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

Full tummy Jun 17, 2010 02:22 AM

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?

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

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    MorseCat RE: Full tummy Jun 17, 2010 04:36 AM

    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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      Full tummy RE: MorseCat Jun 17, 2010 07:56 AM

      Will take a look at local stores. Thanks.

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      KSyrahSyrah RE: Full tummy Jun 17, 2010 04:38 AM

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

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        Full tummy RE: KSyrahSyrah Jun 17, 2010 07:57 AM

        Will check out Walmart and KC, thanks!

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          KSyrahSyrah RE: KSyrahSyrah Jun 18, 2010 02:24 PM

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

        2. Kagemusha RE: Full tummy Jun 17, 2010 05:20 AM

          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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            Full tummy RE: Kagemusha Jun 17, 2010 07:56 AM

            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.

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            missnomer RE: Full tummy Jun 17, 2010 07:46 AM

            Honest Ed's or Tap Phong on Spadina.

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

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              Full tummy RE: missnomer Jun 17, 2010 07:57 AM

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

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              nuts4food RE: Full tummy Jun 17, 2010 08:26 AM

              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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                Full tummy RE: nuts4food Jun 17, 2010 10:08 AM

                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.

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                  chuang RE: Full tummy Jun 17, 2010 02:55 PM

                  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!

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                daeira RE: Full tummy Jun 17, 2010 03:34 PM

                You can try ordering from Dominion & Grimm (http://www.dominiongrimm.ca/en/produi...). I recently purchased some hexagon jars from them at a very reasonable price. Their catalogue states that twelve (12) Moisson 1 L mason jars are $13.70 and the lids are $3.19 (pack of 12) or 12 1 L regular mason jars are $10.71 and the lids are $3.19 (pack of 12

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                I'm not sure whether you'd have to buy 24 jars (as a minimum order), but shipping within Ontario came out to less than $8, and my jars were delivered within 2 days of ordering in perfect condition.

                They also have an assortment of other sized and shaped jars and containers if you want something other than a mason jar.

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                  lyndak RE: daeira Jun 25, 2010 05:18 AM

                  thanks for that tip. I"m definately going to be ordering from them

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                    daeira RE: lyndak Jun 25, 2010 01:11 PM

                    Hi Lyndak,

                    Just make sure you contact the Ontario office rather than the Quebec one for a price quote.

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                  Ted Richards RE: Full tummy Jun 24, 2010 08:34 PM

                  As of today,the Metro store at Victoria Park and Danforth has 1.9L Mason jars in stock. at 6 (I think) for $14.99.

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                    Full tummy RE: Ted Richards Jun 24, 2010 11:45 PM

                    Hey, thanks for the tip!!

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