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  1. #1
    Don S. Guest

    Default Reusable Canning Lids

    Has anyone used the Tattler reusable canning lids? I am curious if they are
    worth buying. Here's their link http://www.reusablecanninglids.com/

    Don


  2. #2
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Reusable Canning Lids

    On 5/19/2012 3:32 PM, Don S. wrote:
    > Has anyone used the Tattler reusable canning lids? I am curious if they
    > are worth buying. Here's their link http://www.reusablecanninglids.com/
    >
    > Don

    Haven't seen the Tattler lids since the seventies and we didn't use them
    then. Here's an interesting review,
    http://www.rural-revolution.com/2010...ning-lids.html there
    are many reviews on line, most I read said they were okay but you MUST
    follow directions.

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    gloria p Guest

    Default Re: Reusable Canning Lids

    On 5/19/2012 3:30 PM, George Shirley wrote:
    > On 5/19/2012 3:32 PM, Don S. wrote:
    >> Has anyone used the Tattler reusable canning lids? I am curious if they
    >> are worth buying. Here's their link http://www.reusablecanninglids.com/
    >>
    >> Don

    > Haven't seen the Tattler lids since the seventies and we didn't use them
    > then. Here's an interesting review,
    > http://www.rural-revolution.com/2010...ning-lids.html there
    > are many reviews on line, most I read said they were okay but you MUST
    > follow directions.



    I read her review. Just my humble opinion:

    I don't like the idea of the lids that are touching the product being
    plastic. We keep hearing that many of the plastics that were once
    touted as safe or inert are really harmful to humans on a cellular
    level. Many of them leach unsafe compounds.

    With the probable multiplier effect of the heat of processing and
    the presence of an acid in the jars, I just don't trust plastic to
    be long-term safe.

    gloria p

  4. #4
    Ross@home Guest

    Default Re: Reusable Canning Lids

    On Sat, 19 May 2012 13:32:32 -0700, "Don S."
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Has anyone used the Tattler reusable canning lids? I am curious if they are
    >worth buying. Here's their link http://www.reusablecanninglids.com/
    >
    >Don


    Many years ago we bought about 6 or 8 dozen reusable lids similar in
    design to the Tattler except the lids were stainless steel rather than
    plastic.
    At the time we thought what a great idea plus, they were on sale for
    about half price. After our first attempt at canning using the new
    lids, we had a pretty good idea of why they were on sale.
    It was a real PITA trying to keep the rubber rings flat and in
    position on the jar while putting on the screwbands. It slowed down
    the whole process plus the seal failure rate was higher.
    As much as I grump at the constantly increasing price of Bernardin's
    one piece, single use lids, their frustration factor is much lower
    than the stainless steel reusable lids we tried.
    Just my opinion and, as always, YMMV.

    Ross
    Southern Ontario, Canada.

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    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Reusable Canning Lids

    On 5/19/2012 9:53 PM, gloria p wrote:
    > On 5/19/2012 3:30 PM, George Shirley wrote:
    >> On 5/19/2012 3:32 PM, Don S. wrote:
    >>> Has anyone used the Tattler reusable canning lids? I am curious if they
    >>> are worth buying. Here's their link http://www.reusablecanninglids.com/
    >>>
    >>> Don

    >> Haven't seen the Tattler lids since the seventies and we didn't use them
    >> then. Here's an interesting review,
    >> http://www.rural-revolution.com/2010...ning-lids.html there
    >> are many reviews on line, most I read said they were okay but you MUST
    >> follow directions.

    >
    >
    > I read her review. Just my humble opinion:
    >
    > I don't like the idea of the lids that are touching the product being
    > plastic. We keep hearing that many of the plastics that were once touted
    > as safe or inert are really harmful to humans on a cellular level. Many
    > of them leach unsafe compounds.
    >
    > With the probable multiplier effect of the heat of processing and
    > the presence of an acid in the jars, I just don't trust plastic to
    > be long-term safe.
    >
    > gloria p

    Take a look at their web site before you judge their product. Go here to
    see what type of materials they use in their reusable lids and gaskets:
    http://www.reusablecanninglids.com/BpaFree.aspx

  6. #6
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Reusable Canning Lids

    In article <jp901b$js6$[email protected]>,
    "Don S." <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Has anyone used the Tattler reusable canning lids? I am curious if they are
    > worth buying. Here's their link http://www.reusablecanninglids.com/
    >
    > Don


    I don't see why they would not work. I have not used them. If they
    draw and hold a vacuum seal, they should be fine. The initial
    investment isn't cheap, I think. JMO.
    --
    Barb,
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller September 5, 2011

  7. #7
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Reusable Canning Lids

    In article <jp9mb6$6g3$[email protected]>,
    gloria p <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 5/19/2012 3:30 PM, George Shirley wrote:
    > > On 5/19/2012 3:32 PM, Don S. wrote:
    > >> Has anyone used the Tattler reusable canning lids? I am curious if they
    > >> are worth buying. Here's their link http://www.reusablecanninglids.com/
    > >>
    > >> Don

    > > Haven't seen the Tattler lids since the seventies and we didn't use them
    > > then. Here's an interesting review,
    > > http://www.rural-revolution.com/2010...ning-lids.html there
    > > are many reviews on line, most I read said they were okay but you MUST
    > > follow directions.

    >
    >
    > I read her review. Just my humble opinion:
    >
    > I don't like the idea of the lids that are touching the product being
    > plastic. We keep hearing that many of the plastics that were once
    > touted as safe or inert are really harmful to humans on a cellular
    > level. Many of them leach unsafe compounds.
    >
    > With the probable multiplier effect of the heat of processing and
    > the presence of an acid in the jars, I just don't trust plastic to
    > be long-term safe.
    >
    > gloria p


    BPA seems to be everyone's concern about that, Gloria. The Tattler
    peeps say specifically their product is free of BPA and that what they
    do use is FDA- and USDA-blessed. <shrug>
    <http://www.reusablecanninglids.com/BpaFree.aspx>
    --
    Barb,
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller September 5, 2011

  8. #8
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Reusable Canning Lids

    On 5/21/2012 9:11 AM, Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > In article<jp901b$js6$[email protected]>,
    > "Don S."<[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Has anyone used the Tattler reusable canning lids? I am curious if they are
    >> worth buying. Here's their link http://www.reusablecanninglids.com/
    >>
    >> Don

    >
    > I don't see why they would not work. I have not used them. If they
    > draw and hold a vacuum seal, they should be fine. The initial
    > investment isn't cheap, I think. JMO.


    At $27.95 for 36 lids and gaskets you're right, they're not cheap. But,
    if you get ten uses from one lid and gasket you end up paying 7 cents
    per lid and gasket, that's fairly cheap.

    If I were to use them I would not gift the jars to someone that wouldn't
    give me the rings, lids, and gaskets back.

    I've got more than 400 lids on hand at the moment so don't anticipate
    buying any Tattler for the near future. Maybe next year or the one after.

    Nice to hear the folks up in Southern Canada are still around Barb.
    How's the preparations for the next state fair going?

  9. #9
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Reusable Canning Lids

    In article <4fba991d$0$7602$[email protected]> ,
    George Shirley <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 5/21/2012 9:11 AM, Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > > In article<jp901b$js6$[email protected]>,
    > > "Don S."<[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> Has anyone used the Tattler reusable canning lids? I am curious if they
    > >> are
    > >> worth buying. Here's their link http://www.reusablecanninglids.com/
    > >>
    > >> Don

    > >
    > > I don't see why they would not work. I have not used them. If they
    > > draw and hold a vacuum seal, they should be fine. The initial
    > > investment isn't cheap, I think. JMO.

    >
    > At $27.95 for 36 lids and gaskets you're right, they're not cheap. But,
    > if you get ten uses from one lid and gasket you end up paying 7 cents
    > per lid and gasket, that's fairly cheap.


    Understood.
    >
    > If I were to use them I would not gift the jars to someone that wouldn't
    > give me the rings, lids, and gaskets back.


    Coward. :-)
    >
    > I've got more than 400 lids on hand at the moment so don't anticipate
    > buying any Tattler for the near future. Maybe next year or the one after.
    >
    > Nice to hear the folks up in Southern Canada are still around Barb.
    > How's the preparations for the next state fair going?


    Saveur magazine. June-July 2012. Page 31. :-)
    Modesty doesn't become me.
    --
    Barb,
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller September 5, 2011

  10. #10
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Reusable Canning Lids

    On 5/23/2012 9:09 AM, Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > In article<4fba991d$0$7602$[email protected] ws.com>,
    > George Shirley<[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On 5/21/2012 9:11 AM, Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    >>> In article<jp901b$js6$[email protected]>,
    >>> "Don S."<[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Has anyone used the Tattler reusable canning lids? I am curious if they
    >>>> are
    >>>> worth buying. Here's their link http://www.reusablecanninglids.com/
    >>>>
    >>>> Don
    >>>
    >>> I don't see why they would not work. I have not used them. If they
    >>> draw and hold a vacuum seal, they should be fine. The initial
    >>> investment isn't cheap, I think. JMO.

    >>
    >> At $27.95 for 36 lids and gaskets you're right, they're not cheap. But,
    >> if you get ten uses from one lid and gasket you end up paying 7 cents
    >> per lid and gasket, that's fairly cheap.

    >
    > Understood.
    >>
    >> If I were to use them I would not gift the jars to someone that wouldn't
    >> give me the rings, lids, and gaskets back.

    >
    > Coward. :-)
    >>
    >> I've got more than 400 lids on hand at the moment so don't anticipate
    >> buying any Tattler for the near future. Maybe next year or the one after.
    >>
    >> Nice to hear the folks up in Southern Canada are still around Barb.
    >> How's the preparations for the next state fair going?

    >
    > Saveur magazine. June-July 2012. Page 31. :-)
    > Modesty doesn't become me.

    You're just a glory hound. I only read American Rifleman. <G>

  11. #11
    Carol S Guest

    Default Re: Reusable Canning Lids

    I never knew there were reusable lids but my mind thinks they aren't a
    good idea....I picture all that hard work going to waste when the lids
    don't seal......so far I've been lucky and had only 4 that the seal
    failed in more than 14 years....Carol


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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Reusable Canning Lids

    In article <4fbd094e$0$7632$[email protected]> ,
    George Shirley <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 5/23/2012 9:09 AM, Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > > In article<4fba991d$0$7602$[email protected] ws.com>,
    > > George Shirley<[email protected]> wrote:
    > >> How's the preparations for the next state fair going?

    > >
    > > Saveur magazine. June-July 2012. Page 31. :-)
    > > Modesty doesn't become me.


    > You're just a glory hound. I only read American Rifleman. <G>


    Nah, I just like a good time - and I'm not afraid of a microphone. '-)
    --
    Barb,
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller September 5, 2011

  13. #13
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Reusable Canning Lids

    On 5/24/2012 7:28 PM, Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > In article<4fbd094e$0$7632$[email protected] ws.com>,
    > George Shirley<[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On 5/23/2012 9:09 AM, Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    >>> In article<4fba991d$0$7602$[email protected] ws.com>,
    >>> George Shirley<[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>> How's the preparations for the next state fair going?
    >>>
    >>> Saveur magazine. June-July 2012. Page 31. :-)
    >>> Modesty doesn't become me.

    >
    >> You're just a glory hound. I only read American Rifleman.<G>

    >
    > Nah, I just like a good time - and I'm not afraid of a microphone. '-)

    I've known you for twenty years and have never found anything you were
    afraid of except losing at the state fair.

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