How Do I Convert My Recipe Measurements?

Posted on November 01, 2013 by

We all know how many inches are in a foot, but how many grams are in an pound of that recipe you're working on? What about 5 pounds? What if it's 2.22 pounds? Yuck.

Converting measurements is one of those things most people learn in school and quickly forget.

There's An Easy Tool You're Already Familiar With

Fortunately, armed with a smartphone or computer, these days you don't have to memorize anything.

Google has built a pretty awesome unit converter, which is what I refer to on a daily basis when I need to convert measurement.

Going one step further, you can even type into the search bar whatever your conversion is to avoid the menu. Type "22.45 pounds to grams" or "8.25 cups to tbsp". Awesome, huh?

Applying it in ReciPal

We sometimes get questions from users asking for advice on converting their recipe measurements to grams or some measurement that ReciPal is already working in.

I've been thinking of building a widget for you guys to do simple conversions, but someone really smart (maybe even a whole team of smart folks) has already solved this. So let's not let their work go to waste!

Have a different conversion tool you love? Mention it in the comments below!

About Lev Berlin

Lev Berlin ReciPal SlantShack Author Bio

Lev Berlin is the founder & CEO of ReciPal. Having previously been a founder of SlantShack Jerky, he needed nutrition labels and simple tools to start and run the business. He's read the FDA food labeling code countless times in the process of creating ReciPal and helping small food businesses with their labels. He's reviewed and created thousands of food labels, and been a mentor and guest speaker at food incubators, food business courses, and regulatory conferences, like Brooklyn Foodworks and ICE.

After graduating from Princeton with an engineering degree, Lev was a management consultant, then founder or early employee at half a dozen startups. He loves nothing more than helping other small businesses get off the ground and achieve their goals.

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