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Tattler BPA-Free Reusable Canning Lids

Tattler BPA-Free Reusable Canning Lids

 You may be concerned that home canning lids contain BPA or you are looking for a safe, reliable and re-usable lid.  Either way, these Tattler lids are the solution to both problems!  I have tested these myself for 9 years and been thrilled with the results.  Not single failure.

Let me explain the issues and what I found in my review:

What is BPA and why should I be concerned?

Unless you are a environmental chemist and chemical engineer (as I am) you may not be familiar with BPA, known to chemists as Bisphenol A. BPA is an endocrine disruptor, a substance that interferes with the production, secretion, transport, action, function and elimination of natural hormones. BPA can also imitate our body's own hormones in a ways that could be hazardous for health. Babies and young children are especially sensitive to the effects of BPA. The National Toxicology Program at the National Institutes of Health and FDA have some concern about the potential effects of BPA on the brain, behavior, and prostate gland in fetuses, infants, and young children. See this page for information about BPA.

Why makes Tattler lids superior to conventional canning lids?

  • Reliability

  • BPA-free

  • Reusable

Tattler Reusable Canning Lids

These are the Tattler brand re-usable canning lids that you may have already heard about. I've been testing them for 5 years and found they work flawlessly.  I even have some jars of applesauce using these lids that are still sealed and safe 3 years later. I use them for jars that I will keep myself or give to close family members.  Obviously, it isn't a great idea for jars you give away as gifts, unless your recipients agree to return the lids.

Cost effectiveness

Adter safety and reliability, the next question is the cost and pay-back period.  In 2021, the Tattler reusable lids were selling for $18 for 1 box of 12 lids and rings (That's $1.50 cents per lid).  At the same time, I found Ball s,12 packs of ingle-use disposable lids selling for $2.28 plus tax in a local WalMart. That means the Tattler lids pay for themselves in the 8th year of use.   Since I have some that are now 9 years old, it is clear that they do pay for themselves and save you money, in addition to being safer. Of course, if you buy them in larger quantities, you can get them cheaper. Oddly, the price of the Tattlers has skyricketed in the past 4 years (about $10 per dozen in 2017) while the disposables have not ($2.18 in 2017).. 

Tattler lids are safe, economical and reusable canning lids. 

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Other Replacement canning lids

Scroll down this page for other canning lids and rings, both disposable, reusable and rubber rings, along with photos, descriptions, prices and ordering information. Everything can be shipped by a variety of methods, including overnight, if you have a canning emergency!

Note: In response to requests for canning products and books, I've added this page, and I've found reliable suppliers for the products here, and now at even lower prices - I'll bet you can't beat them anywhere! And I appreciate your business- buying the products here helps support the website!

You can read a discussion about why foods should be processed in a canner on this page" "Why do I need a canner?"

For more information, and NO obligation to buy, just click on the links in the boxes on the left!

Canning Lids and Rings


Decorative Canning Lids:

Wide Mouth Replacement Lids

Lids and Rings

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Need lids, rings and replacement jars?  Or pectin to make jam, spaghetti sauce or salsa mix or pickle mixes?  Get them all here, and usually at lower prices than your local store! Click on the images at left for current prices and/or ordering! 

Get them all here at the best prices on the internet!

Tattler Reusable Canning Lids

Now there is a safe, economical reusable, canning lid BPA-free and reusable.

These are the Tattler brand re-usable canning lids that you may have already heard about. I've been testing them for 2 years and found they work flawlessly. I use them for jars that I will keep myself or give to close family members.  Obviously, it doesn't work for jars you give away as gifts.

Cleaning supplies to remove rust from rings and jars

A visitor wrote in to tell how she uses Copper Glo (order at ledt) to remove rust from rings and jars:

Comments from a visitor on September 15, 2010: "You mention not using jars that have rust on them. One way to remove rust from jars is with Copper Glo. I get Copper Glo at our local Giant Eagle. I had a jar with rust on it and was getting ready to pitch it when my mom told me about Copper Glo. I was afraid to use it at first because I was afraid it would scratch the jar, but decided it was worth a try. Amazingly, the rust came off and the jar wasn't scratched!"



Rubber seals for the older zinc caps -  Know first that home canning experts do not recommend that you use the rubber ring system. The modern flat lid and metal ring system (above) is superior in reliability and safety. If you insist in using the rubber ring system, do not use old rubber rings: they have aged and will probably not seal effectively, especially on an older jar.  You can get new rubber canning rings quite inexpensively here.:

Below on this page are water bath canners. See this page for pressure canners. Also see Canners for glass top stoves, if you have a glass or ceramic stove

 For other supplies:

Canners and Other Equipment

Home Canning Kits #1

1. The Complete Home Canning Kit - This is the canner and complete kit - everything you need in one package.  It is also the same make and model that my family has used for 3 generations - my grandmother made everything from applesauce to jams and jellies to tomato and spaghetti sauce with it!
  • Boiling-Water Canner (21-quart liquid capacity) with Canning Jar Rack
  • A Lid Wand, Canning Funnel, Jar Lifter & Bubble FREER


    Home Canning Kits #2

    2. The same as the kit above, but stainless steel  There is a separate kit of supplies further down the page.

    The manufacturer does not recommend this canner for glass or ceramic top stoves as it does not have a flat bottom. However, our experience is that these water-bath canners work fine on "most" flat top stoves.

    Blake's rating: long lasting, well built.  I have two of these!


    Home Canning Kits #3 - Larger

    3. This is the same as the one above, except larger - 33 quarts.  This means it holds 9 quart jars instead of 7. The manufacturer does not recommend the Jumbo Water Bath Canner Package for glass or ceramic top stoves as it does not have a flat bottom. However, our experience is that these canners work fine on "most" flat top stoves. A stove with a large burner size is recommended.

    Blake's rating: Same model as the #1, just wider to hold 2 more jars, long lasting, well built

    Stainless steel water bath canner

    Made of stainless steel, so it should last a lifetime - it would also make a great pot to cook applesauce.

    Heat resistant silicone handles protect your hands and ensure a secure grip. Dual steam vents on the lid prevent fogging so you can see inside. Corrosion resistant rack holds jars of various sizes. 21-quart size. Stainless steel. Hand wash.

    Canning Rack System

    This multi-use canning rack system turns any very large pot into a canning pot and facilitates many culinary tasks like blanching and sterilizing. Used with a large saucepan or stock pot, the racks lift and hold mason jars for easy insertion and removal of jars. The racks elevate the jars off the bottom of pot to prevent glass breakage. These racks have multiple wires to hold all jar sizes, including small jars which won't tip and fall through the rack when lifted. Also great for blanching, steaming, or boiling corn or lobster.
    Includes two stainless steel racks (a small one for 9 - 10" diameter pots and a large one for 11 - 12" diameter pots), a set of adjustable stainless steel lifters, instructions and tips.

    Be sure to read the reviews (click the seller's link at left)

    Canning Accessories and Accessory Kits

    Canning equipment - everything but the pot
    long lasting steel version, including a rack

    This seven-piece canning kit provides all the essential tools needed for getting started.



    Canning Accessories Kits - everything BUT the pot, flat rack

    If you already have a 10 qt or larger pot, and you only made a few jars at a time, this may meet your needs:

    This kit contains all the essential canning tools : Lid Lifter, Canning Funnel, jar lifter, Jar Wrench, and Kitchen Tongs, plus a rack.

    Blake's rating: Great accessory kit!




    More canning accessory kits - with Jar tongs, funnels, bubble freers

    These kits have the jar tongs and everything else you need, except for the canner and rack.


    Canning Accessories by themselves

    Jar tongs to lift the jars in and out of the canner (without burning your hands!)

    Funnels to fill regular and wide mouth canning jars!

    Lid lifter - to pull the lids out of the hot water, again, without burning your hands!

    Canning Rack

    See the seller's website for features, pricing and user reviews!

    Blake's rating: Excellent replacement rack (sooner or later your rack will fall apart from the boiling water (and no, this one is not made of silicone...)


    Miscellaneous Canning Supplies

    Looking for funnels, jar tongs, lid lifters and more?  See this page for a variety of canning items



    Canner for Glass and Ceramic Stoves

    If you have a glass or ceramic stovetop, you may have found that it is impossible to find a canner for you stove!  Look on this page!