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Old 04-19-2012, 06:13 AM   #1
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anyone ever use these?: http://www.reusablecanninglids.com/s...n-package.html

I'm looking to use something other than the standard Ball metal lids this year and this was first option I found.
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:19 AM   #2
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We used rubber rings and metal lids when I was a kid. The rubber wore out after about two years, and often got brittle while they were on the jar and the contents of the jar would spoil. The idea is nice, but they don't work well. There is a reason that once canning was invented, the rubber rings went out of style fairly quickly.
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:32 AM   #3
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I like the bpa free but rubber rings are going to dry out fast being boiled and exposed to acids of food (like ctl said ) They've got us coming and going I'm afraid.
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I just bought a bunch of these a few months ago. I haven't used them yet, but I have a friend who is a big-time canner, and she recommended them to me. She's been using them for about five years, and she says you get about 4-5 uses out of the rubber rings before you have to replace them. Replacing the rubber rings every few years is a lot cheaper than buying new lids every two years (I can get about two uses out of the standard lids before the suction goes bad). Not to mention regular lids are not BPA-free.

Anyway, my friend highly recommended them. I can't wait to use mine this year!
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I'm ordering a package to try them out, but not necessarily replace my whole canning stock.
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