Can I use Kerr lids on Ball jars?
Considering this, do ball lids fit Mason jars?
Disclosure here. It's true! Those plastic lids from grated Italian cheeses fit regular-mouth Mason jars. For my wide-mouth jars, I use the Ball brand of plastic lids, which on Amazon are less than $10 for 8 lids.
Furthermore, how do you sterilize Ball jars and lids? Cleaning the Lids and Rings Instead, most experts suggest that you simply place the canning lids and their rings into water that is simmering, but not boiling for 10 minutes to thoroughly clean them. You can use the same water that was used to boil the jars once it has cooled slightly.
Subsequently, one may also ask, what is the lid of a mason jar made of?
Life Without Plastic writes: “These lids are made from high quality 304 stainless steel with a food-grade silicone gasket attached to the lid. This gasket helps to preserve your food better as they create a tighter seal. However, these lids are not to be used for canning because they do not pop.
Do you sterilize jar lids?
Water-bath (and steam) canning 10 minutes and over: Sterilization is not needed for either jars or lids. Just wash and make sure they are clean. They will get sterilized, along with the food, during the processing; Water-bath (and steam) canning 9 minutes and under: Sterilization is needed for both jars or lids.