How To Work Out Which Size Of Bucket You Need
Sometimes you need a bucket for a specific purpose. You know what it looks like in your minds eye, but trying to describe that bucket size isn’t easy. Out comes the ruler or tape measure (when you find it, because it’s right at the back of the drawer) and you try to envisage how big the bucket will need to be.
Maybe you want a bucket to hold 1kg of product. However, 1kg of two different items can have very different volumes. The bucket in the cupboard which holds 10kg of cat litter isn’t going to work for 10kg of pebbles.
Trying to gauge how many litres you need when you are filling it with, for example, marshmallows isn’t the easiest thing to work out.
You’ve had a look at the images on the website, but as there’s nothing next to the picture for scale, and they are described in millilitres or litres, how do you know how big they actually are?
There is a way!
The easiest method is to add the quantity of the product you need the bucket for, into a measuring jug. This will then show you the volume in millilitres or litres. You can then choose the closest pot or bucket to that volume.
There are two measurement for most pots and buckets. Brimful comes right to the top edge, useful volume or under the lid volume is the maximum volume under the lid when it is fitted.