Milliliters to Pounds & Ounces Conversion Calculator

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1 ml = 0.002204622622 lb
1 ml = 0 lbs 0.035273961952 oz

How to Convert Milliliters to Pounds

Scales are used to measure weight

To convert a milliliter measurement to a pound measurement, divide the volume multiplied by the density of the ingredient or material by 453.59237.

You can use this simple formula to convert:

pounds = milliliters × ingredient density453.59237

Thus, the volume in pounds is equal to the milliliters times the density of the ingredient or material divided by 453.59237.

For example, here's how to convert 500 milliliters to pounds for an ingredient with a density of 0.7 g/mL.
500 ml = 500 × 0.7453.59237 = 0.771617917647 lb

Milliliters 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.

Milliliters

The milliliter is a unit of volume equal to 1 cubic centimeter, 1/1,000 of a liter, or about 0.061 cubic inches.[2]

The milliliter is an SI unit of volume in the metric system. In the metric system, "milli" is the prefix for 10-3. A milliliter is sometimes also referred to as a millilitre. Milliliters can be abbreviated as ml, and are also sometimes abbreviated as mL or mℓ. For example, 1 milliliter can be written as 1 ml, 1 mL, or 1 mℓ.

Milliliters are sometimes expressed using the abbreviation cc for medical dosage, which is the abbreviation for the cubic centimeter.

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 #.

Milliliter to Pound Conversion Table

Milliliter measurements converted to pounds for commonly used ingredients.
Volume in Milliliters: Weight in Pounds of:
Water Milk Cooking Oil All Purpose Flour Granulated Sugar
1 ml 0.002205 lb 0.002293 lb 0.00194 lb 0.001166 lb 0.001543 lb
2 ml 0.004409 lb 0.004586 lb 0.00388 lb 0.002332 lb 0.003086 lb
3 ml 0.006614 lb 0.006878 lb 0.00582 lb 0.003499 lb 0.00463 lb
4 ml 0.008818 lb 0.009171 lb 0.00776 lb 0.004665 lb 0.006173 lb
5 ml 0.011023 lb 0.011464 lb 0.0097 lb 0.005831 lb 0.007716 lb
6 ml 0.013228 lb 0.013757 lb 0.01164 lb 0.006997 lb 0.009259 lb
7 ml 0.015432 lb 0.01605 lb 0.01358 lb 0.008164 lb 0.010803 lb
8 ml 0.017637 lb 0.018342 lb 0.015521 lb 0.00933 lb 0.012346 lb
9 ml 0.019842 lb 0.020635 lb 0.017461 lb 0.010496 lb 0.013889 lb
10 ml 0.022046 lb 0.022928 lb 0.019401 lb 0.011662 lb 0.015432 lb
11 ml 0.024251 lb 0.025221 lb 0.021341 lb 0.012829 lb 0.016976 lb
12 ml 0.026455 lb 0.027514 lb 0.023281 lb 0.013995 lb 0.018519 lb
13 ml 0.02866 lb 0.029806 lb 0.025221 lb 0.015161 lb 0.020062 lb
14 ml 0.030865 lb 0.032099 lb 0.027161 lb 0.016327 lb 0.021605 lb
15 ml 0.033069 lb 0.034392 lb 0.029101 lb 0.017494 lb 0.023149 lb
16 ml 0.035274 lb 0.036685 lb 0.031041 lb 0.01866 lb 0.024692 lb
17 ml 0.037479 lb 0.038978 lb 0.032981 lb 0.019826 lb 0.026235 lb
18 ml 0.039683 lb 0.041271 lb 0.034921 lb 0.020992 lb 0.027778 lb
19 ml 0.041888 lb 0.043563 lb 0.036861 lb 0.022159 lb 0.029321 lb
20 ml 0.044092 lb 0.045856 lb 0.038801 lb 0.023325 lb 0.030865 lb
21 ml 0.046297 lb 0.048149 lb 0.040741 lb 0.024491 lb 0.032408 lb
22 ml 0.048502 lb 0.050442 lb 0.042681 lb 0.025657 lb 0.033951 lb
23 ml 0.050706 lb 0.052735 lb 0.044622 lb 0.026824 lb 0.035494 lb
24 ml 0.052911 lb 0.055027 lb 0.046562 lb 0.02799 lb 0.037038 lb
25 ml 0.055116 lb 0.05732 lb 0.048502 lb 0.029156 lb 0.038581 lb
26 ml 0.05732 lb 0.059613 lb 0.050442 lb 0.030322 lb 0.040124 lb
27 ml 0.059525 lb 0.061906 lb 0.052382 lb 0.031489 lb 0.041667 lb
28 ml 0.061729 lb 0.064199 lb 0.054322 lb 0.032655 lb 0.043211 lb
29 ml 0.063934 lb 0.066491 lb 0.056262 lb 0.033821 lb 0.044754 lb
30 ml 0.066139 lb 0.068784 lb 0.058202 lb 0.034987 lb 0.046297 lb
31 ml 0.068343 lb 0.071077 lb 0.060142 lb 0.036154 lb 0.04784 lb
32 ml 0.070548 lb 0.07337 lb 0.062082 lb 0.03732 lb 0.049384 lb
33 ml 0.072753 lb 0.075663 lb 0.064022 lb 0.038486 lb 0.050927 lb
34 ml 0.074957 lb 0.077955 lb 0.065962 lb 0.039652 lb 0.05247 lb
35 ml 0.077162 lb 0.080248 lb 0.067902 lb 0.040819 lb 0.054013 lb
36 ml 0.079366 lb 0.082541 lb 0.069842 lb 0.041985 lb 0.055556 lb
37 ml 0.081571 lb 0.084834 lb 0.071783 lb 0.043151 lb 0.0571 lb
38 ml 0.083776 lb 0.087127 lb 0.073723 lb 0.044317 lb 0.058643 lb
39 ml 0.08598 lb 0.089419 lb 0.075663 lb 0.045484 lb 0.060186 lb
40 ml 0.088185 lb 0.091712 lb 0.077603 lb 0.04665 lb 0.061729 lb

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, 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
  3. Encyclopædia Britannica, Avoirdupois weight, https://www.britannica.com/science/avoirdupois-weight