Le Parfait Canning jars YEG
- Bryn Jun 4, 2011 05:50 PM
My mother bought a whole bunch of Le Parfait canning jars years ago and I have gotten them handed down to me. I want to use them for dry storage and for liquids, but the seal are missing on a few or very cracked.
Is there any where in town who sells the seals?
in my experience (been using these as storage jars for some years) the european jars 1L, 1 1/2L, 2L ,etc all have standard openings. The opening is the same on all sizes and all brands. Could it be that you are measuring an old ring that has been stretched out? When they're new, you have to stretch them pretty good to get them in place . Easiest if you heat them first in hot water.
If you look at the closeup photo above, the ring does have a tab, it's just hard to see because of the refelction off the plastic bag. at about 10 o'clock.
I've looked for Canadian sources and can't find you one. FWIW http://fantes.com/jars.html has replacement Le Parfait gaskets in 70, 85, and 100mm sizes. Le Parfait's site says you should only use Le Parfait gaskets with their jars but if you can't find them here perhaps it's worth trying other brands in the size you need.