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Reusable Canning Lids
Tattler Reusable Canning Jar Lids ^

Posted on 01/07/2011 3:26:56 PM PST by DuncanWaring

TATTLER Canning Lid's proven success, as a reusable product, has earned them the distinction of widespread customer satisfaction and acceptance since their origination in 1976. The years of development of this product have brought to the home canner a jar lid that is truly reusable. In fact, the longevity of TATTLER Canning Lids presents the likelihood they will be handed down to the next generation of food preservation enthusiasts!

Properly used, with any standard Mason jar and metal screw band, these reusable lids will last a lifetime. If you ever wear this lid out, we will replace it free! Follow standard directions and procedures, for two piece canning jar lids, with any normal home canning process, and obtain excellent results.


TOPICS: Agriculture; Food; Gardening
KEYWORDS: agriculture; canning; food; gardening; preppers; prepping; survival
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Heard a reference to this site on Glenn Beck's radio show today.

Seems like a good idea.

Sales benefit me not-at-all.

1 posted on 01/07/2011 3:26:59 PM PST by DuncanWaring
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To: ChocChipCookie; Doctor Prepper

Ping.


2 posted on 01/07/2011 3:27:50 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

Thanks/Info


3 posted on 01/07/2011 3:32:15 PM PST by Cold Heart
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To: DuncanWaring; Diana in Wisconsin; gardengirl; girlangler; SunkenCiv; HungarianGypsy; Gabz; ...

Weekly Gardening Ping

Canning news!


4 posted on 01/07/2011 3:36:52 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: DuncanWaring

Ha! Thanks for the post.

Heard this guy as well. Very hesitant to plug his site. Glenn had to drag it out of him. I like that. And I think my wife and I will like his product! :)

BTTT!


5 posted on 01/07/2011 3:37:13 PM PST by griffin (Constitution Unchained! - krsieanforcongress.com)
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To: DuncanWaring

All that comes to mind is the Monty Python sketch about storage jars. You had to be there.


6 posted on 01/07/2011 3:39:16 PM PST by redpoll
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To: Red_Devil 232

Canning is scary! :)


7 posted on 01/07/2011 3:39:28 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: DuncanWaring

You just might check recent legislation to find out whether it is still legal to can. You might just end up in Leavenworth for “Intent to can peach preserves”.

Word to the wise.


8 posted on 01/07/2011 3:40:06 PM PST by texmexis best (`)
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To: DuncanWaring

As a home canner, I’m a little leery, I prefer new and sterilized.


9 posted on 01/07/2011 3:40:56 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!)
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To: trisham

It’s easy if you use a pressure cooker. May have to try these lids! The hardest part is preparing the vegetables you are going to can.


10 posted on 01/07/2011 3:45:08 PM PST by KYGrandma (The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home......)
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To: DuncanWaring

Thanks. I love to can. Bet his sales have gone up significantly today after the GB mention.


11 posted on 01/07/2011 3:48:06 PM PST by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: DuncanWaring

Thanks, I’m willing to give them a try. I really hate throwing away the lids but I’m hesitant to reuse them - don’t want to deal with spoilage or no seal.


12 posted on 01/07/2011 3:49:34 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: DuncanWaring

13 posted on 01/07/2011 3:52:21 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: KYGrandma

I’ve canned for 4 years now and my family likes my home canned veggies and fruits so much better than store bought! There is just no comparison.

I may have to check out these lids too.


14 posted on 01/07/2011 3:54:24 PM PST by justsaynomore ("We the people are still in charge of this country!" - Herman Cain)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Okay, who got canned?...


15 posted on 01/07/2011 3:54:47 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: texmexis best

I’ll just live dangerously.


16 posted on 01/07/2011 3:55:20 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: texmexis best

They can kiss my pressure canner :)


17 posted on 01/07/2011 4:00:12 PM PST by justsaynomore ("We the people are still in charge of this country!" - Herman Cain)
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To: Duchess47

I always keep some used lids around. I use them on jars that I put my bulk yeast and other items I plan on keeping in the fridge - like a half can of crushed pineapple etc.


18 posted on 01/07/2011 4:07:05 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: DuncanWaring
Reusable Canning Lids
19 posted on 01/07/2011 4:09:17 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Duchess47

Looks like jar rubber seals are replaceable and not reused.


20 posted on 01/07/2011 4:11:56 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: DuncanWaring

I have some of these, I love them.

Have canned green beans and peaches with them, so far. Had one failed seal, but that was no more than I’d expect with traditional ones, with as many as I put up.

The thing I like about them is they are completely reusable, both lids and rings. I’ve been afraid of running out of lids in an EOTWAWKI situation. These are supposedly good for 20 years and you can buy extra rings for them.


21 posted on 01/07/2011 4:18:51 PM PST by FrogMom (No such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: DuncanWaring
"Sales benefit me not-at-all. "

Well...if you're out scavenging for food and you run across a 'stash' of food that has survived because of these lids...then, you'd benefit.

See...you're not so innocent.

22 posted on 01/07/2011 4:19:47 PM PST by blam
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To: Red_Devil 232

It would appear that if you’re careful opening the jar the rings are reusable.

I would imagine that having a few spares anyway would be prudent.


23 posted on 01/07/2011 4:20:57 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: blam

Drat!

You’re on to my scam!

Curse you!


24 posted on 01/07/2011 4:22:39 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: redpoll
"All that comes to mind is the Monty Python sketch about storage jars. You had to be there."

Monty Python Storage Jars-Słoje

25 posted on 01/07/2011 4:25:12 PM PST by blam
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To: DuncanWaring
Heard this on Beck's radio show this morning as well...went right to the site, and it was down. BECK RULE #2: any site mentioned on his show will crash immediately; as servers are overwhelmed by listeners.

I was thinking about picking up one of those snappy All-American pressure canners...these reusable lids would really come in handy.

26 posted on 01/07/2011 4:26:49 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Thanks for the ping, I’ll be checking these out before canning season rolls around.


27 posted on 01/07/2011 4:35:37 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: DuncanWaring

Wonder if he got the idea during the time of Nixon’s wage & price controls. There was a run on the regular canning lids and the manufacturers couldn’t/didn’t resposnd so there was a multi-year shortage of them.


28 posted on 01/07/2011 5:12:52 PM PST by Western Phil
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To: Western Phil

I didn’t quite follow the story, but he did say something about an idea his father had during the 1970s (Beck’s guess - “8-track tape”).

This may have been it.


29 posted on 01/07/2011 5:17:07 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I thought when I first looked at the sight that the rubber seals would have to be replaced each time but checking around on the site I found that was not the case. They only need to be replaced if damaged although they recommend turning them over each time.

I think I’d try them on something like tomatoes which I go through rapidly just to see.

I do reuse some old lids for things going in the fridge or for storing seeds or dehydrated foods. I have so much time and effort into canning that I’m not a happy camper if I have something not seal, even less happy if something spoils. Probably because I love everything about my garden except the canning. That’s just a necessary evil :)


30 posted on 01/07/2011 5:20:14 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: DuncanWaring
I first used these back in the '70s when there was a shortage of canning lids. Used them for about 7 or 8 years and only stopped because of relocating and didn't bring them along.

Couldn't find them till last year when there was a write-up in Backwoods Home Magazine. I immediately bought a bunch - glad to have them again.

They have had a couple of improvements over the years which I like, but the rubber rings don't seem to be as thick or as dense as my old ones, however, I have canned quite a bit with them with great success.

Suggestion would be to get a stock of the replacement rubber rings too, if you are looking SHTF protection for the long term.(just in case)

Here's a days worth of canning corn from last summer - with the Tattler lids...


31 posted on 01/07/2011 5:26:09 PM PST by DelaWhere (Better to be prepared one year early than one day late!)
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To: DuncanWaring

Found this on his web site: “ A scarcity of canning lids, causing a frustrating market condition for home canners in the mid 70’s, led to exploring the feasability of a plastic reusable product. After various prototype experiments the current version of TATTLER Reusable Canning Lids was conceived. The product has proven to perform exactly as originally intended, to fill a need for those who wish to have a product on hand they can count on year after year, Made in the United States of America. You will never regret becoming one of the countless satisfied users of this product.’

Don’t remember the details of the wage & price control fiasco, but there was a resurgence of a desire to can stuff due to shortages caused by the controls. Didn’t take long to clear the shelves of product and nobody was geared up to make any more.

I suspect we will be buying some of these to avoid any possible favors Obama has in mind.


32 posted on 01/07/2011 5:35:24 PM PST by Western Phil
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To: Red_Devil 232

Thanks for the ping. These do look promising, especially with extra rubber rings ‘just in case’.

The metal lids are becoming outrageously (but what isn’t!) expensive, for a one-time-use item. At least, one time CANNING use; like you, they do get recycled to other stuff that doesn’t need the hermetic sealing.

Way back, when cheap was *really* cheap, they even got the tin snips treatment, to turn them into Christmas bells and other decorations.

Also use used ones, along with the tops of tin cans (hate the new fangled seamless pressed cans; used to use top & bottom; and cut the can up the seam to get small pieces of ‘sheet metal’ for projects) to hang as ‘flashers’ in the fruit trees and on the prison-fence style overhang at the top of the 8’ garden fence.


33 posted on 01/07/2011 5:36:07 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: Red_Devil 232; DuncanWaring

34 posted on 01/07/2011 5:37:43 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: who knows what evil?

>>>I was thinking about picking up one of those snappy All-American pressure canners..<<<

I can vouch for them... I have a 921 All-American canner and use it heavily - no seal to go bad, even if the gauge goes, you can still use it based on the weighted regulator.

Fantastic tool for preserving...


35 posted on 01/07/2011 5:41:02 PM PST by DelaWhere (Better to be prepared one year early than one day late!)
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To: DelaWhere

Appreciate the feedback...I believe it was a 921 that we were looking at...


36 posted on 01/07/2011 6:30:22 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: FrogMom

How do you get the lids off without damaging them?

They look like plastic in the picture above. Are they?


37 posted on 01/07/2011 7:27:16 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: who knows what evil?
I was thinking about picking up one of those snappy All-American pressure canners...these reusable lids would really come in handy.

I have one and I love it. However, one side of the metal to metal seal seems to be leaking a little. I get steam coming out of there and it seems to be getting progressively worse. I don't know why, as I've never dropped it or bumped it and it doesn't look like there's a burr or anything that would account for it.

It still gets up just fine though.

38 posted on 01/07/2011 7:33:08 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: who knows what evil?
The only thing I could find wrong with the 921 canner is that the weight could possibly get misplaced...

So, here is my simple solution - a split key ring, 3" of small chain and a cotter pin. Now there is never any doubt where the weight is...

I sent the idea to All-American for their use...

39 posted on 01/07/2011 7:58:52 PM PST by DelaWhere (Better to be prepared one year early than one day late!)
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To: metmom

Howdy metmom!

>>>However, one side of the metal to metal seal seems to be leaking a little. <<<

Sounds like the lid may have become warped... Thermal shock can do that, as well as not tightening it uniformly.

I always tighten mine like it was a head on an engine or a wheel on a car... Tighten one closest to you, then the one on the opposite side, followed by opposing ones, always doing opposites.

I think too, that I read somewhere that cooling shock could do that too... Might use a marker and mark where it is leaking and then if it is consistently the same spot, check for scratch or other problem.

I do keep mine lubricated with vaseline and lock the latches when storing it so that it would help keep it formed to the base.

Hope this helps...


40 posted on 01/07/2011 8:16:32 PM PST by DelaWhere (Better to be prepared one year early than one day late!)
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To: Duchess47

The original lids were reusable glass with reusable rubber gaskets. The “new & improved” disposables came in later.


41 posted on 01/07/2011 9:06:16 PM PST by Cold Heart
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To: DelaWhere

It seems that it always did leak steam through the seal just a little, but I really don’t recall clearly. I’ll have to ask mr. mm if he remembers. We’ve had it a few years already so the memory is vague. I know we get some spitting through the little black pressure relief plug.

I do keep it lubricated with vaseline and tighten down the screws on opposite sides, according to the directions. I use a ruler to check around the lid to make sure the lid is seated evenly.

The place where the steam escapes is always in the same spot, so it tells me that there’s something going on with the pot and not the positioning of the lid on the pot.

I did have a little trouble with the lid sticking at one point. It must have been uneven heating or cooling of the pot and lid. I make sure that the pot and lid are the same temperature when secured so they expand and contract at the same rate. IOW, I didn’t screw down a room temperature lid on a hot pot. That seemed to help the sticking lid problem.

Like I said, so far it has not given me any trouble getting up to and holding pressure. It’s just that the steam escapes through the metal to metal seal and condenses on the handle and ends up spitting because of the heat and it does seem to be getting worse, more steam coming out and more condensation collecting on the handle.

I need to contact All American and see what they say to do about it. It’s probably well past any warranty at this point in time.


42 posted on 01/07/2011 9:22:39 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: DelaWhere

I agree about the weight.

That’s a great idea.

I keep mine in ziploc snack bag but still did manage to misplace it for a couple hours once. What an ordeal that was.


43 posted on 01/07/2011 9:24:54 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: DelaWhere

I agree about the weight.

That’s a great idea.

I keep mine in ziploc snack bag but still did manage to misplace it for a couple hours once. What an ordeal that was.


44 posted on 01/07/2011 9:25:02 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

They are a very heavy plastic.

Open them just like regular lids, I use the flat end of my can opener, put it between the very top thread of the jar under the edge of the lid and gently twist the can opener.


45 posted on 01/07/2011 10:35:55 PM PST by FrogMom (No such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: DelaWhere

Great idea...


46 posted on 01/08/2011 6:27:23 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: DelaWhere
Your picture is amazing. Thanks for posting it.

I want so badly to be able to get my garden actually producing. It's such a slow go, somehow. I've moved it around, and enriched the soil ... still haven't gotten good production, except from the cherry tomatoes. I want to get it working well before I expand. Big learning curve, I guess. When I think about it, I panic a bit because I haven't gotten the hang of it yet and I fear I'm running out of time.

47 posted on 01/08/2011 6:41:00 AM PST by JustSurrounded (Repeal it all.)
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To: JustSurrounded

>>>I want so badly to be able to get my garden actually producing. It’s such a slow go, somehow. I’ve moved it around, and enriched the soil ... still haven’t gotten good production, except from the cherry tomatoes. I want to get it working well before I expand. Big learning curve, I guess. When I think about it, I panic a bit because I haven’t gotten the hang of it yet and I fear I’m running out of time.<<<

Well, fortunately, your state has a pretty active set of programs to help...

18 Counties have Master Gardener programs:
http://mastergardener.umd.edu/

Or if you have specific questions:
http://hgic.umd.edu/ (hgic is Home Gardener Information Center)

Right now is the time to consider soil testing (particularly since you are having troubles) then you can plan amending your soil accordingly and start planning...

One thing to remember, not every crop is going to grow well every year... (Ever notice even professionals have to show ‘Crop Failure’ in the catalogs sometimes?) LOL, I tried 4 times to get a stand of beets last year but was unsuccessful. Had to plant green beans several times to get a good stand too. (was finally successful with that). Other than that, pretty good success with the garden - I do plant enough different veggies and green that if a few fail any year, I have plenty to make up for it.

Remember - If ya don’t plant ‘em, ya can’t grow ‘em...

It is hard to learn to swim if you only dip your toe in...

Wishing you best of gardening luck this year. 8^)


48 posted on 01/08/2011 8:13:10 AM PST by DelaWhere (Better to be prepared one year early than one day late!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

You are probably a bit like me. I was taught to sterilize, sterilize, sterilize. If you don’t can properly, you can injure/kill someone who eats the food. Have any freepers used this product and can they attest to the fact that it is just as safe. I am not saying I won’t use a new product but I have been taught to take safety precautions seriously.


49 posted on 01/08/2011 8:44:18 AM PST by momtothree
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To: momtothree; FrogMom; DelaWhere

FrogMom and DelaWhere both seem to be actual users.


50 posted on 01/08/2011 9:55:55 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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