Giveaway: New Ball Canning Products for 2017

Despite the fact that most of the Eastern seaboard is hunkering down for a massive storm (they’re predicting 11-17 inches for Philadelphia!), spring is really just around the corner. And in anticipation of the coming canning season, I thought today would be the perfect time to feature all the new goodies the folks from Ball Canning are rolling out this year.

First up are the new Spiral Jars. I’d seen a sneak peek of these a month or two ago on Facebook, but was uncertain whether I liked them or not (my initial thought was, why do we need our jars to spiral? What’s wrong with the classic shape?).

However, having now seen them in person, I’ve changed my tune. These are really great jars. The twisting shape feels good in the hand and I like how simple the branding is. The sizing on these jars is a little different from what we’re used to. The smaller jar is a traditional 16 ounce pint, but the larger jar clocks in at just 28 ounces rather than a full quart.

I can already tell that place where these jars are really going to shine is when it comes to to canning slightly taller things. I can’t wait to can up a batch of dilly beans or pickled carrot spears in these jars, knowing that there won’t be as much trimming involved.

I took a picture of the spiral jars side by side with a regular pint and quart so that you can get a better idea of the new height. And if you do plan on canning in the taller spirals, make sure to measure your canning pot to ensure that you’ll be able to keep them fully submerged during the canning process.

Next up are the new Sharing Jars. I’d not seen any previews of these jars before I opened up the box for this post and so they were a really fun surprise. These eight-sided jars are a charming addition to the Ball Canning line-up and they have a charitable component. Newell Brands (the new Ball Canning parent company) will donated four meals to Feeding America for every package of these jars purchased.

The sharing jars are only available in a regular mouth 16 ounce pint size and come with a little Feeding America ribbon tied around the neck of the jar.

Last up are the new Sure Seal Bail Storage Jars. Designed to hold dry goods, these jars seal tightly with a lid that locks into place. They come in two sizes, 14 ounce and 38 ounce. I must confess that in comparison to the rest of the new jars, these feel a little clunky. Jars from Ball normally have a certain elegance that these two are just missing.

Finally, the spices and accessories. The drink lids are one piece devises that screw onto jars without the aid of a ring (they’re more like those made by iLids and less like the ones from Cuppow) and allow you to use mason jars as travel mugs. A package comes with two lids and two straws and you can get them to fit either regular or wide mouth jars.

The spices are particularly fun. Made in partnership with McCormick, they are designed to make it easy for home canners to make and preserve things like tomato salsa, bread and butter pickles, fruit salsa, and pasta sauce.

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340 Responses to Giveaway: New Ball Canning Products for 2017

  1. 301
    Allyson says:

    Spiral is very pretty.

  2. 302
    chelsea says:

    I love the sharing jars, since they have the look of a commercial jar, but without the hassle of having to can with a lug lid.

  3. 303

    So many awesome products ~ I love the spiral and the sharing jars!

  4. 304
    Heather says:

    So many fun things! I love the look of the spiral jars.

  5. 305
    Abbie says:

    I’m hoping the lids and straws are a good fit!

  6. 306
    Nancy says:

    These new kitchen items are so useful and clever.

  7. 307
    Thais says:

    Love the new jars!

  8. 308
    Tina W says:

    I am seriously infatuated with the Swirl Jars. So pretty!

  9. 309
    Lauren says:

    These look great, I’m looking forward to trying them out!

  10. 310
    Julie Castle says:

    Love the eight-sided jars!

  11. 311
    Kris says:

    Those spiral jars look pretty interesting!

  12. 312
    Chrissy says:

    The Spiral Jars are so pretty!

  13. 313
    MaryJo says:

    These are getting lots of creative thoughts going!

  14. 314
    Carolyn says:

    Love both the new spiral jars and the sharing jars. Oh, and the spice kits are really great, I don’t have all those spices around.

  15. 315
    Emily says:

    The sharing jars are amazing! I love that if you buy one they donate to feeding America. Although when I was looking at the jar section on their website the sharing jars didn’t have the sicker/ribbon around neck and they didn’t explain the concept of them either.

  16. 316
    Jacqueline Elmore says:

    Wow what a line up of great products

  17. 317
    Alison says:

    Those spiral jars are so neat looking! Somehow I had the idea that they were not safe for canning, glad to hear that they are.

  18. 318

    What great prizes, would love to add to my canning equipment.

  19. 319
    Jae says:

    Like the height of the spiral jars.

  20. 320
    Southern@Heart says:

    What’s not to love? I love it all. Nothing like a Ball jar!

  21. 321
    Peter T says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on the spiral jars!

  22. 322
    Ruth says:

    I love the shape of the sharing jars and the spirals. They’d really add some variety on my shelves of canned goods.

  23. 323
    Sarah says:

    The spiral jars are so pretty!

  24. 324
    Anne says:

    The spiral and hexagonal jars are really cool! I could see using them not only for preserves but as storage jars in the pantry, too. The Sure Seal Bail Storage Jars look kind of top heavy, but I supposed that doesn’t really matter if they’re full of something that needs to be stored air tight, like granola or something. As for the lids and spices, well, they’re just plain fun!

  25. 325
    Becky Fisher. says:

    I think the sharing jars would make snack time and carrying lunches easier.

  26. 326
    Kathy says:

    Those spiral jars look pretty fun!

  27. 327
    Jim says:

    Those spiral jars are cool looking!

  28. 328
    Vickie hess says:

    Love new jars

  29. 329
    Julieanna says:

    Love the spiral jars!!

  30. 330
    Carol says:

    Love all of these new products.

  31. 331
    Rust says:

    Love the spiral jars!

  32. 332
    Sondra Toburen says:

    Can’t wait to try new products

  33. 333
    Jude Hawk says:

    Sharing jars, such a nice thought.

  34. 334
    Amber Taitingfong says:

    Sharing jars have a beautiful shape and thought.

  35. 335
    Barbara Franks says:

    Love the spiral jars

  36. 336
    Joy says:

    The spiral jars are beautiful! I can’t wait to use them!

  37. 337
    Jennifer N says:

    Love the spiral jars 🙂

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