I bought three cases of jars as a thank you gift to my sister in law who generously shares her home canned goods. Ball jars stand up to many seasons of use. It only makes sense to use Ball replacement lids with the Ball jars. So I sent her two boxes of these as well. She was thrilled to receive Ball jars and replacement lids
Ball Metal Mason Jar Lids, Wide Mouth, 12 Count
About This Item
Ball Metal Mason Jar Lids, Wide Mouth, 12 Count:
- Wide-mouth mason jar lids create an airtight seal to keep food preserved
- Metal mason jar lids feature the quality craftsmanship trusted by generations of canners
- Includes 12 mason jar lids
- When canning, lids are for one-time use only
- Designed for use with a variety of sizes of Mason ball wide-mouth jars
- Seals in the freshness
- Metal construction
- Bands not included
Keep your foods freshly preserved with a set of wide-mouth Ball Mason Jar Lids. They're available in a convenient 12-count package and make a practical choice for use in the kitchen. These metal mason jar lids are compatible with all of the Ball wide-mouth glass mason jars and wide mouth bands (sold separately). The canning lids offer the sealing quality that canners have trusted for generations. These wide mouth mason jar lids work by ensuring no oxygen gets into the canning jar, so your food remains preserved just the way you created it. Whether you're preserving jam to enjoy for long periods of time or storing freshly made salad dressing for the coming week, Ball mason jar caps seal in freshness to keep your food tasting better for longer. They may even be used to seal up other items in jars like craft accessories, buttons and more. These metal Ball Mason Jar Lids are BPA-free and pair with mason jars and bands (sold separately).
Instructions: Prepare Your Lids: Lids are for one-time use only; Wash lids in hot, soapy water. Rinse well; Set lids aside until ready for use. Use Your Lids: 1. Fill jars according to your recipe instructions. 2. Wipe any food from rims of jars. 3. Center new lids on jars. Apply bands and adjust until fit is fingertip tight. 4. Place filled jars into canner. Process according to your recipe instructions. Check the Seals: After processing, allow jars to cool for 12 to 24 hours before checking seals; Ensure lids are sealed: Press center of lid. Lid should not flex up and down when pressed. Or remove band and try to lift off lid. Lid is sealed if it cannot be easily removed; Store sealed jars in pantry for up to 1 year.
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1.20 x 3.40 x 3.40 Inches
I believe the quality of the ball lids has gone down hill. I have canned for over 40 years, using both Kerr and Ball brand lids. This year when I made pickles, more than half of the Ball lids used buckled. The Kerr lids did not. I was worried that the buckled lids would not seal, but thankfully they did. I'm not confident that the seal is
totally secure. Waiting to see in a few weeks what they look like.
Sure Tite Lids are Horrible!
I just finished canning 12 quarts of sauerkraut using a new box of Ball Wide Mouth Quart jars. Out of the dozen I did, four did NOT seal thanks to the new lids. This is the first time I have ever had a problem with lids not sealing and I've been canning more years than I can count. The water bath was full of juice from the sauerkraut! I am beyond disappointed with these lids and will look for something else in the future.While the jars are still great, I can't afford to put all of that work, time, and expense into canning my own food if I have to throw half of it away!
I came on to check out the site to see if anyone else had any problems with the new lids. I was very surprised to see all the complaints. I thought I did something wrong, I have been canning for over 40 years and did a batch of pickles only 28 quarts, but 5 lids buckled. I have never had this happen before.
I just got a box of wide-mouth lids and only 2 of the lids in the box were good. On the other 10 lids the button just stays down when you test it, instead of popping back up. I guess they are still usable so long as they pass the fingertip test (they don't easily lift off the jar) but what is the point of a 'safety button' if it doesn't actually tell you if the jar is sealed?
I too have had an issue with the lids buckling...on closer inspection they seem to be a lot lesser quality than those of old. I have been canning and preserving for 30 years and have not had many issues but this lid buckling thing is a first!
I will be looking for different lids in the future and I would like to know what is being done to correct the problem and if anyone has heard back from Ball.
Sure Tight Lids
These new "sure tight" lids seem cheap. I agree with a couple of previous comments already made. They seem to crinkle and buckle in my water bath. Do not like...it has ruined a couple of jars of pickles as well as relish. Most folks "home preserve" to try and save a few bucks, and try not to waste good food! I see comments about not being made "differently" but I would have to disagree. First, I have canned for a couple of years now and have NEVER had these sorts of issues before & for two, if they are not made differently, why then, do all of the new boxes of jars that I recently purchased say, "Now made with "new" sure tight lids"??? :-(
New & Improved - Fail
The new & improved lids are very disappointing. I'm 62 years old, have been canning for a lot of years, so this isn't inexperience talking. I have never had so many lids fail. I won't be using Ball or Kerr lids anymore. I for one can't afford This high of a failure rate. You need to go back to the old lids or actually improve them.
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