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How to Convert Kilograms to Gallons

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 = kilograms / 3.785412 × 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 = 5 / 3.785412 × 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 0.256478 gal 0.300196 gal 0.49938 gal 0.3125 gal
2 kg 0.528344 gal 0.512955 gal 0.600391 gal 0.99876 gal 0.625 gal
3 kg 0.792516 gal 0.769433 gal 0.900587 gal 1.4981 gal 0.9375 gal
4 kg 1.0567 gal 1.0259 gal 1.2008 gal 1.9975 gal 1.25 gal
5 kg 1.3209 gal 1.2824 gal 1.501 gal 2.4969 gal 1.5625 gal
6 kg 1.585 gal 1.5389 gal 1.8012 gal 2.9963 gal 1.875 gal
7 kg 1.8492 gal 1.7953 gal 2.1014 gal 3.4957 gal 2.1875 gal
8 kg 2.1134 gal 2.0518 gal 2.4016 gal 3.995 gal 2.5 gal
9 kg 2.3775 gal 2.3083 gal 2.7018 gal 4.4944 gal 2.8125 gal
10 kg 2.6417 gal 2.5648 gal 3.002 gal 4.9938 gal 3.125 gal
11 kg 2.9059 gal 2.8213 gal 3.3022 gal 5.4932 gal 3.4375 gal
12 kg 3.1701 gal 3.0777 gal 3.6023 gal 5.9926 gal 3.75 gal
13 kg 3.4342 gal 3.3342 gal 3.9025 gal 6.4919 gal 4.0625 gal
14 kg 3.6984 gal 3.5907 gal 4.2027 gal 6.9913 gal 4.375 gal
15 kg 3.9626 gal 3.8472 gal 4.5029 gal 7.4907 gal 4.6875 gal
16 kg 4.2268 gal 4.1036 gal 4.8031 gal 7.9901 gal 5 gal
17 kg 4.4909 gal 4.3601 gal 5.1033 gal 8.4895 gal 5.3125 gal
18 kg 4.7551 gal 4.6166 gal 5.4035 gal 8.9888 gal 5.625 gal
19 kg 5.0193 gal 4.8731 gal 5.7037 gal 9.4882 gal 5.9375 gal
20 kg 5.2834 gal 5.1296 gal 6.0039 gal 9.9876 gal 6.25 gal
21 kg 5.5476 gal 5.386 gal 6.3041 gal 10.49 gal 6.5625 gal
22 kg 5.8118 gal 5.6425 gal 6.6043 gal 10.99 gal 6.875 gal
23 kg 6.076 gal 5.899 gal 6.9045 gal 11.49 gal 7.1875 gal
24 kg 6.3401 gal 6.1555 gal 7.2047 gal 11.99 gal 7.5 gal
25 kg 6.6043 gal 6.4119 gal 7.5049 gal 12.48 gal 7.8125 gal
26 kg 6.8685 gal 6.6684 gal 7.8051 gal 12.98 gal 8.125 gal
27 kg 7.1326 gal 6.9249 gal 8.1053 gal 13.48 gal 8.4375 gal
28 kg 7.3968 gal 7.1814 gal 8.4055 gal 13.98 gal 8.75 gal
29 kg 7.661 gal 7.4379 gal 8.7057 gal 14.48 gal 9.0625 gal
30 kg 7.9252 gal 7.6943 gal 9.0059 gal 14.98 gal 9.375 gal
31 kg 8.1893 gal 7.9508 gal 9.3061 gal 15.48 gal 9.6875 gal
32 kg 8.4535 gal 8.2073 gal 9.6063 gal 15.98 gal 10 gal
33 kg 8.7177 gal 8.4638 gal 9.9065 gal 16.48 gal 10.31 gal
34 kg 8.9819 gal 8.7202 gal 10.21 gal 16.98 gal 10.63 gal
35 kg 9.246 gal 8.9767 gal 10.51 gal 17.48 gal 10.94 gal
36 kg 9.5102 gal 9.2332 gal 10.81 gal 17.98 gal 11.25 gal
37 kg 9.7744 gal 9.4897 gal 11.11 gal 18.48 gal 11.56 gal
38 kg 10.04 gal 9.7462 gal 11.41 gal 18.98 gal 11.88 gal
39 kg 10.3 gal 10 gal 11.71 gal 19.48 gal 12.19 gal
40 kg 10.57 gal 10.26 gal 12.01 gal 19.98 gal 12.5 gal

References

  1. National Institute of Standards & Technology, Metric Cooking Resources, https://www.nist.gov/pml/owm/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

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