What sizes do Weck jars come in?

There are five different mouth sizes of Weck jars: 40, 60, 80, 100 and 120 mm. Replacement rubber sealing rings, glass lids, and plastic storage caps are available in those sizes.

Are Ball jars the same as Mason jars?

A Mason jar is a molded glass jar that is originally used in canning to preserve food. Other common names for the original Mason jar include Ball jars (after the Ball Corporation), fruit jars and simply glass canning jars. All Mason jars are not created equal.

Can I bake in Weck jars?

The original Weck jars are oven safe. Keep baking or cook in them. They are great to bake portion individual food or cakes.

What does the number mean on the bottom of Ball Mason jars?

Many Ball mason jars have a number printed on the bottom of the jar, but this is a mold number that does not indicate the year of production. Rather, the mold number tells you where the jar was positioned on the glass-making machine that was used to produce it.

How to sterilize jars for preserving?

rinse and drain.

  • with space between them and heat at 120C for 10-15 minutes.
  • Glass jars can also be put through a hot cycle in your dishwasher.
  • Sterilise metal seals in boiling water for 5 minutes and then leave in water.
  • What are Weck jars?

    A Weck jar is a molded glass jar used in canning to preserve food. It is popularly used for jam preservation, for its minimal look and foolproof rubber gasket with a glass lid.

    What is a canning jar ring?

    The rings are used to hold the canning jar lids in place while the jars are being used in either a water bath or a pressure canner. Contrary to typical thinking, the rings do not seal the canning jars, as this is the function of the canning jar lids.

    What is a Canning Lid?

    Canning lids are paramount for preserving freshness as well as guaranteeing a vacuum seal. Canning lids come in 2 varieties, namely the plastic and metal coated variety. Metal coated lids are designed for one-time use only. You should only use metal coated lids that have been USDA recommended and approved.