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Wholesale jar and bottle suppliers

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At Wares of Knutsford we are pleased to supply not only individual customers but also small businesses and those who simply want to save by buying in bulk. For this reason, we make it easy to buy in a number of different ways.

Wholesale jars and bottles

Our wholesale terms are designed for small businesses and those who want to buy in pallet-sized quantities. The main condition is a minimum order value of £450, excluding VAT and delivery. Shipping charges will be calculated on a per order basis. Please contact us for a wholesale bottles and jars price list by email at or by phone on 01477 537224. Delivery is usually within seven days once full payment has been made.

A wholesale bottles and jars order example

You do not have to buy wholesale bottles and jars in pallets of the same product; instead, you can make up a pallet of any combination of our products in boxed quantities for ease of packaging and delivery. You may want to make up the majority of your order from one size of bottle or jar, for example, but you can include some smaller and larger sizes and a quantity of miniature jars or bottles, which are great for giving out product samples as testers.

Bulk buy wholesale jars and bottles range

All our products are available wholesale and we have made our bestselling bottles and jars available at a special bulk buy discount for those who do not quite need wholesale quantities. Our bulk buy bargain packs include 192 bottles or jars, with lids where applicable, and offer a significant discount on individual prices. Our bulk buy deals are useful for smaller business, for those who preserve on a large scale, for friends who want to group together to take advantage of the discounted price and for those who are buying jars or bottles for events, such as for wedding favours.

If you can’t find a bulk buy deal to suit you, please don’t hesitate to speak to our helpful and friendly staff about making up a custom-mixed pack. These are ideal for buyers with precise requirements and those looking for more unusual items. The pack will be priced on a per order basis and is ideal for smaller businesses that are just starting up or again for friends buying as a group to benefit from discounts applied to larger orders.

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Wholesale Cosmetic Jars

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At Wares of Knutsford we don’t limit our stock to preserving jars; we are also cosmetic jar suppliers. Presentation is the key to ensuring that your home-made products look professional and at Wares of Knutsford we stock a great variety of smart and elegant cosmetic jars.

The wholesale cosmetic jars range at Wares of Knutsford

Our cosmetic jars come in clear, amber and frosted glass in a variety of sizes. There are also red plastic jars.

Clear glass cosmetic jars start at tiny 15ml size, with a black, lined Bakelite lid. These jars are perfect for lip balms; eye creams; solid perfume; or to give away samples of your products. The clear glass cosmetic jars go up in size to 60ml, 120ml, 250ml and 500ml. Amber glass jars come in similar sizes – 30ml, 60ml, 120ml and 500ml, with the same black Bakelite screw top lids.

Wares of Knutsford is also pleased to be Laurence cosmetic jar suppliers. These deluxe jars lend a high end appearance to any product. Laurence cosmetic jars in frosted glass are double walled and come in 15ml, 50ml and 100ml sizes with screw lids featuring a decorative silver band. There is also a 30ml clear glass Laurence luxury cosmetic jar available.

Speciality cosmetic jars include a 50ml plastic jar in high quality dark red plastic with an opaque white screw top lid; a 5ml lip salve jar in clear glass with a white screw top; a 150ml vintage style clear glass powder puff jar with a silver coloured screw-on lid; and a 120ml clear glass ointment jar with a silver aluminium screw top.

Terms and conditions for buying wholesale cosmetic jars

Wares of Knutsford is pleased to supply private customers and businesses alike. We offer discounted prices for buying in bulk, including our great value bargain packs of 192 jars, with lids, ideal for those buying in commercial quantities.

To qualify for wholesale cosmetic jars prices you need to place a minimum order value of £450, excluding VAT and delivery. This order can be made up of any one product or a mixture of jars, bottles and kitchenware. Products are supplied in box quantities for ease of packaging and delivery is calculated on an individual order basis.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly and helpful staff to discuss your wholesale cosmetic jar requirements.

Alternatively take a look at our bulk buy bargain packs, which are available for our most popular jars and bottles and include 192 jars plus lids. These are sent at our usual flat postage rate, making them great value.

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Wholesale Marmalade Jars

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We continue our marmalade odyssey this month by reminding you that we also sell wholesale marmalade jars. If you are making marmalade on a grand scale, either because you have a large family who absolutely love to eat marmalade; because you are making marmalade for an event such as for wedding or party favours; or indeed if you are running a small business selling home-made preserves, check out our wholesale conditions.

Wholesale marmalade jars purchase conditions

Our wholesale conditions are designed to help small businesses but are available to anyone who completes the minimum order value of £450, excluding VAT and delivery. Wholesale orders are for pallet-sized quantities but can be made up of a mixture of any of our products in box quantities, which makes packaging and delivery easier. Shipping prices are quoted by the pallet and will be calculated on an individual order basis.

Our wholesale prices offer a significant discount on the usual price and are available by contacting our helpful and friendly team on or by calling 01477 537224. Payment must be completed before orders are dispatched and delivery usually takes place within seven days.

Wholesale marmalade jars versus bulk buy bargain packs

At our prices a £450 order is a lot of jars! If you are looking to make marmalade or other preserves on a large scale but don’t need pallets of jars, we offer bargain packs at a very attractive price. Each pack contains 192 jars plus lids and offers a genuine saving on the individual jar prices. All of our most popular jars are available to bulk buy, with the range including basic jars and more decorative and unusual options.

We are also happy to create custom mixed bargain packs for customers with specific requirements. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to talk through your jar needs and perhaps get a few helpful ideas from our experienced and knowledgeable team! To keep costs low, bargain packs are available at our usual flat rate of postage.

Remember that a number of our jars and bottles are available in packs of 35 and even 48 units in some cases, so there are still quantity discounts to be had on smaller orders. The policy at Wares of Knutsford is that the more you buy, the cheaper it gets. This is particularly so because orders are subject to a flat rate of postage so you don’t have to worry about mounting delivery costs as your basket gets heavier. We find that this makes us happy marmalade jar suppliers and makes you happy customers.

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A New Year, A New Set of Seasons – Are You Prepared?

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Are you the kind of person who prepares everything in their life right down to the last detail? Or are you more laid back, letting things play out in their own way? When it comes to cooking it can help to organise things in advance. For example working around seasonal produce is not only healthier and more environmentally friendly, it’s also a cheaper way to eat – but it does mean working to nature’s schedule a little bit, and this means preserving. Preserving encompasses not only jams and marmalades but also pickles, chutneys, curds and dried or frozen produce. Plan your year by working out what produce is in season at what time and how you will use it. Prepare in advance by buying wholesale jars and working out how many you will need for each preserving session – red fruits and berries in summer, pickles and chutneys in autumn, marmalades in winter and so on.

Wholesale jar supplier

As a specialist jar supplier, we at Wares of Knutsford like to help our customers save money where possible, so we offer our most popular products on a wholesale basis. This can mean pallet sized quantities for small businesses or our bargain packs, which offer discounts for buying in bulk. If you want to buy in large quantities we offer wholesale terms and conditions which include a minimum order value of £450, excluding VAT and delivery. Items will be supplied on pallets and in box sized quantities for easy packaging and delivery. Please don’t hesitate to contact our helpful and friendly staff to discuss your wholesale needs.

Bargain pack jar supplier

If you don’t want to buy wholesale jars but do enjoy a good bargain, buying in bulk offers a good discount on the standard price. 43 of our most popular products are available as bargain packs, which include 192 jars with lids. You can buy spice jars, cosmetics jars, various sizes of jam jars, hexagonal jars, square jars, honey jars, chutney jars and octagonal jars in bargain packs. They are usually bought by serious preservers, small businesses, people using jars as wedding favours or for other events or by groups of friends who are coming together to save money buying in bulk. We are also pleased to make up custom packs if our current selection doesn’t offer exactly what you are looking for. If you are planning your preserving year you can buy a bargain pack and use the jars throughout the seasons to save money compared to buying as you go.

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Small Bottles Wholesale

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Our small bottles selection is ideal for small amounts of ingredients, samples, essential oils or wedding and party favours. Businesses or those who have large amount of people to cater for should consider buying wholesale for a discount on our usual price. Wholesale conditions are available to anyone – businesses or individuals – buying in pallet sized quantities. The minimum order value is £450, excluding VAT and delivery. To be considered small, bottles hold 100ml or less and our selection includes a variety of shapes, sizes and closure methods. Bottles can be bought in packs of six, 12, 24 or 36 or, for our most popular models, in bargain packs of 192 bottles, and your order can be made up of any one particular style or bottle or a mixture of any of our products in boxed quantities for ease of packing. Delivery charges for small bottles wholesale orders are calculated on an individual basis. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements.

Coloured glass small bottles wholesale

Coloured glass bottles are often used for cosmetic and aromatherapy products, as the tint in the glass helps to protect the contents from being degraded by UV light. Bottles are available in amber, blue and green glass and in sizes including 5ml, 10ml, 20ml, 30ml and 50ml. Coloured glass bottles come with screw caps or dropper tops, which are ideal for dispensing essential oils in small quantities.

Decorative small bottles wholesale

If you are making favours or giving gifts, you should take a look at some of our more decorative bottles, such as the elegant Gladstone bottle, in 50ml size in clear glass with a cork top. This bottle is ideal for small amounts of lotions and potions. You can create a similar effect with the 100ml Nocturne or Sonata bottles, also both with cork tops. Small businesses find our 70ml or 80ml swing top bottles very useful, such as hotels and hostelries serving sauces in small amounts. There are also more basic, square sauce bottles for the same purpose.

Our bottles selection also includes a number of models particularly suitable for presenting oils, such as the 100ml, Marasca or Dorica oil bottles. The 100ml glass Ravello, Esmeralda and Opera bottles also look great filled with delicate coloured oils and vinegars.

50ml miniature whisky bottles are great for making up parcels or hampers with cocktail ingredients or to give samples of liqueurs.

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UK Bottle Wholesaler

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At Wares of Knutsford we pride ourselves upon our personal service, but that doesn’t mean we only deal with individuals – we are happy to hear from private customers, businesses or even groups who want to get together to order bottles wholesale in order to receive discounts. To this end, we have developed a wholesale price list for those who are placing orders in larger quantities.

Wares of Knutsford, bottle wholesaler

Our wholesale prices take advantage of economies of scale by offering you lower prices on larger orders. Customers who buy bottles wholesale are usually businesses, serious preservers or friends placing a group order to take advantage of discounted prices. Our wholesale terms are available when you buy in pallet sized quantities, with a minimum order value of £450 excluding VAT and delivery charges. Shipping will be calculated on an individual order basis.

Your order can be made up of any mixture of our products in box quantities for easier packaging and delivery. Wholesale orders are usually received within seven days of payment and are available UK-wide.

If you want to buy in bulk but don’t need enough items to complete wholesale terms, we are particularly proud of our bulk buy deals. These are available for most of our core products and contain 192 jars or bottles, usually with accompanying lids. They offer great savings upon the standard price and are available at our usual flat postage rate. If you require a mixture of items, please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss a custom mixed pack, a service we have been offering for many years to help customers to fulfill a more complicated shopping list at value prices. Both of these options are great for those who preserve in large quantities or are organising an event such as a wedding or shower and are making personalised favours.

Why buy from a bottle wholesaler?

Whether you have a complicated business order to make or are a preserving novice, Wares of Knutsford, as a bottle wholesaler, has a friendly and knowledgeable customer service team at your disposal. We can not only help you to choose the right jars and bottles for your needs but are also pleased to help you with gift, recipe and decorating ideas! We have noticed that our customers use their jars and bottles in incredibly creative ways, which we love to hear about and then share with others, so if your imagination is running dry, check out our blog or get in contact for inspiration.

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Globe Jars Wholesale

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Talented crafters should take a look at our wholesale conditions in the run up to Christmas – if you have large volumes to make, Wares of Knutsford can supply jars at wholesale prices.

Bulk buy globe jars

At Wares of Knutsford we like to think we offer the best and widest selection of jars on the internet. We know that our customers use our jars in many wondrous ways apart from food storage, including various clever crafts. This is a great way to create unique and budget friendly Christmas gifts and now is the time to start preparing for the holiday season. Stock up on jars of all sorts of shapes and sizes at wholesale prices, which are available for pallet sized quantities and for minimum orders of £450.00. If you are buying for commercial purposes or simply want to get together with friends to share a discount, wholesale prices offer welcome savings to individuals or businesses in the UK. You can make up a wholesale order of any particular product, such as clip top globe jars, or you can make up your order from a mixture of any of our products in box quantities.

Using globe jars for Christmas crafts

Globe shaped jars make wonderful modern snow globes. Create your snowy scene on the lid of the jar by gluing ornaments to the lid – a typical Christmas scene might include a fir tree, a reindeer, Father Christmas and a sack of gifts, for example. Leave the glue to dry for at least 24 hours to make sure your ornaments are secure on their base. Now turn your attention to the jar. Add a spoonful of white or silver glitter to the empty jar, then fill it almost to the top with distilled water and add about five drops of glycerin to the mixture. Screw on the lid and watch the ‘snow’ glitter fall on your winter scene!

You can also use the jars to make mega hot chocolate gifts – simply fill the jars about halfway with a mixture of good quality hot chocolate powder and finely grated dark chocolate. Lay two chocolate mint squares on top and fill the rest of the jar with mini marshmallows. Add a pretty label detailing how to make up the drink.

You can also make pretty winter luminaries out of jars – use a white glass pen to paint snowflakes or other winter motifs on the outside of the jars, then pour salt into the jars to about an inch up the side. Place a tealight onto the salt ‘snow’ and use to create a Christmassy atmosphere.

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Sale Corner

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Here at Wares of Knutsford we love a bargain! While we pride ourselves upon value for money with all of our products, we believe in special offers and discounts to help our customers out or to promote a range of products which we’re particularly enthusiastic about. This month there are discounts available on some great items.

This month’s special offers – crafter starter packs.

Our crafters’ starter packs contain bottle selections suitable for all sorts of crafting and culinary uses. The packs represent a great deal compared to buying bottles separately. If you don’t need all 18 of the bottles, you might consider getting together with friends to split the cost while still taking advantage of the lower price.

Crafter starter pack 1 contains 18 small bottles – 6 x 50ml miniature whisky bottles, 6 x 30ml tiny bottles and 6 x 60ml Frantorini bottles. This has been a popular selection with our customers, and the variety uses to which the bottles have been put is spectacular. Crafter starter pack 2 also contains 8 bottles, but in more decorative form and with cork stoppers. The selection includes 6 x 100ml Ravello bottles, 6 x 50ml Gladstone bottles and 6 x 40ml Esmeralda bottles. One of our customers let us know that her nine year old used these bottles for her Harry Potter themed party, labelled and filled with potions. What a brilliant way to set the scene!

Special offers this month on Natural Elements stoneware

This month we have a casserole dish, medium bowl and large rectangular roaster by Natural Elements with 20% off. The items are in fresh apple green with cream detailing which would work in a rustic or modern classic style kitchen and are oven, microwave and dishwasher safe. The attractive stoneware is ideal from oven to table for cooking and elegant serving.

This month we are also discounting a set of six x 450ml Mason drinking jars. The heavyweight glass drinks container is a funky and modern way to present cocktails and soft drinks. The jars come open topped but lids can be bought separately. The sale spotlight also falls upon a a useful large plastic sweet jar in2470ml size, great for storage in the kitchen or elsewhere around the house. The jars come with red plastic screw tops and can be bought singly.

Don’t forget to check the sale corner regularly for new discounts and special offers, as the department is updated regularly!

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Glass Bottles Wholesale

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At Wares of Knutsford, we like to think our glass bottle range is huge, amazing and the best on the internet. We work hard to make sure we have a bottle for every need, and we love to hear about how our customers use them. While creative wedding favours are always interesting to hear about, we also love to know that people are buying our glass bottles wholesale, to help them turn their hobby or passion into a business endeavour.

Glass bottles wholesale for small businesses

With sizes starting at a tiny 5ml and going up to 1840ml, all bases are covered. There are bottles of various different styles for drinks, sauces, oils, cosmetics and aromatherapy. There are basic, functional bottles and beautiful, decorative numbers. Apart from clear glass there are traditional amber and green glass bottles and bright, modern colours. Depending upon the model you choose, bottles can be bought individually or in varying pack sizes including, in some cases, bargain bulk buy packs of 192. These are particularly useful for small business who may not yet be ready to buy wholesale glass bottles.

Miniature bottles are particularly popular with small start ups, allowing business owners to give out sample sizes of their product for potential customers to test – this way your product becomes its own best advertisement!

There is also a helpful section for spare bottle tops, corks and caps.

Buying glass bottles wholesale

Wholesale prices are available to anyone buying in pallet quantities or a minimum order of £450. Shipping is quoted on a per order basis and is charged by the pallet. What’s really helpful is that your pallet can be comprised of any mixture of bottles and jars, in box quantities for easy packaging and delivery.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly and helpful staff for more details and a wholesale price list. Our email address is and our telephone number is 01477 537224. A pro forma invoice will be issued once your order details are confirmed and your goods will be dispatched once paid in full. We try to make the whole process as easy and stress free as possible and orders are usually delivered within seven days.

When you received your bottles and start using them, please do send us pictures as our staff and customers like to see how they can be decorated and presented!

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Wholesale Bottles

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With any luck, small business will enjoy a busy and successful Christmas this year, leaving them seriously in need of replenishing stock come January.If you need to bulk buy bottles, Wares of Knutsford is pleased to offer wholesale prices on its huge range, making our already attractive prices even more affordable.

Conditions for buying wholesale bottles

Whether you are an established business or are simply hoping to take your hobby to a professional level, Wares of Knutsford can supply a massive range of wholesale bottles to showcase your products. You can bulk buy bottles in bargain packs of 192 if you are not yet ready for wholesale quantities, but once you have reached the stage of ordering a pallet or more at a time, don’t hesitate to contact us for a wholesale price list.

Wholesale conditions require a minimum order value of £450, excluding VAT. Delivery will be priced per order and charged by the pallet. You can complete a pallet with any mixture of bottles or jars, which are neatly and safely packed in boxes. When you place an order we will supply a proforma invoice, to be paid in full to secure the dispatch of your order. We aim to achieve delivery within seven days, even for large and complicated orders.

Wholesale bottles range

Wares of Knutsford supplies bottles suitable for drinks, sauces, condiments, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. There are glass bottles in a range of different colours and a wide choice of lids and plastic options with press cap or screw top lids. Basic shapes of wine, beer and water bottles are complemented by a selection of more decorative bottles and sizes range from a miniature 5ml up to demijohn. Spare caps and tops of various kinds are available too, including screw caps, corks, swing stoppers, pouring spouts, droppers and crown caps (plus a capper device).

There are a number of different pack sizes, so you can make up the contents of your pallets exactly according to your needs, and include some miniature bottles to provide samples, if you need to. We have searched far and wide to be able to provide what we believe is the best and most comprehensive range of bottles on the internet, but if you can’t find what you are looking for on the site, please do not hesitate to contact us with your requirements and we will try to track it down for you.

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10% off Kitchenwares

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Whether you’re shopping for yourself or for Christmas gifts, now is an excellent time to buy at Wares of Knutsford, with a special kitchenware sale of 10% running until 12th December.

Kitchenware sale for Christmas

Christmas preparations inevitably involve a certain amount of cooking. Whether you pride yourself upon your abundant table, Nigella-style, or reluctantly knock out a few mince pies at the last minute, you can make this task easier by using the right tools for the job. Wares of Knutsford’s baking equipment section has all the requisite baking tins, cutters, rolling pins, mixing bowls, pudding basins and other essential kit, and for now the already reasonable prices are 10% cheaper!

If you’re going the whole hog and producing a traditional Christmas cake, there are plenty of cake baking and icing tools for the job, including cake boards, cake lifters, cake testers, icing modelling tools and other specialist kit. Buy now not only to take advantage of Wares of Knutsford’s kitchenware discount, but also because you’re running out of time!

10% off kitchenware sale

Of course the Christmas season is traditionally a time for buying gifts for others rather than treating yourself. If you’re running out of ideas for those awkward to buy for friends and relatives, there are plenty of kitchenware gifts that could please even the hardest soul at Wares of Knustford.

Attractive oil and vinegar sets are always a popular gift – although they can be tricky to wrap! More traditionally British are the quaint Wooden Egg Wardrobe or neat Six Slice Toast Rack. This could form part of a charming breakfast set along with the White Porcelain Butter Dish – and better value than ever with a 10% discount. Modern foodie types will love the Electric Grinding Mill for pepper or salt with integral light, the Porcelain Mustard Pot or the Salt Pig. Fastidious cooks or dinner party hosts will be delighted by old fashioned niceties such as special spoons for mustard, grapefruit, jam, honey or mayonnaise. Other tool for an elegant table include neat stainless steel fish bone removers, fish scalers, fish crackers and seafood forks or a smart oyster knife.

It’s all about knowing your audience – while some of these specialist gifts are aimed at those you know to have some culinary interest, there are also some good all rounders to make your Christmas shopping both easy and affordable.

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Buy Glass Jars Wholesale

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Wares of Knutsford sells in both small and large quantities. Whether you simply need a few bottles or jars for a home cooking endeavour or you are looking to buy on a larger scale, we can accommodate you.

Wholesale jars and bottles terms

We are pleased to sell our glass jars wholesale for those interested in large quantities. To qualify as a wholesale order there is a minimum value of £450, excluding VAT and delivery charges. Orders of this size will be delivered on a pallet and can be made up of a mixture of our glass jar and bottle products in box quantities. Please do not hesitate to contact our friendly and knowledgeable staff for more information on buying glass jars wholesale. They will be pleased to advise you on quantities and special wholesale prices.

Wholesale customers will be issued with a pro-forma invoice according to their order, after which payment is required. Orders can then be dispatched and usually arrive within seven days.

Our range of wholesale jars and bottles

Wares of Knutsford customers will have already noticed that products are available in various quantities, from singly to larger boxes. We are particularly proud of our bulk buy bargain packs, which are so useful for buying wholesale jars and bottles for commercial enterprises. Our basic jam and food jars can be bought in packs of 192, as can some fancier options – square, hexagonal or octagonal jars, honey or chutney jars, Bonne Maman style and verrine jars, spice and globe jars plus miniature bottles and cosmetics jars.

However it’s worth taking some time to scour the website because there is a huge number of styles of bottle and jar available. You may find something more specialist in design that will better suit your needs. Don’t forget we can also supply spare lids, labels, wax or metal discs and sealing rings.

There are new items added to the website regularly and a wide variety of other kitchen items available including enamelware, cooking and baking equipment, various kitchen tools and gadgets and the whole spectrum of preserving equipment. It’s not all about the cooking either, with plenty of equipment for crafts, aromatherapy and cosmetics, wedding favours and home brewing.

If you are not buying wholesale, remember you can still benefit from economies of scale – our products get cheaper the more you buy and our delivery charge is a set rate whether you are buying one jar or lots.

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Reasons to Sign Up to Our Newsletter

wares of knutsford newsletterDid you know that there is a Wares of Knutsford newsletter that’s produced on a regular basis? Along with our regular blog updates, you can sign up to receive our newsletter for Wares of Knutsford discount offers, new product updates and various other promotions.

How to sign up for the Wares of Knutsford newsletter

Enter your name and email address on the home page of our website to make sure you receive our newsletter regularly or follow the link: It’s quick, easy and you will benefit from a number of advantages such as a 10% off voucher. Newsletter recipients are the first to gain access to new product announcements and special offers and become part of the fantastic Wares community, full of useful crafting tips and recipe ideas. Check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for other ways to interact with the warm and friendly community – our clients continue to amaze us with their delicious recipes and the creativity with which they use our products.

What you get from the Wares of Knutsford newsletter

Here at Wares of Knutsford we are passionate not only about our product range but about crafting, cooking and domestic goddessness of all kinds. We love to share our enthusiasm with like minded souls, which is why our newsletter recipients will receive a Wares of Knutsford discount voucher for 10% off. You will be notified of our regular competitions, where community members submit their favourite recipes which are then judged by the Wares team and the rest of the Wares community. Our current marmalade competition involves sharing your favourite marmalade recipe, for which the winner will receive a nine litre Maslin pan for preserving and a 36 pack of marmalade jars. Previous competitions include our Christmas recipe competition, with a prize of seven Mason cash pudding basins and our recipe in a jar competition, with a massive 192 8oz jars delivered to the winner. You can see pictures of winner Christine’s quince jelly on our Facebook page – as artistic as it was delicious!

Newsletter content is seasonally relevant, so you’ll never be stuck for crafting or recipe ideas for any occasion – St Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s and Father’s Days, Halloween and Christmas are all catered for, while there are tips on how to use seasonal ingredients all year round.

Don’t worry, we keep our subscription list private and you will not be swamped with unwelcome email spam – we want our newsletter to bring a smile to your face when you open your inbox, not a frown!

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Marmalade Recipe Competition

marmalade competitionWith oranges in season it’s a great time to be making marmalade, so Wares of Knutsford is delighted to announce that its first competition of the year is for the best marmalade recipe.

Enter our marmalade competition

Participants can submit their competition entries by email to or via the app Wares of Knutsford will choose three finalists from among the recipes submitted and will open them to a public vote. The winner will receive a nine litre Maslin pan for preserving with a value of £55, plus a 36 pack of our 190ml deluxe jars with your choice of lid colour – so you’ll have somewhere to put all your prizewinning marmalade recipe! The closing date for the marmalade competition is 20th February 2014.

Your marmalade competition entry

You can choose a traditional family recipe made from classic Seville oranges or go for a modern twist by adding lavender, lemon and ginger or cardamom. You can even experiment with lime marmalade. Don’t forget to order a decent supply of marmalade jars to store the fruits of your labours. If refining your perfect recipe has left you with a mountain of marmalade to use up, try this summery tasting recipe.

  • Sticky BBQ chicken
  • 6 each of chicken wings and drumsticks
  • 2 tablespoons runny honey
  • 3cm knob of peeled, fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 heaped teaspoon Chinese five spice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

Slash the chicken pieces with a sharp knife three or four times and place in a large, glass bowl. Mix the honey, ginger, garlic, spices, soy sauce, marmalade, orange zest and sesame oil together and pour over the chicken. Stir to make sure all the pieces are coated in the marinade. Leave for at least two hours or ideally overnight.

Cook the marinated chicken pieces on a medium barbecue for about 20 minutes. If there’s any marinade left in the dish, use a brush to coat the chicken regularly as it cooks. Turn regularly to avoid burned spots. Pierce the chicken pieces with a skewer and if the juices run out clear, the chicken should be cooked. Alternatively, cook on a roasting tray in a 200*C oven for about 50 minutes.

Can be eaten hot and sticky or left to cool and used for a packed lunch or picnic.

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Free Jam Jars

Get free jam jars by entering our new competition. recipeinajar-siteWe’re on the search for the best recipe in a jar. It could be anything from pasta sauce to chutney to jam. This is your chance to create a new recipe or share a family favourite. And the prize is, wait for it, is 192 8oz jam jars with lids. A brilliant prize we think you’ll agree for any preserving enthusiast or creative cook. Entering is simple.  Just like our page on Facebook if you haven’t already done so. Then, you can either email your recipe to or via our competition link at on our Facebook page. And don’t be shy about sharing our page with your friends. If you win, you can always share your prize with a friend.

As the UK’s favourite preserving emporium, we like to encourage our customers’ creativity and passion for preserving. Jam jars are of course an essential staple of any kitchen and once you get the preserving bug, are one of your main investments.

Our competition prize gives you the chance to win 192 jars with lids! The jars are 228ml.  Our competitions are one of the ways we can thank our customers for the loyalty and support which has allowed our business to grow.  And as you’d expect the jars we’re giving away are good looking as well as practical so will make fantastic gifts at Christmas once you’ve decided what to fill them with!

We’re expecting some truly inspiring entries, from recipes old and new. Sweet or savoury, we can’t wait to read your recipe ideas and try them. All short-listed entries will be re-created in our own testing kitchen so we can thoroughly taste-test our favourites.

If you’re finding our blog for the first time – we are known throughout the UK for our extensive range of preserving and kitchen equipment at competitive prices. A cook’s home from home. As well as equipment, you’ll find an extensive recipe section on our main website.

As far as our jam jars competition is concerned if you want your entry considered for our big prize please send it in by 16th September 2013.


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jars and bottlesAs I write this we are nearing the end of day four with our lovely new website!!   It is always an “interesting time” getting to know new systems etc. but it is going well so far.  The response to the site has been terrific and also there has been great enthusiasm for the I phone version as well.

Jars and Bottles

The jam jars packs now include lids in a choice of pack sizes and customers are enjoying being able to try the different coloured lids on the jars.   Just click the coloured swatch and see the jar change lids – its surprising how different the jar looks with each colour.   The Bargain Packs are going very well and we intend to introduce Bottle Bargain Packs before long.   We have generally introduced pack sizes to most of our jars and bottles now.

We have considerably expanded The Kitchen category and if you can spend some time browsing all the various categories you will find some lovely new kitchen ranges and far more in this area of the site than we have ever had before.   As an example we have a wide range of Mason Cash mixing bowls now in all the styles and colours available.

Shipping Your Jars and Bottles

Our shipping charge has gone up by one pound to £5.95 UK mainland but this is still very reasonable and does include “no matter how much your order”.   Bearing in mind the cost of packaging these days we believe that our customers will still be pleased with our delivery charges.   Orders are sent out quickly (usually within 48 hours of receipt of order) and everything goes on an overnight delivery.    Friday dispatch though does not get there until a Monday!!   European delivery charges come up automatically on the site but worldwide we quote for separately upon receipt of order.

We would like to invite our customers to send in their favourite recipes for either preserving or baking which we will put on our recipes section.   Any customer having a  recipe published will be sent a £10 voucher to spend on the site!!!

Over the coming weeks as always at this time of year we will be sourcing new items for the site and will keep you informed through this blog.

So watch this space for the latest news on jars and bottles and much much more!!!

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