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Mar 16, 2010 10:43 AM

Tattler Reusable Canning Lids?

Does anyone have experience using Tattler reusable canning lids for water bath and/or pressure canning? These are promoted as Bisphenol A (BPA) free. I'd like an alternative to Jarden Home Brands manufacturer of home canning lids: Ball, Kerr, Golden Harvest, and Bernardin brands, which have BPA in the coating.

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  1. thanks for the info...never used them but will this year when they start shipping in April and will report back. They look like a great alternative. I'm curious how they'd hold up to longer processing but we'll see.

    1. Hi Melanie. I just bought the tattler lids this spring. I love them. I use a water bath when canning and they sealed perfectly. just make sure that you jar rims are clean. I always thought that the metal lids were such a waste of money. Good luck and happy canning!

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      1. re: barncrazygal

        Water bath canning is safe for "acid" foods, such as tomatoes. It is NOT safe for "low acid" foods, such as green beans. Low acid foods must be pressure-canned for safety.

      2. Now that canning season is in full swing, do we have more reports on the Tattler reusable lids?

        1. Does anyone have reports from your experiences last season?

          1. Great thread. I'm interested, too. Tattler also claims their lids are "infinitely reusable" which is almost too good to be true.

            I guess you could go with Weck, but that's a pricy way to go!


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            1. re: The Dairy Queen

              I love Weck jars and it was the first thing I thought of when I saw the tagline "reuseable" but Weck is soooo hard to find anymore. And the shipping on them (and all heavy things like glass jars and bottles) is hideous.

              I would be tempted to try these reusable lids but I give away half of what I make so that kinda renders things like jars and lids not-so-reuseable after all.

              1. re: rainey

                But the etiquette on the reusable jars is that they give the jar back to you, isn't it? Perhaps you can gently mention this wondrous new lid that is "infinitely reusable" and hope it returns to you with at least some of the jars?


                1. re: The Dairy Queen

                  I would say yes to returning jars, or at least thats how it used to be. I make up labels with the name, ingredients and a lil' reminder to return the lids, ring ang jar. I print these up on my computer. If you google free canning labels there is a site that you can create your own. I think the site is "pick your own". Then you up date it every year with a new canning date. I also put a piece of packing tape over the label just to make it semi waterproof. The pick your own has pretty good recipes too. Good luck &happy canning!

                  1. re: The Dairy Queen

                    One could wish but it doesn't happen so often in my experience.

                2. re: The Dairy Queen

                  Weck's website says not to reuse the rings. I was going to get some until I read that. Not a good investment, especially since they are expensive.

                  1. re: tisty82

                    oh forget it, I'm not getting into this one.

                      1. re: tisty82

                        Just to clarify - you are referring to Weck not Tattler?

                        1. re: meatn3

                          Yes, Tattler`s are reusble for up to 20 years.