Kilner is one of the great British brand names in kitchenware, established in the 19th century to serve a specific purpose and still valued today for its practicality and its style.
The original Kilner jar suppliers
The company behind Kilner jars was established in the 1840s by John Kilner in Thornhill Lees in Dewsbury. In 1857 John Kilner died and his four sons took over the running of the company, producing glass jars and bottles for home preserving.
The Kilner jar as we know it today wasn’t created until the end of the 19th century, by which time John Kilner’s grandsons had also joined the business and the company had opened a second factory in Conisbrough in the Don Valley. It has remained in almost unchanged form since then. Its longevity is due to the simple but very effective pressure seal mechanism, which ensures effective preserving of all sorts of fruits and vegetables at home or in a commercial environment.
The Kilner family sold the trademarks and patents for the original Kilner jar design to The United Glass Bottle Company in 1937, which were then bought by The Rayware Group in 2000. Since then, The Rayware Group has developed and expanded the Kilner range without compromising upon the quality and practicality which have stood the test of time and made the brand a household name.
Wares of Knutsford as Kilner jar suppliers
As comprehensive Kilner jar suppliers, Wares of Knutsford stocks original glass preserving jars and modern additions to the range.
Traditional Kilner jars are available in 250ml, 500ml and 1 litre sizes. The classic knobstopper style cookie jars come in 650ml, 1 litre, 1.5 litre and 2 litre sizes or as a set of five.
An update on the traditional theme is available with clip top jars in coloured glass. 500ml and 1 litre clip top jars are available in pink, blue and green. The coloured glass range can also be bought as clip top bottles in 250ml and 1 litre sizes. Handled drinking jars are available in clear or coloured glass in 400ml or as a 140ml miniature. Alternatively, you can buy a neat nine piece handled drinking jar set, which makes a great gift.
Kilner also offers a comprehensive home brewing collection, including a complete starter kit containing all the equipment you need, spare parts, bottles and tops or complete kits including both kit and ingredients to make your own bitter, cider, or lager.