Pounds to Milliliters Conversion Calculator

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1 lb = 453.59237 ml

How to Convert Pounds to Milliliters

Scales are used to measure weight

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

You can use this simple formula to convert:

milliliters = pounds × 453.59237ingredient density

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

For example, here's how to convert 5 pounds to milliliters for an ingredient with a density of 0.7 g/mL.
5 lb = 5 × 453.592370.7 = 3,239.9455 ml

Pounds and milliliters 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.

How Many Milliliters are in a Pound?

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

Pound measurements converted to milliliters for commonly used ingredients.
Weight in Pounds: Volume in Milliliters of:
Water Milk Cooking Oil All Purpose Flour Granulated Sugar
1 lb 453.59 ml 436.15 ml 515.45 ml 857.45 ml 647.99 ml
2 lb 907.18 ml 872.29 ml 1,031 ml 1,715 ml 1,296 ml
3 lb 1,361 ml 1,308 ml 1,546 ml 2,572 ml 1,944 ml
4 lb 1,814 ml 1,745 ml 2,062 ml 3,430 ml 2,592 ml
5 lb 2,268 ml 2,181 ml 2,577 ml 4,287 ml 3,240 ml
6 lb 2,722 ml 2,617 ml 3,093 ml 5,145 ml 3,888 ml
7 lb 3,175 ml 3,053 ml 3,608 ml 6,002 ml 4,536 ml
8 lb 3,629 ml 3,489 ml 4,124 ml 6,860 ml 5,184 ml
9 lb 4,082 ml 3,925 ml 4,639 ml 7,717 ml 5,832 ml
10 lb 4,536 ml 4,361 ml 5,154 ml 8,575 ml 6,480 ml
11 lb 4,990 ml 4,798 ml 5,670 ml 9,432 ml 7,128 ml
12 lb 5,443 ml 5,234 ml 6,185 ml 10,289 ml 7,776 ml
13 lb 5,897 ml 5,670 ml 6,701 ml 11,147 ml 8,424 ml
14 lb 6,350 ml 6,106 ml 7,216 ml 12,004 ml 9,072 ml
15 lb 6,804 ml 6,542 ml 7,732 ml 12,862 ml 9,720 ml
16 lb 7,257 ml 6,978 ml 8,247 ml 13,719 ml 10,368 ml
17 lb 7,711 ml 7,414 ml 8,763 ml 14,577 ml 11,016 ml
18 lb 8,165 ml 7,851 ml 9,278 ml 15,434 ml 11,664 ml
19 lb 8,618 ml 8,287 ml 9,793 ml 16,292 ml 12,312 ml
20 lb 9,072 ml 8,723 ml 10,309 ml 17,149 ml 12,960 ml
21 lb 9,525 ml 9,159 ml 10,824 ml 18,007 ml 13,608 ml
22 lb 9,979 ml 9,595 ml 11,340 ml 18,864 ml 14,256 ml
23 lb 10,433 ml 10,031 ml 11,855 ml 19,721 ml 14,904 ml
24 lb 10,886 ml 10,468 ml 12,371 ml 20,579 ml 15,552 ml
25 lb 11,340 ml 10,904 ml 12,886 ml 21,436 ml 16,200 ml
26 lb 11,793 ml 11,340 ml 13,402 ml 22,294 ml 16,848 ml
27 lb 12,247 ml 11,776 ml 13,917 ml 23,151 ml 17,496 ml
28 lb 12,701 ml 12,212 ml 14,432 ml 24,009 ml 18,144 ml
29 lb 13,154 ml 12,648 ml 14,948 ml 24,866 ml 18,792 ml
30 lb 13,608 ml 13,084 ml 15,463 ml 25,724 ml 19,440 ml
31 lb 14,061 ml 13,521 ml 15,979 ml 26,581 ml 20,088 ml
32 lb 14,515 ml 13,957 ml 16,494 ml 27,438 ml 20,736 ml
33 lb 14,969 ml 14,393 ml 17,010 ml 28,296 ml 21,384 ml
34 lb 15,422 ml 14,829 ml 17,525 ml 29,153 ml 22,032 ml
35 lb 15,876 ml 15,265 ml 18,041 ml 30,011 ml 22,680 ml
36 lb 16,329 ml 15,701 ml 18,556 ml 30,868 ml 23,328 ml
37 lb 16,783 ml 16,137 ml 19,071 ml 31,726 ml 23,976 ml
38 lb 17,237 ml 16,574 ml 19,587 ml 32,583 ml 24,624 ml
39 lb 17,690 ml 17,010 ml 20,102 ml 33,441 ml 25,272 ml
40 lb 18,144 ml 17,446 ml 20,618 ml 34,298 ml 25,920 ml

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.[2]

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 #.

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.[3]

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.

References

  1. National Institute of Standards & Technology, Metric Cooking Resources, https://www.nist.gov/pml/weights-and-measures/metric-cooking-resources
  2. Encyclopædia Britannica, Avoirdupois weight, https://www.britannica.com/science/avoirdupois-weight
  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