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Reusable Canning Jar Lids - Regular

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Once you discover these indefinitely reusable plastic lids, you may never go back to the old single-use metal lids. BPA and lead-free. (We like them so much we sell them in packs of 24, unlike the teeny 12-packs sold elsewhere.)
  • Value pack of 24 lids
  • Indefinitely reusable
  • Use with pressure canners, water bath or vacuum sealers
  • Use with standard metal bands
  • Made of FDA and USDA approved materials
  • Dishwasher safe and BPA free (see below for more info)
  • USA made
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REUSABLE CANNING JAR LIDS - REGULAR DESCRIPTION
These reusable lids are manufactured using a plastic which falls into recycling category #7. While some #7 plastics contain BPA and/or lead, we have reviewed several official documents from the manufacturer which strongly assure us that the plastic used in these lids DOES NOT contain BPA, lead or mercury or phthalates. Please read on for more information.

From the manufacturer:Lids are made of FDA and USDA approved, food grade product known as Polyoxymethylene Copolymer (POM) or Acetal Copolymer. They DO NOT contain any Bisphenol A (BPA).

This product is formulated using polyacetal base resin that is compliant for use in food contact applications according to (CFR), Title 21, 177.2470. Any additives that may be present comply with appropriate, specific FDA Regulations.

Limitations:
Types of food: All types of food except foods containing 15% or more alcohol.

Conditions of Use: Use temperature not to exceed 250 deg F per 177.2470.

Additionally, this plastic is approved by the USDA for direct contact use with meat and poultry products, as well as meeting the Sanitary Standards 3A Compliance for the Dairy and Food Industries Supply Association (DFISA).

Helpful Hints:

* Jars with nicks or chips in tops will not seal properly.

* Approx. 1 inch of headspace should be allowed for sufficient vacuum.

* Using a towel or something similar while tightening metal band, after processing, will help prevent accidental contact with hot contents.

* Leave metal band on processed goods until contents cool completely.

* Allow processed goods to cool at room temperature for 12-24 hours.

* If you leave metal bands on during storage, store in dry area to prevent rust.

* The rubber rings can be reused if no damage is visible. We suggest they be turned over each use. Previous placement will be evident by seal ring grooves left by lid.


Customer Reviews of Reusable Canning Jar Lids - Regular
Product Rating: 4.5 out of 5.0(19 reviews)
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- 7/7/2012
said: Diane
"I bought these last summer because I'd been having problems with lost seals on my tomato juice for the past couple of years. (I suspect the metal lid makers stopped using BPH to protect lids from acids.) Anyway, these have worked great! I didn't have a single lost seal. I am now on the website to buy some more for this year."
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- 4/27/2012
said: James Hudson
"These bring back the old days when mom used to preserve food,vegatables, fruit.....Couldn't do with out these jars around.Economic times are hard but these jars help stretch the dollar."
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- 4/23/2012
said: Steve
"This lids are great. I always thought it was so wasteful to keep throwing away the old metal lids. I have used this in both canning and in cold vacuum packing. It both instances it worked great. The lid and the washer are very sturdy. I would recommend this to a friend and will buy some more soon"
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- 3/22/2012
said: Kristi K.
"I am very pleased with these reusable lids, and am planning on buying more. I found it very important not to tighten the lids too tight until AFTER they had processed in the pressure canner. The first batch were tightened down too tightly and the jars could not vent properly and bulged out a bit. They worked out fine anyway, as they vented when I went to tighten them. Everything sealed up perfectly."
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- 12/19/2011
said: Ryan
"I can't remember if I bought these from Lehman's or from Tattler directly--either way, these are quite possibly the greatest invention for home canning since the jar itself! I purchased and used my first batch two years ago with flying results to this day--tomatoes, pickles, meats, soup stock--all have remained sealed until use. Between these and the bulk metal lids Lehman's sells--you'll be set for whatever may come!"
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- 8/11/2011
said: G Mickley
"This is my first season using the Reusable Canning Jar Lids and so far, so good! I am very pleased with the way they work and plan to purchase more for next season."
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- 3/5/2011
said: Angela
"Love the lids! a review at wwwDOTmaplevalleyfarmsDOTnet click on our blog"
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- 12/6/2010
said: Rachel
"The lids work flawlessly! The plastic is BPA free - keeping you and your family healthy and chemical free. The method is almost exactly the same as metal lids, and the rubber rings only need to be turned (used side is identified by dents from the lids) between uses. I wanted to stop wasting metal and money, and I'm so glad I invested in these!"
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- 7/31/2010
said: Greg Wood
"Lehman's Tester wrote: So far they are very very easy to use. prepare them exactly the same way that you would the regular lids. put the rubbers on the plastic lids and wipe the rim of the jar clean (as normal) put the lids on followed by the band. seat the lid with the band and back off a quarter of an inch. Backing off allows for the air to escape the lid during the canning process. Process as normal (I used the 930A pressure canner - love the capacity to process a mess of jars at a time) when done, remove the jars and allow to cool completely. I test the lids by lifting the jars via the lids if the jars come up the lids are sealed. As far as the longevity of the lids (supposed to last for 20 years) I cannot say for sure as this is my first go around. The same holds true about reusing them. I understand that your supposed to flip the rubber over every time you use them to ensure even wear of the rubber. However I am still a bit fuzzy about how to tell which side you used before."
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