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for food storage (freezer fridge etc), do you just reuse the lids? How do you freeze food in them, lid on or off? Do you use an alternate lid?

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I re-use the lids, but I try to make sure the food does not contact them. I also make sure they dry propery (to protect against rusting), and I don't wash lids that have been used to store dry goods (so the lids last longer).

Sometimes I put wax paper between the jar and lid.

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I re-use the lids, but I try to make sure the food does not contact them. I also make sure they dry propery (to protect against rusting), and I don't wash lids that have been used to store dry goods (so the lids last longer).

Sometimes I put wax paper between the jar and lid.
Wax paper... that's a great idea, I hadn't thought of that.

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I re-use the lids, but I try to make sure the food does not contact them. I also make sure they dry propery (to protect against rusting), and I don't wash lids that have been used to store dry goods (so the lids last longer).

Sometimes I put wax paper between the jar and lid.
Yup, same here but the wax paper is a new idea, thanks!!

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I re-use the lids, but I only use them in the fridge. I generally freeze food in plastic bags as I have limited freezer space.

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I wash the jars and lids in the dishwasher and reuse them both. I make sure the lids are in a special spot in the dishwasher and the opening faces down. They get washed best that way and they air-dry best that way. (I don't use the dry feature on the dishwasher). When they start to rust (baby food jar lids do this more than others, IME), I toss the lid out and use the jar lid-less for something else.

I do freeze and refrigerate food in the glass jars with the lids on. I also keep the food low enough to not touch the lid... a touch lower for food going into the freezer to allow for expansion and thawing.

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I use wide-mouth canning jars for storage, and I buy plastic lids for them. I don't really buy a lot of jarred stuff anyway.
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I use wide-mouth canning jars for storage, and I buy plastic lids for them. I don't really buy a lot of jarred stuff anyway.
wow, thanks for posting this-- what a great idea!
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I use the lids but I never fill the glass jars all the way.

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I mainly reuse jelly jars. What is the problem with reusing the lids? I do all the time.
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