Re: [gardeners] canning equipment

George Shirley (
Mon, 16 Jul 2001 11:24:29 -0500

I've used Kerr, Ball, and Golden Harvest, never found a problem with them. Oh
yeah, Kerr, Ball, and Bernadine(sp?) are all made in the same factory and all
are owned by Altrista Corp.


Margaret Lauterbach wrote:
> I've had good brand canning flats that were visibly defective. The rubber
> seal on one side drew to a narrow line.  I'd be suspicious of cheap flats.
> DH recently bought cheap envelopes. Instead of a strip of glue about 3/8
> inch wide, the glue was 1/8 inch wide. They don't seal and hold.  Margaret L
> At 08:54 AM 7/16/01 -0500, you wrote:
> >In OG magazine the classified section has an ad for canning lids in
> >bulk. Gardener's Kitchen
> >I just went there and the links to their order page don't work so
> >you'd have to call them or write.
> >(I was just curious about how much a bulk buy would save over
> >grocery store prices.)
> >Gardener's Kitchen
> >Box 322-OG07
> >Monument Beach, MA 02553
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