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Recipe Conversion Calculator for Cooking Measurement Conversions

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Recipe Conversion Calculator

This online recipe scaler will adjust a recipe's ingredients to accommodate a greater or lesser number of servings, or to scale from one baking pan size and shape to another. You can either paste-in the recipe's ingredients all at once, or you can enter each ingredient line-by-line. Includes four methods of setting the conversion factor (number of servings, scale, original pan size to new pan size, or manual entry), plus provides a printer friendly page for printing out the recipe conversions. The printed report includes a column that lists the original quantities, and an optional column showing the metric equivalents. The Tools tab includes a cooking measurement conversion chart and two kitchen unit of measurement converters.

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Selected Data Record:

A Data Record is a set of calculator entries that are stored in your web browser's Local Storage. If a Data Record is currently selected in the "Data" tab, this line will list the name you gave to that data record. If no data record is selected, or you have no entries stored for this calculator, the line will display "None".

DataData recordData recordSelected data record: None
Title:Recipe title:Recipe title:Recipe title:

Recipe title:

Enter the title of the recipe, which will appear on the printed recipe conversion.

Choose Conversion Factor

Set Recipe Conversion Factor:

Choose 1 of the following 4 options for setting the conversion factor. Tap the info ("i") icon next to an option for its explanation.

Note for premium members: The conversion factor settings will not be saved in the database record, only the name and original recipe ingredients and measurements.

#1 - Adjust servings:Opt #1 - Adjust # servings:Option #1 - Adjust # of servings:Option #1 - Adjust number of servings:

Option #1 - Adjust number of servings:

Enter the original number of servings and the number of desired servings. The recipe converter will automatically calculate the conversion factor and enter it into the appropriate field.

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#2 - Select scale:Opt #2 - Select scale:Option #2 - Select scale to set factor:Option #2 - Select scale to set conversion factor:

Option #2 - Select scale to set conversion factor

Select the desired recipe adjustment from the drop-down menu. The recipe converter will automatically calculate the conversion factor and enter it into the appropriate field.

#3 - Pan size:Opt #3 - Pan or cake size:Option #3 - Pan or cake size:Option #3 - Pan or cake size conversion:

Option #3 - Pan or cake size conversion:

Tap the + sign to open the pan conversion form. Then select the pan/cake shape and number of layers and enter the height and dimensions (diameter for round [Rnd], or width and length for rectangle [Rec]). The recipe converter will automatically calculate the conversion factor and enter it into the appropriate field. Please enter all dimensions as whole numbers or decimals (example: 2-1/2 would be entered as 2.5).

Pan Conversion Form
Dim...Dimen...DimensionDimensionOriginalNew
Shape
Layers
Diam...DiameterDiameterDiameter
Length
Width
Height
#4 - Manual:Opt #4 - Manual:Option #4 - Manually set factor:Option #4 - Manually enter conversion factor:

Option #4 - Manually enter conversion factor

Required: 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).

Factor:Conversion factor:Final conversion factor:Final conversion factor:

Final conversion factor:

If you completed 1 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 IngredientsOptional: Paste In IngredientsOptional: Paste In Recipe IngredientsOptional: Paste In Recipe 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.

Enter Recipe Ingredients

Enter Recipe Ingredients:

Note that depending on the width of the calculator, you will see either a vertical entry form optimized for mobile devices (narrow widths) or a horizontal entry form optimized for desktop devices (widths wide enough to accommodate rows and columns of entry fields).

To add an ingredient, tap/click the Add Indredient Row button, then enter the quantity, select the unit of measurement, and enter an ingredient description.

To delete an ingredient in the list, tap/click the X button in the left-hand column of the row.

To add an ingredient, enter the quantity, select the unit of measurement, and enter an ingredient description. When you're satisfied with the selections and entries, tap the + button (may also appear as "Add" or "Add Ingredient" depending on the width of your device).

To edit an ingredient in the list, tap the radio button in the Edit column. This will load the ingredient into the form. When you're satisfied with the changes you've made, tap the S button (may also appear as "Save" or "Save Changes" depending on the width of your device).

To delete an ingredient in the list, tap the radio button in the Edit column. This will load the ingredient into the form. Tap the button (may also appear as "Delete" depending on the width of your device).

To clear the form to create a new list entry, tap the C button (may also appear as "Clr" or "Clear" depending on the width of your device).

Important! The entered ingredients are saved in your device's random memory (temporary storage), which means that if you surf to another calculator or close this browser window you will need to re-enter your ingredients.

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Quantity

Unit of Measurement

Ingredient Description
Quantity and units:Quantity and units:Quantity and units of measurement:Quantity and units of measurement:

Quantity and units of measurement:

Enter a quantity for each ingredient and select the unit of measurement that corresponds to each quantity entered.

Whole numbers are to be entered in the left-hand field (no non-numeric characters), while fractional quantities can be selected in the middle drop-down menu. Note that the quantity (whole number plus fraction) must be greater than zero for the calculator to include the line in the recipe conversions.

Quantity:

Enter a quantity for each ingredient.

Whole numbers are to be entered in the left-hand field (no non-numeric characters), while fractional quantities can be selected in the middle drop-down menu. 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:

Select the unit of measurement that corresponds to each quantity entered.

Ingredient description:Ingredient description:Ingredient description:Ingredient description:

Ingredient description:

Enter the ingredient descriptions as you want them to appear on the printed recipe conversion.

Convert and Print

Convert and print:

Once you are satisfied with your list of entered ingredients, click the Convert Recipe button. This will display a summary of the conversion just below the button. If you are satisfied with the conversion results, enter any special recipe instructions and then click the Printer Friendly Results button. This will open the completed recipe conversion in a new screen that you can print out from your device.

Include metric?Include metric equiv?Include metric equivalents?Include metric equivalents?

Include metric equivalents?

If you would like the estimated metric equivalents of the conversion to be included in the report, tap the checkbox on this line to place a checkmark in it. Tap again to remove the checkmark.

If you would like to save the current entries to the secure online database, tap or click on the Data tab, select "New Data Record", give the data record a name, then tap or click the Save button. To save changes to previously saved entries, simply tap the Save button. Please select and "Clear" any data records you no longer need.

Recipe instructions:Recipe instructions:Recipe instructions:Recipe instructions:

Recipe instructions (optional):

Enter any recipe instructions you want to appear on the printed recipe conversion. The field should expand as you type.

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About

About the Recipe Conversion Calculator

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):

  • Enter the starting and ending number of servings.
  • Select from a preset scaling menu (quarter, half, double, etc.).
  • Set the original and new baking or cake pan sizes.
  • Manually enter the conversion factor.

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.

Calculator Referenced by Chef/Author Kristi Ambrose!

On September 3, 2013, I received the following email from the author of a new cookbook series:

I have seen a lot, and I mean A LOT of cooking conversion sites out there, but this one is by far the best. I am using it in a lot of cookbooks I am writing and will give you full credit on your help! Thanks again for making my life easier. -- Kristi Ambrose

Well, little did I know the first book in her series would be available on Amazon the following month. And sure enough, there it was ... an entire paragraph devoted to referencing the calculator. How cool is that?!

Of course, I felt compelled to return the favor, so, here you go Kristi ...

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Instructions

How to use the Recipe Conversion Calculator

Important: Please double-check the results before combining the ingredients as this calculator comes with no guarantee of accuracy (I can't test all possible entry variations).

Step #1:

Enter the title of the recipe.

Step #2:

Use one of the four options for setting the conversion factor.

Step #3:

Next, if you are able to copy a properly formatted recipe, paste the recipe into the large field and click the "Load Recipe Into Form" button.

If you're not able to paste in the recipe, then for each ingredient, enter the whole number and/or select a fraction indicating the original quantity, select the corresponding unit of measurement, enter a description of the ingredient, and click the + or Add button to add the ingredient to the list.

Step #4:

Once you are satisfied with the entered ingredient list, click the Convert Recipe button.

Step #5:

If you are satisfied with the converted recipe summary, click the Printer Friendly Report button to open the converted recipe in a separate screen for printing.

Saving Entries:

If your web browser supports Local Storage, you can save your entries to your web browser so won't have to start over on your next visit. Please note that your saved entries can only be retrieved from the same device and web browser you were using when you stored them. If you would like to access your saved entries from any device I invite you to subscribe to the Ad-Free Member Version.

To save your entries to your web browser, click or tap the Data tab in the Help and Tools section (mobile: top right of the main screen), select "New Data Record" from the drop-down menu, enter a name for the data record, and then tap or click the Save button.

To load previously saved entries, click or tap the Data tab and select the saved data record from the drop-down menu. You can then save any changes to your entries by simply clicking the Save button while the data record is selected.

To clear a named set of saved entries, click or tap the Data tab, select the saved data record from the drop-down menu, and then tap or click the Clear button.

Numbers and Decimals:

Only numeric characters (0-9 and decimal points) may be entered in numeric fields. Non-numeric characters (dollar signs, percent signs, commas, etc.) may cause calculation errors. If the field includes a grid icon, tapping the icon will open a popup keypad which will include only the characters allowed in the field. If your device keypad does not include a decimal point, use this popup keypad to enter decimal numbers where applicable.

Popup Tool Tips:

Tap the info (i) icons for a further explanation of each entry field (you can click [X] or outside of the pop-up tool tips to close them). A summary of these explanations, along with any additional term explanations, can also be found under the Terms tab.

Disclaimer:

Since I can't test for every possible combination of numbers, please be sure to double-check the results of this calculator yourself before considering them to be valid. If you do discover an issue with the calculated results, please report the issue using the feedback form located below the calculator.

Scrolling & Shrinking:

In order to scroll the calculator vertically you will need to swipe just outside of the calculator's dark-blue border, or use the window's far right-hand scroll bar, whichever is applicable to your device.

If the top section of the calculator becomes to tall for your viewport, tapping in the "Enter a problem..." field should reset the top section to its original height.

Disclaimer:

The Algebra Calculator is the only calculator on the site that I did not create myself. And since I did not create it, I don't have access to the code for fixing any issues you may be experiencing. So if you are having issues with the calculator, please visit the support page at Mathway.com for assistance.

Glossary

Fields, Terms, and Definitions.

Reset button:

Clicking the "Reset" button will restore the calculator to its default settings.

Pocket Calculator

Calculate any amounts needed to enter into calculator.

 

Data Management

Save and retrieve entries and notes (requires HTML5 compliant web browser).

Calculator Data

Calculator Data:

If you are using the latest version of your web browser software, this feature will allow you to save your calculator entries to your web browser's local storage in between visits. This means the calculator entries can only be recalled with the same device and web browser you were using when you saved them. If you'd like to save data between devices you will need to subscribe to the Ad-Free Member Version.

Save: To save a new set of calculator entries, select "New Data Record" from the dropdown list, enter a nickname for the data record, then click the "Save" button.

Load: To load a previously saved set of calculator entries, simply select the name of the data record from the dropdown list.

Save Changes: To save changes to a set of previously saved calculator entries, be sure the name of the data record is selected, and then click the "Save" button.

Clear: To clear a saved set of entries, be sure the name of the data record is selected, and then click the "Clear" button.

Backup Data
My Notes:
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Help and Tools

Help and Tools:

This section, which you can Unstick or Hide in the Calculator Preferences (just above the top of the calculator), contains the following tabs (content too long to fit within bordered frame can be scrolled up and down):

About: Click this tab for an introduction to the calculator.

Instructions: Click this tab for step-by-step instructions for using the calculator.

Terms: Click this tab for a list of the descriptions that are located within each popup help button (info icons).

PCalc: Click this tab for a handy "pocket" calculator you can use when you need to calculate an entry needed for the calculator.

Data: Click this tab to save a set of entries or a note in between visits. Entries and notes will be stored to your web browser's local storage (if supported by your browser of choice), meaning they can only be recalled with the same device and web browser you were using when you saved them. If you'd like to save entries and notes between devices you can do so by subscribing to the Ad-Free Member Version.

 

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