BALL MASON JARS: HOW TO USE THEM (SAFELY) IN YOUR HOME

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I love ball mason jars. And I know I’m not the only one.  Over the past few years, it seems like mason jars are popping up on every food, craft, green living, and home decor site on the internet.  And for good reasons.

WHAT ARE BALL MASON JARS?

Mason jars have been around for well over a hundred years. In fact, according to MasonJars.com, the Mason jar was invented by John Landis Mason in 1858.

WHY USE MASON JARS

The iconic Ball Mason jar is easily recognized and often synonymous with homestead, county chic decor, and recipes. However, the Mason jars are no longer only used for canning.

Ball Mason jars are of course excellent for their intended usage – canning, preserving, and pickling.  However, given the many cases of jars we've collected over the years, I find myself using them for all sorts of different things.

HOW WE USE MASON JARS IN OUR HOME

They are a great storage solution for freezing vegetables and fruit as well. I even store bread yeast in a Ball mason jar in our freezer.

CAN I FREEZE MY MASON JARS?

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It’s important to note that once you freeze a jar – any canning jar, you should no longer use it for canning. Remember that for when you get started making things like freezer jam.

DON’T USE BALL MASON JARS FOR CANNING AFTER FREEZING

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WHERE TO GET MASON JARS

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