Stumbled on this, never saw anyone else doing this….

  • Stumbled on this, never saw anyone else doing this….

    Posted by MartHale7 on October 2, 2023 at 3:33 am

    I had an idea… For Tattler lids thought I would try cutting out some silicone rings to replace the rubber rings…

    When i tried to check to see if anyone else did this, I found this video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBsnMbZ8WMg

    She is have success with her rings cut from silicone sheets. I was thinking if this worked well one could sharpen the end of 2 pipes, and then hammer out the rings with a backing of wood…

    potpourri_of_life replied 8 months, 2 weeks ago 4 Members · 11 Replies
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  • PollyFaith

    Member
    October 2, 2023 at 7:00 am

    I wondered about being able to do something like this! Glad someone figured out a practical and more cost effective way.😀 Thank you for sharing.🌻

    • MartHale7

      Member
      October 2, 2023 at 11:34 am

      Yeah, I am thinking of buying a silicone baking sheet for doing this.

      The best tool I have found so far to cut out the rings is leather punches.

      I was not aware one could buy silicone rings for jars already as she shows in this video.

      • This reply was modified 8 months, 3 weeks ago by  MartHale7.
  • potpourri_of_life

    Member
    October 2, 2023 at 11:57 am

    I wonder if a cricket machine would be beneficial in creating the perfect sized rings

  • KramitDreams

    Member
    October 3, 2023 at 1:06 pm

    I didn’t know you could buy silicon canning rings!🤯 I have already been reusing the pasta lids.

    • KramitDreams

      Member
      October 3, 2023 at 1:18 pm

      I have that pampered chef mat but I don’t think I could cut mine bc I use it for pies and I also put cookies on it when out of over or making no bake cookies. It better than using wax paper or foil to buy, I can just reuse my mat but I will keep in the back of my head that I can cut it if I need to can and there are none to buy😉

    • MartHale7

      Member
      October 3, 2023 at 4:17 pm

      I have no idea how well they work, but they are sold on ebay.

      You can get them precut to various sizes, I guess one could get a pair of scissors and test them.

      I would only do experiments in that you put the food in the fridge after you finished to see if the seal works if it does not work you could still eat the food…

      What impressed me is that she was able to take an old ring that did not work, and make it work with this method.

      • potpourri_of_life

        Member
        October 4, 2023 at 5:57 pm

        I obtained mine off Amazon. They work great!!

      • MartHale7

        Member
        October 4, 2023 at 8:19 pm

        Thanks for that info. What jars are you using?

      • potpourri_of_life

        Member
        October 5, 2023 at 3:56 am

        The wide pints, nothing to lose, as I also have the old fashion jars to use them on if it didn’t work.

      • MartHale7

        Member
        October 5, 2023 at 7:38 pm

        Can you please give a link to the ones you got that worked -> silicone gaskets? I would like to compare sizes.

      • potpourri_of_life

        Member
        October 6, 2023 at 2:27 am

        The ones I had purchased when the lids were in short supply are not available anymore. Since then, I acquired plenty of lids.

        Consider the inserts to the white lids they sell.

        Also, what I also did, was reused the lids. Boil them for about 10 min so that the seal softens again. They worked for me as I waited to find replacement lids

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