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437 of 454 people found the following review helpful.
Be careful where you buy these.
By New York State of Mind
I have been using Ball #68100 wide-mouth, half-gallon Mason jars. They hold not only 2-quarts but even 2-liters and still allow airspace between the top of the contents and the rim or lid.
I needed 1-quart jars so I ordered Ball #67000 wide-mouth 1-qt jars. I was surprised to find, when they arrived, that not only could they not hold one quart of liquid with airspace above but they only held 30oz when filled to the rim.
I have since learned that "Ball" is a name licensed for use by multiple manufactures. The #67000 jars I purchased through Amazon were manufactured in the U.S.A. by Jarden and sold (through Amazon) by "All American General Store" which has since disappeared from Amazon's list of vendors. (All American General Store never did reply to my email complaint.)
A Ball 1-quart, wide-mouth Mason jar which I later purchased from a well known local merchant did, in fact, hold 32oz.
218 of 224 people found the following review helpful.
Wherever you get them, consider these instead of disposable storage boxes
By C. G. King
Like many I've bought tons of those plastic boxes at the grocery and finally realized my canning jars fit most needs. Here are some. They wash beautifully in the dishwasher and don't take up much room, can be reused endlessly, serve for freezing and canning, of course, but day to day too. Many types of leftovers fit into this pint jar, especially things you want to reheat like soup, mac & cheese or spaghetti. With the plastic lids Ball Wide-Mouth Plastic Storage Caps which are easier to use than the two part lids (and easy to wash) they are even more appealing. They're safe in the microwave where not all the plastic storage boxes are and they are more economical.
Granted Ball jars don't nest for storage, but I have a pantry shelf set aside for them and reuse them so often I like them handy. Sometimes my morning smoothie is too much for one serving so I store the remainder in one of these jars. The next day I can shake it up, remove the lid and drink with a straw right from the jar. I also store nuts and seeds in the jars which keeps them fresh. They're great for chocolate chips, powdered sugar, baking soda, dry polenta and other grains. With the lid they stack nicely for best use of my cabinet space and the contents are easily identifiable or can be labeled. The metric and oz/cup markings even let them stand in for measuring cups.
In a time when we're trying to save, a product such as this that is versatile and reusable has even more value. Even if you don't can, consider Ball jars for other uses. Highly recommended.
171 of 175 people found the following review helpful. See all 4624 customer reviews...
They must be good. Im ordering them AGAIN!
By Kat on Kindle
They arrived promptly unbroken. I use these for canning, and storing dry goods. They seal with a vacuum sealer. You can also buy sprouting lids on amazon that will fit wide mouth canning jars. As soon as I open chips, crackers or cookies I put that in a jar. It keeps insects away AND makes it more likely to consume only a small portion. Store your powdered milk, flour, sugar, tea leaves, coffee beans, dried beans, and pasta in these. Make up in batches your favorite baking mixes and add to these jars. Store dried fruit and vegetables here. I keep a LARGE jar of dried onions and one of dried mushrooms to use in soups and sauces such as for spaghetti. If your remotely thinking about buying these, buy one set of 6. You will wonder what you did without them. Its difficult these days to find an item for a bit over a dollar apiece, 10 for a set of 6. that is THIS useful.