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Regular Mouth 8 oz. Half Pint Mason Jars Freezer Safe - 12 CountKerr

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Item #
141855
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    Kerr - Regular Mouth 8 oz. Half Pint Mason Jars Freezer Safe - 12 Count

    Kerr Regular Mouth 8 oz. Half Pint Mason Jars in a 12 Count package are freezer safe and BPA-free from Kerr, the brand you trust. This jar pack includes lids and bands for preserving food. Kerr Regular Mouth (8-oz.) .05-pt. Glass Preserving Jars are ideal for fresh preserving whole fruits and vegetables like peaches and green beans. Enjoy homemade pickles year round with Kerr's famous glass jars. Kerr glass preserving jars go beyond fresh preserving to help you with serving, creative décor, and gift giving.

    Kerr Regular Mouth 8 oz. Half Pint Mason Jars:

    • 12 Kerr Regular Mouth Half Pint Jars 
    • 12 Kerr Regular Mouth Lids & Bands 
    • Step-by-Step Instructions on Bottom of Package 
    • Freezer Safe
    • BPA Free
    • Phthalate-Free
    • Made in USA

    Kerr Canning Jars

    With Kerr, it's easy to show your creation in its best possible light. You can trust that each jar is every bit as genuine as the creation inside it.

    Mason Jars for Preserving
    Kerr Glass Mason Jars are ideal for fresh preserving recipes such as salsas, syrups, sauces, fruits, and vegetables. These famous glass jars and closures go beyond fresh preserving to help you with serving, creative décor, and gift giving.

    Choose the Jar That Fits Your Needs

    Jar Size - Choose from over 6 Kerr jar sizes. Some jars have shoulders while others have straight sides that work best for freezing. Your recipe will guide you on the recommened jar sizes.

    Mouth Size - The diameter of the jar opening determines the mouth size. Choose from either regular or wide mouth sizes. All jelly jars have a regular mouth.

    Regular Mouth works best with pourable foods such as jams and jellies, salsas, sauces, and pie fillings or chopped fruits, and vegetables.

    Wide Mouth works best with whole fruits and vegetables or when you need a large mouth for filling.

    This Jar Selector Guide will help you choose the jar that fits your needs:


    What is Canning?
    Canning is really one step beyond cooking. It is a method that applies heat to food in a closed glass home canning jar to stop the natural spoilage that would otherwise take place, and removes air from the jar to create a seal. There are two home canning methods - Waterbath Canning and Pressure Canning.

    Though there are many things you can preserve, understanding these two popular canning techniques will help you to get started!

    Technique 1: Water Bath

    This technique is ideal for high-acid foods. So if you're looking to can fruits, fruit juices, jams, jellies, and other fruit spreads, salsas, tomatoes with added acid, pickles, relishes, chutneys, sauces, vinegars and condiments, this is the method for you.

    Technique 2: Pressure Canning

    When preserving vegetables, meats, poultry, and seafood, safety is key. To keep what you're canning safe to eat, and fresh tasting, you'll use the Pressure Canning method which heats the contents to 240º F eliminating the risk of foodborne bacteria. You should also know that if even you're mixing high acid foods with low-acid foods you must use the pressure canning method.

    Canning Lids 101

    There are three important things to know. First, Kerr recommends using only Ball or Kerr brand lids. They are BPA free, and offer the safest, most reliable results of any lid on the market. The second most important thing you need to know is never use a lid twice. After the first use, the lid will no longer seal effectively, so a fresh lid must be used every time.

    And now for the third and perhaps best news: Pre-heating lids is not required! After extensive testing by Kerr's Quality Assurance Team, they determined that it is no longer necessary to pre-warm lids before use. If you desire, it is still safe to simmer your lids before use, however, you should never boil them. Kerr's recommendation for over 40 years has always been to simmer (180°F), not boil (212°F), the lids.

    When was this change made?
    Believe it or not, in 1969! At that time, they switched their sealing gasket from being latex-based to Plastisol. Latex required pre-heating to soften it prior to canning in order to create an effective seal. The Plastisol does not require preheating, but doing so will not damage it.

    What about sterilizing the jars?
    Pre-sterilizing jars and lids is not necessary in the home canning process. If you are following a recipe that processes in your canner for 10 minutes or more, the sterilization will occur during that time.

    How should I prepare my lids now?
    Removing the simmering step was designed to make the home canning process easier than ever, speeding up the time it takes to preserve your favorite fresh, local produce. This is entirely unrelated to the BPA-free coating change in the lids. That change was made to the underside coating and did not impact the sealing compound. After extensive testing from Kerr's quality assurance team, Jarden Home Brands' current recommendation is to prep lids by washing with warm, soapy water, and keep at room temperature until ready for preserving.

    Why haven't I heard about this before now?
    Kerr understands there are some inconsistencies in their current recommendations and what was printed previously. Jarden Home Brands has already announced these changes to the public via its website, live webcasts, and canning demonstrations as well as through updated packaging changes and on social media. Kerr understands that many of their consumers are experienced canners who no longer seek instructional updates, but it's always important to ensure that you're following not only the USDA's most up-to-date recommendations, but also those of the manufacturer. Kerr is trying to communicate the change with as many preservers as possible.

    Won't this lead to more seal failures?
    Any seal failures are likely unrelated to the updates in the Ball or Kerr canning lids as the sealing compound has remained essentially the same since 1969.

    While those are the three most important things to know, they just scratch the surface! Here's everything you need to know about lids.

    Canning Lid: a one or two piece lid that seals onto a jar for preserving fresh food. The lid is airtight and keeps food shelf stable for up to a year if processed correctly. Lids come in two varieties, metal coated and plastic.

    Metal Coated Lids (one time use, only): are the only USDA recommended type of lid for home canning. Kerr recommends Ball and Kerr brand lids. They're Made in the USA, BPA-free, and phthalate-free and the standard for use in testing with at the USDA and universities for developing home canning guidelines Other brands are Made in China or other countries, and may contain BPA and phthalates, they are known to buckle easily, and produce frequent seal failures.

    Plastic (reusable): Not within USDA canning guidelines, a solid rubber gasket does not vent well which means less of a vacuum seal, requiring extra caution when tightening bands on hot jars (outside of normal canning process), it's expensive for gifting, and is more difficult to get a seal than conventional lids. Once used, they do not flex like normal canning lids. Testing has shown that these lids may lose half their vacuum over the course of a year, often within six months.

    About Kerr Brand Canning

    As a leader in home food preservation, Jarden Home Brands is committed to Preserving America for the next 125 years.

    Getting Started is Easy!
    Whether you're new to canning or a seasoned pro, Kerr can help every step of the way. Visit their website at freshpreserving.com to watch educational videos, find recipes and inspiration, use the pectin calculator for jellies and jams, learn canning terms and all there is to know about canning.

    SUGGESTED USE

    Kerr Regular Mouth (8-oz.) .05-pt. Glass Preserving Jars are ideal for fresh preserving whole fruits and vegetables like peaches and green beans. Enjoy homemade pickles year round with our famous glass jars. Kerr glass preserving jars go beyond fresh preserving to help you with serving, creative décor, and gift giving.

    INGREDIENTS

    Kerr Regular Mouth 8 oz. Half Pint Jars includes:

    • 12 Kerr Regular Mouth Half Pint Jars 
    • 12 Kerr Regular Mouth Lids & Bands
    • Step-by-Step Instructions on Bottom of Package

    WARNINGS

    When filling these freezer safe jars for freezing purposes, leave 1/2 inch headspace to allow food expansion during freezing.

    MANUFACTURER INFO

    Kerr

    Kerr Mason Jars for Preserving
    Kerr Glass Mason Jars are ideal for fresh preserving recipes such as salsas, syrups, sauces, fruits, and vegetables. Kerr's famous glass jars and closures go beyond fresh preserving to help you with serving, creative décor, and gift giving.

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