Giveaway: Tulid Reusable Leak-Proof Lids

Tulid stacked from above

Traditional two piece canning jar lids are designed to seal easily and safely. That is what they’re best at and they do it well. However, those of us who use our mason jars for dry goods, leftovers, liquids, and other acts of storage and toting know that two piece lids often leave something to be desired.

Tulid stacked side

Ball does make some plastic one piece lids, but they are neither air or liquid tight, so their utility is limited. Happily, the folks at Simpler Products have stepped into the void with a product called the Tulid. It’s a one piece lid that is reusable, totally leak-proof, and has a removable gasket that makes it dead easy to clean.

Tulid gaskets

I first discovered Tulid last fall when they were running their Kickstarter campaign. I backed the effort and got a package containing lids for both regular and wide mouth jars in early February. I’ve been using these lids very happily on a daily basis since then and am contemplating ordering more (they sell for $25 for three lids).

Tulid gaskets removed

The Tulid lids are great because they give you a very secure seal. I know that when I put them on a jar holding teriyaki sauce or maple syrup (two things I find myself storing on a regular basis), if the jar tips over in the fridge, it is not going to leak.

I also appreciate how easy they are to clean. The silicone gaskets pop out so that you can clean them completely and then slip right back into the lid when they are dry. The tops of the lid also work with wet erase markers, which means that you can clearly mark what’s in the jars (so that no one confuses the teriyaki sauce with the maple syrup).

Tulid in action

Obviously, these lids are not designed for canning. They are for storage and transportation and do a fabulous job of it. And thanks to the nice folks at Tulid, I have five sets of these lids to give away to Food in Jars readers. Here’s how to enter.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and share how you’d use these jars.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Winners will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
  3. Giveaway open to US.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.

Disclosure: Tulid has generously offered to provide the lids for this giveaway. No money has changed hands, I bought my own lids, and my opinions are, as always, my own. 

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653 Responses to Giveaway: Tulid Reusable Leak-Proof Lids

  1. 101
    Pirate Jeni says:

    Holy wow! This is something I’ve longed for… I like to bring kombucha to work in a mason jar mug and I always end up having some leak out… I would totally use this for my daily booch fix!

  2. 102
    Amy says:

    Soup and salad dressing to take to work!

  3. 103
    Jennifer says:

    hmmm… salad dressing, nuts, dried fruit, seasonings… let me count the options!

  4. 104
    susan gortva says:

    For left overs in the fridge. I use any container ( cottage cheese) that is empty. This will be great with no worry about knock overs.

  5. 105
    Jennifer says:

    Seriously? I had no idea these existed. I’ve recently recycled all my plastic containers and have started using glass again to store items. Nice to know these kind of lids are accessible! Thanks.

  6. 106
    Katrina says:

    I would use these lids to bring individual servings of soup to work for lunch. I’ll probably buy a set of these anyway, they look great!

  7. 107

    These look great! I use my mason jars all the time for leftovers and lunch, but haven’t found a cap that seals as well as I like. These look like a winner!

  8. 108
    Linda says:

    Leftover salsa!

  9. 109
    Megan P. says:

    Oddly enough, storing maple syrup. My husband makes some up at his family farm every few years and it gets canned. It would be nice to have a better lid option once we open the jars.

  10. 110
    Mary Lynn says:

    What a great idea and thanks for the giveaway. Homemade salad dressing would be my first choice and the list goes on and on.

  11. 111
    Jennifer says:

    These would be perfect for all of the salad dressing I make in jars. The 2-piece lids are kind of messy for that, but these would be perfect!

  12. 112
    rachellake says:

    These would be so great for storing my homemade vanilla extract, infused honeys and vinegars!

  13. 113
    Lynnette says:

    I can’t think of just a single thing I would use these for! I take my lunch to work everyday, and these would definitely solve a problem in doing that. I’m going to look for this product in the stores!!!

  14. 114
    Maria says:

    I love the idea of storing leftovers in the fridge, then having an easy time bringing the leftovers right into work. I will probably buy some of the online today…

  15. 115
    Laurie says:

    I love my Tulids, too, and wish they were a bit cheaper. They are great for people with poor hand strength or women whose husbands think that over-tightening a jar lid keeps the contents from spoiling!

  16. 116
    Angie W says:

    These would be great for packing food in the cooler for a camping trip this summer!

  17. 117
    Holly says:

    These would making packing lunches so much easier! Worrying about spills is one of the reasons I haven’t switched more fully to jars for storage.

  18. 118
    Kelly E. says:

    These would be great for just about any open jar – especially canned salsa or jam, whereby it’s so sticky to put the metal lid and ring back on. (How many times does the metal lid fall sticky side DOWN?!?!)

  19. 119
    Katrina Montgomery says:

    What wouldn’t I use these lids for?!
    Every time I open a jar of anything that would store in the fridge: my homecanned salsa, pickles, jam, applesauce…….

  20. 120
    jessica says:

    we just started making kefir and this will be a perfect cover. Better than a coffee filter and rubber bands for sure!

  21. 121
    Sarah M says:

    I love these! I would probably use them for a lot of opened canned goods – my peaches in particular. The lid gets so sticky, it’s hard to get on and off. These lids would be nice for jams as well. So cool!

  22. 122
    Stefanie says:

    These lids will be great for the open jars of jam & jelly in the fridge (not a fan of the sticky jar rim) plus it’ll be awesome to use on the jars that hold my yogurt and what-not for lunch when I go to work.

  23. 123
    Krystal says:

    I’d use these for refrigerator pickles to keep the smell really in.

  24. 124
    Lisa says:

    This would be ideal for fresh oil and vinegar-based salad dressings I bring to work every day. Now I am making do with the traditional plastic lids and a zip-lock bag to catch any leaks. And soups! Even the plastic containers will leak soups. What a terrific idea!

  25. 125
    Linn says:

    I’m always using jars to transport food to work and on bike rides–these lids would be a nice addition!

  26. 126
    Erin Z. says:

    These would be perfect for the Chia pudding my husband makes!

  27. 127
    farikat says:

    Everything, mostly open jars in fridge!

  28. 128

    For everything!! Yogurt, kefir, hot fudge sauce, caramel sauce….the list could go on forever!

  29. 129
    Heather says:

    I’d use these lids to cover the vinaigrette I always make with the last of the homemade jam in small jars. One had just a flat lid (no ring) and it flew out one day…not pretty having mulberry jam salad dressing everywhere! So this would be a wonderful thing to save some scrubbing!

  30. 130
    Ryan G. says:

    I’d use them to store things not being canned. Like Blood Orange Curd :)

  31. 131
    Engrid says:

    I would love to use these for all of the stuff I buy in bulk and store in jars – oatmeal, nuts, dried fruit, etc., oh, and for storing salad dressings and marinades, etc.

  32. 132
    Lynn says:

    For all those unsealed jars in my lunch box, in my fridge, in the pantry, in the car…. These look amazingly useful!

  33. 133
    Beca says:

    We make enchiladas verde at least every other week and so I am always combining sauce leftovers in jars for next time. No more spilled jar messes in the bottom of the fridge.

  34. 134
    Stasi says:

    refrigerator pickles. they always leak in my fridge :(

  35. 135
    Alica says:

    These look nice!! They would definitely get lots of use in my fridge, particularly on opened jars of my home canned pickles and salsa!

  36. 136
    Megan W. says:

    Transporting my lunch to work. Need these!

  37. 137
    Lynn says:

    First, thank you for taking the time and energy to search out these products. I appreciate the information. These sound absolutely wonderful. I have tried the plastic Ball lids and they are NOT leak proof. The Tulids seem well designed and of high quality.
    I would use the lids for everything from left over hummus to saving artists’ acrylic paint. These would also be of less impact on the environment because of re usage unlike plastic wrap,foil etc.

  38. 138
    Megan says:

    I can think of countless ways I’d use these lids, but one exciting idea would be to pack cocktails in mason jars for a picnic! Now, I’ll just have to wait for Spring to get here…

  39. 139
    Joie says:

    Snacks fro my two year old! But Ido love someone’s suggestion for using them on jams. Ugh, my husband is always making a mess of the rim when he makes a pb+j and then the jam sets on the ring and I can’t get the darn things open.

  40. 140
    eliza says:

    I use my leftover canning jars to store foodstuffs (breadcrumbs, homemade salad dressing, etc) and to transport liquids from time to time (i.e. mixers to parties!). These would be really great to have in the house!

  41. 141
    Maria Yerton says:

    These look ingenuous! I would use them for open jars of pears or even jams. But you mentioning them for maple syrup really got me thinking too – I can buy maple syrup by the oz. at the grocery store, so if I took this with me I think it would make much less of a mess. From store to refrigerator in one easy step!

  42. 142
    Katie says:

    I’d use these for storage for all the things I buy in bulk–beans, lentils, popcorn, etc.–and for opened jars of pickles, applesauce, and other canned things.

  43. 143
    Amanda says:

    Storing homemade yogurt, opened syrups, all things sticky and runny that are potential mess makers if spilled!

  44. 144
    Sherri says:

    These sound perfect! I’ve stopped using jars to store anything that will be poured because they always make a mess in the fridge.

  45. 145
    Heidi AB says:

    I would use the lids to store fresh squeezed orange juice and another one for the fresh salsa. Thank you for offering them as a giveaway.

  46. 146
    Nina Clark says:

    I would use these lids on my honey jars. They get so sticky with the regular canning lids and rings. I love how easily they was and the colors are bright and make me feel happy.

  47. 147
    Jo says:

    For Mason jar salads to take to work for lunch!

  48. 148
    Diane Walker says:

    Between kefir and fermented veggies, I think I’d find tons of uses for these!

  49. 149
    Katie says:

    I make yogurt in my slow cooker and decant it into wide-mouthed 1/2 pint jars. These lids would be great to keep the yogurt airtight until I eat it.

  50. 150
    Jessica H says:

    I’d store honey and other sticky liquids the really make a mess if they spill.

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