Just thought I would pass this on and hopefullly
save some angst for a few folks.
I have a friend who has been canning for many years.
This year, she has had several jars that did not seal.
She had bought some new jars and used the new
lids and rims that came with them.
New jars used to come with the lids inverted.
They now come with the seal side down
just as they are to be used.
In packaging them this way then sending them through
the heat and cold of shipping,
the lids actually seal.
So when you buy new jars/lids/rims,
the lids are actually in used condition.
There was no problem with her old jars
when using lids from a box of new lids.
Just thought I would pass on that little 'heads up.'
Until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches