Is there a shortage of mason jar lids?
It all began last year when the pandemic hit in early 2020. Stuck at home, people picked up gardening, then canning their harvest. “That led to a supply shortage of canning lids,” said Suzanne Driessen, University of Minnesota Extension food safety educator.
What are the mason jar lid sizes?
There are two standard Mason jar lid sizes: 70 mm (2 3⁄4 in) referred to as “regular mouth” lids and 86 mm (3 3⁄8 in) referred to as “wide-mouth” lids. If you are thinking purely in metric, it’s probably cleaner to just think 70 and 85 mm.
Are mason jar lids all the same size?
There are only TWO lid sizes for Mason jars – regular and wide mouth – and the difference between them is less than an inch. So whether you have a 4 oz regular mouth jelly jar or a 32 oz regular mouth quart jar – the lid size doesn’t change!
What lid fits on a Mason jar?
Let me start by saying this: one of the greatest things about Mason jars is that there are only two lid sizes: again, regular mouth and wide mouth. This means that any regular mouth lid will fit on any regular mouth Mason jar, and any wide mouth lid will fit on any wide mouth Mason jar.
What lids fit on mason jars?
Are Kerr and Ball lids the same?
If the Kerr jars and their packaging looks eerily similar to that of Ball jars, it’s because they’re basically the same: Both Ball and Kerr brands are now owned and manufactured by the parent company Jarden.
What lids fit on Mason jars?
Are Ball and Kerr lids interchangeable?
Bands, caps and lids are interchangeable with Ball or Kerr jars. Regular Mouth Lids for preserving fit all regular mouth glass preserving jars. Seal in the freshness and enjoy freshly made foods tonight or tomorrow. Lids are for one-time use only.
How can I cover a mason jar without lids?
Wax Seals. One traditional way of canning without lids is wax sealing, where you pour molten wax on top of tightly packed jars.
Is it OK to use off brand canning lids?
A number of off-brand lids were marketed last fall. Some of these may create a vacuum seal. However, anecdotal reports from home canners tell us that many of these have higher rates of seal failure. If you choose to use them, follow the manufacturer’s directions for preparing and using the lids.