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

Scales are used to measure weight

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 2.2928 lb 1.9401 lb 1.1662 lb 1.5432 lb
2 l 4.4092 lb 4.5856 lb 3.8801 lb 2.3325 lb 3.0865 lb
3 l 6.6139 lb 6.8784 lb 5.8202 lb 3.4987 lb 4.6297 lb
4 l 8.8185 lb 9.1712 lb 7.7603 lb 4.665 lb 6.1729 lb
5 l 11.02 lb 11.46 lb 9.7003 lb 5.8312 lb 7.7162 lb
6 l 13.23 lb 13.76 lb 11.64 lb 6.9975 lb 9.2594 lb
7 l 15.43 lb 16.05 lb 13.58 lb 8.1637 lb 10.8 lb
8 l 17.64 lb 18.34 lb 15.52 lb 9.33 lb 12.35 lb
9 l 19.84 lb 20.64 lb 17.46 lb 10.5 lb 13.89 lb
10 l 22.05 lb 22.93 lb 19.4 lb 11.66 lb 15.43 lb
11 l 24.25 lb 25.22 lb 21.34 lb 12.83 lb 16.98 lb
12 l 26.46 lb 27.51 lb 23.28 lb 13.99 lb 18.52 lb
13 l 28.66 lb 29.81 lb 25.22 lb 15.16 lb 20.06 lb
14 l 30.86 lb 32.1 lb 27.16 lb 16.33 lb 21.61 lb
15 l 33.07 lb 34.39 lb 29.1 lb 17.49 lb 23.15 lb
16 l 35.27 lb 36.68 lb 31.04 lb 18.66 lb 24.69 lb
17 l 37.48 lb 38.98 lb 32.98 lb 19.83 lb 26.24 lb
18 l 39.68 lb 41.27 lb 34.92 lb 20.99 lb 27.78 lb
19 l 41.89 lb 43.56 lb 36.86 lb 22.16 lb 29.32 lb
20 l 44.09 lb 45.86 lb 38.8 lb 23.32 lb 30.86 lb
21 l 46.3 lb 48.15 lb 40.74 lb 24.49 lb 32.41 lb
22 l 48.5 lb 50.44 lb 42.68 lb 25.66 lb 33.95 lb
23 l 50.71 lb 52.73 lb 44.62 lb 26.82 lb 35.49 lb
24 l 52.91 lb 55.03 lb 46.56 lb 27.99 lb 37.04 lb
25 l 55.12 lb 57.32 lb 48.5 lb 29.16 lb 38.58 lb
26 l 57.32 lb 59.61 lb 50.44 lb 30.32 lb 40.12 lb
27 l 59.52 lb 61.91 lb 52.38 lb 31.49 lb 41.67 lb
28 l 61.73 lb 64.2 lb 54.32 lb 32.65 lb 43.21 lb
29 l 63.93 lb 66.49 lb 56.26 lb 33.82 lb 44.75 lb
30 l 66.14 lb 68.78 lb 58.2 lb 34.99 lb 46.3 lb
31 l 68.34 lb 71.08 lb 60.14 lb 36.15 lb 47.84 lb
32 l 70.55 lb 73.37 lb 62.08 lb 37.32 lb 49.38 lb
33 l 72.75 lb 75.66 lb 64.02 lb 38.49 lb 50.93 lb
34 l 74.96 lb 77.96 lb 65.96 lb 39.65 lb 52.47 lb
35 l 77.16 lb 80.25 lb 67.9 lb 40.82 lb 54.01 lb
36 l 79.37 lb 82.54 lb 69.84 lb 41.98 lb 55.56 lb
37 l 81.57 lb 84.83 lb 71.78 lb 43.15 lb 57.1 lb
38 l 83.78 lb 87.13 lb 73.72 lb 44.32 lb 58.64 lb
39 l 85.98 lb 89.42 lb 75.66 lb 45.48 lb 60.19 lb
40 l 88.18 lb 91.71 lb 77.6 lb 46.65 lb 61.73 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

One pound is defined as a unit of mass/weight equal to 16 ounces, or 0.45359237 kilograms. One pound is equal to 7,000 grains in the avoirdupois or apothecaries' systems.[3]

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/weights-and-measures/metric-cooking-resources
  2. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Units outside the SI, https://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/outside.html
  3. Encyclopædia Britannica, Avoirdupois weight, https://www.britannica.com/science/avoirdupois-weight