Giveaway: Lock Eat Jars from Luigi Bormioli

Lock Eat jars from from Luigi Bormioli are the first jars designed with both canning and serving in mind.

Lock Eat jars with their brand embossing

You might not know this about me, but I get positively giddy when I discover new canning jars. The most recent line of jars to send me over the moon? The Lock Eat jars from Luigi Bormioli. They are sleek, easy to use, and have a very pleasing heft to them.

An assortment of sizes of the Lock Eat jars.

They’re the first jars designed with the understanding that they will have multiple uses in our homes. They work beautifully for all manner of boiling water bath canning, but are also perfect for portable meals. The lid detaches completely and once removed, you’re left with a smooth container that’s ideal for yogurt, grain salads, and smoothies.

Lock Eat jars designed for holding juice

They come in two different shapes, and a number of sizes. The juice jar shape is available in 8.5, 20.5, and 34 ounces, and the straight-sided jars hold 2.75, 4.25, 6.75, and 11.5 ounces. All the Lock Eat jars are made in Italy, and are safe for both the microwave (once the lid is removed) and the dishwasher.

A GIF of how to securely close Lock Eat jars.

The lid is really easy to lock into place as well. Holding the base of the jar firmly, you just push the stainless steel arm down until it slides into position.

Lock Eat jars in a canning pot

I’ve had a small assortment of the Lock Eat jars in my kitchen for a little over a month now and have used them for leftovers, dry good storage, packed lunches and canning. So far, I like them a whole lot.

Hot Lock Eat jars ready to be filled

Using them for canning feels very much like processing preserves in Weck jars. Before you start making your preserve, arrange your selected jars in a canning pot (I’m using the Lagostina Martellata pasta pot here – more on that next week). Remove the rubber seals from the lids and arrange the glass lids in the pot as well. Bring to a boil. In a separate pot, simmer the rubber seals to soften.

Lock Eat jars filled with grape jelly.

Once your preserve is ready, remove the jars from the canner and fill them to the bottom of the solid glass band that runs around the top of the jars. This is a little more headspace than one leaves when working with mason jars, but it makes sense once you remember that the lid sits in the body of the jar and so takes up some of the header space.

The lid of a Lock Eat jar

Once the jars are filled, you ease the rubber seals back onto the lids, taking care to ensure that the tab is positioned so that it won’t be in the way of the latch when you go to lock the lids into place.

Three filled and closed Lock Eat jars

Then you wipe the rims and the top interior of the jars, place the lids onto the jars and carefully lock the lids into place.

(If you’re curious about the contents of these jars, check back tomorrow, when I’ll be sharing a recipe for low sugar grape jelly.)

The Lock Eat jars play nicely with regular jar lifters, provided that you take care to place the lifter on the sides of the jars, rather than get them tangled up with the lid latch. Set them into your canning pot and process as your recipe instructs.

Using a jar lifter to move Lock Eat jars

Once the processing time is up, remove the jars from the canner and set them on a folded kitchen towel to cool. Once the jars are completely cool, you can check the integrity of your seal by carefully releasing the clamp, grasping the lids, and lifting. If the lids stay firmly in place, the jars are sealed and can be stored in the pantry. As always, any unsealed jars should be refrigerated and used promptly.

The rubber seals can be safely reused for canning as long as they remain springy and in good shape. If they seem to be losing their elasticity, you’ll want to order new ones prior to canning with them again.

Cooled and sealed Lock Eat jars.

Because they want to spread the word about their new jars, the folks at Luigi Bormioli are offering up five sets of Lock Eat jars for this week’s giveaway. Each of the five winners will receive an assortment of 14 food and juice Lock Eat jars, at a retail value of $125.

To learn more about Lock Eat jars and watch a video of them being used for canning, make sure to visit this page on the Luigi Bormioli website. Use the widget below to enter the giveaway!

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If you like the looks of the Lock Eat jars, you can follow Luigi Bormioli on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. Make sure to use the hashtag #LBandME if you post about them.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Luigi Bormioli sent me the jars you see pictured here and paid a small fee to compensate me for my time and attention. All opinions remain entirely my own. 

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378 Responses to Giveaway: Lock Eat Jars from Luigi Bormioli

  1. 351
    Katie says:

    Love the clean rim with no threads and the variety of jars they have.

  2. 352
    Kathy K says:

    Thanks to Food in Jars for showing me all the cool new canning items in the DIY world! These are such clever (and pretty) jars!

  3. 353
    Becky says:

    love these jars – am planning on getting some to put stuff in for family Christmas low cost gifts

  4. 354
    Amy L says:

    I’d use these jars for giving edible Christmas gifts like homemade caramels or candied orange peels, candied nuts…

  5. 355
    Ann says:

    I would use the jars for some pear vanilla jam from one of your books – or something from Preserving Italy .

  6. 356
    Quinn says:

    I would use these for fruit preserves and chutneys!

  7. 357
    J Rogers says:

    I love these jars – there are dozens of ways to use them!

  8. 358
    Yvette Mueller says:

    I would love to use these for canning!!

  9. 359
    Debbie says:

    How lovely!!! I’ve been wanting to start replacing my standard canning jars. Thanks for the tutorial, too!

  10. 360
    Pamela says:

    Those are beautiful jars. I would use them for canning the apple butter and cranberry sauce, but they are so cute I would use them for general storage as well.

  11. 361
    Sara K. says:

    Jam and more jam! Also homemade maraschino cherries for our fancy bar, and I’d keep the angostura sugar cubes that we made fresh in one too!

  12. 362
    TerreLynn Huston says:

    The Orange Marmalade that I make at Christmas is going to look lovely in this new canning system.

  13. 363
    Sara K says:

    Love the look of these jars

  14. 364
    Pam Y says:

    Bormioli makes amazing glass products! I absolutely love and use their glass everyday! It would be wonderful to own these jars!

  15. 365
    Shayla says:

    would love to use these when I attempt to make jelly using wine!

  16. 366
    J Calloway says:

    Canning for sure! My most favorite thing to do. Very nice give away! Good luck everyone!

  17. 367
    Darla Pitman says:

    I would probably use them for general storage of bulk items. But I think they would be great filled with homemade pumpkin butter or small batches of homemade sauerkraut.

  18. 368
    katklaw777 says:

    Apple, pear and pumpkin butter for sure! It’s that time of the season…….

  19. 369
    Carrie S says:

    Certainly for some concord grape jam and Pear Vanilla Jam!

  20. 370
    Jo Bartikoski says:

    Love the look & shapes of these jars, would really like to try them for a variety of things!

  21. 371
    Lydia says:

    I would use the jars for canning my bumper crop of okra to make Okra pickles. 🙂

  22. 372
    Janice Lown says:

    Before canning, I would fill my cupboards and refrigerator with these beautiful jars to hold pantry supplies, spices, herbs, nuts, seeds, grains, and much more. Then…I’d start jarring…maybe some quick pickled vegetables to add a hint of summer to the upcoming fall foods.

  23. 373
    Jenn Sutherland says:

    These jars are beautiful! I would love to fill these with late fall tart fillings…and would hoard these lovelies for myself, fearing the pretty jars might never return, once gifted! <3

  24. 374
    Lauren says:

    I constantly have an ever changing set of 5-6 jars of chutneys, mustards, pickles. and other savory spreads and sauces in my cabinets. I’d love to add these jars to the mix!

  25. 375
    T says:

    Lovely for storage.

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