Liters to Pounds & Ounces Conversion Calculator

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1 l = 2.204622621849 lb
1 l = 2 lb 3.273961949584 oz
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How to Convert Liters to Pounds

To convert a liter measurement to a pound measurement, multiply the volume by 2.204623 times the density of the ingredient or material.

You can use this simple formula to convert:

pounds = liters × 2.204623 × ingredient density

Thus, the volume in pounds is equal to the liters multiplied by 2.204623 times the density of the ingredient or material.

For example, here's how to convert 5 liters to pounds for an ingredient with a density of 0.7 g/mL.
5 l = 5 × 2.204623 × 0.7 = 7.716179 lb

Liters and pounds 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 volume to weight conversion.

Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

How Many Pounds are in a Liter?

The actual weight of a liter will vary depending on the density of the material. The table below shows how many pounds of various wet and dry ingredients are in a liter.

Liter measurements converted to pounds for commonly used ingredients.
Volume in Liters: Weight in Pounds of:
Water Milk Cooking Oil All Purpose Flour Granulated Sugar
1 l 2.2046 lb 2.2708 lb 1.9401 lb 1.1662 lb 1.8637 lb
2 l 4.4092 lb 4.5415 lb 3.8801 lb 2.3325 lb 3.7274 lb
3 l 6.6139 lb 6.8123 lb 5.8202 lb 3.4987 lb 5.591 lb
4 l 8.8185 lb 9.083 lb 7.7603 lb 4.665 lb 7.4547 lb
5 l 11.02 lb 11.35 lb 9.7003 lb 5.8312 lb 9.3184 lb
6 l 13.23 lb 13.62 lb 11.64 lb 6.9975 lb 11.18 lb
7 l 15.43 lb 15.9 lb 13.58 lb 8.1637 lb 13.05 lb
8 l 17.64 lb 18.17 lb 15.52 lb 9.33 lb 14.91 lb
9 l 19.84 lb 20.44 lb 17.46 lb 10.5 lb 16.77 lb
10 l 22.05 lb 22.71 lb 19.4 lb 11.66 lb 18.64 lb
11 l 24.25 lb 24.98 lb 21.34 lb 12.83 lb 20.5 lb
12 l 26.46 lb 27.25 lb 23.28 lb 13.99 lb 22.36 lb
13 l 28.66 lb 29.52 lb 25.22 lb 15.16 lb 24.23 lb
14 l 30.86 lb 31.79 lb 27.16 lb 16.33 lb 26.09 lb
15 l 33.07 lb 34.06 lb 29.1 lb 17.49 lb 27.96 lb
16 l 35.27 lb 36.33 lb 31.04 lb 18.66 lb 29.82 lb
17 l 37.48 lb 38.6 lb 32.98 lb 19.83 lb 31.68 lb
18 l 39.68 lb 40.87 lb 34.92 lb 20.99 lb 33.55 lb
19 l 41.89 lb 43.14 lb 36.86 lb 22.16 lb 35.41 lb
20 l 44.09 lb 45.42 lb 38.8 lb 23.32 lb 37.27 lb
21 l 46.3 lb 47.69 lb 40.74 lb 24.49 lb 39.14 lb
22 l 48.5 lb 49.96 lb 42.68 lb 25.66 lb 41 lb
23 l 50.71 lb 52.23 lb 44.62 lb 26.82 lb 42.86 lb
24 l 52.91 lb 54.5 lb 46.56 lb 27.99 lb 44.73 lb
25 l 55.12 lb 56.77 lb 48.5 lb 29.16 lb 46.59 lb
26 l 57.32 lb 59.04 lb 50.44 lb 30.32 lb 48.46 lb
27 l 59.52 lb 61.31 lb 52.38 lb 31.49 lb 50.32 lb
28 l 61.73 lb 63.58 lb 54.32 lb 32.65 lb 52.18 lb
29 l 63.93 lb 65.85 lb 56.26 lb 33.82 lb 54.05 lb
30 l 66.14 lb 68.12 lb 58.2 lb 34.99 lb 55.91 lb
31 l 68.34 lb 70.39 lb 60.14 lb 36.15 lb 57.77 lb
32 l 70.55 lb 72.66 lb 62.08 lb 37.32 lb 59.64 lb
33 l 72.75 lb 74.94 lb 64.02 lb 38.49 lb 61.5 lb
34 l 74.96 lb 77.21 lb 65.96 lb 39.65 lb 63.37 lb
35 l 77.16 lb 79.48 lb 67.9 lb 40.82 lb 65.23 lb
36 l 79.37 lb 81.75 lb 69.84 lb 41.98 lb 67.09 lb
37 l 81.57 lb 84.02 lb 71.78 lb 43.15 lb 68.96 lb
38 l 83.78 lb 86.29 lb 73.72 lb 44.32 lb 70.82 lb
39 l 85.98 lb 88.56 lb 75.66 lb 45.48 lb 72.68 lb
40 l 88.18 lb 90.83 lb 77.6 lb 46.65 lb 74.55 lb

Liters

A liter is a unit of volume equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters.[2] The liter is a special name defined for the cubic decimeter and is exactly equal to the volume of one cubic decimeter.

The liter is an SI accepted unit for volume for use with the metric system. A liter is sometimes also referred to as a litre. Liters can be abbreviated as l, and are also sometimes abbreviated as L or . For example, 1 liter can be written as 1 l, 1 L, or 1 ℓ.

Pounds

Pounds are a widely used unit of mass/weight in the United States. The National Bureau of Standards approved the international definition of the pound for use in the United States in 1959 after an agreement between six nations referred to as the International Yard and Pound Agreement.[3]

One pound is equal to 16 ounces, or 0.45359237 kilograms. In the avoirdupois or apothecaries' systems, one pound is equal to 7,000 grains.[4]

The pound is a US customary and imperial unit of weight. A pound is sometimes also referred to as a common ounce. Pounds can be abbreviated as lb, and are also sometimes abbreviated as lbs, lbm, or #. For example, 1 pound can be written as 1 lb, 1 lbs, 1 lbm, or 1 #.

References

  1. National Institute of Standards & Technology, Metric Cooking Resources, https://www.nist.gov/pml/owm/metric-cooking-resources
  2. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Units outside the SI, https://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/outside.html
  3. National Bureau of Standards, Refinement of Values for the Yard and Pound, U.S. Department of Commerce, July 1, 1959, https://www.nist.gov/system/files/documents/2017/05/09/frn-59-5442-1959.pdf
  4. Encyclopædia Britannica, Avoirdupois weight, https://www.britannica.com/science/avoirdupois-weight

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