Pints to Kilograms Conversion Calculator

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How to Convert Pints to Kilograms

Scales are used to measure weight

To convert a pint measurement to a kilogram measurement, divide the volume multiplied by the density of the ingredient or material by 2.113376.

You can use this simple formula to convert:

kilograms = pints × ingredient density2.113376

Thus, the volume in kilograms is equal to the pints times the density of the ingredient or material divided by 2.113376.

For example, here's how to convert 5 pints to kilograms for an ingredient with a density of 0.7 g/mL.
5 pt = 5 × 0.72.113376 = 1.656118 kg

Pints and kilograms 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.

Pints

The US liquid pint is a unit of fluid volume equal to one-eighth of a gallon, one-half of a quart, or two cups. The liquid pint should not be confused with the dry pint (US) or the imperial pint, which are different units.

The pint is a US customary unit of volume. Pints can be abbreviated as pt; for example, 1 pint can be written as 1 pt.

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.

Pint to Kilogram Conversion Table

Pint measurements converted to kilograms for commonly used ingredients.
Volume in Pints: Weight in Kilograms of:
Water Milk Cooking Oil All Purpose Flour Granulated Sugar
1/8 pt 0.059147 kg 0.061513 kg 0.052049 kg 0.031289 kg 0.041403 kg
1/4 pt 0.118294 kg 0.123026 kg 0.104099 kg 0.062578 kg 0.082806 kg
1/3 pt 0.157725 kg 0.164035 kg 0.138798 kg 0.083437 kg 0.110408 kg
1/2 pt 0.236588 kg 0.246052 kg 0.208198 kg 0.125155 kg 0.165612 kg
2/3 pt 0.315451 kg 0.328069 kg 0.277597 kg 0.166874 kg 0.220816 kg
3/4 pt 0.354882 kg 0.369078 kg 0.312296 kg 0.187733 kg 0.248418 kg
1 pt 0.473176 kg 0.492104 kg 0.416395 kg 0.25031 kg 0.331224 kg

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