Kitchen Units

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The Kitchen Units converter accepts a volume of any units (e.g. Gallons, Liters or see Input Units below) and converts it to its equivalent in gallons, quarts, pints, cups(whole, half and quarter), tablespoons and teaspoons. EnglishUnits.png                                     English Volume Units  
                              (approximate SI equivalents)          


The English volume units of gallons, quarts, pints, cups, tablespoon and teaspoon are still used in different applications and locations.  This utility allows the user to enter a volume in any of the vCalc system volume units, and converts it to the equivalent of gallons, quarts, pints, cups, tablespoon and teaspoon. 


Many times people will encounter volume measurements like 2.5 liters for a certain application.   However, many people do not have a measuring cup or other tool to let one accurately measure the volume (2.5 liters).  In the U.S., however, many people will have simple kitchen utensils (measuring cups and spoons) that could be employed.   This utility will let the user enter any volume, and return the number of utensil units that are the equivalent.  In the example of 2.5 liters, this utility returns quarts(2), pints(1), cups(0), 1/2cups(1), 1/4cups(0), tbs(1), tsp(0.21).

Farmers often run into this challenge when they are provided volumes of substances (pesticides or fertilizers) that are needed.  Often they are on a per acre scale, but reduced to smaller volumes for gardens, greenhouses or high-tunnels.  This utility helps with those conversions.


  1. Enter a volume (e.g 13.7)
  2. Select the volume units via the pull-down menu (e.g. fluid (liquid) ounces is the default)

vCalc will then compute the number of gallons, quarts, pints and cups that sum up to the equivalent volume entered.  The answer for the example is Cups(1) 1/2 Cups(1) Tbsp(3) tsp(1.2), meaning 1 Cup plus 1/2 Cup plus 3 tablespoons plus1.2 teaspoons.

Input Units:

  • m3  – cubic meters
  • mm3– cubic millimeters
  • cm3 – cubic centimeters
  • km3 – cubic kilometers
  • mL  – milliliters
  • L – liters
  • in3  – cubic inches
  • ft3  – cubic feet
  • yd3  – cubic yards
  • mi3  – cubic miles
  • Liquid ounces (United Kingdom)
  • Liquid ounces (United States
  • Gallons (United States)
  • Gallons (United Kingdom)
  • bul - bushells