No. 10 Can? [moved from General Topics]
I have no idea whatsoever what any of it means. But in my cookbook collection I have a little one my mom made when she was in home ec class many years ago and gave to my grandma. It's called "Tried and True," and is basically a bunch of 4x6 recipe cards punched and strung on a couple of rings. On the very first card inside of the cover Gram wrote the following:
Size & Contents of Cans
No 1 Can-- 1 1/3 c.
No 2 Can-- 2 2/3 c--
No 2 1/2 Can-- 3 3/5 Cup--
No 3 Can-- 4 c--
No 10 Can-- 13 3/4 c.
I googled this a bit further and found a few interesting websites, which left me MORE confused then when I started!!! But the general consensus seems to be, a #10 can holds approximately 12 cups, or 6 pounds, and if you ask again we're gonna smash-a-you-face-in.
The math doesn't make sense no matter how I look at it (its not like, gee, #10 means there are exactly 10 cups or something easy)... so, there is some fascinating reading about the history and production of cans, if nothing else.....
Perhaps you are better off just singing the ShopRite "Can-Can' jingle and slowly walking away......