Can Size Conversions

Johnny West

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My first job back in 1963 was stocking shelves and carry out at a Red Owl grocery store. The first thing I learned was can size.

Cans used to more commonly go buy numbered size. Commercial products sometimes still do, but most items you find in the grocery store list volume or weight measures. A #2 can holds 1 pound 4 ounces, or 2 ½ cups. A #10 can holds 6 pounds 6 ounces, or 96 fluid ounces, which is 12 cups or 3 quarts.



That's so interesting! Thanks for sharing your experience. It's crazy to think about how things have changed in grocery stores. Everything seems so much more standardized now with the weight and volume listed on the can.