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Whether you use cabinets or shelves, you can make your pantry functional & sustainable using mason jars for storage.
Using mason jars for storage is an essential tool in my kitchen and If you have been following me for a while, you know by now I have an addiction to mason jars, not because they look great in my kitchen, but they also serve a purpose.
For instance, we have a pie cabinet that serves as a pantry is filled with glass storage containers & mason jars and used for storing grains, Snacks, Wheat, Sugar, Flour, Granola, pasta, coffee beans, oats, and the list is endless.
- Start with clean Jars, then, sanitize in the dishwasher or use a canner for sterilization.
- Label your jars with sharpie or stick-on labels.
- Use airtight lids. The metal seals & rings are fine to use.
- Fill jars with like items, for example Spices, Pasta, Snacks & so on and this will make it easy to grab what is needed without searching through the filled jars.
- Create a space designated for empty jars & lids. (Take pics of cabinet with empty mason jars).
- Recycle storage packaging after filling jars.
- They are the best for long-term food storage.
- The great advantage of using glass is that it creates actual oxygen and moisture barrier.
- Glass doesn’t leach toxins into the food.
Why use glass jars for food storage?
- Glass does not absorb odors.
- It is ecyclable
- Glass doesn’t absorb germs.
- Food stored in glass keeps the food fresher longer.
- Glass jars are pleasingly anesthetics to any home design.
- They are echo friendly
- Glass jars do not absorb stains from food
- If properly sealed, they are leakproof
- So many uses including Beverages, dry goods, storing food, crafts & so much more
- Glass jars keep bugs out.
How to store empty Mason Jars & Glass Storage Container?
It is best to store in an area, not in direct sunlight, and avoid extreme temperature change.
Are mason jars considered airtight?
Their airtight lid design and heat-resistant glass construction make Mason jars great for holding liquids like homemade sauces, soups, and juices, and better yet, they are also great for storing leftover foods.
How do you keep Mason jars airtight?
Once the lid is screwed on the mason jar, it will be airtight as long as the lids & jars are not damaged.
What’s the appeal of mason jars?
Even though they are so versatile, Mason jars are also effective for various purposes, from canning and storage.
Why are the jars called Mason jars?
Because there were invented by John Landis Mason who patented the glass jar with a threaded neck, allowing for a screw-on lid.
Do mason jars freeze well?
Yes! As long as you leave an inch of headspace to expand when it freezes. It is best to wide-mouth pint jars. Regular mouth jars can interfere with the expansion of the jar.
What are the sizes of Mason jars?
How to choose what mason jar to use for storing food?
In addition to storing Grains, Oatmeal, Rice, Flour, Pasta &, etc., you will find that using 32 oz or 64 oz are best, and using 4oz & 8oz are great for spices, dressings, and mixes such as coffee mixes & cocoa mix, salt, peppercorns, and so on. Using 16 oz jars is excellent for storing leftovers, Smoothie Drinks, fruits & vegetables.
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