About SPICE TINS

About our Spice Tins and Canisters

CHOOSING THE RIGHT SIZE FOR YOU

CHOOSING THE RIGHT SIZE FOR YOU

How much does each tin hold?

Our spice tins are sized by volume.  Spices are sold by their Net Weight.  These two measurements are very different and do not relate to each other.

Example:  The bottle shown to the right is a 1.4 oz. bottle of Poultry Seasoning.  Beside it is a 2 oz. Applause spice tin.  It is obvious that the contents of the bottle will not fit in the tin.  So 1.4 oz. in weight does not correlate to 2 oz. of volume.


So how do I figure out what size tins I need?

Pour the contents of one of your full grocery store spice into a dry measuring cup.  If it is a typical 4 - 4-1/4" grocery store bottle (like the one in the picture above) its contents will be a bit less than 3/4 cup of spice.  So if you purchase most of your spices in the grocery store and you don't want to have some of your spices in your new tins and some of your spices still taking up room in your cabinet, then purchase at least 6 oz. tins.  Our 6 oz. tins hold approximately 3/4 cup--the perfect size for pouring an entire grocery store bottle into it.

If you purchase your spices in small amounts at a health food store or a grocery store with bulk spices, then 2 oz. and 4 oz. tins are just right for your needs. 

Tin
Size
approx.
Capacity
2 oz. 1/4 cup
4 oz. 1/2 cup
6 oz. 3/4 cup
8 oz. 1 cup
16 oz. 2 cups

   

What are the tin dimensions?

 Diameter (inches)  Height (inches)
Applause & Limelight (Round)

 2 oz.

1-15/16

1-3/16

 4 oz.

2-9/16

1-11/16

 6 oz.

 2-13/16

 1-11/16

 8 oz.

 3-5/32

 1-15/16

 16 oz.

 4-1/8

 2-5/8

Bravada & Ovation (Square)

2 oz.

2-7/16

11/16

4 oz.

2-7/16

1-3/8

6 oz.

2-23/32

1-21/32

8 oz.

3

1-15/16

16 oz.


3-7/8

1-15/16
Canisters
Latch Lid Canister 4-5/8 6-3/4
Large Square Canister
Small Square Canister
Slant Lid Canister
Stackable Milk Jug Canister
 Pique Tea Tin  3-3/8  4-1/16
Encore Mini-Canister 3-3/4 3-1/2

MATERIALS

MATERIALS

All of our spice tins are manufactured of Food Grade tin-plated steel with a Food Grade lacquer coating to prevent oxidation of the tin.   The clear lid material is Food Grade Polystyrol.  

Every tin, except the canisters, is seamless. The canisters have a sealed, welded seam.