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camokid



Joined: 30 Sep 2013
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Location: coventry
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 13 6:45 am    Post subject: ikea heads up  Reply with quote    

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/70213545/


i bought a few of each size yesterday there well made, strong, all with rubber seals thought i would pass on the info

many thanks andy

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6517
Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 13 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gosh - at 80p that is cheap!

camokid



Joined: 30 Sep 2013
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Location: coventry
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 13 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

now all i need to do is fill them with infused spirits lol

Green Rosie



Joined: 13 May 2007
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Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 13 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Flippin 'eck - they are about 15 for 6 in Point Vert. I wonder if they will have them in the IKEA here - I could do with a load more? I assume they are tough enough to go in an oven/water bath - they look good enough.

Sally Too



Joined: 14 Sep 2006
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Location: N.Ireland
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 13 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd seen them in Ikea and assumed they wouldn't do for preserving, but clicking on that link they say they ARE suitable.


mousjoos



Joined: 05 Jun 2006
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Location: VERY Sunny SW France
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 13 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Green Rosie wrote:
Flippin 'eck - they are about 15 for 6 in Point Vert. I wonder if they will have them in the IKEA here - I could do with a load more? I assume they are tough enough to go in an oven/water bath - they look good enough.


Leclerc is about the best value here for this sort of thing

Packs of 6 are about the same price per jar

ETA Korken jars are currently 1.50 euros in Ikea here

Green Rosie



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Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 13 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mousjoos wrote:
Green Rosie wrote:
Flippin 'eck - they are about 15 for 6 in Point Vert. I wonder if they will have them in the IKEA here - I could do with a load more? I assume they are tough enough to go in an oven/water bath - they look good enough.


Leclerc is about the best value here for this sort of thing

Packs of 6 are about the same price per jar

ETA Korken jars are currently 1.50 euros in Ikea here


Best head to Leclerc then

Behemoth



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 13 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've used them for pickles and spirits.

Katieowl



Joined: 01 Jun 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 13 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Suitable for preserving? I'd need to be convinced. I had a batch of similar jars that were cheap from Julian Graves when they closed down A) the lids were so poorly fitting it was nigh on impossible to make a seal
B) they were actually very thin and quite a few broke when I heated them to sterilise.

Ended up using them as pretty packaging for stuff packed in bags inside!

Give them a go, but I'd say have some other jars on standby so you don't waste your pickle/jam efforts

Kate

camokid



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 13 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

just done a test filled them with water held upside down for a few minutes and not a drip so would sat pretty much air tight.. also filled a warm jar with boiling water left it till it went cold and no cracks... so a good buy id say

Luath



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 13 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've read that Ikea jars are not suitable for bottling, water bath or oven method. Boiling water left to go cold is not the same as 35 minutes in a boiling water bath on the stove top. Would exercise extreme caution.

Chez



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Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 13 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Added to what Luath says - can you get additional seals for them? I didn't think you could.

I've finally got rid of my two dozen 1950's kilner jars, because I couldn't get replacement metal screw tops for them

camokid



Joined: 30 Sep 2013
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 13 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i won't b trying to melt them for hours in the oven they will be holding jams and drinks.... and yes ikea also sell the rubbed seals packs of five i think...

Katieowl



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 13 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mine cracked when I put hot jam in them, although they'd been sterilised in the oven, and were still hot. But if yours seal, it would seem Ikea have the edge on the ones I had!


Kate

Chez



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 13 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sounds good if they do replacement seals. I am forty miles from Ikea. It makes me sad.

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