Perfect dimensions are essential when cooking. Even a gram more or less can shift the texture or even the taste of your dessert.
So, to fry in a 9×9 pan, you need to know how many liters are in such a pan in order to accurately measure the liquid.
This guide answers that question for you. It also offers alternative sizes for pans of similar volume.
How many pints are there in a 9×9 pan?
The number of gallons in your 9×9 pan will depend on its height.
- 9 x 9 saucepan with a height of 1 inch – 1.4 quarts
- 9 x 9 saucepan with a height of 1.5 inches – 2.1 quarts
- 9 x 9 saucepan with a height of 2 inches – 2.8 quarts
Pans of different heights can be calculated using the methods below.
You need to know the length, width and height of your pan to calculate the total liter.
In this case, the length and width of your square mold will be 9 inches.
Measure the height of the pan
All you need for this process is a tape measure or a ruler.
Make sure your ruler starts at zero. That is, the edge of the ruler is where the measurement begins.
Place the measuring device in the pan
Place your tape measure or ruler in the mold and keep it straight. Do not measure the height of the pan from the outside of the pan.
This way you don’t take into account the thickness of the bottom of the pan.
Putting the ruler on will give you a more accurate measurement. Measuring the height from the outside will give you a bigger value.
View the gauge from the correct angle
Look at the tape measure or ruler exactly perpendicular to the top of the pan.
This way you can avoid parallax errors and ensure accurate measurement.
A parallax error occurs when the reading is higher or lower than the actual value because it is viewed at an angle.
Also try recording the measurement in the smallest division for better accuracy.
Multiply the three values for the volume
Multiply the length, width and height to get the volume of the pan.
For example, if the height of your pan is 2 inches, you should have 9x9x2 = 162 cubic inches (or cubic inches).
To calculate US quarts, divide the value in cubic inches by 57.75.
So 162 cubic inches divided by 57.75 will give 2.8 liters.
Since 1 liter equals 4 US cups, 2.8 liters equals 11.2 US cups.
On the other hand, if the height of your pan is 1.5 inches, the volume in cubic inches is 121.5.
Therefore, in this case it has 2.1 liters. 2.1 liters equals 8.4 US cups.
If the height of your pan is 1 inch, the volume in cubic inches is 81. In this case, it contains 1.4 liters. 1.4 liters equals 5.6 US cups.
Fill pot with liquid to measure Quarts
You can use another method to measure quarters, but it won’t be as accurate as the one above.
Fill the 9×9 pan with water to measure gallon. Here’s what to do.
Measure the number of cups of water
Use a measuring cup to see how many cups of liquid will fit in the 9×9 pan.
Make sure the cup measurement is accurate, totaling 8 ounces in 1 cup. Continue to fill the pot with water using the cup until it is almost full.
For the last cup, note the amount of water left in the full cup after the water has been poured into the pan. Subtract the remaining amount from 8 ounces.
Then divide this value by 8 and add the result to the total number of cups before the last.
Once you know the number of cups, divide the value by 4 and you will know how many liters there are in the pot.
Consider this example: the pan can hold 9 full cups and a bit of the last cup. There are 5 ounces left in the last cup.
So the amount of water used in the last cup is 5 to 8 = 3 ounces.
The value used divided by the total number of ounces gives 3/8 = 0.375.
The total number of cups in this case is therefore 9+0.375=9.375. For a measurement in pints: 9.375/4 = 2.34 pints.
Use a Quart Measures Container
You can save time by immediately using a measuring cup with volume measurement in quarts. Fill the container with 1 liter of water and pour into the 9×9 pan.
First fill the pan with 1 or 2 liters. After that, fill the container with exactly half a liter to avoid spillage.
Repeat this process until the mold is filled to the brim.
Also write down or remember how many liters you poured into the pan. You know exactly how many liters your pan holds when full of water.
How much does a quarter cost?
A liter is a unit of measurement used to measure the amount of liquid a container can hold.
You need to know the volume of your pan if you plan to use it for cooking. A liter is a liter of a gallon, hence the name liter.
A quarter is also 4 cups and a cup is 8 ounces. Use only cups of the correct size.
A quarter is also equal to 1 litre. So you might consider using liters for the volume instead.
It is best to use the measurements closest to the nearest milliliter for volume for cooking purposes.
On the other hand, you need to measure mass (weight in colloquial terms) to the nearest gram. This way you can ensure better accuracy in your recipe.
So your desserts or other baked goods will be just the way you want them. If you’re not too concerned about that, the mugs are good enough to work with.
What are the substitutions for a 9×9 mould?
If you are looking for a container that can supply you with 2 liters to 3.5 liters, there are many replacements available.
This way you can get the dimensions you want without buying a specific pan.
Here are some substitutions for different shapes of pans.
- An 8 x 8 x 2 inch pan equals approximately 2 quarts or 8 cups
- A 9 x 9 x 1.5 inch pan equals approximately 2 quarts or 8 cups
- A 9 x 9 x 2 inch mold is equivalent to approximately 2.5 liters or 10 cups
- A 10 x 10 x 1.5 inch pan is equivalent to approximately 2.5 liters or 10 cups
- A 10 x 10 x 2 inch pan equals approximately 3 quarts or 12 cups
- A 9 x 2 inch pan equals approximately 2 quarts or 8 cups
- A 9 x 2.5 inch pan is equivalent to approximately 2.5 liters or 10 cups
- A 9 x 3 inch pan equals approximately 3 quarts or 12 cups
- A 10 x 2 inch mold is equivalent to approximately 2.75 liters or 11 cups
- A 7 x 11 x 2 inch pan is equivalent to approximately 2.5 liters or 10 cups
- A 9 x 5 x 3 inch pan equals approximately 2 quarts or 8 cups
- A 9 x 13 x 2 inch mold is equivalent to approximately 3.5 liters or 14 cups
Bundt molds and tube molds
- A 9 x 3 inch mold is equivalent to approximately 2.25 liters or 9 cups
- 10 x 3.5 inch saucepan equals approximately 3 quarts or 12 cups
The volume of the pan is not the only thing that matters when cooking
When cooking, in addition to volume, you also need to consider the depth of the pan.
Consider this example: You have two 3-quart saucepans. However, a pan is 1 inch deep and the other 3.
Then the baking time differs (for example) from the cake batter. Shallower containers tend to cook cake batter faster.
So be sure to adjust the cooking time to avoid overcooking or burning.
If you’re using a deep pan, be sure to bake your cake batter longer. By doing this, you can avoid eating raw cake.
If you’re not sure how long your cake batter will cook, stick a toothpick in the center when you think it’s done. It’s ready when it comes out clean and raw when moist.
Calculating the gallons for your 9 x 9 pan (baking dish) is easy once you know the height.
If you are using your pan for more than just measuring liquid, you will also need to consider the depth of the pan, as mentioned above.
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