Thursday, September 8, 2011

Reusable Canning Lids . . . a novel idea that has met its time!

Okay, so for most of this week I have been trying to get over the ‘crud’ also known as allergic sinusitis and bronchitis. Needless to say, I have not been too perky nor has creating a new blog post been at the top of my list. Therefore, this one will be short and sweet.

A few weeks ago, a dear friend put me onto these: Reusable Canning Lids. What a novel idea and with the cost for canning supplies skyrocketing (along with everything else), I want in on the action. They are a bit pricy and truthfully, I have not ordered any as of yet because I keep at least a one year supply on hand but when they start running low at the end of the next canning cycle, I plan on trying them out.

Do you know anyone who has actually used them? If not, then you can be the first and report back to the rest of us your honest opinion of them.

Actually years ago, they used reusable canning lids because disposable ones hadn’t even been invented yet. I can remember my great grandmother and my grandmother canning with them. Remember those old blue tinted Ball canning jars? They used a rubber ring (which needed replacing periodically) and milk glass like lid. These new ones are plastic, however, they worked fine in the old days, so why not now?

Here’s the link: Now it’s up to you!
Check out! Tattler Reusable Canning Jar Lids Home Page - Never Buy Home Canning Jar Lids Again! Tattler canning lids are the only known source of plastic, reusable canning lids in North America.


  1. I just tried them out for the first time. 3 of my 7 jars didn't seal. I'll be trying again and trying to figure out what I did wrong. I love the idea of reusable, BPA free lids. Now if I can just figure out how to make them work!

  2. Grace, I am very sorry to hear this . . . I certainly hope you and others have better luck with them. I love the idea of reusable too!
    Hope we hear from others on this topic!