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Really missing the boat here.  There are a number of products that come with plastic lids the lids will fit.  For example the green sprinkle lids listed above come on sprinkle cheese containers.   They also work for straws.  The straw goes in a sprinkle cheese shaker hole. Not all of them work but some of the Parmesan sprinkle cheese container are mason jar thread.(still trying to decide if it is brand or just the current jar supplier for a brand.) Some small peanut butter lids work.  Some mayo and salad dressing lids also work as does at least miracle whip lids.
 
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Bonnie Kuhlman wrote:I have some glass lids for mason jars but can't find the tops/rings to use with them.  The regular canning rings don't have enough depth to hold the glass lid on the jar.  Here are a few on ebay, but they are difficult to find.  If anyone knows where to find these, please share.  Or maybe if they hear from enough people, the jar manufacturers will start producing them.  Thanks.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Ball-Presto-Atlas-Boyds-old-Mason-Jar-Zinc-Glass-Canning-Lids-LOT-of-11/382530069464?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D52885%26meid%3D6342d8ace0ae46c99b0f887b834c1547%26pid%3D100010%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D5%26sd%3D223120396718%26itm%3D382530069464&_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109

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I am curious... are these just collector's items, or is there a special advantage to using these glass lids?  I don't immediately see the purpose, especially given that you can't use them with the normal Ball hardware (rings).  The eBay seller to whom you linked didn't explain.
 
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Rebecca Norman wrote:My sister has a jarware lemon squeezer that fits right on a mason jar, and it works great. I like it better than free standing lemon squeezers.


I note that originally no link was provided for this product, but I found it easily enough on amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Jarware-82617-Juicer-Mouth-Yellow/dp/B01410LHK6/ref=pd_sbs_79_1/130-2940913-7281906?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01410LHK6&pd_rd_r=c0efeaf3-57d5-11e9-a634-633eb631cbdf&pd_rd_w=Q5F1o&pd_rd_wg=37MIz&pf_rd_p=588939de-d3f8-42f1-a3d8-d556eae5797d&pf_rd_r=VWV48D1KXTAT4KPVHH1H&psc=1&refRID=VWV48D1KXTAT4KPVHH1H




But I noticed that the same company also sells an upgraded version, albeit for triple the price:  https://www.amazon.com/Jarware-82654-Citrus-Juicer-Stainless/dp/B07MZRW7JQ/ref=asc_df_B07MZRW7JQ/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309777441804&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6750494747668995619&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9010619&hvtargid=pla-668637467444&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=61290892763&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=309777441804&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6750494747668995619&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9010619&hvtargid=pla-668637467444





Given that the total price is still within reasonable limits for a kitchen gadget, I am willing to invest in a more durable, plastic-free option.  I also like that this one has more of a lip around the edge to capture the juice and seeds, whereas it seems the plastic one would be more likely to spill the juice, which one reviewer also mentioned.
 
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Matthew Nistico wrote:

Bonnie Kuhlman wrote:I have some glass lids for mason jars but can't find the tops/rings to use with them.  The regular canning rings don't have enough depth to hold the glass lid on the jar.  Here are a few on ebay, but they are difficult to find.  If anyone knows where to find these, please share.  Or maybe if they hear from enough people, the jar manufacturers will start producing them.  Thanks.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Ball-Presto-Atlas-Boyds-old-Mason-Jar-Zinc-Glass-Canning-Lids-LOT-of-11/382530069464?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D52885%26meid%3D6342d8ace0ae46c99b0f887b834c1547%26pid%3D100010%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D5%26sd%3D223120396718%26itm%3D382530069464&_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109

Bonnie


I am curious... are these just collector's items, or is there a special advantage to using these glass lids?  I don't immediately see the purpose, especially given that you can't use them with the normal Ball hardware (rings).  The eBay seller to whom you linked didn't explain.



Weck makes jars with the glass lid/ rubber gasket combo, but they're pretty expensive (at least, outside of Europe).  The nice thing about the glass lids is they don't rust and nothing can leech out of them (though really, your food shouldn't be in contact with the lid anyway, but for the purpose of argument).  I've never tried them myself, but I think the Weck jars are easier to open than Tattler lids (the reusable plastic ones) because there's a pull-tab on the rubber gasket to loosen the seal.  I'd imagine that shortens the life of the gasket, though.
 
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Matthew Nistico wrote:

Bonnie Kuhlman wrote:I have some glass lids for mason jars but can't find the tops/rings to use with them.  The regular canning rings don't have enough depth to hold the glass lid on the jar.  Here are a few on ebay, but they are difficult to find.  If anyone knows where to find these, please share.  Or maybe if they hear from enough people, the jar manufacturers will start producing them.  Thanks.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Ball-Presto-Atlas-Boyds-old-Mason-Jar-Zinc-Glass-Canning-Lids-LOT-of-11/382530069464?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D52885%26meid%3D6342d8ace0ae46c99b0f887b834c1547%26pid%3D100010%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D5%26sd%3D223120396718%26itm%3D382530069464&_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109

Bonnie


I am curious... are these just collector's items, or is there a special advantage to using these glass lids?  I don't immediately see the purpose, especially given that you can't use them with the normal Ball hardware (rings).  The eBay seller to whom you linked didn't explain.



They might be collectors' items, but I want them for food storage and fermenting, and for canning.  I'm an herbalist and I macerate tinctures in glass.  I don't like plastic and the metal lids also have BPA in the lining (or something similarly offensive) and they can't be used with acidic foods.  Without the rubber ring, the newer rings will barely fit, but with the rubber rings, they will not.  

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Matthew Nistico wrote:

Rebecca Norman wrote:My sister has a jarware lemon squeezer that fits right on a mason jar, and it works great. I like it better than free standing lemon squeezers.



But I noticed that the same company also sells an upgraded version, albeit for triple the price:  https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN/B07MZRW7JQ/rs12-20 (Jocelyn edited Matthew's link for a shorter permies affiliate link)



Given that the total price is still within reasonable limits for a kitchen gadget, I am willing to invest in a more durable, plastic-free option.  I also like that this one has more of a lip around the edge to capture the juice and seeds, whereas it seems the plastic one would be more likely to spill the juice, which one reviewer also mentioned.


This is brilliant. I just ordered it because we did not have a simple citrus juicer here. I have a vintage crank one that is mostly aluminum that we use a lot. I like this design better than the glass dish style citrus juicers because this mason jar juicer will filter out seeds. Nice!
 
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Also, from the Best Non Electric Coffee Grinder thread, this coffee grinder comes with a jar, but fits on top of mason jars, too.

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I bought this one for base camp, too. For similar reasons as Ann - didn't want to be without should the power cut out! What I like about the Hario is that is a ceramic grinder for those foodies that might visit us(!), with a glass base, and that the top part screws onto a mason jar if you'd like a larger container or accidentally break the one that comes with it. I tried it, and it does work!

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Hario ceramic coffee grinder with a glass base


 
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