Whether you are buying our jam jars in bulk or singly, you will be pleased to know that Wares of Knutsford can supply you with spare jam jar lids. Even if you are not ordering any jars at the time, spare lids are a far more secure way of sealing your produce than cellophane or fabric covers, which can allow pests access to your precious preserves. It makes no sense to throw away glass jars when they can so easily be reused, but a fresh set of lids will give you a proper seal and a neater, more professional look.
Ordering spare jam jar lids
Sold in packs of 12, our spare jar lids come in a number of sizes and colours. The 38mm size comes in gold colour only, the 43mm, 48mm and 53mm in silver, gold or black and the 63mm lids can be ordered in a choice of seven colours: silver, gold, white, black, green and red or blue gingham. 66mm lids are available in black or gold, 58mm and 70mm lids in silver, gold, white, black or green and 82mm lids in silver, gold, white or black. All are screw top, heat sealable and vinegar proof, so they are perfect for pickling and chutneys as well as jams.
If you’re not sure what size lid you need to go with your jars, click on the product page for that jar and it will tell you, or measure the neck of your existing jars. If you’re still not sure or you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly and helpful staff who will be pleased to guide you.
Using new jar lids
If you are re-using old jars, first make sure they are thoroughly washed in warm soapy water and rinsed clean. Always, always sterilise your jars before filling them to avoid contamination by undesirable bacteria, which can not only spoil your produce but can also be dangerous.
Sterilisation is a fairly quick and easy process. One method is to put them in the oven on a low heat, 130C, for at least 20 minutes. Alternatively you can boil your jars in a large saucepan, making sure the water fully covers every jar, for about 10 minutes at a fast boil. However you choose to sterilise, be careful not to touch the jars with your bare hands while they are hot. Fill and seal the jars while they are still warm.