This give-away is now closed. Thanks to all who participated and blogged about this great item! I hope to do another Tattler drawing at the end of summer, thanks to Loren Stieg, developer of Tattler Reusable Canning Lids! Happy canning!
Yes! These are THE reusable lids that I mentioned in last weeks post Thinking Ahead To Preserving The Harvest. Tattler Reusable Canning Lids has graciously offered a Homestead Revival™ reader a set of 3 dozen wide mouth and 3 dozen regular mouth canning lids! Ladies, this is your chance to give this product a try.
Two things really appealed to me about the Tattler product. First, traditional canning lids must be new each time you can an item because the seal is compromised after use. But the Tattler lids are a quality plastic that can be used again and again (no more throwing away used lids!). They are used in conjunction with rubber rings so the seal is complete each and every time you process them. The fact that they are reusable makes the investment worth the extra dollars spent on these lids and rubber rings.
Second, the Tattler products are bpa-free! Yes, indeed. This is huge. Traditional lids have bpa in them and it seems that the company that produces the majority of them, Jarden, isn't listening to customer concerns; at least not at this time. I hope they will eventually heed the call! But it may be too late if they don't get around to it pronto, because I seriously think that a lot of home canners will have discovered the Tattler product and switched over.
The Tattler lids are conducive to all the same methods of food preservation that you would use a traditional lid: pressure canner, water bath, and pickling. The only thing different is how you tighten the lids. With a traditional lid, you tighten it before processing, but a Tattler reusable lid, you tighten, then turn it back 1/4 inch to allow it to vent while processing. I think I can do that!
1. Visit Tattler and look around. Come back and comment on their product. Let me know if this is something that you could use in your own kitchen this summer.
2. Blog about this give-away for a second entry (you must leave a separate comment below telling me you've done so).
3. Become a Facebook follower (again, leave a separate comment).
Please leave me a way to contact you should you win if your profile does not include your email or you do not have a blog of your own.
The give-away ends Friday evening at 5:00 pm (PST).
I plan to do some Tattler shopping, girls!