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perrystreet May 4, 2011 12:57 PM

Does anyone know who stocks Weck canning jars in Manhattan? Downtown preferred! Thanks in advance.

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    foodwhisperer Dec 20, 2012 08:20 PM

    Just curious why do you prefer Weck canning jars. I've used Ball jars for years and love them. Is Weck better? or just different shapes?

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    1. re: foodwhisperer
      treestonerivershrub Dec 26, 2012 03:08 PM

      Two things

      -They have different shapes, many of them very different than Ball or other jars.

      -The lids are all glass, instead of metal. It's good for when you're canning or storing something that might corrode metal...glass is just generally more food-safe...as long as it's in one piece ;)

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        treestonerivershrub Dec 26, 2012 03:08 PM

        And here's Weck's take on why their jars are different

        https://secure.cnchost.com/weckjars.c...

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          foodwhisperer Dec 27, 2012 09:06 PM

          Thanks for the info

      2. Monica Dec 20, 2012 04:44 PM

        West Elm carries them. I just ordered 4 of them online and 2 came broken. I bought them to give granola gift to my kid's teachers but I wouldn't buy them for myself. The metal and rubber parts are annoying as heck too.

        1. treestonerivershrub Dec 20, 2012 08:11 AM

          This probably won't help you out much now, but for the record I guess Crate and Barrel now carries Weck jars.

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            dontcallmethefword May 4, 2011 01:14 PM

            Try giving Broadway Panhandler a call.

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            Broadway Panhandler
            65 E 8th St, New York, NY 10003

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              perrystreet May 4, 2011 01:17 PM

              Thanks so much. Sadly neither BP nor Sur la Table carry them.

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              Sur La Table
              75 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

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                dontcallmethefword May 4, 2011 01:27 PM

                Bowery kitchen only has Ball, because I bought some there other day. Maybe JB Prince? Best of luck, Weck has such a great look to them.

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                Bowery Kitchen Supply
                75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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