5/9/12

Old Fashioned Can Sizes

If you are like me and love old church cookbooks or have a beloved family recipe from Great Grandmother just passed down to you; perhaps you've seen something that read;

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Butter, size of an egg
#2 can of milk
Dash of Salt

While we call can guesstimate the size of an egg for the butter, I remember before the internet, I wasted a lot of time flipping through old recipe books until I found one that listed can references sizes!  Now, it's easier to find of course.  The internet has made most things easier!  And without further adieu, here is a very detailed can reference chart.



Can size                      Cups               Tbsp               tsp                   Dimensions

6Z                                3/4                   12                    36                    2 1/8” x 3 1/2”
8Z Short                      1                      16                    48                    2 11/16” x 3”
8Z Tall                         1                      16                    48                    2 11/16” x 3 1/4”
Picnic                          1 1/4                20                    60                    2 11/16” x 4”
No. 211 Cylinder        1 2/3                26 2/3              80                    2 11/16” x 4 7/8”
No. 300                       1 3/4                28                    84                    3” x 4 7/16”
No. 300 Cylinder        2 1/2                40                    120                  3” x 5 9/16”
No. 1 tall                     2                      32                    96                    3 1/16” x 4 11/16”
No. 303                       2                      32                    96                    3 3/16” x 4 3/8”
No. 303 Cylinder        2 2/3                42 2/3              128                  3 3/16” x 5 9/16”
No. 2 Vacuum             1 3/4                28                    84                    3 7/16” x 3 3/8”
No. 2                           2 1/2                40                    120                  3 7/16” x 4 9/16”
Jumbo                          3 1/4                52                    156                  3 7/16” x 5 5/8”
No. 2 Cylinder            3 1/3                53 1/3              160                  3 7/16” x 5 3/4”
No. 1 1/4                     1 2/3                26 2/3              80                    4 1/16” x 2 3/8”
#2 1/2                          3 1/2                56                    168                  4 1/16” x 4 11/16”
No. 3 Vacuum             3                      48                    144                  4 1/4” x 3 7/16”
No. 3 Cylinder            6 1/2                104                  312                  4 1/4” x 7”
#5                                7 1/3                117 1/3            352                  5 1/8” x 5 5/8”
#10                              12                    192                  576                  6 25” x 7”











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