If you follow the blog Facebook page, you might have seen my comments about having 80lbs of tomatoes to can in the last few weeks. I have not canned tomatoes in a very long time but found a great deal at a local store that I just couldn’t pass up. Even though they weren’t locally farm grown and organic (would have been my preference), these were in a price range we could afford and be worth it to can. They also went on sale at the perfect time since I wanted to try and review some Tattler Lids.
I grew up canning with my mom but in recent years, have not canned much besides apples so I haven’t kept up with canning products and had never heard of Tattler Lids until earlier this year when another blogger shared her experience with them.
I have always hated not reusing a perfectly good metal lid but the uncertainty of it not sealing has always prevented me from trying to reuse the metal canning lids. I do reuse many lids for things that don’t need to seal (like for dry storage goods or storing leftovers in the fridge) but when it comes to canning, I try to be careful.
If you’re not familiar with Tattler Lids, you should check them out. Instead of having to buy new lids every time you go to can, Tattler lids are indefinitely reusable. You only need as many as you’ll need for your canning project and maybe over time, you might have to replace the rubber or the lid if something happens but you won’t have to buy new Tattler lids every time you go to can.
Some highlights about Tattler Lids:
- Indefinitely Reusable
- Can be used with a Pressure Canner and Water bath
- FDA & USA Approved Materials
- Dishwasher Safe
- BPA Free
- They are made in USA
There are two pieces to the Tattler Lids. You have the white hard plastic lid and the rubber ring. Tattler Lids come in both the regular size and the wide mouth size so they will work with your normal canning jars. You also need to use the regular metal bands to help the sealing process but those can be removed as soon as your jars are cooled. The lids are easy to use, easy to place on the jars and out of all the jars of tomatoes I canned in the last couple weeks, I only had one jar not seal. I believe it was my fault in that I didn’t tighten the metal band tight enough after processing but I was extremely happy and impressed that all the other jars sealed.
Tattler Lids are an investment but they save in waste and over a short period of time, they save on money since you won’t have to keep buying new lids. I definitely have no plans to return to the normal metal canning lids!
Are you a canner or thinking about getting into canning? Check out LPC Survival’s section on Tattler Lids.
LPC Survival is giving away 6 boxes of each (reg. & wide mouth) lids to TWO Practical Savings‘ readers! Here is your chance to try the Tattler lids for yourself or add to your supply! Just enter the form below.
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Disclaimer: I was provided with the product in this review free of charge. I was in no other way compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are my own. I was under no obligation to write a positive review.