Source for pint and a half canning jars?

farmerboybillFebruary 12, 2008

I have 2 pint and a half jars I picked up somewhere along the line and think they're great. I've looked high and low on the net and can't find a source for more. Anyone know where I can find some?

Thanks

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zeuspaul(9b SoCal)

Costco in Calif sells Classico Tomato Sauce that comes in 24 oz canning jars.

Zeuspaul

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 11:21PM
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readinglady(z8 OR)

Those jars aren't made any more (unfortunately). Sometimes they turn up at garage sales, craigslist or ebay.

Carol

    Bookmark   February 13, 2008 at 2:53AM
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shammierock(5blue water/MI)

I got a couple dozen about 3-4 yrs. ago at a garage sale. I agree, they're great! Wish I had more. Shammie

    Bookmark   February 13, 2008 at 11:10AM
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afeisty1(St. Louis)

The Costco in St. Louis only sells Classico in quart jars. The local grocery stores still sell Classico in the pint and a half jars. I've managed to accumulate a couple dozen; they are the perfect size for my soups.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2008 at 11:31AM
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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

I like those 1 1/2 pt wide mouth jars too - perfect for asparagus, pears, peaches. But I've had mine several years and haven't seen them offered new for some time now :( And, I always look when I see a jar display - not there

    Bookmark   February 13, 2008 at 12:05PM
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zabby17(z5/6 Ontario)

farmerboybill,

I have quite a few, all from Classico tomato sauce. (They say "mason" on them and have markers for 8 oz, 12 oz, etc., so once the label and the lid is off there is nothing to distinguish them as reused commercial jars.) That's the only place I've ever found them. I don't buy commercial tomato sauce any more now that I can my own, but my friends and family save me their Classico jars --- the brand is readily available at grocery stores here in Ontario.

Can you ask around and see if anyone you know buys that brand?

Zabby

    Bookmark   February 13, 2008 at 1:50PM
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ksrogers(EasternMass Z6)

I still have a few odd sizes here too. A couple of wide mouth 24 ounce, and even a regular mouth half gallon. Neither has been made for many years. The more jars you collect, the more you may see a few odd sizes.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2008 at 3:04PM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Like so many others, I too love these pint & 1/2 jars and guard the few I still have zealously. I have often wondered if a writing campaign to Jardin might encourage them to bring them back in at least one of their lines of jars (Ball, Mason, Golden Harvest, etc.)

Think it's possible? ;)

Dave

    Bookmark   February 13, 2008 at 7:03PM
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dgkritch(Z8 OR)

I didn't realize the standard mouth half gallons weren't made anymore. My daughter scored 6 of them from her college lab (food, nothing weird...) for me. The prof was going to throw them out. She's a good kid!!

Dave, what could it hurt. Send an email from every addy you've got. I'm in.......anybody else??
Deanna

    Bookmark   February 13, 2008 at 7:12PM
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ksrogers(EasternMass Z6)

Yes, I much prefer the regular mouth jars over the wide mouths. Its hard to grab the wide mouth rings/lids with arthritic hands and fingers. Jardin has not moved from their position in an attempt at saving money on packing. They still sell the jars with lids screwed on, and will continue this way for as long as they make jars, as far as I know. They bought up several other companies and canning jars are just a tiny speck of their total business ventures. They also own, Food Saver, Seal A Meal, Bicycle playing cards, Sunbeam, Oster, Villaware, and many more.. Who's next?

    Bookmark   February 13, 2008 at 11:02PM
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shirleywny5(5)

We still have Classico 24oz. jars in grocery stores here in WNY. Our BJ's sell only the 32oz. They both take the standard lids.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2008 at 6:48AM
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dgkritch(Z8 OR)

I sent an email and here's the response....

Thank you for your message. At this time, there are no plans to bring back the 1-1/2 pint size jar.

We appreciate you contacting us.

Sincerely,

Consumer Affairs

Jarden Home Brands

Looks like we'll be keeping Classico in business if we want them.

Deanna

    Bookmark   February 15, 2008 at 12:16PM
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bcskye

If you go to the Jarden website, they have a 1-800 number. I called and left my request that they start producing the 1 1/2 pint jars, too. I've picked up two of the 1 1/2 pint jars and would love to have more.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2008 at 5:07PM
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ksrogers(EasternMass Z6)

As I mentioned, Jardin, could care less. If anyone can recall the major issue with new jars and how they attached the lid and rings, and shrink wrap them, you will soon realize that many of the lids are mashed down in the seal area already right out of the boxes. This makes for a possible leak. Many have called and written, and they just ignore it, or say sorry, or tell you that its a more efficient way to pack them now. I doubt if you will ever see a 24 ounce jar as a new product. One interesting note is the quarts are not quarts anymore, but are a liter. The Golden Harvest brand (still made by Jardin) will not even fit 7 in my canner as they are slightly bigger now.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2008 at 5:32PM
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zeuspaul(9b SoCal)

What canner do you have? What is the inside diameter? I am looking to buy another canner and would like to fit seven jars. I'm looking at the All American 30 qt canner which is supposed to hold 14 jars, seven per tier. The inside diameter is 12 5/8 in.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2008 at 4:29PM
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ksrogers(EasternMass Z6)

Mine is a steam canner, and always fitted quite snugly with Ball quarts. About the only thing I can suggest is that you group 7 jars in a circle (one in the center), and run a tape measure around the outside, then add about a half to one inch to that. Then you use algebra PI (3.14), to calculate the diameter once you have the circumference. The other way would be to find something of similar 12 5/8 inch diameter and see if the Golden Harvest jars will fit in there (provided your using the GH jars). I expect that Ball will also be converting their quarts and others to the metric system.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2008 at 6:04PM
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zeuspaul(9b SoCal)

I just measured the capacity of my Golden Harvest and Kerr canning jars. The GH are 1 quart to the very top. The Kerr quarts hold less than a quart when filled to the brim.

Tipped on their side it is obvious that the GH jars are wider.

I was able to fit 7 GH jars in my old Presto canner which measures 12 9/16 diameter. There wasn't very much clearance between the jars. So if the All American canner is true to it's specs it should work for the GH jars.

The new Presto 23 quart canner which is supposed to hold 7 quarts specs at 12 1/4 inch diameter. I doubt that would hold 7 GH quarts(liters?).

The GH jars were purchased this year as quarts. Is there a yet larger jar which is sold as a liter jar??

I think I'll stock up on Ball and Kerr. I would like a larger jar as one gets more sauce per lid:) but it is not worth it if one gets fewer jars per canner load.

Zeuspaul

    Bookmark   February 16, 2008 at 6:53PM
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ksrogers(EasternMass Z6)

There are always pints... Even if 7 quarts cant fit, 6 can, with a single pint jar in there too. Wish they made a 12 inch burner for the stove...

    Bookmark   February 16, 2008 at 9:40PM
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bcskye

I found the Classico spagetti sauce in the 26 oz. jars with the "Mason" and measurement markings on them at the WalMart in Columbus, Indiana this evening. Another lady was looking at what I had bought and I explained to her about being able to can in them. She is also a canner and had never known about these. She and her husband put their other brand of spagetti sauce back and bought the Classico. I didn't get to put up any spagetti sauce this year so I will buy this and not only get the sauce I need, but will build up a supply of jars as well. I'm really glad the people here let me know about these jars.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2008 at 12:46AM
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shirleywny5(5)

I like the 24oz jars for my Sweet Dill pickle spears. They fit perfectly without cutting the pickles down to fit pint jars. Quart jars are a little too big.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2008 at 7:06AM
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zabby17(z5/6 Ontario)

bcksye,

I also think the Classico is pretty good brand of spaghetti sauce, for a mass-produced commercial canned sauce. I like the basil and the four-cheese. But of course, once you fill those jars with your own sauce next year you will sneer at it! ;-)

Z

    Bookmark   February 17, 2008 at 1:56PM
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bcskye

Zabby, you're right. I wish I'd known about your recommendation of the basil and the four cheese before I bought these. I will doctor these to my tastes (and DH's) if necessary, but then next year I will do my own and goodbye commercial. I'm also going to spread the word to all my non-canning friends then hope they will buy this brand and save the jars for me. If they do, I won't have to buy them. Hee, hee.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2008 at 3:14PM
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afeisty1(St. Louis)

Anytime I see Classico 24 oz. on sale, I pick up at least two jars. These never leave my house; not even to those who are very good about giving me the jars back. I've asked family members to buy them and save the jars for me but so far, nobody remembers. :(

I'll be making a trip to the local Wal-Mart this week and will see if I can find some there. Besides the two already mentioned, I like the spicy one.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2008 at 9:13AM
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zabby17(z5/6 Ontario)

>> I'm also going to spread the word to all my non-canning friends then hope they will buy this brand and save the jars for me. If they do, I won't have to buy them. Hee, hee.

That's been my sneaky plan, and it works pretty well, especially now that my parents are retired and have lots of time for remembering projects like this. ;-)

Classico also has a pesto that comes in half-pint jars with standard canning-lid threads. My parents buy it and provide me with a slow but steady trickle of these jars. They of course hold the same amount as regular Ball/Kerr/etc. half-pints, but they're differently shaped and kind of fun for a change --- they have the same square sides and shoulders of the 24-oz pasta jars, but in miniature.

Z, jar scavenger extraordinaire

    Bookmark   February 18, 2008 at 11:44AM
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afeisty1(St. Louis)

Zabby, I too buy the pesto for those cute little jars! And for the longest time, a local grocery chain sold candles in them for fifty cents. I have about 18-20 from buying so many candles. Once they were burned, I'd scrub and sterilize them.

I was at World Market over the weekend and saw some nice but different quart style canning jars. I like finding unique jars but these were 3 jars for $15 !!! They weren't unique enough to justify spending that kind of money. LOL

    Bookmark   February 18, 2008 at 2:18PM
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ksrogers(EasternMass Z6)

Ouch! A local hobby craft store was selling single Ball quart jars for $5 each. HA! Not even if I was desparate enough to need a few would I pay that price!! I try to stock up on empty jars anytime I see them on sale. Big Lots will always have a few boxes. Pesto, I make my own, so its a summer thing. Mixed with olive oil, and pine nuts I get from Costco or BJ's, along with plenty of garlic. My favorite is the pesto with the big tortaloni filled with meats, as opposed to smaller tortalini. Soon, I will be making some alfedo sauce using some store bought, and my own cheese. This, with marinated and cooked garlic chicken, and broccoli over fetticini.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2008 at 3:34PM
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afeisty1(St. Louis)

I got very lucky on ebay a couple of years ago. Saw quart jars from a source in my own area. Emailed her and she had 10 cases of quart jars !!!! Sold them all to me for $50. They are an assortment of Longlife, Kerr and Ball.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2008 at 4:46PM
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bcskye

I've gotten lucky, too. Hit a garage sale last summer and got a ton of quart jars for almost nothing. Also regularly check the one indoor flea market that's about twenty miles away and have picked up a lot of Ball jelly jars. One batch of them was about 10 in a shoe box and got them for a dollar. I watch everywhere I go and and I have a lot ready to use.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2008 at 9:28PM
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zabby17(z5/6 Ontario)

bcksye,
That WAS lucky to get jelly jars!

I have often seen quart jars and even sometimes pints at garage sales, but those smaller ones are harder to come by --- and of course those are the ones I give away most with fancy jellies, etc. in them!

Z

    Bookmark   February 19, 2008 at 3:27PM
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shirleywny5(5)

Classico in the 26oz jars are on sale this week here @$2. each. Spicy tomato basil, Caramelized onion & roasted garlic and Cabernet marinara. I bought 4 jars. Expiration dates are till 2/28/09.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2008 at 5:55PM
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afeisty1(St. Louis)

I checked one of the Wal Mart stores and they only carry Ragu. Rather than run around to all the stores I'll call them or check their website.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2008 at 9:46AM
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ksrogers(EasternMass Z6)

Some of you people are really lucky. Here, Walmart stores are quite small and at best carry only a very few food items, let alone the large variety of things as in a superstore. I would have to travle about 60 miles to get to a Walmart that had any sizable amount of anything. Sams Club, here, didn't last long either, even though it also has the Walmart name behind it.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2008 at 1:59PM
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shirleywny5(5)

I bought my jars a our local Jubilee Grocery store. Wegmans and Tops also carry these Classico jars. I haven't checked our Walmart super center.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2008 at 3:31PM
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gardenbug_girl(9a)

zeuspaul,
I own a Presto-23 quart canner and I can fit 7 Golden Harvest quart jars in my canner. I got it new off Amazon with free shipping for about $80. Highly recommend it. I wish Presto made a 30-quart one, but it wouldn't have fit on my glass-top stove well anyways. =0
-Laura

    Bookmark   February 21, 2008 at 7:23PM
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brokenbar(Mexico 23 00 N, 102 00 W)

This is for karen below who says she has a 1/2 gallon. I have purchased 1/2 gallon regular canning jars (new) from a seller on Ebay. think I did a net search too and found a couple of sites offering them. I REALLY like these for soup and I also use them for pickled peppers that are stored in the refrigerator. Gallon jars just take up too much space (even 'tho I have 2 refrigerators and am warming my husband up to the idea of 1 more! LOL)

    Bookmark   February 24, 2008 at 4:03PM
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ksrogers(EasternMass Z6)

Half gallon Ball jars are usualy not recommended for home canning as they are just too big. I do have 2 cases of six jars each, and all are wide mouth. I also have a single rare regular mouth half gallon jar. These are still sold, and are available on line from many sources. I like using them for my half sour pickles, as they fit in the fridge quite well.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2008 at 6:53PM
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readinglady(z8 OR)

Half-gallon jars are not recommended for canning because the current tested processing times are not sufficient for the larger volume of product.

The only exception is fruit juices, which are high-acid and not very dense.

They are great for refrigerated pickles, canisters, homemade liqueurs, etc.

Carol

    Bookmark   February 24, 2008 at 7:02PM
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zeuspaul(9b SoCal)

***I'm looking at the All American 30 qt canner which is supposed to hold 14 jars, seven per tier. The inside diameter is 12 5/8 in.***

The pot has a significant taper from top to bottom.

Now I own one and the inside diameter is 11 3/4 inches at the bottom and 12 1/2 inches at the top according to my measurements. If you are sizing for jars the top measurement doesn't do you any good.

7 Golden Harvest jars can be loaded on the bottom tier but I wouldn't do it. They all touch each other and the outside of the pot. I think there would be a good chance of breakage.

The second tier holds 7 GH jars. The ID is a little over 12 inches at the bottom of the top tier.

I do like the canner a lot and can't wait to try it out. I won't be buying anymore GH jars and will stock up on Kerr, Atlas and Ball.

Our local Costco now carries the *new* larger (quart) Classico (Atlas) jars with their sauce.

Zeuspaul

    Bookmark   March 1, 2008 at 2:47PM
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ksrogers(EasternMass Z6)

Ball will also be changing to the slightly larger jars soon. The Kerr will too, as they are all made by the same company and once metric takes over, we will be seeing many slight differences. I see Classico sauce in a 3 pack on sale at BJ's. I can't even fit 7 quarts in my canner anymore as the are just too tight in there. I suppose I could use all older jars, but the best way to deal with it is to fill it with 6 quarts and a pint in the middle.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2008 at 2:53PM
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zeuspaul(9b SoCal)

I just checked out my new Classico one quart jars. They are the same capacity as my Kerr jars which is less than the Golden Harvest. However they are shorter and squatter, the same as the GH jars only shorter.

Time to stock up on Kerr

Zeuspaul

    Bookmark   March 1, 2008 at 9:04PM
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robinkateb(z4 VT)

This thread made me roll up my sleeves and rescue a jar today. I have a jar I keep in the kitchen for all the fat I drain off my cooking. So when I make bacon, brown chicken etc. I drain the fat into the jar and put the lid on it. When the jar is full I toss it in the trash. Well I realized my current jar of fat is a 24 oz mason jar from Trader Joe's sauce. So I emptied it in to the trash and I am cleaning it up. What I won't do for jars!!

-Robin

    Bookmark   March 2, 2008 at 8:15PM
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ksrogers(EasternMass Z6)

My mom used to use an empty frozen orange juice can, when they still made the cans out of metal. She stored the grease in the freezer until it was full. Now they are paper cans. Same with shortening, which was also in metal cans. One important thing, make sure that the lid and ring of a regular canning jar will screw onto these saved jars. There is nothing worse than filling a bunch of collected jars and when it comes to capping, the Ball lids and rins will not screw on properly. Many makers of these so called 'mason' jars are adding extra length to the mouth of the jars, which move the threads down lower. A ring can barely grab the last thread. NEVER reuse a lid that was originally on these jars. Not only can that cause contamination, but poor seals, and rust can get inside. You only need a tiny pinhole, microscopic in nature in the metal coating of the insides of the covers, to start rust formation. With high acid foods, as well as salt, that rust can grow very fast and eat right through the lids in no time.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2008 at 11:00AM
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afeisty1(St. Louis)

You're right, Ken. I tried using the jars from the canned fruits and the rings wouldn't fit. Fortunately, I wasn't canning but I had thrown the original lid away. I use jars instead of plastic or tupperware for leftovers and things.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2008 at 10:12AM
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ksrogers(EasternMass Z6)

Thats just one sneaky way to get up to recycle and think of the throw away world again.. Mason used to be an industry standard, but not any more.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2008 at 10:32AM
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kayskats

what I want to find are cup-and-a-half jars (ie, 12 oz.) I sometimes use the small Classico (pesto) jars which hold about 10 oz and that works well, but I can only eat so much pesto, particularly since all the stores around here have quit stocking the sun-dried tomato pesto.
Kay

    Bookmark   March 5, 2008 at 2:05PM
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ksrogers(EasternMass Z6)

There are 12 ounce jelly jars still available. They are taller than the 8 ounce, but take the same lid and covers are regular jelly jars. Here is a source, but if your True Value or Ace sells jars, ask them to order some of these. I like using them for the long Dilly beans. The source also sells smooth sided quart jars.

Here is a link that might be useful: Goodmans

    Bookmark   March 5, 2008 at 2:17PM
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readinglady(z8 OR)

It must be a difference of location. Here any store that stocks Ball and Kerr canning jars will routinely stock the 12-oz. It is one of my favorite and most useful sizes.

Carol

    Bookmark   March 5, 2008 at 3:50PM
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kayskats

I gave all my skinny-minis away (the quilted tall jelly jars) because for some reason they will not stay upright when I process. I know some of you do not use a rack, but it's even worse when I try to use a trivet or jar rings. I've seen some squat jars, but they had bails and rubbers and are very expensive.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2008 at 4:32PM
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ksrogers(EasternMass Z6)

Get a good canning rack??

Here is a link that might be useful: KK canning racks

    Bookmark   March 6, 2008 at 11:07AM
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jimnginger(9)

Just a thought on canning jars from the grocery store. Put a regular canning ring in your purse or pocket when you go to the grocery store. I find that many products, especially specialty products, are often canned in standard canning jars. Examples in So. Calif: Certain kinds of salsas that try to look home made, various sauces (Clasico Pesto Sauce comes in an 8 oz. standard canning jar for example), and in the produce counter there is a whole line of so called fresh and to be always refrigerated salad dressings that come in I think a 12 ounce straight sided jar with a standard canning lid. It even has a plastic label that once you get one corner up, you can peel the whole label off with the jar dry. If you don't take a ring, you'll bring home lots of jars that look like canning size and are not. I have washed a great deal of old peanut butter jars that looked like canning size that of course were not. In the above manner, you can try out some interesting "nitch" products and get canning jars in very desirable sizes to boot. To counter any arguements about breakage with these jars, I used to always use them with just a hot water canner. I then switched to using them in the pressure canner also and I have NEVER had one break in either canning method. Just my thoughts and observations. Jim in So. California

    Bookmark   March 6, 2008 at 11:47AM
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dafygardennut(5b-ish, CO)

Start checking thrift stores for jars - I just picked up 8 widemouth 1-1/2 pint jars for $2 and 23 half pint jars for $4 at a local goodwill. There were more there that I left because the rims felt chipped, but I'm starting to see them more often lately.

cheers!

    Bookmark   March 7, 2008 at 11:18PM
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ksrogers(EasternMass Z6)

Was in BJ's the other day again, and wheeled the cart down the canned fruit aisle. There is a major name brand of glass jarred peaches in what look like taller and a little narrower pint jars. The lids are one piece and appear to be very close in size to regular canning lids. The jarred fruits are 3 in a shrink wrap. I don't recall of it was Dole, Delmonte or another major brand.

Chipped rims on the jars are junk, if you see any in the thrift stores let the sales people know. I am sure they would like to get rid of the bad stuff that is taking up valuable space. Some places just send help to the location and pull the bad ones and toss them in the trash.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2008 at 12:13PM
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bkarthur1

I found a brand of 3 cup canning jars at Amazon called Leifheit Decorative Canning Jars. Has anyone tried these? For me soup would be perfect for this size jar.

Here is a link that might be useful: Amazon

    Bookmark   March 21, 2010 at 8:40AM
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agrippa

I have not, but have been looking at them, too. The shape of the jars may reduce the number of jars the canner could hold, and they are quite expensive. Unfortunately, they may be the only option for 1-1/2 pt jars, since Classico now uses a lighter weight jar and coats it with a "scratch coat" that renders it non-reusable. What a shame and a waste! So much for their "going green"

    Bookmark   June 29, 2010 at 10:48PM
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lingon

What is this about classico jars now being non-reusable? I've been saving them for a year now - how can I tell which are reusable and which aren't?

    Bookmark   July 2, 2010 at 3:08PM
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readinglady(z8 OR)

It's my understanding the newer Classico threads aren't compatible with canning flats and rings.

The Leifheit jars are very high quality (with a price to match) and are designed to accomodate Ball lids and rings as well as the original Leifheit flats.

Once in while the old Ball pint-and-a-half jars turn up at garage sales or on ebay, but not necessarily at a competitive price. I really wish Ball would re-introduce that one. It's a very handy size.

Carol

    Bookmark   July 2, 2010 at 4:13PM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

how can I tell which are reusable and which aren't?

By trying to screw a ring on it. The new ones just let the ring spin loosely.

But the new ones are also supposedly thinner glass so no experience on using them in a PB, just BWB.

Dave

    Bookmark   July 2, 2010 at 5:32PM
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jill2761(Southeast Texas)

I just scored 188 canning jars from freecycle. All quarts and pints...and ONE 1-1/2 pint jar. Added to the one I got from my mother's collection, I now have a total of TWO! lol.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2010 at 8:34PM
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luckylu(7)

I have been searching for these size jars also. No luck in any retail stores. I am able to find some in thrift stores.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2010 at 11:29PM
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pixie_lou

Definitely try the screw bands on them first. I got a ton of jars off craigslist last fall. Including about 6 dozen "spaghetti sauce" jars. Earlier this summer I cooked up a ton of applesauce, poured them into jars, went to put on rings, and the rings just spun. Not a convenient time to figure that out!

    Bookmark   August 25, 2010 at 8:45AM
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mapleleafquilt(z9CA,Sunset15)

I started a new thread on this forum about the Ball wide-mouth pint and a half jars because I wrote to Ball and Jarden Home Brands after reading this thread. I learned from Ball that Jarden Home Brands (www.freshpreserving.com) holds the license to manufacture Ball jars.

I wrote to Jarden telling them how useful that jar is. They wrote back to me and told me that if there is enough interest, they might consider bringing back that jar. I realize that it's not much help right now but it would be great if we could get some emails to the Jarden people. Please contact them at JHBFreshPreservingInfo@jardenhomebrands.com

joan

    Bookmark   August 26, 2010 at 12:11AM
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zabby17(z5/6 Ontario)

The Classico jars sold in Canada still fit standard rings.

But I'll be testing every one I acquire from now on just in case they make the switch here, too!

Z

    Bookmark   August 26, 2010 at 8:06AM
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bencjedi(6 - Central Kentucky)

The Classico jars of sauce specifically sold at Sams Club in a 3-pack DO WORK with the standard rings. I just bought some a few weeks ago and the rings screw on fine.

If you don't like the taste of Classico and need a larger volume of sauce (but want the Classico jars) mix the Classico with Bertolli Organic tomato sauce (also sold at Sams Club in a 3-pack). The sauce mix tastes astounding! The combination seems to bring out the best of both. Classico by itself is ok, but there's something magical about the flavor when the Bertolli organic is added. :)

    Bookmark   August 26, 2010 at 4:37PM
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pporte_snet_net

yikes ! just picked up two 24 oz. jars in a case of quarts that i paid $3.00 for!! they have the fruit logo on the side so i know they were made 1970 or later. does anyone know what year Ball stopped making them ?

    Bookmark   September 26, 2010 at 4:35PM
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gardensewer

Saw an earlier post that implied we could have some influence. Here is a copy of the carrot in front of us. I didn't copy the name of the person who originally posted this, sorry, but here is the post.

Last summer I put up some green beans from my garden. I used a recipe from Sunset Magazine as a jumping off point and the result was crunchy, garlicky, spicy, dilly beans. I had grabbed some lovely Ball jars from my jar stash that are 1-1/2 pint capacity. They were perfect for green beans and would have been perfect for asparagus. Of course, they made wonderful spontaneous hostess gifts. Soon I had only a couple of these jars. I went to my local Ace Hardware store (and my True Value, OSH, etc). All winter I kept checking at likely sources -- hoping to get a jump on the first jars to hit the shelves for canning season. Guess what? These jars are no longer being made. I think I learned this first from the Garden Web.
I wrote several letters to people at Ball Corp and Jarden Home Brands, the current manufacturer of Ball jars. Today I received this note:

"We appreciate your interest in Jarden Home Brands products. The 1-1/2 pint size jar was discontinued several years ago and our inventory has been depleted. We receive several inquires from consumers regarding this size jar. If enough interest is generated, our marketing team would consider bringing this jar back."

Please contact them at JHBFreshPreservingInfo@jardenhomebrands.com

I definitely emailed them and will again if I can each season. We should all try to inundate them with emails to encourage them there IS a market for them!

    Bookmark   September 27, 2010 at 6:10PM
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braunsbride

Hi everyone....just thought you might want to know that Ball Canning and Recipes has a Facebook page and people are posting "bring back the pint and a half jar"....if you are a member on Facebook please post your request. So far I've counted about 35 people that have posted. After you sign into Facebook just do a search on "ball canning and recipes". It is also a great source for ideas. Spread the word, and I'm hoping that we can keep this post going....thanks!

Here is a link that might be useful: Ball Canning and Recipes Facebook Page

    Bookmark   December 14, 2010 at 1:01PM
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camaro4_embarqmail_com

Hi all, I came across this site looking for info on 1-1/2 pint Ball Wide Mouth canning jars. I was trying to find out what there are worth. I have 26 of them along with 125 other sizes all ball jars. If someone could please email me at camaro4@embarqmail.com and give me an idea I would appreciate it.
Thanks

    Bookmark   April 4, 2011 at 6:06PM
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bwise2u_yahoo_com

I wondered if you still have the pint and a half canning jars? If so, are they the wide mouth lid and straight up and down (no curve inward at the top of the jars). I use them to bake quick breads with garden veggies... pumpkin, zuccini, etc. If you have the correct size/style, I would be interested in buying them. Please send info re availability, including price.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2011 at 4:36PM
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Mike_in_GA

Glad to hear about Classico sauce jars. I'm going to check that out tomorrow although I hate to buy something that I can make so much better myself. I do however, frequently buy Del Monte SunFresh Citrus Salad and other fruits in 20oz. jars that look very much like mason jars. While they're not actually pint and a half, they're a little more than a pint and would be perfect for some of my own canning, however the rims are just a tiny bit larger than standard jars. Their website brags about how their company is so "Green" and into recycling, but when I emailed them and tried to explain that if they would just change their packaging a little bit, the jars could be directly recycled by us home canners with no energy used other than for washing, I felt that my whole point was ignored since the reply I received just stated that their jars should not be reused since standard rings and lids would not fit. Duh! Would anybody else like to email them and see of we could get a point across?

    Bookmark   July 26, 2011 at 10:37PM
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jacks_34_hotmail_com

How long do you process the pint & 1/2? my nana just gave me 30!!

    Bookmark   October 4, 2011 at 10:15PM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

How long do you process the pint & 1/2? my nana just gave me 30!!

You have to use the time for quarts.

Dave

    Bookmark   October 4, 2011 at 10:29PM
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amy2271

I have found a source for pint and a half canning jars if anyone is still interested after all this time. I too love this size and used to purchase them at Orchard supply in Ca. But This month (MAY 2012)I saw them for sale in the Kitchen Krafts catalog. They aren't cheap and shipping applies but if you want a couple of dozen this is the first time I have seen them anywhere in years. I hope this helps anyone that hasn't found any yet. You can get a Kitchen Krafts catalog on line. I got one while looking for gel ez lite for less sugar jams. Happy canning!

    Bookmark   May 27, 2012 at 12:07AM
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readinglady(z8 OR)

Sears has them listed on their site for $10.49 and you can use the free ship-to-store option.

Carol

Here is a link that might be useful: Ball Pint and a Half at Sears

    Bookmark   May 27, 2012 at 3:59AM
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dgkritch(Z8 OR)

Bi-Mart in the Pacific Northwest is carrying them too. Be aware, however, that they are 9-packs, not a dozen and priced at $9.99.

Deanna

    Bookmark   May 27, 2012 at 8:51AM
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2ajsmama

Ace Hardware has them and will ship to store if not in stock but the 9-pack is $11.99. They often run 1/2 price coupons, though I don't know if those can be used on special orders.

Here is a link that might be useful: Ace pint and a half

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 5:54AM
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farmerboybill

Hey all,

Holy Cow! I am the original poster and haven't checked into this thread in 4 years and am shocked at the response I got. A very big THANK YOU to all who posted and I wish I had been involved in the email campaign that brought these back.

I'm off to Ace to order some jars.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2012 at 11:21PM
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PlantsAndYarn(5)

If you have a Meijer store near you, they sell them, also. You may be able to order them from their website. Can't remember the price, but their prices are usually pretty good.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 7:21AM
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farmerboybill

Hey plants and yarn,

Thanks for your response. I went on Meijer's site and did not see pint-and-a-halfs. However, their pint and quart sizes are considerably more than I can get locally. I'd assume their 24 ouncers would be similarly priced. Shipping is a PITA when it comes to glass. Local is usually the way to go, but it's more-so when buying glass products. i can get them online for $9.99, but it'd cost $10 per case to ship. Better to order them through True Value for $11.99 and pick them free at the store 4 miles from home.

It's too bad they are packaging them in 9 packs. They're a lot more expensive per unit ($1.33 versus $.75) than just buying quarts, BUT they're such a convenient size! I suppose if more were sold, they'd be less money per. In the end, I'm just glad they brought 'em back!

BTW, I use all sizes. Here's a pic of the canning so far. My wife and I were very lucky to have bought her family farm that has a full commercial kitchen in the basement. I have 2 ranges and a full size fridge, along with 15 feet of counter space and a commercial 3 bay sink in a 12 by 16 room. Canning in the basement is great! It's naturally cooler and we keep the mess outta the main kitchen.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 1:04PM
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PlantsAndYarn(5)

That's so cool! A whole separate kitchen for canning would be awesome! This is my first year of canning, although my Mom did can tomatoes. I was just at Meijer's yesterday & bought a new canning kettle so I can do quarts next year. I only did pints this year. I saw their 1 1/2 pint jars & thought that was a great size. I can't remember what the price was in the store, but they are having a buy 2 get 1 case free sale on their jars. I think I may pick up a few for next year. Just wondering about processing time. I figured if you processed for the same amount of time as a quart, then you'd be good.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 1:28PM
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GeneTheNewGuy

I don't have time to read through the gazallion replies here.

However I have seen them at Lowes. I have ordered them through Ace Hardware and True Value Hardware. Don't even both going to their websites. Don't call the store. Walk into their physical store and talk to the manager, they can order them in from their warehouse.

Often times things are not listed online but they are available to the store, just need to walk in and ask.

Pretty much any hardware store and a lot of grocery stores, the smaller the better the customer service.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 11:08PM
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farmerboybill

Wow, Wow, WOW!

I just called a local Mennonite bulk food store and asked about 24 ounce jars. They told me $9 per dozen. I asked them to call and verify the price. They say it's true. I ordered 10 dozen. Until I see them, I can't believe it. That is a huge difference in price - 1.33 per jar versus .75 per jar. After all, isn't canning about saving money. Well, that and better quality of food. And food security.

Is 32 too young to get excited about canning jars???

Here's a pic of my two canners in my basement canning kitchen. I'll get more pics if I get a chance.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2012 at 10:46AM
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sue_ct(z6 CT)

I bought some pint and a halfs this year, I think it was at Tractor Supply. Yup, I just checked, and they are on the TS website. No cheaper, though. Actually, I think they were 9.99 online, although I could have sworn I paid 9.00 in the store.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 7:31PM
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2ajsmama

I got some at TSC last month, they were on sale for $8.99 plus I had a coupon. But that was for 9, not a dozen.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 7:40PM
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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

I haven't seen them any place locally yet, and I haven't been willing to pay shipping on them. Love them for asparagus, peaches and pears.

I still have a few that I've been guarding with my life for several years, still using those. They don't leave the house, nothing 'gifted' in them till I have a supply available :)

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 9:33PM
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Randy.Canada

I saw them last week at Bed, Bath, and Beyond in New York 12901. They cost more than pints or quarts. They were from Ball.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2012 at 9:26PM
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farmerboybill

Hey all,

I went to pick up my jars and was excited to have them, but also a little disappointed. The supplier had a misprint in their catalog - they were 8.90 for 9, not 12. Still, I paid about $1 per jar versus 1.33 from Ace or True Value. I got 10 boxes - 90 jars. Now, I just need to shoot a couple deer to fill them...

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 1:34AM
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2ajsmama

I wish they packaged them in dozens. Boxes don't go all the way to front of my shelves, I hate the wasted space. I wouldn't mind paying $12-$13 for a dozen. $1 a jar is a good price.

BBB often has 20% off coupons (and the stores honor them after they expire, though you can't use them online). Don't know what price that would end up. But I've never seen canning jars in our local BBB. Our Lowes doesn't even carry them - I asked and they said they weren't selling so discontinued them in that store. It's a new store and I guess I missed the 1 year they had them.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 7:57AM
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