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Harvest Guard Reusable Canning Lids

Whenever I show photos of food that I’ve canned for my family I always get questions about what canning lids I’m using. For years I’ve used reusable canning lids for food that I’m pretty sure is going to stay in my home. I use metal lids for foods I’m going to be giving away.

My favorite reusable canning lid is Harvest Guard. They have a great product and great customer service.

four jars of home canned carrot slices

Why use reusable canning lids?

  • Save money – reusable lids are more expensive than single use metal lids at first but since they have a lifetime warranty they save money in the long run.
  • Less waste – while I do try to reuse metal canning lids for non canning projects eventually they end up in the recycle bin.
  • Save time – when you have reusable lids you don’t have to worry about having to make an emergency “lid run.”
  • Convenient – metal lids are not always available for sale when I needed them (remember 2020??) by using reusable lids I never have to worry about “stocking up” or being without.

Reusable lids have a little different process than metal lids so be sure to read and follow the instructions that come with the lids. You will still need metal bands to use the reusable canning lids, so don’t throw those out.