Dashes Conversion

The dash is a unit used to measure salt volume. Use one of the conversion calculators below to convert to another unit of measure, or read on to learn more about dashes.

Dash Conversion Calculators

Choose a unit of salt volume to convert to.

Convert dashes to smidgens
1 dash is equal to 4 smidgens
Convert dashes to pinches
1 dash is equal to 2 pinches
Convert dashes to teaspoons
1 dash is equal to 0.125 teaspoons
Convert dashes to tablespoons
1 dash is equal to 0.041667 tablespoons
Convert dashes to cups
1 dash is equal to 0.002604 cups
Convert dashes to grams
1 dash is equal to 0.71125 grams

Dash Definition and Usage

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.

Dashes Measurement Conversion Table

Common dash values and equivalent imperial and metric salt volume measurements
dashes smidgens pinches teaspoons tablespoons cups grams
1 4 2 0.125 tsp 0.041667 tbsp 0.002604 c 0.71125 g
2 8 4 0.25 tsp 0.083333 tbsp 0.005208 c 1.4225 g
3 12 6 0.375 tsp 0.125 tbsp 0.007813 c 2.13375 g
4 16 8 0.5 tsp 0.166667 tbsp 0.010417 c 2.845 g
5 20 10 0.625 tsp 0.208333 tbsp 0.013021 c 3.55625 g
6 24 12 0.75 tsp 0.25 tbsp 0.015625 c 4.2675 g
7 28 14 0.875 tsp 0.291667 tbsp 0.018229 c 4.97875 g
8 32 16 1 tsp 0.333333 tbsp 0.020833 c 5.69 g
9 36 18 1.125 tsp 0.375 tbsp 0.023438 c 6.40125 g
10 40 20 1.25 tsp 0.416667 tbsp 0.026042 c 7.1125 g
11 44 22 1.375 tsp 0.458333 tbsp 0.028646 c 7.82375 g
12 48 24 1.5 tsp 0.5 tbsp 0.03125 c 8.535 g
13 52 26 1.625 tsp 0.541667 tbsp 0.033854 c 9.24625 g
14 56 28 1.75 tsp 0.583333 tbsp 0.036458 c 9.9575 g
15 60 30 1.875 tsp 0.625 tbsp 0.039063 c 10.66875 g
16 64 32 2 tsp 0.666667 tbsp 0.041667 c 11.38 g
17 68 34 2.125 tsp 0.708333 tbsp 0.044271 c 12.09125 g
18 72 36 2.25 tsp 0.75 tbsp 0.046875 c 12.8025 g
19 76 38 2.375 tsp 0.791667 tbsp 0.049479 c 13.51375 g
20 80 40 2.5 tsp 0.833333 tbsp 0.052083 c 14.225 g

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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.