# How to Measure Pints, Quarts and Gallons

Anyone can cook. The ability to follow the simple instructions in a recipe and a knowledge of basic measurements and the quantities they represent are all that you need to successfully bake a sheet of cookies or simmer a pot of soup. Basic kitchen measurements begin with a tablespoon and a measuring cup. Get out your tablespoon and measuring cup and discover how easy they are to use.

Cooks use measuring cups constantly.

## Step 1

Fill a tablespoon 16 times with water and empty each tablespoon into an 8-oz. measuring cup. You have just measured 1 cup.

## Step 2

Fill an 8-oz. measuring cup with water twice and pour each cup of water into an empty bowl. You have just measured 1 pt.

## Step 3

Fill an 8-oz. measuring cup with water four times and pour each cup of water into an empty bowl. You have just measured 1 qt.

## Step 4

Fill an 8-oz. measuring cup with water 16 times and pour each cup of water into an empty bowl. You have just measured a gallon.