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Reusable Canning Lids

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Tattler lids
Tattler

The Bottom Line

Well worth the initially high price (compared to regular 2-piece canning lids). The Tattler lids will save you money over time, and the lack of BPAs is a health plus.

Pros

  • Made with BPA-free plastic
  • Can be reused indefinitely, unlike standard canning lids
  • Saves money over time

Cons

  • Harder to tell if there is a secure seal than with standard canning lids

Description

  • Reusable canning lids for both regular and wide mouth canning jars
  • Made of BPA-free plastic
  • Consists of disk lid and flexible sealing ring

Guide Review - Reusable Canning Lids

There are two main reasons I am excited about Tattler brand's canning lids: 1. they can be reused almost indefinitely, unlike metal canning lids, and 2. the plastic they are made with is BPA-free, unlike the plastic coating on the inside of those regular metal canning lids.

Most people nowadays are aware that plastics containing BPA (Bisphenol A) can be a health hazard. So a BPA-free canning lid is a good thing.

Tattler's lids consist of a white disk that replaces the metal disk on a standard canning lid, and a separate flexible ring that fits onto the bottom of the white disk and replaces the adhesive ring on metal lids.

Although the initial price of the lids is substantially higher than that of conventional canning lids, there is no question that over time they will save me money over the single use variety.

You're not supposed to use the inner circle of regular canning lids more than once. If you put up as many jars of food as I do, that's a lot of lids tossed. I like the fact that these stay in my kitchen rather than going into the trash or recycling.

Tattler makes reusable lids to fit both regular and wide mouth canning jars.

The only negative thing I have to say about this product is that it's a bit harder to tell if you've got a good seal once the jars are cooled. The white Tattler lids are solid - they don't go from flexible-convex to solid-concave with a satisfying click or ping like the standard lids do. But once your jars of food have cooled, you can test the seal by lifting the jar by the white disk, or (if you're a bit fanatical, as I am, by unscrewing the outer ring, turning the jar upside down and shaking vigorously.

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