Knowing the right conversions for cooking, baking, and other household tasks is important. Whether you’re reading a recipe and need to know the conversions or want to know how many tablespoons or teaspoons are in a cup. You can read below for various conversions and use the tables as a converter.
What Is an Ounce?
An ounce (abbreviated oz) is a unit of measurement equal to 1/16th of a pound, or approximately 28 grams. An ounce is often used in the United States, the United Kingdom, and other countries that use the Imperial measurement system to measure weight and mass, with one ounce equal to approximately 437.5 grains. In the imperial system, an ounce is equal to approximately 1/12th of a pound.
However, the ounce, specifically the fluid ounce (abbreviated fl oz, fl. oz. or oz. fl.), also measures volume which is equal to about 28.4 ml of water. This is where confusion sets in. Sometimes recipes will simply refer to this unit as ounces, dropping the “fluid”, and even abbreviating it with just “oz.”
In most cooking situations where you are asked to measure liquid ingredients, you are generally asked to measure fluid ounces. On the other hand, if you are asked to measure dry ingredients, such as flour, you are probably being asked to measure weight and therefore traditional ounces.
What Are the Different Ounces? Dry Ounces vs. Liquid Ounces
Although dry ounces vs fluid ounces technically refer to weight vs volume respectively, conversions between the two are the same. Dry measuring cups will give you the same exact measurement as a liquid measuring cup. However, fluid measuring cups tend to be deeper and designed for pouring liquids while dry measuring cups are best for scooping up dry ingredients and scraping off excess.
Ounces, Cups, Tablespoons Converter
Ounces to Cups Conversion
If you don’t have a liquid measuring cup available that shows you how many ounces are in a cup, you can use a dry measure cup to do the same type of measurement.
How Many Cups Is 2 oz? 2 oz to Cups
2 ounces is a quarter (1/4) cup.
How Many Cups Is 4 oz? 4 oz to Cups
4 ounces are half (1/2) a cup.
How Many Cups Is 8 oz? 8 oz to Cups
8 ounces equals 1 cup.
How Many Cups Is 12 oz? 12 oz to Cups
12 oz is equal to 1.5 cups.
How Many Cups Is 16 oz? 16 oz to Cups
16 ounces is equal to 2 cups. 16 ounces is also equal to a pint since a pint is 2 cups.
How Many Cups Is 32 oz? 32 oz to Cups
32 ounces is equal to 4 cups which is equal to a quart.
Many people think that a quart is the same size as a liter, but 1 liter is equal to 33.8140226 US fluid ounces or 35.195079728 Imperial fluid ounces.
How Many Cups Is 64 oz? 64 oz to Cups
64 ounces is equal to 8 cups. This is also called a half-gallon and is a typical carton size for milk and orange juice.
How Many Cups Is 128 oz? 128 oz to Cups
128 ounces is equal to 16 cups. 128 fluid ounces is also equal to a gallon which is a typical carton size for milk.
Other Ounces to Cup Conversions
2.666 oz = 1/3 cup
5.333 oz = 2/3 cup
1 oz = 1/8 cup
6 oz = 3/4 cup
Tablespoons to Cups Conversion
Another common conversion is tablespoons to cups. See below for common conversions between cups and tablespoons. The most common tablespoon to cup conversions are:
- 4 tbsp = 1/4 cup
- 5.333 tbsp = 1/3 cup
- 8 tbsp = 1/2 cup
- 10.666 tbsp = 2/3 cup
- 12 tbps = 3/4 cup
- 16 tbsp = 1 cup
2 tbsp to Cups
2 tablespoons is equal to 1/8 cup.
3 tbsp to Cups
2 tablespoons is equal to 3/16 or 0.1875 cups.
4 tbsp to Cups
4 tablespoons is equal to 1/4 cup. This is a very common measurement if you need a quarter cup but don’t have a measuring cup.
5 tbsp to Cups
5 tablespoons is equal to 0.3125 cups. If you’re looking for a third of a cup (1/3 cup), then you will need 5.333 tablespoons instead.
6 tbsp to Cups
6 tablespoons is equal to 0.375 cups.
8 tbsp to Cups
8 tablespoons is equal to 1/2 cup.
9 tbsp to Cups
9 tablespoons is equal to 0.5625 cups.
10 tbsp to Cups
10 tablespoons is equal to 0.625 cups.
11 tbsp to Cups
11 tablespoons is equal to 0.6875 cups.
12 tbsp to Cups
12 tablespoons is equal to 3/4 cups.
13 tbsp to Cups
13 tablespoons is equal to 0.8125 cups.
14 tbsp to Cups
14 tablespoons is equal to 0.875 cups.
15 tbsp to Cups
15 tablespoons is equal to 0.9375 cups.
16 tbsp to Cups
There are 16 tablespoons in 1 cup.
18 tbsp to Cups
18 tablespoons is equal to 1.125 cups.
24 tbsp to Cups
24 tablespoons is equal to 1.5 cups.
32 tbsp to Cups
32 tablespoons is equal to 2 cups.
Ounces to Tablespoons to Cups Conversions
Below are conversions for ounces to tablespoons to cups:
1 oz = 2 tbsp = 1/8 cups
2 oz = 4 tbsp = 1/4 cups
3 oz = 6 tbsp = 0.375 cups
4 oz = 8 tbsp = 1/2 cups
5 oz = 10 tbsp = 0.625 cups
6 oz = 12 tbsp = 3/4 cups
7 oz = 14 tbsp = 0.875 cups
8 oz = 16 tbsp = 1 cups
9 oz = 18 tbsp = 1.125 cups
10 oz = 20 tbsp = 1.25 cups
11 oz = 22 tbsp = 1.375 cups
12 oz = 24 tbsp = 1.5 cups
13 oz = 26 tbsp = 1.625 cups
14 oz = 28 tbsp = 1.75 cups
15 oz = 30 tbsp = 1.875 cups
16 oz = 32 tbsp = 2 cups
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the Difference Between a U.S. Cup, UK Cup (Imperial Cup), and a Metric Cup?
Am Imperial cup (UK cup) is slightly larger than a US cup, with 1 imperial cup equaling 9.61 U.S. fluid ounces (or 10 imperial fluid ounces). A metric cup is also larger than a U.S. cup where 1 metric cup equals 8.45 U.S. fluid ounces.
How Many Milliliters Are in a Cup of Water
It depends on what liquids measurement system you are using. In the U.S., a US cup of water is equal to about 236.588 milliliters (mL). However, a