespoon||3 teaspoons (tsp)||1/2 ounce (oz)||14.3 g|
|1 cup||16 tablespoons (tbsp)||8 ounces (ozs)||230 g|
|1 pound||8 cups (c)||16 ounces (ozs)||453.59 g|
|Note that all measurements are in U.S. and may have alternate interpretations.|
If you need to make any conversions while using the recipe scaler (further down the page), use the following mini converters to convert from one unit of measurement into another.* Measurement and ingredient conversions are approximations only, as several vary widely between sources.
I suggest you pause the video after watching each section. Then use that section of the calculator. Then continue watching the video for a demonstration of how to use the next section.
With that, let's use the Recipe Conversion Calculator to scale a recipe's ingredients up or down.
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Recipe title: Enter the title of the recipe, which will appear on the printed recipe conversion.
Set Recipe Conversion Factor section: Click the radio button of the method you would like to use to calculate the conversion factor, and then complete the entries/selections for the chosen method. Once the required entries/selections are made for the chosen method, the final conversion factor will be calculated and displayed.
Option #1 - Adjust number of servings: Enter the original number of servings and the number of desired servings. The converter will automatically calculate the conversion factor and enter it into the appropriate field.
Option #2 - Select scale to set conversion factor: Select the desired recipe adjustment from the drop-down menu. The converter will automatically calculate the conversion factor and enter it into the appropriate field.
Option #3 - From one cake pan/size to another: Optional: Select the pan shape and number of layers and enter the height and dimensions (diameter for round, or width and length for rectangle). The converter will automatically calculate the conversion factor and enter it into the appropriate field. Please enter all dimensions as decimals (example: 2-1/2 would be entered as 2.5).
Option #4 - Manually enter conversion factor: If you did not complete Options #1, #2, or #3, manually enter the conversion factor here. Please enter as a whole number or decimal (example: 2-1/2 would be entered as 2.5).
Final conversion factor: If you completed any of the 4 conversion options this field will contain the final conversion factor (multiplier), which is required before the calculator will convert the ingredients.
Optional: Paste In Recipe Ingredients: If you are able to copy the recipe ingredients and paste them into the large field in this section, the calculator will attempt to load the ingredients and measurements into the conversion form for you (hopefully saving you time). The calculator expects the pasted ingredients to be whole-number fraction unit description, with a space in between each, and a new line for each ingredient. Also, the first character on each line must be numeric, so precede decimal points with a zero (enter .5 as 0.5).
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs.
Be sure to check/edit the formatting before clicking the Load Ingredients Into Form button. When ready, click the button and then edit the loaded ingredients as needed.
Quantity column: Enter a quantity for each ingredient. Whole numbers are to be entered in the left-hand fields (no non-numeric characters), while fractional quantities can be selected in the right-hand drop-down menus. Note that the quantity (whole number plus fraction) must be greater than zero for the calculator to include the line in the recipe conversions.
Unit of Measurement column: Select the unit of measurement that corresponds to each quantity entered.
Ingredient Description column: Enter the ingredient descriptions as you want them to appear on the printed recipe conversion.
Include metric equivalents: If you would like the estimated metric equivalents of the conversion to be included in the report, place a checkmark in this checkbox.
Recipe Instructions (Optional): Enter any recipe instructions you want to appear on the printed recipe conversion.