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Hi, so I wasn't sure whether to post this here or in the gardening section! 😂

I'm looking at starting canning, and I was pricing 16oz Ball canning jars...which aren't pricey at all, I was just wondering if anybody experienced knows of something even cheaper and still reliable. I don't trust myself to do the research because I don't know enough, but I don't have a steady job right now, so the more jars I can get for less, the better!
 

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Agree with the previous comments on brands. Stocking up on those currently.

Not sure of the garage sale scene in your area, but sometimes you get lucky with a score. Atlas was an older brand I have a bunch of too.

Amazing how quickly your stash builds up if you practice grabbing a case here or there when you are able
 

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Agree with the previous comments on brands. Stocking up on those currently.

Not sure of the garage sale scene in your area, but sometimes you get lucky with a score. Atlas was an older brand I have a bunch of too.

Amazing how quickly your stash builds up if you practice grabbing a case here or there when you are able
Very good to know; thank you!
 

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Regular mouth for pint jars, more will fit in a pressure canner than wide mouth pint jars.
Quart jars, go for wide mouth so you can get your hand in them to clean them.

Covid and shortages shook up everyone here and I bet there’s not a one among us that doesn’t have a 2-3 year supply of lids! I’ve put the year on the boxes so I use the oldest first.

Know your prices. Flea markets are usually real high, garage sales and Craigslist are good. I keep the boxes they come for me, it’s easier storage.
 

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Regular mouth for pint jars, more will fit in a pressure canner than wide mouth pint jars.
Quart jars, go for wide mouth so you can get your hand in them to clean them.

Covid and shortages shook up everyone here and I bet there’s not a one among us that doesn’t have a 2-3 year supply of lids! I’ve put the year on the boxes so I use the oldest first.

Know your prices. Flea markets are usually real high, garage sales and Craigslist are good. I keep the boxes they come for me, it’s easier storage.
Really good to know; thanks! Should I be concerned that anything used will blow the bottom off in my pot? Is there a way I can tell if a jar is weakened before I buy it?
 

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Really good to know; thanks! Should I be concerned that anything used will blow the bottom off in my pot? Is there a way I can tell if a jar is weakened before I buy it?
Check for cracks or chips. Never saw a standard canning jar glass failure in all my canning. The only failures were when my ex MIL used regular glass jars instead of canning jars
 

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Agree with the previous comments on brands. Stocking up on those currently.

Not sure of the garage sale scene in your area, but sometimes you get lucky with a score. Atlas was an older brand I have a bunch of too.

Amazing how quickly your stash builds up if you practice grabbing a case here or there when you are able
speaking of atlas. alot of the spaghetti sauces come in atlas jars. we have aroud 30 of them and counting. they do great!
 

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Check for cracks or chips. Never saw a standard canning jar glass failure in all my canning. The only failures were when my ex MIL used regular glass jars instead of canning jars
i got the idea of cooling m pressure canner off quickly with water once. they all exploded! real bone head move lol
 

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