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#31 of 35 Old 01-27-2006, 02:57 PM
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I had a post on freecycle asking for mason jars or other glass jars. I got a email from a guy who picked up our vertical blinds and his wife is going to bring me 3 CASES of mason jars!! Yeah

Can you freeze mason jars?
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Tammy you should have no trouble getting lids, but if you do let me know. Yes you can freeze mason jars, but yoiu have to leave a good head space or they will break!!! Yes I speak from experience! Things expand in the freezer so leave about 2 inches. I left less han 1/2 inch when my jar broke!
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I am SO excited!! I went to my parents house to get some jars, and found NINE 1/2 gallon ones. SIX of them are blue!!! Dvons, that idea has me totally organizing my kitchen this weekend, and i'm loving how everything is looking in the jars. Thank you for posting that picture, i'm truly inspired!!
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I use the glass jars from the honey, peanut butter, and almond butter we buy. I freeze in them and use them to store small amounts of dry goods or homemade stuff like hummus.
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I save the containers food comes in and use those for food storage. I mostly use the glass jars, but the plastic ones come in handy for non-food storage and disposing of used french fry oil.

My favorite jars are the ones from gefilte fish- they have nice wide lids!

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