Thursday, October 13, 2011

Canning and Tattler Reusable Canning Lids

In case you haven't figured it out already, I love canning.   (More posts on that coming later.)  I love the satisfaction of seeing those filled jars sitting on the counter once they come out of the canner and I love hearing the "ping" of a sealing lid.  I do hate the waste of the one time lid, however.  I do reuse them when I store things in the refrigerator or  use them to store dry items, but in the long run, most of them are one-time only uses. 

Since I am always looking for ways to save money and reduce waste, I have been researching Tattler Reusable Canning Lids.  They have had some very good reviews from Jackie Clay at Backwoods Home Magazine and Amy at Homestead Revival (great tutorial here).  My primary concern is the initial cost ($20.95 for 3 dozen regular mouth lids and $23.95 for 3 dozen wide mouth lids) and the volume I would have to purchase to do all of my regular season canning.  I usually can several hundred jars of various foods items.  I think I would have to purchase them in stages to get enough to do all of my canning.  As Amy at Homestead Revival mentions also, there is the issue of items that you plan on giving as gifts.  You would have to either use regular lids for those item or request the Tattler lids back. 

Have any of you used the Tattler lids?  If so, what are your opinions?

1 comment:

  1. My mom was a huge canner. I've done a few things, but nothing like she always did. Sorry to say I don't know anything about those lids. She just used the typical one-use Ball lids.

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