The Cheap, Sleek Find Your Mason Jars Have Been Missing
Ever since I worked on a small farm a decade ago, I’ve been in love with Mason jars. We used them for everything — including canning, holding leftovers, and of course, drinking out of. Mason jars are the perfect glass vessel, and I’m always on the hunt for ways to make them even better.
A while back, I discovered plastic lids for my jars, and found they were the one thing that would make my perfect glass vessels even better. See, plastic lids are rust-free, and easier to use than the traditional two-piece metal lid. I thought I had reached Peak Mason Jar Status. But when my colleagues at The Kitchn told me about these wooden jar lids, I was majorly intrigued.
I’m happy to report that these real-wood Mason jar lids are every bit as lovely as they look. They’re made from acacia wood, and have a genuinely beautiful grain that’s unique to each lid. I especially appreciate the removable rubber gasket, which keeps air out (and keeps my dried goods fresh).
Five-star reviewers note that these lids are seriously tight, and I’ve noticed that as well. You’ll need a little bit of strength to get them off. I consider that a big plus, because it means my jars are actually airtight.
The lids fit onto all U.S.-made jars, such as Ball and Kerr. If you’ve got a collection of jars kicking around, these lids will likely fit them. I’ll note here that they’re not dishwasher-safe, and you should dry them immediately after washing, to keep them from warping. You also can’t use them to can preserves or sauces (but anyone who’s a fan of canning knows this most likely).
Ultimately, they shine brightest as lids for dried goods and pantry items. I don’t have open shelving in my kitchen, but I love the look of these lids so much that I’ve moved some of my jars to the countertop, so I can admire them all the time.
Simply put, these Mason jar lids are one of the best kitchen upgrades I’ve ever made. They’re elegant and simple, and look way more expensive than they actually are. They come in a pack of four for $20.49 or $24.24; just be sure you order the correct size (both regular- and wide-mouth sizes are available).
This article originally published on The Kitchn. Read it there: The Cheap, Sleek Find Your Mason Jars Have Been Missing