Sunday, August 24, 2014

New Changes in Canning Lid Procedures???

It seems that Jarden (the company that manufactures Ball canning jars and lids) has made some changes in their recommendations on how to use their lids... No boiling???

Read the real scoop at Living Home Grown!


  1. I never understood why you would boil them and I don't do it. Think about it, the who purpose of the canning process is to kill the bacteria so there is no need to sterilize anything to start with.

    1. That makes absolutely no sense. You don't sterilize it to kill bacteria? The things I am hearing are disturbing to say the least. I no longer trust these products due to all this conflicting disinformation.

  2. Thought it was to soften the seal. Hummmm

  3. I have done some without boiling and never had a problem. Maybe they changed the seal.

  4. Wow! I am a first time canner and now I am more confused than ever. I want to do it right.

  5. Well, I am embarrassed, In the 40 years I have been canning, I have never boiled a lid. I might have sterilized them by pouring boiling water over them, but I thought that was the reasoning behind it, not softening rubber.
    Only time I ever have a sealing failure is if a speck of food/seed got under the gasket, or there was a flaw in the rim of the jar.

  6. Guess it's a good thing they've decided this. I haven't boiled lids since Heck was a pup.

  7. Thanks for the update. One less pot on the stove to deal with is just what I needed.

  8. I've never boiled, just had in very hot, almost boiling water for atleast 5 minutes to soften the rubber. I get my lids from the Amish, in sleeves. I have a lot of sleeves, are they made by jardin as well?

  9. what an amazing site you have here! I water bath can, but haven't stepped into pressure canning yet- I should because I have lots of produce, but no reliable how-to source. Ummmmmmm think I found my source!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I look forward to following along :)

  10. I've been canning for barely a year (not counting as a child with the family wimmens) and have had ZERO problems simply heating the lids in my crockpot (dry). I guess that will still work ok if I end up with any 'new' ones, although I haven't checked them out, personally.
    (Craig's wifey, Pam)

  11. I have been canning all my life and have never boiled a lid. The lids are supposed to be put in boiling water to sit, not boil on the stove. Putting lids in "boiling" water is to soften the rubber. The lids need to soften for about 5 or 10 minutes.


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