February 6, 2009 at 7:19 am #246966
can you preserve/put jams into those coffee jars that have the heavy glass lids with the plastic seal bits?
if not, what could they be used for? I have a whole heap of them sitting in the top of the pantry not being usedFebruary 6, 2009 at 7:36 am #392646
jams ok a layer of paraffin wax or for short term storage,wax paper if you can still get it
pickles ok, i use clip lock jars for onions and beetroot, zuccs and cues, after the first month, these jars are opened and closed till the contents are gone, so coffee jars can suffice
they are not suitable for pasteurization, which requires a vacuum seal!February 6, 2009 at 7:42 am #392647
I’m just using these as pantry jars for flours and stuff. They are nicer then my baby formula tins 😛February 6, 2009 at 7:42 am #392648
I’d steer well clear of using them for any kind of preserves that would normally require water bath treatment – they just don’t seal.
However, I have loads of them in my pantry filled with dried herbs, herbal teas, even coffee and sugar. Dried fruits and all sorts of pantry things would go very well in them.
Just remember if you are using them for herbs, that they will need to be stored inside a cupboard rather than out on the bench, as sunlight can destroy some of the flavours of herbs.
You could also cover each jar in a peice of fabric or even coloured cellophane to block the light – would make a pretty kitchen display that way.February 7, 2009 at 4:41 am #392649
I doubt that they are heat safe somehow:shrug:February 7, 2009 at 4:55 am #392650
They dont seal so shouldnt be used for anything requiring that. They make fantastic storage jars and also make great jars for food gifts or things like homemade salt scrubs etc. I use mine in the pantry cupboard and love them.February 23, 2009 at 9:21 am #392651
i use lots in my pantry but for dry goods rather than preserves. they dont seal (learnt by experience) enough to keep preserves fresh. anything else though works a treat!February 23, 2009 at 10:23 am #392652
We use them for chillis and onions preserved in vinegar with a dash of sugar. No waterbath.February 23, 2009 at 10:28 am #392653
I use them in the pantry for dry goods. The’re also good storage for jigsaw pieces and board game pieces.
I have a few cupboards with the shelves tailor made to fit the jars I have.:lol:February 23, 2009 at 9:44 pm #392654
Hi Ravyk :wave:
You can safely use the jars for preserving.
There is an online supplier that supplies replacement lids for many jars and they allow you to re-seal safely, although not suitable for canning due to the high pressures involved.
I can get Scarecrow to tell me the URL, otherwise google it.
Doc 😉February 23, 2009 at 9:52 pm #392655
Hey Doc, I don’t think Ravyk is talking about twist top jars. Coffee jars with glass lids, I think must be Moccona jars, and they can’t be used for hot water bath, or pressure canning.February 23, 2009 at 9:56 pm #392656
i use these jars as storage too.
herbal teas, tea bags, coffee, carob, cocoa, coconut, rice flour, arrowroot etc.
I keep cotton tips and cotton wool balls in them as well. CHalk for kids to use.
Also use them as gifts – I make up the dry ingredients in the bottom and pop the trimmings (choc chips or whatever) in the top and print the recipe stating what wet ingredients to add and glue it on the side. We even did anzac biscuits – layering the different ingredients for effect and popping the bicarb in the top. They went to teachers at school one christmas with green and red ribbon tied around:)February 23, 2009 at 10:15 pm #392657
narelleh, what a fantabulous idea! Awesome! You’re very clever… 😀
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