Convert Dashes to Smidgens

Enter the salt volume in dashes below to get the value converted to smidgens.

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1 dash = 4 smidgens
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How to Convert Dashes to Smidgens

To convert a dash measurement to a smidgen measurement, multiply the salt volume by the conversion ratio. One dash is equal to 4 smidgens, so use this simple formula to convert:

smidgens = dashes × 4

The salt volume in smidgens is equal to the dashes multiplied by 4.

For example, here's how to convert 5 dashes to smidgens using the formula above.
5 dashes = (5 × 4) = 20 smidgens

Dashes and smidgens are both units used to measure salt volume. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.


A dash is a small cooking unit that is usually used to measure seasonings and spices, including salt. One dash is vague measurement that is roughly equal to 1/8 of a teaspoon or 2 pinches.


A smidgen is a very small unit used in cooking, most often used to measure salt and seasonings. One smidgen is equal to 1/2 of a pinch, which is the amount of seasoning that you can "pinch" between your thumb and finger. Although the smidgen is considered a rough measurement, it is generally accepted to be equal to 1/32 of a teaspoon.

Dash Measurements and Equivalent Smidgen Conversions

Common dash values converted to the equivalent smidgen value
Dashes Smidgens
1 4
2 8
3 12
4 16
5 20
6 24
7 28
8 32
9 36
10 40
11 44
12 48
13 52
14 56
15 60
16 64
17 68
18 72
19 76
20 80
21 84
22 88
23 92
24 96
25 100
26 104
27 108
28 112
29 116
30 120
31 124
32 128
33 132
34 136
35 140
36 144
37 148
38 152
39 156
40 160

More Dash Salt Volume Conversions

Convert to Pinches
1 dash is equal to 2 pinches
Convert to Teaspoons
1 dash is equal to 0.125 teaspoons
Convert to Tablespoons
1 dash is equal to 0.041667 tablespoons
Convert to Cups
1 dash is equal to 0.002604 cups
Convert to Grams
1 dash is equal to 0.71125 grams

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Understanding the Metric System

The metric system makes it relatively easy to convert from one metric unit to another metric unit. The metric system uses a base unit, think meters or grams, and a prefix such as kilo or milli. The prefixes differ from the base units by differing powers of 10. So to convert within the metric system it’s usually a matter of multiplying or dividing by one of the powers of 10.

Here is a list of some of the common metric prefixes:

  • “kilo” – 1,000x larger
  • “hecto” – 100x larger
  • “deca” – 10x larger
  • “deci” – 10x smaller
  • “centi” – 100x smaller
  • “milli” – 1,000x smaller

There is a helpful mnemonic for remembering the prefixes: “King Henry Died Until Drinking Chocolate Milk.”
The u in Until refers to the base unit.