Monday, November 11, 2013

Tattler Lids: Notes for Next Year & A Giveaway!

This giveaway is closed.  Please see who won here.

You can read about my first experience with Tattler Reusable Lids here (Part 1) and here (Part 2).

After reading my posts, the president of Tattler Lids, Brad Stieg, contacted me via email to offer some advice regarding my results.  After exchanging a few emails, we spoke on the phone.  It was extremely helpful to talk through the process and my experience with the person who knows these lids best!  I was happy with my final results (especially for my first try) and have the sense that I have a pretty good handle on their usage going into next year.  Brad was not as happy about my results- he knows these lids perform even better and therefore wanted to give me some further advice to ensure even better results next year.


After talking with Brad, here are some streamlined concepts I want to remember for next year's canning projects:

*  There are two times that you tighten the metal ring on each jar when canning with Tattler Lids- once before it goes into the canner and then again after it comes out.  The "before" needs to be significantly looser than the "after" and is the "turn" that is most different than using metal lids.  The ways I want to remember this "before" metal ring adjusment are as follows...

~ Aim for the loose end of the finger-tip tight spectrum.  The definition of "finger-tip tight" might mean slightly different things to different people, but if you can imagine everyone's definitions of finger-tip tight, aim for the loose end of that spectrum.  One way to get a sense of this tightness, according to Brad, is to look on the top of the Tattler Lid at the space between the metal ring and the lid as you turn the metal band.  When the space closes between them and the metal band comes against the Tattler Lid, stop.

~ Another way to familiarize yourself with this concept is to place water in a jar, place a Tattler lid on top and then a metal ring.  Then turn it upside down over your sink.  If no water comes out, loosen the metal band slightly and try again.  Keep doing this until it starts to leak water.  Then tighten it slightly- just to stop the leaking.  Note how tight the band is on at this point by slightly loosening and tightening the band to get the feel for how loosely the band is threaded.  Aim for that when tightening the metal ring before putting your jar in the canner on canning day.

~  If you happen to make the metal band too tight before placing it in the canner, it can lead to a doming effect that can mess with your sealing success.  If a jar comes out of the canner domed up instead of dipped down (the lid's natural state) it means you tightened it too tight.  Air was not able to escape and pressure is trapped inside.  This can happen to metal lids, too, and can mean a sudden release of pressure that can make hot contents escaping, causing a burn.  Looser is better.

*  As soon as the jar comes out of the canner, tighten the metal ring to the tight end of the finger-tip tight spectrum.  This means (with a towel, of course, because the jar will be hot) using both hands and securely making the band press down on the lid.  No need to crank down as hard as you can.  Just tighten it down so the metal band presses the plastic lid firmly into the rubber ring.

* Watch Brad's own very helpful video. I watched a couple other videos on their site before canning applesauce, but missed this one.  It's the most helpful one in my opinion.  It can be found on the front page of their website or can be watched right here:


If you're new to canning, I recommend learning on Tattler Lids right from the start.  They're no more difficult to get the hang of than metal lids are for new canners.  If you can learn from these from the start, you won't have to make adjustments to your canning practices later.

If you're a veteran canner, I recommend learning how to use Tattler Lids.  Friends, we can and do learn new tricks all the time.  We learned how to can in the first place didn't we?  One reason I can comfortably recommend them is because of the quality of customer service available.  These folks believe in their product and the president will even patiently wait when asked to hold while you console a screaming child.  Why do they always act up when we're on the phone?

Part of me is glad every year that the canning season is over.  That's a pretty large part of me, actually.  But I'm already having a little fun setting aside my Tattler Lids and rubber rings after they come off our applesauce jars.  Those lids will end up on jars of tomato sauce, peaches, salsa and more- not in the trash.

Nice.



Giveaway! TWO lucky commenters will each win a box of a dozen regular sized Tattler Lids AND a dozen wide mouth Tattler Lids thanks to the generous Tattler folks.  To enter, leave a comment telling me how many years you've been canning (zero is a valid answer!). Please one entry per household.  It is most helpful if you can leave me your first name or some initials so I can identify you if you win.  I will draw two winners randomly on Friday afternoon.

Happy entering and I'm so curious to see how many years of combined canning experience we have between us!

Also, I am having  SO MUCH fun giving away cookbooks!  I've given 5 (make that 6!) away so far- read here for more details. Pin It

121 comments:

  1. I've been canning for two years. Before that everything was frozen.
    LeeAnn

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  2. Well.... if you count helping my mom with canning as a youngster, I guess I could say about 60 years. But in all honesty, I have regularly used water bath canning for about 35 years. In 2010 when I first became really concerned about where our country seems to be headed, I purchased my first pressure canner. Since then, I have canned just about any and everything our family would eat. It is so easy I don't know why I put it off for all those years. Having Tattler lids would make it even easier. That is another thing I have put off but now is the time. I really need to get some of these lids in my pantry. Jane, thank you for your post. I have been following for several months now and have learned much and enjoy your fresh, honest outlook. I thank God for you and others like you who are willing to share with us. Marilyn in SW Missouri

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  3. I have been canning for about 4 years now and loving it! Thank you for doing this giveaway!!

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  4. My wife and I have been canning since we got married in 1983 but I had helped my mother can since I was probably 12 (I'm 49 this year).

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  5. I've been canning for... about 7 years. I'd love to try the Tattler lids! - RO

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  6. I've been canning with my mom and sisters for 4 years, but did two things all.by.myself. this year for the first time! I have been wanting to try the tattler lids.

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  7. I have only been canning for a couple of years, but my Mom and Gram have been canning "forever"! They are both very interested in trying these lids. Love your blog! :)

    Holly H

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  8. 2 years of serious canning. Have never tried these lids before. Thanks for the chance.

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  9. What a great give away! I grew up watching my Mom can produce from our garden, and have been canning myself for about twenty years.

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  10. Seven years for me! It is one of the most rewarding ventures I have ever undertaken. Applesauce, peppers, jam, tomatoe sauce and tomoatoes this year.
    TT

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  11. I started canning in 2012, so this was my first full year! (TGM)

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  12. Although I helped my mother when I was young and I just turned 50, I would say that I have been canning for approximately 23 years in my own home. Thank you for taking the time to try and explain Tattler Lids. I have considered them but haven't been using up my supply of metal lids. Maybe it is time to give them a try.

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  13. This was my first all out canning year. I have "helped" my Granny many many years ago, and a couple of years ago did some jam. However, this year we decided to put in a very large garden and go for it. At a few points, I was beginning to wonder if I would ever be done with all the tomatoes and pears!

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  14. Canning for 20 years...more so in the past 10 with the addition of children to our family. Been wanting to try Tattlers for a few years so happy to read about your experiences. Thanks!! chris

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  15. Awesome post! I read the other two as well and your experiences will be helpful in the future for sure. I've been canning about 5 years and have done a bit more each year. I canned peaches, pears, spicy dilly beans and sweet gherkins (still trying out recipes) this year on top of all the usual stuff (jam, applesauce and tomatoes, etc.). Thanks for sharing the info!

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  16. Three years! You've been a major inspiration for me. Thank you so much.

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  17. I have been canning for 24 years. Have thought of using Tattler lids, but didn't know anyone who had tried them and I was a little skeptical. Thanks for sharing all you have learned. I think it is time to give them a try.
    CK in Canada

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  18. I've been canning for 5 years now. I remember watching my grandmother can, but was never allowed to help, other than preparing the beans to be canned.

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  19. I have been canning for around 30 years and have always used the regular canning lids. I have been reading and yes watching others on YouTube use the Tattler lids , but I have not gotten the nerve up to order some to try. Your comments have given me a little nudge to say that I will try them this next season. Thanks for your blog! Brenda W

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  20. I have been canning about 10yrs. For the first time, this year I tried the Tattler lids on half of my carrots. They worked great, only thing I noticed was the carrots with the Tattler lids has less water than the others with metal lids. I am canning pears and pumpkin today I will use my Tattler lids again. SC in Washington

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  21. I've been canning for 3 years. I'll be trying the Tattler lids when I can find them.
    CH in Montana

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  22. I have been canning for about 2 years. I like the idea of reusable lids, so I'd love to win this giveaway and give them a try. Thanks!

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  23. I've been canning for 35+ years--some years nothing, some years a lot. I like the idea of reusable lids.

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  24. I started canning when I was 20....so for 10 years. Has become my favourite thing to do! (aurelie SP)

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  25. 4 months. Apricot jam, apricot rosemary jam, gooseberry sweet & sour sauce, tomato soup, applesauce, and mango puree. Not bad for my 1st year.

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  26. zero is how many years I've been canning but I've always wanted to learn.
    Renata smotts

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  27. I've been canning my own boysenberry jelly for 40 years at least. I've not attempted canning vegetables for some reason. I've not seen these lids in my grocery store. I sure would love to
    try them when I can tomatoes, corn, and green beans from our garden this year...God willing.

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  28. I've been canning on my own for six years, though I helped my mom can when I was a child. I use Tattler lids and have great success with them. The first time I use them every canning season, it seems that I have to relearn how to use them, but after that I have nearly 100% sealing rate.

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  29. I have been canning for many years, even as far back as using parafin on my jelly! I have used Tattler lids and have had good success with tightening them finger tight and loosening them 1/4 inch. Then, as you stated, tightening them when they come out. I am happy that you were able to use them successfully. I enjoy your posts and really like your Amish canner. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in a great give-a way! Jamie H in CA

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  30. After reading your Tattler posts, I'm going to encourage my husband to buy some next year so I can try them. (He is a buyer for a farm store.) How long have I been canning? We've been married 32 years and I've been doing it off an on all along. I do remember the summer of 1970 having to help can pears. Dare I say I was 9 and wasn't too impressed with the process? LOL

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  31. I have been canning for about 25 years.and have used glass lids with rubber rings and metal lids.
    I like the idea of reusable lids. Found this post with the tips for using the Tattler lids and the video very
    encouraging, the responsiveness of the company makes me feel that this is definitely a product worth trying.

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  32. I have been canning a little over a year now.
    Bren R. In WA

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  33. I've been canning for about 17 years - I would love to try these Tattler lids!

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  34. I am a total newbie when it comes to canning - this is my first year - but I see myself canning more in the future :)
    Thank you for a chance to win.

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  35. After a 25 year hiatus I borrowed a canner to experiment. (wanted to see if I could make jam that set up well) This past summer there was a bounty of free raspberries and pears (thanks to good friends) so I made jam. Wow- seedless is a lot of work so only made 1 batch of that and also tried Mavis's recipe for vanilla pear jam. Everything tasted so good so I then made peach and spiced nectarine jam. My friends and I are enjoying the jams. I hope to make holiday cookies with some soon.
    Bea in Oregon

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  36. I have been canning about 15 years...my husband actually got me started as he grew up with canning and I did not! Paula

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  37. I started canning about 40 years ago as a young stay at home mother. After I started working full time it went by the wayside...but I am now retired and did a lot of canning this past summer !

    Cathy V.

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  38. I would love to learn how to do this.
    My mom canned fig preserves for us every year.
    My husband cans salsa, fig preserves, tomato sauce, picked okra...anything he can get his hands on.

    Thanks for including us in your contest. I think the Tattler Lids would be a wonderful addition on any kitchen.

    love, susan p.

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  39. I've been canning for ten years or so, and I hate throwing away those lids! I read with interest your Tattler experience, since I have been interested in trying them. In fact, I've had them in my "cart" once or twice, but ending up not ordering them.

    Katie W.

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  40. I am 67 years old.... last year I started canning and it has turned
    into my passion! Dianna Cole

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  41. I have been canning about 15 years. I actually have been researching the tattler lids. So I was excited that you were writing about them. Jonni in Arizona

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  42. Kimberly M in Georgia - I have been canning for a little over 20 years but always with my mom. That is our summertime ritual.

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  43. Three ye4rs for me and still learning. :)

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  44. This post could not have been more timely, for just last night as we were driving home from dropping our daughter off at college, my husband and I were reminiscing about how delicious our mothers' canned goods tasted while we were growing up. We agreed we want to begin learning how to can, and since all good Pacific Northwesters (and Mennonites!) practice the mantra of reduce, reuse and recycle, these Tattler Lids will get us off to a great start! (It also helps my husband is a professional cook). Thank you for the opportunity, Jane! Grace & peace, Jennifer D.

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  45. That's a big goose egg for me! :) My mother canned a lot and still does, but I never learned. This coming summer will be my first time. I'm excited to learn!

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  46. I've been "helping" my mom can for probably 10ish years, but have only done a few batches on my own, probably in the last 2 years. I'd love to try the Tattlers! Thanks for the chance :)

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  47. I've been canning for 2 years now :) I love your blog and your stewed tomatoes was the very first thing I evern canned! Thank you for providing simple instructions for the newbie canners :)

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  48. I have canned for 3 years now. The first year was just pears, but A LOT of pears. The second year I expanded to salsa. This year I expanded to all sorts of things, including lots of pickles.

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  49. I have been canning since I was about 12, so that's about 50 years worth! I learned from my maternal Grandma, and also my almost-like-a-mother, Ina. Canning and preserving our Lord's bounty is the way to go! Even an ole dog like me can learn new tricks! These new Tatler brand canning lids look like the way to go!

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  50. 8ish years for me ;)
    Used your instructions for peaches and applesauce this year.....turned out great! Thanks
    Sarah G.

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  51. I have only just started to begin my canning experience within the last six months and I must say that I am now HOOKED!! There are so many wonderful canning recipes out there and I am so excited to hone my skills in canning and would be so grateful to win these. Thank you for having this awesome giveaway!!

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  52. I've canned for about 5 years...it is so addicting. I try canning something new every year. This year it was pears.
    Julie Marie G.

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  53. I have canned for about 4 years, mostly applesauce, but this years I did some other stuff too. Anything that is re-useable is awesome in my book!!

    Brenda M

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  54. I've been canning for as long as I can remember...I remember helping my mom when I was very young. Amy P.

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  55. I've been canning for about 35 years--some years more than other depending on where we lived and what was available to can and if there were babies and toddlers underfoot. :) Thanks for hosting such a nice giveaway. I do love your cookbook and have tried several of the recipes and plan to try even more. Becka

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  56. I've only been canning for one year - and only waterbath so far. I need to bite the bullet and get the pressure canner out of the box!

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  57. I've been canning for about 8 years. I've been wanting to try these lids!
    Lanie
    Kgl51@yahoo.com

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  58. I've been canning since I was a child, if you count helping my mother! I've been canning on my own for about 6 years now, ever since I discovered I didn't need a canner, just a stockpot. I don't can large batches, but I love making small batches of jams and butters to eat myself and share with friends. And I would LOVE not to have to throw the lids away!

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  59. Well, I helped my mom from the time I could stand on a chair at the sink to wash fruit, so I've been canning for about 30 years. My mom tried tattler lids for the first time this year. I want to get some for myself as well, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.

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  60. I've been canning on my own for 28 years. Before that I watched and helped my mother do it for many years. I've been using the Tattler lids now for about 3 years - LOVE THEM!!

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  61. I have been canning for 5 years and I absolutely love it and would love to try these lids!! How exciting!!
    Darla

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  62. I have been canning my garden harvest for 30 years, mostly tomatoes and green beans but over the past few years have stepped up my game plan to everything from apple pie filling to zucchini, including meats and soups. Love this site and all your recipes!

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  63. I've been canning since I was a child with my grandmother- so at least 30 years. Every summer we would pick raspberries in my grandmothers back yard and can jam. But we used wax to seal them. I learned to can with normal lids- not wax- about 10 years ago. And really got into canning about five years ago.

    KK @ www.preppypinkcrocodile.com

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  64. I've been canning for 5 years now. Would love to try out the Tattler lids!

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  65. Jane,

    I've been canning for 1 1/2 years vegetables and fruits, and I'm now learning to can meats. I would love to try these lids, thank you for
    sponsoring this awesome give-away.

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  66. Started in 2008, and would love to try these new lids...thanks so much for hosting a giveaway!

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  67. My family has been canning since 1997, when we moved from the city to a farm in rural West Tennessee and began gardening. I'd love to try these lids!

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  68. I have been canning for 2 years now, so glad I decided to learn!

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  69. (I love how you live in the real world and try real things and report real results - thank you!)

    I have been canning on my own for 13 years (before that, helped Mom as a kid). How long have you been canning?!

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  70. I have been canning for 4 years and remember helping my mom can when I was younger.

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  71. I have been canning for over 13 years, though some years I can much less than others. I would love to try these lids, have read about them many times but have not been brave enough to try them...thanks for the giveaway!

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  72. Been canning for at least 15 years as an adult. Helped mom can for about that many years as a child, too!

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  73. Julie B.
    I've been canning for 20 years or so. I would LOVE to try reusable lids!

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  74. I canned for the first time this year! A friend came over to help, and it was so nice to have someone around with experience. I was a little nervous!

    Ashley@ashleymwren@yahoo.com

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  75. I have personally been canning for the 28 years I have been married, and helped my mom with canning since I was just a little girl. I can garden things in the summer and autumn and do meat and dried beans throughout the winter. Love having all that stuff in jars that I know what is going into it.
    Leanna
    weaverdl(at)flmtgif(dot)org

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  76. On and off canner for the past 10 yrs here depending on the craziness of the season.

    Patricia

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  77. I've been canning about 25 years. Would love to try the Tattler lids! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  78. About 5years...my mother-in-law taught me!
    Laurie

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  79. I have been canning for 40 years, I would love to try these but have been afraid of them. With all of your helpful information it may be something I try now.
    Sharon D

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  80. I started canning when I was 20 years old, shortly after I was married. I have done my own canning for 41 years and helped mom while growing up. Children all grown and now have 7 grandors and can more now than when we were raising our children. Love to garden and can and our grandors just love grams canned goodies. The Lord has blessed us again this year with over 600 quarts of goodies.

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  81. I've canned for 6 months now :) I've tried the Tattler Lids w/ good success.

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  82. I've been canning for a year now. It's actually kind of crazy to think it's only been a year. I've certainly canned a ton in that short amount of time. I'm always looking for new recipes and enjoy trying some of the more unusual recipes. Some of my favorites from this past year were Dandelion Jam, Wild Violet Jelly, Carrot Cake Jam, Apple Peel Jelly and Candy Apple Jam. I think I'm well and truly addicted ;p.

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  83. Thank you Jane for the opportunity to win some Tattler lids and for all you do! I have just begun canning in the last year and am enjoying it greatly! Allison A,

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  84. We have been canning for about 4 years. Ever since we were inspired by all of the canning you do and since you offered us all the extra produce from your beautiful garden!
    B & K

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  85. I canned for the first time 18 years ago. My sweet husband grew up canning so he taught me and we've been canning together ever since. Some years more than others. This summer we canned the most! I really enjoy it!

    Judi :)

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  86. I have been canning using a water-bath canner for 40+ years. Two years ago, I bought a pressure canner that uses no rubber seals. It took me a few "dry runs" to get the seal correct but once I did, it works perfectly! I remember my mom having a pressure cooker back in the 50's. When she read about a lady who had her canner "blow up", she refused to use the pressure canner. My mom gave the cooker to me many years ago, and I have used it with no problem! I would love the opportunity to try these new lids - Thank you! Herbielady

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  87. I have been researching the tattler lids and would love to win them! I grew up canning, but have been canning on my own for about 16 years.

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  88. I've been canning for about 25 years. Been wanting to try these lids for quite a while but they seem so expensive! Thanks for your reviews and advice - I might just bite the bullet.

    Charlene in Kentucky

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  89. I've been helping my mom can since I was a little girl. small hands always help get stuff in those jars real tight. I've only been canning on my own for the past few years since my mom had a stroke.
    Mona

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  90. I have been canning for five years independently, but always helped Grandmothers and Mother as a young adult.
    Carol from middle TN

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  91. I know I've been canning at least 30 years, though probably longer, since my mom canned and I must have helped her some. I'd never heart of Tattler lids before I saw your post, but I'm very curious now!

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  92. I learned to can by helping my Grandmother when I was 6-7 yrs. old and have been canning off and on for the last 30 years. I'm now 37, and am teaching my teenage daughters to can a variety of fruits and veggies. We all love hearing those pings! -Amanda G.

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  93. If you count all those years I was helping my parents and learning at their elbow, then probably about 32 (I'm 40 this year). YIKES!

    Thanks for the extra info on the Tattler lids. I didn't have a good first (and second, and third) try with them, and didn't find their customer service to be particularly helpful at the time, so they've been sitting on my shelf for a couple years and I've just been reusing any metal lids that I could, and buying new ones when I couldn't.

    I'll have to give them another try.

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  94. 33 years on my own and years before that helping my mother or my sister. I used Tattler lids this past year for the first time with a pretty good outcome. Thanks for all of the information on Tattler lids.

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  95. 21 years on my own plus several years before that learning at my mom's elbow. :)

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  96. I have been canning, in various amounts, for about five years. The more years that pass, the more I can each year. I also freeze a lot of foods during summer.

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  97. I am brand new to canning and would love to start with these lids!!! Thanks for sharing your experience!

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  98. I have been canning for 6 years now but grew up helping my mom and grandma can too.

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  99. Canning was a family affair growing up -- we "put up" applesauce, tomatoes and BUSHELS of pickles. (We loved dill pickles and went through at least a quart a week!) As an adult, I have been canning for over 25 years, although not every year. Some years were just too hectic with new babies and life in general. This year, for the first time, I canned grape and apple juice to use for jelly later. I had been investigating Tattler lids myself before your attempts this year, and was so thrilled to be able to "watch" you try them. I'm hoping to give them a try myself. LOVE your blog -- keep up the inspiration!
    Laura R.

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  100. I've been canning on my own (without my mom) for 8 years. But I remember canning jam and fruit of all sorts since for as long as I can remember - so maybe 28 years?
    Melanie

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  101. zero~ I watched my Mom can tomatoes & tomato sauce and many other things as a kid. I plan to begin canning as soon as I have a harvest big enough. Still getting that gardening thing down.

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  102. Hello! I've heard of tattler lids, but I've never used them. Thank you for sharing the information on the lids and about the videos. I started learning to can from my mom, so I guess I've been canning on and off for approximately 35 years.

    Susanne
    From the Market to the Plate

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  103. For about 20 years now. I've been considering the Tattler lids, but have been afraid to take the plunge. mjo

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  104. I have helped my mom can for years. I recently got married, and this is the first year that I have canned on my own. I would love to try some tattler lids!

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  105. Been canning for two years, mostly salsa and spaghetti sauce. Would love to try the Tattler lids.

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  106. I've been canning for 10 years.

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  107. I can't believe I have been canning for 7 years already. I have really been debating getting the Tattler lids because of the cost since I can 400-600 jars a year. Chela

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  108. Thank you for your post about these lids! I have been canning for 3 years and am starting to feel some angst with the buildup of metal lids in my drawer...I would love to give the tattler lids a try. Thanks so much!

    -Pam F. (Boulder, UT)

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  109. I just started using a pressure canner this year. My dad bought me a really nice one a few years ago but I've always be too afraid of it to use it! I've enjoyed using it so far, now that I've gotten used to using it. I'd love to try the Tattler lids. Thanks.

    Dena H.

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  110. I've been canning for 31 years! That does not seem possible. I was in college , my husband was pastoring his first church . A wonderful Titus woman took the time to teach me one summer. I have seen the tattler lids but to be honest I have been afraid to use them because canning is a lot of work to take a chance on them not sealing. Thanks for your post .

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  111. Well canning on my own with my own equipment in my first apartment after graduating college etc would be 1979, so 34 years. Before that was always canning with mother and other relatives. That I can remember as far back as 8 starting with shelling peas or shocking corn , fetching and carrying but probably really spending most of the time playing with cousins at that age.

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  112. I've been canning by myself for 16 years.... but with my mom before I was married!

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  113. I have canning since I moved to Iowa (where EVERYONE cans!). That was 5 years ago. I am fixing right now to make some apple pie jam. Yum!
    Jennifer In Iowa

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  114. Zero years. I purchased jars and equipment with intentions this fall. Did grow up with mamaw's canned produce. Especially enjoyed those green beans. Sharon

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  115. I have been canning for 16 years, beginning slowly with applesauce then to salsa and tomatoe products. Now, the canning season never seems to end with all the ideas on blogs and such. Canberry jelly is the lastest I read about. So break out those lids and rings and keep on canning, Jane!
    L in Elkton

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  116. Canned jelly and tomato sauce for about 3 years. This year I finally got around to learning how to use the pressure cooker! One year of canning green beans.

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  117. Eleven years! Love trying new tricks - haven't heard of the tattler lids prior to you post.

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  118. I have been canning for 30 plus years. First with my mother and then after she passed I inherited her pressure canner and now my daughter is now canning with me. Great way to bond with daughters! Gayle H - WA

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