These have been my standard kitchen storage jars for the past 10 years, and with good reason. They're solid, they seal well, and they're easy to maintain. (I should admit that I do a very limited amount of canning, so while I've used them for canning, my review is for the average kitchen cook, not the canning enthusiast!) The jars can be washed in the dishwasher, as long as you remove the wire fasteners. (The wire fasteners aren't dishwasher safe. If you try it, you'll find that they discolor and corrode. However, the glass can stand up to dishwashing as well as canning sterilization processes). The rubber gaskets can be replaced independently, although in my experience the only time you'd need to do so is if you store something particularly strong in color or taste in the jars, like say: coffee beans. Unlike some cheaper gaskets, I've had good luck with my gaskets staying pliable. All in all: I love 'em!
Used for storing coffee beans, this jar holds what is left of a 12 oz bag of beans after you have made the first pot of coffee from that bag. The wire hinge looks a bit flimsy at first, but after months of use, it is certainly durable and up to the task of holding the grommet and lid tightly enough for a very tight seal. They are not handle delicately here, and none has cracked, chipped, or otherwise failed in several months of daily use. The grommet remains thick and flexible.
I have a simple kitchen and wanted a simple solution for assorted kinds of nuts, seeds and healthy snacks, to be left out on the counter. In sight, easy acccess and no lids to lose or forget to put back on. Everything stays fresh. Love these jars. I will be needing many more soon, as I preserve special sauces, cranberry relish, etc. to give as holiday gifts and these are dressier than the typical canning jars. I buy pre-mixed fancy nuts at my local and re-pack them in these jars, tie a pretty ribbon (likely recycled from last Christmas) and give them to the host/hostess of parties and gatherings, Sunday football games...any kind of visit. I used to have to look for these in stores and hope they were available; I never realized Overstock would carry them. OMG Easy, no shipping charges, why leave home?
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? clear glass, of course
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Perfect
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