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Jun 17, 2010 02:22 AM

ISO 1.5 & 2 L Mason jars for storing pantry goods (reasonably priced)

Where to buy these, on the cheap (and they're just jars, why shouldn't they be cheap)...

Golda's Kitchen has them for a pretty penny, but I just can't see spending $6.00 per jar...

Any recommendations?

Golda's Kitchen
2885 Argentia Rd, Mississauga, ON L5N, CA

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  1. You may have to go to more than 1 store, but very often the Goodwill or Vaue Village has these jars at a good price.

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    1. re: MorseCat

      Will take a look at local stores. Thanks.

    2. That will be tough. Canning is enjoying a resurgence; last year there was a shortage last year. Walmart maybe or The Kitchen (can't set a link) Might try some thrift stores though: Salvation Army or Goodwill.

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      1. re: KSyrahSyrah

        Will check out Walmart and KC, thanks!

        1. re: KSyrahSyrah

          Oooops! I meant not Kitchen Collection. I like KC, but just not for canning. Sorry.

        2. Try Crappy Tire. Stock on these varies between stores, so a bit of fishing around may be necessary. Go where people use these regularly: try Woodbridge. Some of the surviving old school streetfront Home Hardware stores carry all sorts of canning gear, too. The big jars are tough to source but they are out there. I'd pass on antiques. Golda's just ain't the place.

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          1. re: Kagemusha

            Thanks for the suggestions. I do have some antique jars, but they just don't close the same... Pretty, though. I will head to Canadian Tire, Home Hardware, and some thrift stores and see what I can find. I'm looking for larger than the standard canning jars, though... Here's hoping.

          2. Honest Ed's or Tap Phong on Spadina.

            Tap Phong
            360 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T, CA

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            1. re: missnomer

              Good suggestions. Maybe I can hit both of those on a west-end trip!!! I'm an east ender, hahaha.

            2. Check out Consolidated Bottle at 77 Union street in the junction. They sell to distributors but are open to the public.. Their small store is open M-F 9-4? You can always call them for pricing. If I remember correctly, they were higher than a sale at Canadian Tire but lower than the regular price everywhere else.

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              1. re: nuts4food

                Thanks, I just called them. They said I can order 12 900 mL Mason jars for $24.00. I'm thinking that's a pretty good price. Will drop by there soon to see what else they have.

                1. re: Full tummy

                  Please post back and tell us the scoop on what you pick up there! I think that's a good price and would be interested in picking some up. I got a tad worried looking at Google street view. Thanks!