Kilner Type Clip Top Storage Jar made from Glass £1 instore @ ASDA (1.5 litre)
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Kilner Type Clip Top Storage Jar made from Glass £1 instore @ ASDA (1.5 litre)

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Found 29th May 2013
was in asda earlier and saw this - clip top storage jar.

£1 - i think it's a bargain and probably the cheapest around!

I saw it in ASDA Thurmaston (Leicester), but I'm assuming it's national!

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Original Poster

I bought 2

Unfortunately, they are only suitable for dry goods. Label on bottom of jar.

Banned

Ikea have these all year round for £1 too

Original Poster

ikea's are £1.30

Original Poster

Loopijuce

Unfortunately, they are only suitable for dry goods. Label on bottom of … Unfortunately, they are only suitable for dry goods. Label on bottom of jar.



That's fine - I've put sugar and tea bags in mine

i think Asda do 0.5,1 & 1.5 litre jars.

Original Poster

this one is 1.5 litre

These are similar to Kitchen Craft brand preserving jars: LINK
Edited by: "LongPockets" 29th May 2013

They're great for storing baking goods like flour and sugar.

LongPockets

These are similar to Kitchen Craft brand preserving jars: LINK


These are not airtight. So they are not preserving jars.

Loopijuce

These are not airtight. So they are not preserving jars.



I didn't say they were. I said they are similar to Kitchen Craft brand. Kilner is another brand of preserving jar, but uses screw tops.
Edited by: "LongPockets" 29th May 2013

Original Poster

LongPockets

I didn't say they were. I said they are similar to Kitchen Craft brand. … I didn't say they were. I said they are similar to Kitchen Craft brand. Kilner is another brand of preserving jar, but uses screw tops.



I also have kilner and they are clip on!

Jaimini

I also have kilner and they are clip on!



Well my Kilner are screw top.

Original Poster

They may do both....

LongPockets

I didn't say they were. I said they are similar to Kitchen Craft brand. … I didn't say they were. I said they are similar to Kitchen Craft brand. Kilner is another brand of preserving jar, but uses screw tops.


You incorrectly characterised them as preserving jars. A preserving jar needs to be airtight, therefore these are not preserving jars, in that they will not preserve. Hoped I,ve cleared it up for you.

These are pretty good. I use a couple of them to keep different types of coffee beans in. Although not a perfect seal, they are great keeping beans fresh for a few month. Far more time then you'd get from simply putting an opened packet into the fridge

Wait, so are you all saying that these specific jars are not airtight? Or that all jars of this type (e.g. Kilner) are not?

Original Poster

i think they're pretty good

Loopijuce

You incorrectly characterised them as preserving jars. A preserving jar … You incorrectly characterised them as preserving jars. A preserving jar needs to be airtight, therefore these are not preserving jars, in that they will not preserve. Hoped I,ve cleared it up for you.



I'm still confused. From what I can work out, these are for preserving?

Ikea ones are airtight, but not as big as these (1 ltr rather than 1.5 ltr), but should keep coffee etc fresher for longer?

Good for some Jarate

a great buy

Save your empty pickle jars their free

Ohh hawt! Im after some for coffee!

Loopijuce

You incorrectly characterised them as preserving jars. A preserving jar … You incorrectly characterised them as preserving jars. A preserving jar needs to be airtight, therefore these are not preserving jars, in that they will not preserve. Hoped I,ve cleared it up for you.



No I didn't. I said they were similar to a brand of preserving jars. Like you are similar to a reasoning person.

These look pretty airtight to me. Am I missing something?

LongPockets

No I didn't. I said they were similar to a brand of preserving jars. Like … No I didn't. I said they were similar to a brand of preserving jars. Like you are similar to a reasoning person.


No of course you didn't. You were on the other side of town when someone (with your name) described them as preserving jars.

HereKittyKitty

These look pretty airtight to me. Am I missing something?


Only guessing but I would say Yes.

Loopijuce

Only guessing but I would say Yes.


How about explaining why you believe they are not airtight instead of trying to be a smart ass as you're the only who's claimed they aren't.

Now I want a 0.5 litre one, from which to sup on G&Ts and the like in a classy manner (even if it does make you look a bit silly)

I can't help but think that some people use this site to point prove & prove people wrong, rather than actually being interested in the product!

These jars are great for keeping spices in. Also used them to store chilli jam and that lasted months. Will check out my local asda. Thanks

Why would they have a rubber seal and a Kilner type lid if they aren't airtight?

Loopijuce

No of course you didn't. You were on the other side of town when someone … No of course you didn't. You were on the other side of town when someone (with your name) described them as preserving jars.



I didn't "describe" or "characterise" them as preserving jars. I said they were similar, which is not the same thing.

Original Poster

i think these are what they are - storage jars!!

JDPower

How about explaining why you believe they are not airtight instead of … How about explaining why you believe they are not airtight instead of trying to be a smart ass as you're the only who's claimed they aren't.


I bought these last year. Used them to store preserves. They turned out not to be airtight. On closer inspection it does say "only suitable for dry goods" on a tiny label on base of jar. I thought I'd warn people that these jars are not suitable for use as preserving jars, but due to the combative nature of some posters this simple message has been hijacked. I can but try.
This old thread has more. See comment 16.
Edited by: "Loopijuce" 30th May 2013

Loopijuce

Unfortunately, they are only suitable for dry goods. Label on bottom of … Unfortunately, they are only suitable for dry goods. Label on bottom of jar.



this is very much true, I've used a couple in the past for Jams, Jellies and pickled stuffs and they do leak and not seal correctly.


for a quid more you can buy a proper kilner one...

Loopijuce

I bought these last year. Used them to store preserves. They turned out … I bought these last year. Used them to store preserves. They turned out not to be airtight. On closer inspection it does say "only suitable for dry goods" on a tiny label on base of jar. I thought I'd warn people that these jars are not suitable for use as preserving jars, but due to the combative nature of some posters this simple message has been hijacked. I can but try.This old thread has more. See comment 16.


Yeah, it's got nothing at all to do with your terrible attitude.

i use these to store pasta , lentils etc, bought them 2 years when they were a quid, done me well....heat added

I'm a pickler & preserver of all sorts of edible schmutter & these are not preserving jars, they are loose short term storage jars.

IF you wan;'t cheap Le-parfait go look on Dunelm's website they do what they say (remember the rubber seals need to be done properly & technically seals replaced after use ...in the same breath I would also recommend Tala brand (George East) for the same job, ..those type are best suited to cold water sterilisation & are not recommended for oven drying / sterilisation (though I have & so far they're fine) ..therefore a good alternative.

Don't confuse a seal with a pressurised seal created by heat or vacuum process it isn't the same, & when you do make a proper seal it is "broken" when you next open it!

Incidentally I wouldn't touch klner as a brand, really poor aftersales service!

Stick to Parfait & Tala.

Original Poster

a lot of kerfuffle over storage jars!
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