The One Thing Your Mason Jars Are Missing

updated Aug 30, 2019
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Chances are, you have no shortage of Mason jars in your kitchen. Whether you use them as drinking glasses, containers to tote layered salads to work, pantry organizers, or whatever else, you have a ton of Mason jars and those two-piece lids all over the place, right? We thought so.

Turns out, though, you’re missing one key thing.

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Those hard-to-corral lids that come with your jars are fine for canning (in fact, they’re meant for canning!), but you need another kind of lid for all the other times you’d use your Mason jars. That other kind of lid you’re missing? It’s a simple lid that combines the top and band into one piece. You know, like a normal jar lid.

Buy: Libbey Metal Drinking Jar Lid, $11 for 12 at Webstaurant Store

Why You Need One-Piece Mason Jar Lids

1. They don’t rust.

Again, those two-piece mason jar lids are technically meant for canning and they’re meant for one-time use. So, over time, they’re most likely going to rust. These other lids are meant to be used over and over again and they’re coated, so they won’t rust.

2. They’re easier to keep track of.

Be honest: How many rings do you have right now that are currently missing lids? Having a lid that’s all one piece makes it a lot harder to lose an important piece. Unless you lose all of the lids, and then we can’t really help you.

3. They’re easier to clean.

Would you rather clean three dirty dishes or two? If you said two, you’ve proven our point. If you said three, you must really like to do dishes and we’d like you to invite you over.

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