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Did you know that these lids fit regular mason jars?
Just tried it. For us, the Kraft Parmesan Cheese lid "almost" fit the wide mouth mason jar, but not quite. This has me curious, though. I'll fiddle around with things, because this could prove rather handy, to have another container with a pourable-type lid to it.
Thanks for this fun idea! ;-)
Let me tell you, sometimes it simply takes a brick for me. . . . We're big time Costco shoppers, so the only parmesan we get in a can we get in a "big" can. And those lids do not fit on the wide-mouth mason jars. I hadn't even thought about trying this out with the lid from a smaller parmesan jar. Guess what I'm going to be doing now! ;-)
Thanks again for this fun idea!
saw that on pinerest afew weeks ago...looked like a great idea...
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What about just washing the Parmesan cheese jar, then the lid will always fit! I store many items in leftover jars, and the lids will always fit! Then you don't have to bother with wondering if the lid will fit any other jar- just use the one it came with. It is so nice to buy big amounts of spices, then put them in smaller jars with shake lids, and it 's saving you so much money.
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This is actually what I've just done. ;-) I keep LOTS of jars that I've collected through the years (for spices and nuts and what have you) and re-use them for so many things-- the sky quickly can become the limit once you get going! ;-)
I know there's a big school of thought now, though, steering a lot of people away from plastics. So this may be why a lot of people are going to learn of this idea and use it on glass jars.
The lids from 16 oz peanut butter jars fit regular mouth canning jars perfectly. They also fit the old glass mayo jars.
I save washed,clean used lids from wide mouth jars and since I have plenty of rings I can store small amounts of certain things (like cocoa, pearl sugar, oat meal ect) in wide mouth qrt jars, using "used lids" and still get an air tight fit.
Never have bought parmesan in a jar or container since our household was just two and since 6 yrs it's just me; so I buy a small chunk and grate it fresh if and when I needed.It keeps well in the fridge.
If you don't have used wide mouth lids you can always use doubled strong plastic wrap over the jar opening and screw on a ring, it's just as good as a lid, at least for up to a few months.
Recycle, reuse, and reuse again - it's all about saving money, keeping stuff out of the dumps that won't decompose, etc. I may be wrong, but inasmuch as the lids rarely come in direct contact with the product being kept in the glass jars, the fact that they are plastic should not harm anything. Not as many products are being sold in glass anymore, so keeping the glass jars that you do have is like keeping a treasure... and if the original lid or cap isn't reusable finding others that fit just makes good sense - just so long as we aren't using them in lieu of caps that seal home canned goods. The Classico pasta sauces come in a nice sized glass jar, and I always keep those.... it's good to learn which caps are interchangable.
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When an old neighborhood hoarder went to the nursing home she had a BIG yard sale. Lots of junk but also some treasures. I bought 20 (yes twenty) one gallon glass jars that restaurant food used to come in, like pickles, pickled eggs, peppers, mayo and such. Paid 25 cents each.
They sure came in handy. Most of them have the original labels that look very nice. All the lids were good but some of the rubber inside of the lids was dry. I used clean used thin plastic plates friends brought food on during holidays and cut rounds that fit into the lids and make a good seal. I have whole corn, buckwheat, barley, pearl sugar and such stored in those big jars.
Even plastic peanut butter jars come in handy for storing bulk spices, bread crumbs ect,ect.
Took one plastic peanut butter jar and drilled holes into the lid, filled the jar with sand and take it along in the winter when it is icy. If there are icy spots where one gets out of a car, shake out some sand instead of slipping and possibly falling.
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