View Full Version : Catering size bean tins?

12-04-2011, 02:42 AM
Anyone got any suggestions as to where I can get one, full or empty -doesn't matter.

I want one for a cooking pot, I've got proper mess tins and even a set of pans that are designed for backpacking but I want something I can put over a fire or in it even and not care about the outside of it. I'd be putting some kind of wire handle on it.

12-04-2011, 06:52 AM
B and M bargains normally do large catering size tins of fruit for about 99p, I've bought a couple just for the tins in the past.

12-04-2011, 10:38 PM
Little Chef chain use these. Try them for used ones. They gave me a couple when i asked nicely.

13-04-2011, 01:33 AM
Thankyou very much! I'll try to get one sorted by the weekend as I've a night out planned.

16-06-2011, 11:12 PM
are these tins safe to cook directly in or are they only good for boil in the bag??

17-06-2011, 08:23 AM
I seem to remember being told that tins react with whatever is inside them when they are exposed to air... wouldnt use them to cook in outside of an emergency

17-06-2011, 09:31 AM
Why are you worried about the outside of your mess tins and pans?

07-08-2011, 12:14 AM
Catering tins are stainless steel or aluminium theses days, it's a old saying the reaction thing when tin used to be used!

I make hobo & rocket stoves out of catering tins all the time.

to get hold of them regular just ask at any commercial kitchen for them to save them for you, a school, pub, restaurant or golf club

07-12-2011, 10:36 AM
check with a local subway restaurant, hell even a burger king might have those large cans you are looking for... here in canada some subway have pineapple as a topping for you sandwiches, the Heinz Tomato Ketchup comes in a large 1.89 L can (if you need that much lol) and i have seen large tuna cans that seem to be the size of a spindle of blank dvd/cd's which would be great

cuppa joe
07-12-2011, 11:55 AM
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STAINLESS-STEEL-SUGAR-TEA-COFFEE-CANISTERS-/270867586675?pt=UK_HomeGarden_Kitchen_FoodStorage_ GL&hash=item3f10f75e73 why not try something like this.