The inside flat area of this holder measures 3 1/2 " in diameter.
4" is the measurement of the widest part across the top of the holder.
This size is best used with 3 " diameter pillar candles, ball candles and small snowball candles.
Posted by 80s Joe on 11th Mar 2013
This was exactly what I was looking for. For many years I have bought the 4" diameter red candles from Wal-Mart. But I got tired of having to handle them when they got close the end end of their life and were still hot. These dishes have solved the problem. Since they are iron they can easily handle the weight of a brand new candle. The only small draw back is that the loop that allows you to pick it up could be a little bigger - it is hard for me to get two fingers in there to hold and balance a new candle. But all in all these are a great addition to my place! The rustic iron look goes great with my style :)