Spice Tin Dimensions & Volume
How much does each tin hold?
Versa-Tin® 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.
How do I figure out what size tins I need?
Pour the contents of one of your full grocery store spice bottles 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 between 1/2 and 3/4 cup, depending on the brand. Some brands will all fit in a 4 oz; some won't. Our 6 oz. tins hold approximately 3/4 cup--the perfect size for pouring an entire grocery store bottle (no matter the brand) into it.
If you purchase your spices in small amounts at a health food store or a grocery store with bulk spices or get refills from your favorite online Spice Vendors, then 2 oz. and 4 oz. tins may be just right for your needs. But again, figure out how much of a cup you normally keep on hand and use the table below to help determine what's right for your kitchen!
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4 oz. - 3” x 3” x 2-1/8” high (76mm x 76mm x 54-1/2mm) - holds 1/2 cup
Bravada & Ovation
4 oz. - 2.48"x 2.48" x 1.38" High (63mm x 63mm x 35mm) - holds 1/2 cup
6 oz. - 2.76"x 2.76" x 1.62" High (70mm x 70mm x 41mm) - holds 2/3 cup
8 oz. - 3.03"x 3.03" x 1.97" High (77mm x 77mm x 50mm) - holds 1 cup
16 oz. - 3.9"x 3.9" x 1.89" High (99mm x 99mm x 48mm) - holds 1-3/4 cup
Applause & Limelight
2 oz. - 2"diameter x 1.22" High (51mm diameter x 31mm High) - holds 1/4 cup
4 oz. - 2.6"diameter x 1.73" High (66mm diameter x 44mm High) - holds 1/2 cup
6 oz. - 2.83" diameter x 1.77" High (72mm diameter x 45mm High) - holds 2/3 cup
8 oz. - 3.15"diameter x 2.05" High (80mm diameter x 52mm High) holds 1 cup
16 oz. - 4.06"diameter x 2.36" High (103mm diameter x 60mm High) holds 2 cups