Question: Why cant I find Ball canning jars?

Those of you who can fruits and vegetables may have noticed a short supply of jars and lids. Its a shortage that is being chalked up, in part, to the COVID-19 pandemic. The lids have a disc that sits on the mouth of the jar with a ring that screws on around it, but after one use, the seal around the disc breaks down.

Did Ball stop making canning jars?

Four years later, the brothers began manufacturing glass home-canning jars, the product that established Ball as a household name. Interestingly, Ball no longer manufactures Mason jars, but has expanded and grown into a worldwide company that makes everything from metal containers to aerospace parts.

Can you reuse Ball canning lids?

You can reuse glass canning jars, but dont be tempted to reuse canning lids, she advises. The gasket compound in used lids may fail to seal on jars, resulting in unsafe food. When jars are processed, the gasket on new lids softens and flows slightly to cover the jar-sealing surface.

Why cant I reuse canning lids?

You can reuse glass canning jars, but dont be tempted to reuse canning lids, she advises. The gasket compound in used lids may fail to seal on jars, resulting in unsafe food. When jars are processed, the gasket on new lids softens and flows slightly to cover the jar-sealing surface.

Why cant I find canning lids?

The shortage in supply of home canning lids, also known as 2-piece canning lids, flats, or lids & bands or rings that began in 2020 is not over. Unfortunately, this shortage created a vacuum for some fraud in the production and sale of canning lids.

What can I use if I dont have a canning rack?

If you dont have a round rack that fits your stock pot, you can build one with aluminum foil. Tear seven pieces of two-inch wide aluminum foil off the roll.

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