Monday, February 17, 2014

Tattler Tale

A few months ago, I stumbled across Tattler lids while reading one of the many blogs I follow.  Intriguing.  A lid and seal that can be re-used for an incredibly long stretch of time.  Nothing to throw away and nothing new to buy each year, what a concept.  And then I saw the price and had an initial sticker shock reaction.  They are NOT cheap on the front end.  Or is it really a concern?

For a small order of only 48 lids/seals (24 each of wide mouth and regular mouth jars) it comes out to about $0.92 each.  Obviously, the more you order, the better the price.  Compare that to the metal canning lids you normally have to purchase every year at a price of about $0.20-.30 per lid every single year.  When you factor in the quantity that is required for an average year of canning, it does not take much time before the Tattler lids have drastically decreased in their cost and essentially have paid for themselves.

This past weekend, I decided to play around with the lids/seals I ordered to see if I liked them and could follow the directions correctly.  There is a little bit of a learning curve with these.

Like many other people, I buy a bag of potatoes and often have to throw out what is left because they get soft or sprouty.  So, what the heck...I've got potatoes and new lids to play with.

Easy peasy...a partial ten pound bag of potatoes yielded 6 quarts of canned potatoes (complete with cute lids) ready to open up and transform into mashed potatoes or get thrown into soups or stews with no waste.  Seems like a good idea to me!

Consider this a post about being a Tattler teller.  ***NO, I am not being compensated in any way, shape, or form (they have no clue who I am)...I just like these suckers and sharing nifty cool things is the nice thing to do!



  1. So you found them as easy as the normal lids and worth the added cost? I put them on my list and then decided that we wouldn't get them. I wasn't sure whether they were worth the added cost. I didn't know if they would be flavored with whatever was in them the last time. Thanks for the independent review :)

  2. Yes, they were really simple to use. I watched the video closely (on their homepage) and followed the directions to the t. Don't think there is an issue with "smell transfer", anyway, I've not come across any complaints of that. There is a sample pack of a couple of each sizes for $2.50 on their shop page (at the bottom). Might be valuable to try a waterbath test run with them.

  3. I love it when something reusable comes along to replace something throwaway!

  4. I may have to grab a set of those. It seems like a cool concept. Actually, the thing in this post that really wowed me was the fact that I never considered canning potatoes. You're probably going to think this is silly, but I am one of those people that buys a bag of potatoes, finds them in the cabinet sprouting everywhere and ends up tossing them in the compost. Canning... duh!

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