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Looking for simple screw-top lid jam jars

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Looking for simple screw-top lid jam jars

nonworkingmonkey | Apr 24, 2010 08:06 AM

Does anyone know where I can buy jam/preserving jars in or around Montreal? I'm looking for the ones that have simple screw-top lids rather than the 2-piece seal/ring that come with most of the commercially available jars.

I make huge amounts of jam every summer (and marmalade when the Seville oranges are around for 2 seconds in Jan/Feb) & I'm English so am used to the screw top ones - plus I think they're a bit more straightforward. I'd need to buy around 150/200 jars so wholesale would be good. Could buy them online but the shipping ends up being more than the jars themselves so often isn't worth it.

Don't know if this is relevant but I only use the fruit, lemon juice and sugar when I make jams/marmalade; I don't use pectin & the sterilisation method (if you want to call it that!) that I use is: pour the hot jam into clean jars that have been kept in a warm oven; put in the jam; screw on the lid that has been sterilized in boiling water with a slice of lemon to get rid of any deposits; turn it upside down. I don't boil the jam again. I've never had any problems with it going off!

Thanks a lot

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