Tips for baking pan conversions by dimension and volume, and a discussion of factors to take into account.
Baking Pans by Dimension
This is a chart of typical baking pan physical dimensions, with their equivalent volume sizes. The measurements of a baking pan are determined by measuring inside the pan, from edge to edge. Depth is measured inside as well.
Baking Pans by Volume
This is a chart of typical baking pan volumes. Using a pan with the correct volume can be especially critical when you are baking something that may rise and otherwise overflow.
Cans (aka tins) are metal containers (usually cylindrical but not necessarily) in which food or drink is hermetically sealed for storage over long periods of time. They come in different sizes; sometimes the size designations are used as units of measurement in recipes.
Casserole dish sizes
Casserole dishes are usually made of glass, cast iron, enamelled cast iron, or earthenware. They come in varying sizes and shapes, round or square or oblong. They have deep sides and close-fitting covers. There will be handles on the sides of the casserole dish, as well as a handle on the cover.
Dry Pint Basket
A Dry Pint Basket is a measurement of volume, used mostly for fruits and vegetables. When a dry pint is meant and it’s necessary to distinguish it from a liquid pint, usually “dry” will be stated. It does not measure weight. 1 dry pint = ½ dry quart 1 dry pint = 1 ½ cups…
A Firkin is an old Unit of Measurement. It was equal to ¼ of a barrel, which held 36 imperial gallons. Thus, a Firkin was a volume of 9 Imperial gallons (10.8 US gallons / 40.9 litres.) Language Notes Firkin possibly comes from the Dutch word “vier”, meaning “four.”
A jigger is a small cup-like measuring tool used primarily in making mixed alcoholic drinks.
Cooking is not an exact science. Good food can’t happen in a kitchen without the skills and talent of the cook producing it. Whenever it is reduced to a science that machines can produce without the intervention of a human, you get the kind of food that foodies love to hate — the same foodies…
A measuring cup is a demarcated vessel used to measure ingredients. They are typically used to measure liquid ingredients, though in North America they are also used for dry.
Measuring spoons are special, standardized spoons used to measure very small quantities of ingredients by volume quickly and accurately. The ingredients measured can be liquid, or dry.
Pony is a measurement used in making cocktails. It’s equivalent to 1 ounce / 30 ml / 2 tablespoons.
“Pugnetto” is an Italian imprecise kitchen measurement. It means “a small fistful.”
Safe Cooking Temperatures
Safe cooking temperatures are the minimum temperatures that you are advised to cook meat to in order to ensure that it is safe to eat. Here are some absolute base minimums that lab results have show researchers will kill nasties. Beef130°F54°CEggs140°F60°CLamb and Seafood140°F60°CPork150°F66°CPoultry and Stuffing165°F74°C The temperatures that Health Authorities give out are almost always…
Scales are devices used to measure food items by weight for both selling and cooking purposes.
Kitchen and food-use thermometers are used for several purposes. One key purpose is food-safety. Another purpose is to gauge what state of physical transformation a food being cooked is at.
Walms © Randal Oulton Walms is a cooking term used to track how much something has been boiled. A walm is an “surge upwards of boiling water”, when a circular “wave” of water rises from the bottom of the pot and breaks the surface in a surge. Cookbooks would give directions such as, “and so…