Asking the team at Wares of Knutsford to name the best jam jars from among its huge range is like asking a parent to pick a favourite child… However, regardless of personal preferences for square jars or clip tops, there are certain jam jars which recommend themselves above the competition simply by virtue of their versatility and usefulness.
The best jam jar of all is 228ml (8oz)
Simple is beautiful, particularly with the best jam jar. Wares of Knutsford sells a selection of very simple jam jars which are ideal for use at jam sales or competitions, as the simplicity of design won’t overwhelm or detract from the virtues of the product inside. Competition regulations often state a preference for smaller, clear glass jars with screw tops and these beauties fit the bill perfectly. The straight sided jam jars come with heat sealable lids in a choice of seven colours: gold, silver, black, white, dark green, and red or blue gingham.
The jars can be bought in packs of 12, 24, 36 or in bargain packs of 192 – great for large quantities to use for selling or use as favours at weddings and other events.
Remember to sterilise your jars before use and to label them clearly according to regulations if you are planning to sell your jam or enter into competitions. Don’t forget too that these jars caren’t just for jam – you can fill the with all sort of preserves, such as curds, chutneys and pickles.
If 228ml is too small for your purposes, the same style of jar is available in a variety of other sizes from 30ml miniature up to 725ml (2lb.).
The best jam jar for decoration
While the versatility of simple jam jars makes them the best for many purposes, opinions among the Wares of Knutsford team are divided about which is the best jar to use if you want to give as a gift or are aiming for a more luxurious or upmarket look.
Square or globe jars offer a minimalist elegance but there are also some more opulent choices – how about the urn style Grecian jar, the heart shaped jar or the fruit embossed Macedonia jar? Any of these look decorative either displayed on a shelf or on the breakfast table.
Whichever your particular ‘best jar’, you will be able to find it on the Wares of Knutsford website – and if you can’t, please let us know as we love a challenge and are pleased to seek out special requests!