Lids and Jars

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Lids and Jars

Postby admin » Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:58 am

Here's where you can list or find some places who stock lids and jars as well as let everyone know what you thought of the product(s).

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Mason Jars and Lids

Postby minnie » Sun May 25, 2008 11:31 am

I've ordered Mason Jars and plastic lids from http://www.redbacktrading.com.au/ they gave an excellent service and the price was great.

They also have replacement lids and Presto Pressure Cookers (Canners) at the best price I've seen so far in Australia. :D

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Re: Lids and Jars

Postby mcgrealm » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:48 pm

I'm unsure where to post his request, however I'm hoping someone may have some experience or suggestions for my problem. I have lots of extra beautiful jars - all 4" Vicola, and want to use them for storage and display of legumes, rice, noodles, flours etc etc but can't think of what I can use as a top, or where I might buy something which would serve as an airtight top for them. Any suggestions?

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Re: Lids and Jars

Postby minnie » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:20 am

Hi mcgrealm,

Welcome to the forum.

Fowlers Vacola do make a pop-on plastic lid for their jars, but personally I haven't had great success with it. Now I only bottle things in Vacola jars that all the contents will be used immediately, the Stagoni (wrong spelling I know) or Mason jars are a better option.

I'm about to box up a whole lot of FV jars and take them into the Salvation Army, because all they're doing is collecting dust... anyone wanting the big jars that can pick up more than welcome to come and get them. 8-)
:D

Vicki

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Re: Lids and Jars

Postby Hayhay » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:38 am

Oh Vicki, you're not in vic are you? I'd love them!

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Re: Lids and Jars

Postby minnie » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:55 pm

Hi Hayley,

Sorry, I'm in Northern NSW just outside of Casino. :(

I'd love them to go to someone who preserves as I bought them from ebay and collected from Brisbane, the woman was a preserver and he mother and grandmother so some of the jars have been used for generations but still good with no chips etc. They cared for them.

The big ones though are just too large for us (only two) and if more come I just open more jars.

I just can't bear wasting food, when I think of how many people in this country let alone overseas go to sleep every night with an empty belly it's just disgusting the waste in our society now.
:D
Vicki

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Re: Lids and Jars

Postby Hayhay » Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:23 pm

Oh yeah I just realised your location is in your details....!

Bummer I don't even know anyone or have any rellies near you. Oh well....

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Re: Lids and Jars

Postby minnie » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:50 am

Hi Hayley,

That is a bummer, I'll see how I go packing them and maybe I could courier and you pay for the courier?

Don't hold me to a definite at the moment, I'm running around like a mad woman with one hundred and ten things to do, but if you want them badly I'll see how they go.
:D
Vicki

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Re: Lids and Jars

Postby mcgrealm » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:09 pm

Thanks Vicki for your info. I appreciate that. I'm searching to see if I can get large cork tops maybe so I can use them as storage jars.
Regards

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Re: Lids and Jars

Postby minnie » Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:02 am

Now that's something I hadn't thought of for some of my big vacola jars, they'd be great with a cork lid.

Let me know how you go, very interested.

Thanks
:D
Vicki

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Re: Lids and Jars

Postby Hayhay » Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:06 am

That;s OK Vicki, thanks, there'll be some other loving home for them; I imagine a courier would cost alot!

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Re: Lids and Jars

Postby minnie » Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:58 pm

Hi Hayley,

It is a shame you're no closer...

Vicki

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Re: Lids and Jars

Postby Glyn » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:05 pm

Hi Vicki,
Have you still got those FV jars, or have you been to the Sallies already? We're the other side of Kyogle but could get over to you in the next fortnight or so. We would love them,
Glyn .

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Re: Lids and Jars

Postby minnie » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:14 am

Hi Glyn,

Nope haven't got there yet... we're at Hogarth Range.

Send me a pm with your email address and we can work out when etc.

I may have some recycled jars clean of labels as well if you want them as well.
:D
Vicki

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Tattler Lids

Postby Clodia » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:03 am

Greetings all! I've been a lurker for some good long time, and always enjoy the posts and information found here.

I wanted to let all you canners know that the Tattler reusable lids can now be purchased and shipped to Australia through LPC Survival. (GoBerkey.com) Jeff Gleason was a delight to work with and my lids arrived last week in Queensland with no hassles at all! Hurray!

Happy canning all!

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Re: Lids and Jars

Postby minnie » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:16 am

Hi Clodia,

Welcome, thanks for the link hope we see you more on the forum.
:)
Vicki

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Re: Lids and Jars

Postby Shadowgirlau » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:19 pm

Hi Clodia,

I have read mixed reports about the Tattler lids over the past couple of years. Some people say they can be a bit more hit and miss than the usual Ball lids while others haven't had any problems with them at all. From what I have read about them they seem quite similar really to the Wreck jars or the FV jas/lids with the rubber bands being used between them.

Shall be very interested to hear how you find using them by comparison.

Cheers
Kathleen
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