April 28, 2006, Newsletter Issue #86: Lids And Rings

Tip of the Week

Most canning jars sold today use a two-piece self-sealing lid which consists of a flat metal disc with a rubber-type sealing compound around one side near the outer edge, and a separate screw-type metal band. The flat lid may only be used once but the screw band can be used over as long as it is cleaned well and does not begin to rust.

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