Can canning lids be reused?
It was interesting to read all the post about this subject. I'm 71 next month and have been canning ever since I was able to help my mother many years ago. We have always reused our canning lids. #1. You have to be careful removing the lid from the canned jar. #2. You have to boil the lids in a shallow pan for 10 minutes just prior to installing lid and ring on jar, then immediately place in caner. If you canning fruits you use a water bath. You place the jars in caner of room temp. water and begin timer after water comes to a boil. There's less chance of jars breaking. If you are canning something that has been heating then you bring the water to just under a boil. The # of times you can reuse the lids depends on condition of the lids. If the rubber seal on the lids is questionable don't use it. That's my two cents.