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Thread: Do You Reuse Your Canning Lids?

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    If they are in perfect shape I will re-use them. Never had a problem with them. I've had more new ones not seal than used ones.

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    I have on occasion reused lids for jelly. There were usually a few that did not "pop" so those were used first or given to friends for immediate use only.
    If you are planning on long term storage (more than a month or so) I would make very sure the seal was secure.
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    Just because they "look good " is not what matters. How the pressure treated the rubber in the canning process is the important factor....i would always ....Always use new lids please.
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    Never. Last year I purchased the re-usable plastic lids and rubber rings for canning. I am very happy with them. And I like the thought of not having to throw away the used lids. The initial cost is much more than the metal lids but the plastic ones will last a long time.
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    I have been canning now for 40 years and I always use new lids but I reuse the rims. I figure the lids can be bought without the rims for a couple of dollars. So a couple of dollars is worth it. Just to have the peace of mind that my canned food will be safe to eat.

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    No, I would never reuse the lids for canning & "hope" they will seal. However, I do reuse the "good" ones for general storage of leftovers such as soup, etc.

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    Smile There are now reusable lids!

    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    Never. Last year I purchased the re-usable plastic lids and rubber rings for canning. I am very happy with them. And I like the thought of not having to throw away the used lids. The initial cost is much more than the metal lids but the plastic ones will last a long time.
    The Tattler lids advertised on Glenn Beck's show are reusable and guaranteed for a lifetime. They are not plastic, have no PBA and have been tested up to 50 times I believe with success. Just google Tattler reusable lids and you should find them. Worth the extra price if they last forever!

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    I reuse the rings and buy new lids.
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    I only use used lids on jellies. On everything else - news ones.

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    I use new lids-always! I do re-use rings and jars though. New lids are a small price to pay for peace of mind. And too much effort and $$ goes into it all to risk it!!
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