Updated August 16, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Canning Jars

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This wiki has been updated 18 times since it was first published in August of 2015. Ensure you have fresh fruits and vegetables on hand even when they are out of season with a set of these Mason jars. Perfect for canning preserves, jams, chutneys, pickles, and more, they give you a convenient way to store just about anything you can think of. We've added choices that are safe for pressure canning as well as those that are not, so pay attention to the intended use of each. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Ball Golden Harvest

2. Kerr Pint

3. Weck Tulip

Editor's Notes

August 13, 2019:

Because canning jars are often employed for a huge range of purposes, from meal prep to making scented candles, we have decided to keep models that can be used in pressure canners as well as those that cannot. Jars and lids that are appropriate for safe canning vary according to the type of food being preserved, too, so users are encouraged to follow all manufacturer guidelines. With that said, we still like options from Ball, Weck, and Kerr as top choices. These are the canning jars that home cooks have relied on for years thanks to their reliability, ease of use, and relatively low price. But we added a few “luxury” choices, too, including the Luigi Bormioli Lock Eat and Le Parfait Super. These offer sophisticated styling that ensures they're just as good for decorative storage as for canning. As for simpler choices, we added the North Mountain Supply 16 Ounce and kept the Leifheit 3178. You can affix your own labels to these because they are not embossed, but that also means they’re very plain until you jazz them up.

4. Le Parfait Super

5. Ball Quilted Crystal

6. Luigi Bormioli Lock Eat

7. North Mountain Supply 16 Ounce

8. Bormioli Rocco Quattro Stagioni

9. Pakkon 1-Gallon

10. Leifheit 3178

Melissa Harr
Last updated on August 16, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.

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