# Metric Conversion

Conversion Factors

 To change: Into: Multiply by: Imperial System to Metric System Inches Millimeters 25.4 Inches Centimeters 2.54 Feet Meters 0.305 Yards Meters 0.914 Square inches Square centimeters 6.452 Square feet Square meters 0.093 Square yards Square meters 0.836 Pints (imperial) Liters 0.568 Quarts (imperial) Liters 1.136 Gallons (imperial) Liters 4.546 Gallons (U.S.) Liters 3.785 Ounces Grams 28.35 Pounds Kilograms 0.454

Cookware Sizes

 METRIC VOLUME CLOSEST SIZE IN CENTIMETERS CLOSEST SIZE IN INCHES OR VOLUME Cake pans 2 L 20 cm (square) 8 in. (square) 2.5 L 22 cm (square) 9 in. (square) 3 L 30.5 x 20 cm 12 x 8 in. 3.5 L 32 x 21 cm (rectangular) 12-1/2 x 8-1/2 in. (rectangular) 4 L 33 x 22 cm (rectangular) 13 x 9 in. (rectangular) 5 L 35.5 x 25 cm (rectangular) 14 x 10 in. (rectangular) Loaf pans 1.5 L 20 x 12 cm 8 x 4 x 3 in. 2 L 22 x 12 cm 9 x 5 x 3 in. 3 L 25 x 12 cm 10 x 5 x 4 in. Round layer cake pans 1.2 L 20 x 3.5 cm 8 x 1-1/2 in. 1.5 L 22 x 3.5 cm 9 x 1-1/2 in. Pie plate 1 L 22 x 3 cm 9 x 1-1/4 in. Skillets or fry pans 30 x 30 x 5 cm 12 x 12 x 2 in. 33 x 33 x 5 cm 13 x 13 x 2 in. Casseroles 500 mL 20 fl oz 750 mL 24 fl oz 1 L 1 qt 1.5 L 1-1/2 qt 2 L 2 qt 2.5 L 2-1/2 qt

Approximate Temperatures

To change from degrees Fahrenheit to degrees Celsius, subtract 32, then multiply by 5/9. For example: 68°F - 32 = 36;36 x 5/9 = 20°C.

To convert degrees Celsius to degrees Fahrenheit, multiply the degrees by 9/5, then add 32 to that figure.For example: 20°C x 9/5 = 36; 36 + 32 = 68°F.

REFRIGERATOR

1.8°C to 4°C             34°F to 40°F
FREEZER

-20°C to -17.8°C            -4°F to 0°F

 °C 80 100 110 120 140 150 160 180 190 200 220 230 240 260 °F 170 200 225 250 275 300 325 350 375 400 425 450 475 500

Metric Equivalents

 One of the secrets of good cooking is to keep ingredients in their proportions. So whenever you use a recipe from this book, measure precisely if you want consistent success. Be aware, however, that U.S. liquid measures, used in these recipes, are not identical to their Canadian namesakes. For example, an American quart is about 8 (Canadian) ounces (1 cup) less than a Canadian quart.

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