One of my lovely neighbors gave me a bunch of Kilner jars from Williams-Sonoma as a 'thank you' for all of the produce I give them. The gift was completely unnecessary, but very thoughtful.
However, now I have all of these bale-closure Kilner jars. I know they're used in GB for canning, but, as far as I can tell, they're a no-no by US standards. I guess I can just use them to hold honey or something similar, BUT ...
Williams-Sonoma is ridiculous. One of the jars broke in transit (they were shipped to me), so I returned the shards to the nearest W-S. I knew they weren't cheap, but I figured maybe $10 a piece -- try $24 for the litre size. I almost choked. Then, I said to the clerk -- you know these are a no-no under current US standards, right? He was flummoxed.
So, W-S is promoting canning with ridiculously expensive jars for which there are no reliable, tested US directions and which cost an arm and a leg. Yikes.
Would I be a bad person if I returned the whole lot in exchange for a nice pot of some kind?