Guide to Basic Cooking and Baking Conversions

When it comes to crafting delicious dishes, there’s nothing that can stop a home cook or baker in their tracks quicker than trying to find the right measurements for their recipes. Whether you’re looking up a recipe online to try your hand at a new dish, or using your grandmother’s old recipe card to create a favorite family treat, chances are you’ll run into a measurement that will need to be converted. If you often find yourself struggling to decipher between ounces and grams or how many tablespoons are in a cup, read on, and we’ll show you how to make basic cooking and baking conversions as easy as 1-2-3.


Get the Right Tools


As any home cook or baker knows, having the right tools can make all the difference when it comes to how well your creations turn out. Guessing what a cup of flour or a tablespoon of cinnamon looks like will only take you so far, and even a little discrepancy can turn a tasty treat into something that isn’t good to eat. One way to get around this is by being sure to have proper measuring cups, measuring spoons, mixing bowls and basic tools in good quality materials like glass or stainless steel before you get started. Look for measuring tools with clear markings, preferably embossed, that won’t be scratched off over time, so you can always tell the difference between ⅔ cup and ¼ cup.


Keep a Guide Nearby


Even the most mathematically inclined chefs and bakers will find it frustrating to try and remember all of the conversions needed in the kitchen! By keeping a handy guide with all of the most commonly used conversions nearby, you’ll be sure to have one less step to worry about when it’s time to cook or bake. We love this Chef’s Conversion Magnet in an attractive blue and white design. It’s perfect for your fridge and offers clear, concise measurement conversions of your most used dry and liquid weights. It also offers a chart to show the differences between Farenheit and Celsius oven temperatures, so you’ll never have to worry if you’re using a recipe that isn’t from your home standard of measurement.  One of the best things about having a magnetic conversion guide is that you don’t have to struggle with turning pages or touching a phone as you work; the conversions are right in sight and easy to read.


Cooking and baking can be fun and relaxing, but little inconveniences can make whipping up your favorite dishes in the kitchen a chore. Outfit your fridge in a wipeable, easy to read magnetic conversion chart for a beautiful way to work smarter and not harder when it comes to measuring your ingredients perfectly and precisely.

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