February 19, 2014

Canning Jar Lid Alternative

When I freeze strawberry jam and homemade applesauce, I like to use plastic lids on mason jars.  Rings tend to rust a bit in the freezer, so plastic lids are a great alternative.  In the past, I even purchased some lids designed for canning jars.

But did you know that you can also use a lid from a peanut butter jar on a canning jar?  My husband's grandma told me years ago, but I had forgotten until recently.

Not only are the plastic lids good for the freezer, but they are less complicated to use in the refrigerator than the metal rings and lids.

~ Annette {This Simple Mom}
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15 comments:

  1. Lids on my jars tend to be whatever random lid I found that fits :)

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  2. This is fantastic. I use my mason jars for everything and I hate that the lids rust so easily. Thank you for this bit of wisdom : )

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  3. Wow!!! I had no idea. I'm going to remember this tip. I have a lid that's getting rust on it right now.

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  4. The plastic mayo jar lids work too.

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    1. These are regular mouth jars. They will fit pint or quart size. I hope that helps!

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  6. I don't do a whole lot of freezer canning because I don't have a deep freezer yet, but I hate buying new lids all the time! Do you know if this would work for regular canning?

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    1. No, I think the special canning lids are needed for canning. However, I do reuse my canning lids if they don't have dents on them. I mark them with an X so I make note to recheck the seal. I only reuse once...too risky otherwise.

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  7. Mayonaise lids Fit also... When I figured this out, I thought I had hit Gold.

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    1. I can't get a mayo or peanut butter lid to fit my pint mason jars.

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    2. Hmm. Maybe the threads are different on your brand, but they worked for me. Sorry!

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    3. The mayonnaise lids from the Aldi brand fits.

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  8. The Mayonnaise lids from Aldi's fit perfectly.

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