The canning process requires a basic set of canning supplies including canning jars. When home canning, the type of jar and lid you choose is important, based on the foods you are preparing. Ace offers a variety of canning jars and canning lids to fit the needs of your next canning project.
Canning jars, often referred to as mason jars, are essentially durable glass jars with a two-piece cover. The two-piece cover consists of a lid and a ring. The ring holds the lid in place and helps to create a vacuum seal which aids in preserving the product inside. Canning lids are also sold separately if you plan to re-use your jars through several canning seasons.
Canning jars and lids are available in multiple sizes and feature both regular and wide-mouth designs. Wide-mouth jars are ideal for recipes using whole fruits, vegetables or meats. Regular mouth jars are best for jams, jellies and pourable sauces. Both designs are available in various ounce capacities. Special freezer jars are also available and are designed to store and preserve your foods if you decide to freeze them for an extended period of time.
In addition to home canning, canning bottles are often used for craft projects and for storing and organizing small objects around the home. No matter what purpose your canning jars serve, let Ace provide you with canning jars suited to your needs. For more information on canning, visit your local Ace or check out our step-by-step canning guide.