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Post  camprn on 11/4/2010, 6:24 pm

I thought I would start a thread dedicated to jars. So, here goes, These Weck Jars are so pretty. I have never used them but I may start saving my pennies to buy some.
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Post  dixie on 11/4/2010, 7:30 pm

Boy, they really are pretty. I've never seen them before. A little pricey, but would be great for gifting.
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Post  Megan on 11/4/2010, 7:40 pm

Are they actually "canned"? It looks like there is an intermediary layer in the seal of some kind of plastic or rubber gasket. Squinting at the picture, that looks like sun-dried tomatoes preserved in oil with garlic and basil??
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Post  camprn on 11/4/2010, 8:13 pm

@Megan wrote:Are they actually "canned"? It looks like there is an intermediary layer in the seal of some kind of plastic or rubber gasket. Squinting at the picture, that looks like sun-dried tomatoes preserved in oil with garlic and basil??
Yup that's a rubber gasket, to open the jar you pull on the little rubber tongue to break the seal. The clips hold the lid on when they are processing and then you can take the clips off to use on other jars. I think you are correct about the contents as well!
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Post  Megan on 11/4/2010, 8:24 pm

Just to be clear: That sort of canning may not be safe unless you are following directions you know and trust. Please be careful!
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Post  camprn on 11/4/2010, 8:56 pm

@Megan wrote:Just to be clear: That sort of canning may not be safe unless you are following directions you know and trust. Please be careful!
Here is a blog post with some interesting testimonials about using these jars. Link
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Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 10/23/2012, 11:39 pm

Boy, I'd sure like some of those 1/2 litre "juice" jars to put up catsup in. So much easier to serve from than half pints, don't you think? Nonna

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Post  plantoid on 10/24/2012, 2:38 pm

I'd be wary of trying to use them in anything else except for the hotwater bath canner that they also sell unless they give a cast iron guarantee that they are 100 % safe for pressure canning .

I can see that the lids would lift in a pressure canner which might not be the best situation to have incase particles of food keep the lid seal open to the air after you have hot water bath sterilized the contents of the jar..

I understand that pressure canning jar lids have a restrainer so you can slightly nip the seal to to stop the lid lifting whilst presure canning , any excess pressure in the jar is forced out past the part closed seal & the intgrity of the seal holds as the jar cools.

Ignore most my above I'm a burbling idiot Wink ..I followed the link and saw that the jars whilst being referred to as hot water bath canners do have metal clips to hold the seal in place whilst hot water bath preserving is in progress .. you can remove the clips after the jar has cooled and check the seal is intact by lifting the jar by the lid .


My mum used to remove the kilner jar metal work after the jars had gone cold , but then she only used hot water bath preserving for fruits .

Pressure sterilizing / canning meats and other stuff is quite a different kettle of fish methinks.
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Post  camprn on 10/24/2012, 3:35 pm

I have friend who pressure can with the weck jars all the time. Are those the ones you were looking at Nonna?

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Post  plantoid on 10/24/2012, 3:52 pm

You have to be very careful in handling them /storing them so that you don't catch the tab or compress it more if you stack them up and make the seal leak .
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Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 10/24/2012, 5:50 pm

Yes, camprn, the slender 1/2 litre jars I covet were listed on the Weck site. This is the year to make catsup again, we finally have enough tomatoes. Nonna

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Post  RoOsTeR on 7/8/2013, 7:58 am

Refreshing this jar thread! It's about time to start stocking up on some jars. I found Ace Hardware to be a great local resource for canning last year. They stock and carry just about everything I would possibly need. I may however have to check out some of those Weck jars. They would make canned gifts extra special...I would almost hate to give them away though Very Happy 

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Post  camprn on 7/8/2013, 8:00 am

@RoOsTeR wrote:Refreshing this jar thread! It's about time  to start stocking up on some jars. I found Ace Hardware to be a great local resource for canning last year. They stock and carry just about everything I would possibly need. I may however have to check out some of those Weck jars. They would make canned gifts extra special...I would almost hate to give them away though Very Happy 
If you know anyone with a store or otherwise has access to freighting, you may be able to get some better shipping deals. Weck jars are lovely.

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Post  GloriaG on 7/8/2013, 11:22 am

FWIW - I first learned about Weck jars on this forum and I've been using these jars since I started canning last year.

Before I put up my first jar, I did a lot of research about jars, canning processes, canning kettles, etc. and I discovered that the reason the Weck jars aren't "approved" by the USDA, is that they haven't been tested.  

I'm only canning high acid foods - tomatoes with added citric acid, green tomato relish, pickled beets, etc. I'm using a Boiling Water Bath and making sure to process for the time required.

So far, I think they're wonderful.  

According to Weck, the jars can be processed in a pressure cooker or BWB.  They have little metal "tabs" to hold the lid on while processing.  Once the jars are cooled overnight, the tabs are removed for storage.  (I put mine back in the original boxes for storage.)

What made me invest in these jars is that they have TWO ways to immediately indicate if my jars are not good.  First, when cool, the little rubber tongue on the gasket MUST point down - if not, the jar isn't sealed properly! Second, after the metal tabs are removed, the lid needs to stay firmly in place when you lift the jar by the lid.

Weck jars are expensive and everyone needs to make their own decision about how secure they feel using them.  

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