Kilograms to Gallons Conversion Calculator

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How to Convert Kilograms to Gallons

Scales are used to measure weight

To convert a kilogram measurement to a gallon measurement, divide the weight by 3.785412 times the density of the ingredient or material.

You can use this simple formula to convert:

gallons = kilograms3.785412 × ingredient density

Thus, the weight in gallons is equal to the kilograms divided by 3.785412 times the density of the ingredient or material.

For example, here's how to convert 5 kilograms to gallons for an ingredient with a density of 0.7 g/mL.
5 kg = 53.785412 × 0.7 = 1.886943 gal

Kilograms and gallons are both commonly used to measure cooking ingredients.

For cooking applications, most chefs suggest measuring dry ingredients by weight rather than volume to improve accuracy in the measurements.[1] The density of dry ingredients can vary for a variety of reasons, such as compaction.

The best way to ensure an accurate conversion is to use a scale. When a scale is not available, a calculator like the one above is a good way to estimate the weight to volume conversion.

Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Kilograms

The definition of the kilogram changed in 2019. One kilogram was previously equal to the mass of the platinum-iridium bar, known as the International Prototype of the Kilogram, which was stored in Sèvres, France.

The 2019 SI brochure now defines the kilogram using the Planck constant, and it is defined using the meter and second.[2] It is roughly equal to the mass of 1,000 cubic centimeters of water.

The kilogram, or kilogramme, is the SI base unit for weight and is also a multiple of the gram. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for 103. Kilograms can be abbreviated as kg; for example, 1 kilogram can be written as 1 kg.

Gallons

The US liquid gallon is a unit of fluid volume equal to four quarts, eight pints, or sixteen cups.[3] The US liquid gallon should not be confused with the US dry gallon or the imperial gallon, which are different units of measure.

The gallon is a US customary unit of volume. Gallons can be abbreviated as gal; for example, 1 gallon can be written as 1 gal.

Kilogram to Gallon Conversion Table

Kilogram measurements converted to gallons for commonly used ingredients.
Weight in Kilograms: Volume in Gallons of:
Water Milk Cooking Oil All Purpose Flour Granulated Sugar
1 kg 0.264172 gal 0.254012 gal 0.300196 gal 0.49938 gal 0.377389 gal
2 kg 0.528344 gal 0.508023 gal 0.600391 gal 0.99876 gal 0.754777 gal
3 kg 0.792516 gal 0.762035 gal 0.900587 gal 1.4981 gal 1.1322 gal
4 kg 1.0567 gal 1.016 gal 1.2008 gal 1.9975 gal 1.5096 gal
5 kg 1.3209 gal 1.2701 gal 1.501 gal 2.4969 gal 1.8869 gal
6 kg 1.585 gal 1.5241 gal 1.8012 gal 2.9963 gal 2.2643 gal
7 kg 1.8492 gal 1.7781 gal 2.1014 gal 3.4957 gal 2.6417 gal
8 kg 2.1134 gal 2.0321 gal 2.4016 gal 3.995 gal 3.0191 gal
9 kg 2.3775 gal 2.2861 gal 2.7018 gal 4.4944 gal 3.3965 gal
10 kg 2.6417 gal 2.5401 gal 3.002 gal 4.9938 gal 3.7739 gal
11 kg 2.9059 gal 2.7941 gal 3.3022 gal 5.4932 gal 4.1513 gal
12 kg 3.1701 gal 3.0481 gal 3.6023 gal 5.9926 gal 4.5287 gal
13 kg 3.4342 gal 3.3022 gal 3.9025 gal 6.4919 gal 4.9061 gal
14 kg 3.6984 gal 3.5562 gal 4.2027 gal 6.9913 gal 5.2834 gal
15 kg 3.9626 gal 3.8102 gal 4.5029 gal 7.4907 gal 5.6608 gal
16 kg 4.2268 gal 4.0642 gal 4.8031 gal 7.9901 gal 6.0382 gal
17 kg 4.4909 gal 4.3182 gal 5.1033 gal 8.4895 gal 6.4156 gal
18 kg 4.7551 gal 4.5722 gal 5.4035 gal 8.9888 gal 6.793 gal
19 kg 5.0193 gal 4.8262 gal 5.7037 gal 9.4882 gal 7.1704 gal
20 kg 5.2834 gal 5.0802 gal 6.0039 gal 9.9876 gal 7.5478 gal
21 kg 5.5476 gal 5.3342 gal 6.3041 gal 10.49 gal 7.9252 gal
22 kg 5.8118 gal 5.5883 gal 6.6043 gal 10.99 gal 8.3026 gal
23 kg 6.076 gal 5.8423 gal 6.9045 gal 11.49 gal 8.6799 gal
24 kg 6.3401 gal 6.0963 gal 7.2047 gal 11.99 gal 9.0573 gal
25 kg 6.6043 gal 6.3503 gal 7.5049 gal 12.48 gal 9.4347 gal
26 kg 6.8685 gal 6.6043 gal 7.8051 gal 12.98 gal 9.8121 gal
27 kg 7.1326 gal 6.8583 gal 8.1053 gal 13.48 gal 10.19 gal
28 kg 7.3968 gal 7.1123 gal 8.4055 gal 13.98 gal 10.57 gal
29 kg 7.661 gal 7.3663 gal 8.7057 gal 14.48 gal 10.94 gal
30 kg 7.9252 gal 7.6203 gal 9.0059 gal 14.98 gal 11.32 gal
31 kg 8.1893 gal 7.8744 gal 9.3061 gal 15.48 gal 11.7 gal
32 kg 8.4535 gal 8.1284 gal 9.6063 gal 15.98 gal 12.08 gal
33 kg 8.7177 gal 8.3824 gal 9.9065 gal 16.48 gal 12.45 gal
34 kg 8.9819 gal 8.6364 gal 10.21 gal 16.98 gal 12.83 gal
35 kg 9.246 gal 8.8904 gal 10.51 gal 17.48 gal 13.21 gal
36 kg 9.5102 gal 9.1444 gal 10.81 gal 17.98 gal 13.59 gal
37 kg 9.7744 gal 9.3984 gal 11.11 gal 18.48 gal 13.96 gal
38 kg 10.04 gal 9.6524 gal 11.41 gal 18.98 gal 14.34 gal
39 kg 10.3 gal 9.9065 gal 11.71 gal 19.48 gal 14.72 gal
40 kg 10.57 gal 10.16 gal 12.01 gal 19.98 gal 15.1 gal

References

  1. National Institute of Standards & Technology, Metric Cooking Resources, https://www.nist.gov/pml/weights-and-measures/metric-cooking-resources
  2. International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/documents/20126/41483022/SI-Brochure-9-EN.pdf
  3. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices, Handbook 44 - 2019 Edition, https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/hb/2019/NIST.HB.44-2019.pdf