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 remainย 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 followย 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.ย 

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378 responses to “Giveaway: Lock Eat Jars from Luigi Bormioli”

  1. These jars look great! I would use them for the sauces and jams that we regularly can and eat. They would be great for gifts, but not sure I would be able to part with them.

  2. I would love to try canning with these cute little jars. But they are simply too adorable! I may need to reserve them for lunches so I can use them more often and not have them sitting on a shelf in the grubby, dark basement!

  3. These look amazing! I’ve used the Tattler reusable plastic lids but glass is much more appealing to me. I can’t wait to try these.

  4. These look great – I tend to prefer European style jars like these (with the clamps) to American mason jars and the idea of being able to take the clamp and top off for serving or microwaving is super clever.

  5. These look awesome! I’ve been drying a lot of herbs recently – these look like they’d be perfect for storing them!

  6. I love these jars, but would like to know if the seals are re-useable. I love preserving and I do both water-bath and pressure canning but have not tried these types of seals.

  7. I love them and I would use them to can salsa and relish and other things that I make extra of so I have more on hand.

  8. These are so pretty! I don’t know that I’d use them for canning much (I’m such an old school girl and my 500+ jars work very well) but I’d LOVE to have them for leftovers, lunches, and just all around pretties in my kitchen!

  9. I love the versatility of these jars. I’ve been making syrups this year and these would be perfect for canning them. They would make my “gifts of food” shine!
    Thanks Marisa!

  10. I would use these for my home canning and also for packed meals to bring to work. I still use the antique ball mason jars (clear) for hot water bath canning, these would make an amazing addition to my jar collection

  11. I would love using these #LBANDME jars for left overs, trying then out prior to canning with them would give me a sense of security in using them. #LBANDME, I appreciate the opportunity!

  12. These are awesome. I would use them for everything from preserving the harvest, to making infused oils, for travel, storing leftovers, organizing the pantry, endless possiblities.

  13. Refrigerator storage, dry storage, jams, sauces, syrups (raspberries are waiting in the freezer right now!), salad dressings. The list is endless!

  14. I’ ve been looking for some nice lunch containers that up the game from the mason ball jars I have and I need a maple syrup container that pours easily since we can buy it on tap at our local sugar shack.

  15. I would use it to can special batches for the holidays…don’t know what for now, but that’s the plan if i win ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. OOOOOHHHHHHH my……I am bolled over! I absolutely love these jars. Their shape, their size, their multi uses. They are awesome! I’d have a hard time gifting them so perhaps I’d use them for herbs and spices as well as artsy jellies!

  17. These have a very nice aesthetic and come in a nice variety of sizes and shapes for all uses. Thank you for the kind offer to your readers. I think lunches as well as refrigerator storage and canning would be the most frequent uses in my household.

  18. so pretty, I’d keep them for myself! Pear and pumpkin butter, spicy tomato jam…. all would be beautiful in these jars!

  19. These jars are simply gorgeous. I do a fair amount of canning and prepare my own sauces, syrups, and dressings. These would make me smile every time I opened my fridge or jam cupboard!

  20. I’d love to see my water kefir in those taller jars. They’re so pretty! My daughter makes a special holiday cranberry compote that would look gorgeous in the jam jars.

  21. I love these jars! I would use them both in canning (have a great urban farm) and I would also use them to take breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner to work.

  22. These look way to cool to gift to people- keeping for myself and will use for all sorts of goodies, like our apricot chili sauce!

  23. I’m afraid these would not be gifted. I have many ideas for them. Jam and other spreads would be perfect in these jars.

  24. Oh… I have a small obsession with pretty jars… and the definitely qualify! My raspberries have gone crazy this year, and I’d love a few extra jars to put jam in!

  25. I’m wondering about the wires – are they dishwasher safe? The reason I ask is that I have Bermioli Rocco swing top bottles (don’t know if they are a related company) and, although they are said to be dishwasher safe, the wires oxidized in the dishwasher.

  26. These are so pretty. I would use some for storage just so I could look at them often. I would use the tall one for syrups.

  27. Love these. I have a few odd jars that lock like this but only for storage.

    Do you have to replace the rubber seal every time if you process them?

  28. Forget jam, I want the bottles for canning ketchup! I’ve also been doing a homemade cough syrup lately (citrus juices, honey, cinnamon, and a metric buttload of ginger).

  29. What wouldn’t I use them for?! They look so elegant, I’d want to make jalapeno jam and give it away for holiday gifts, but if I were to win the jars, I’d probably want to keep them all for myself…

  30. I would love to try canning in these! I haven’t given Weck-style jars a try yet but one day I’ll nerve myself up to it.

  31. Those are truly beautiful jars! I picture some of my green chile jam in them, tomato jam, anything would be beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity!

  32. I may use them for storing my homemade meat rubs, spices, dried herbs, etc. in.
    Thank you for this giveaway opportunity

  33. These remind me of an older flip-top jar that my grandmother used. Although, the new design looks to be more effective. The jars and tops are awesome.

  34. I am a canner and these jars would make such lovely gifts! I esp like the juice type since there is nothing like that in the regular canning world. Syrups and BBQ sauces would be first on my list of make and gift projects ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

  35. Ohhh…I love bormioli glassware. I use flip-top bottles for my kombucha and large jars for my coffee etc. I glad to see the carafe type. I would be great for my beet kvass in the fridge. You always have to be careful what you put it in so it doesn’t spill and stain. This carafe style looks like it would pour more easily than a mason jar.

  36. I love that these don’t have separate clips to lose and that these only need a new rubber gasket. I would definitely love these for making pickles.

  37. Oh yes ! What a beautiful jar and lid design. Would love to ditch all those rusty old bands.
    I use canning jars for just about everything around my house. Thanks for the offer. Count me in.

  38. The bottles look great for kvass, which is my next planned kitchen adventure. The other ones I would use for storage and travel in my continuing quest to get away from plastic.

  39. These are gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d be tempted to do grape juice, but it’s past grape season here. I am planning applesauce still this year, so I guess it would have to be sauce or butter ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. wow…in the kitchen i would can pickles and strawberry jam. in the sewing room they would store snaps and needles and knitting markers. awesome! thanks so much!

  41. These jars are so beautiful! I could just imagine pickled red onions in the small, jams in the medium (4 teenagers = a lot of jam), gherkins in the large and my strawberry syrup and dressings in the juice jars! Ooohhhh not to mention they’d be great for kombucha! Brilliant!

  42. These jars are beautiful. I would use them for everything – canning, storage, gifts! Thanks for the chance to try them out.

  43. I love neat new things, and even better if they’re Italian! I don’t know what I’d put in them, but I’ll think of something!

  44. I have a jar similar to this that I purchased at a local thrift store and have been using it for salad dressings. Is perfect and easy to shake. I would love more for canning. Thank you.

  45. They’re beautiful jars, but I really like the bottle-shaped jars — they’d be great for bringing my homemade salad dressings to work!

  46. I would love to try canning with them. I would also like to use them to store my dry goods, as they’re good looking jars!

  47. I would use these to store dry pantry ingredients, as well as homemade salad dressings! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  48. Anything I would uses them for would have to remain on my kitchen counter! They are much too beautiful to hid away.

  49. These are gorgeous! I would love to try the bottle shaped ones for canning my apple cider syrup, among other things. It looks like the regular jar shaped ones come in lots of size options, would be great for canning anything I can think of, and pretty for serving and storing too!

  50. I would love to try these jars!! It would be great to try some jars that I could use for canning AND serving so well~ they’re just beautiful!

  51. They’re beautiful! I would definitely use some of them for canning, jam and lemon curd come to mind. I’d also use some to store dried herbs or legumes, heck even old buttons or something colorful as a decoration! So pretty.

  52. Wow! I have to have these! These would be used for just about everything from canning to leftovers to storage. (I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited about a jar!)

  53. Those do look exciting. I can never get the hang of week jars (I get never get the clips on properly with hot contents in the jar, but swing arm on these look way easier to handle.

  54. Never canned with Weck Jars but have wanted to so so. And now these from Luigi Bormioli, I think I need some of these jars! (Canning jars excit me too ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for your explanation above about how to water bath can with them, it’s helpful.

  55. These jars are gorgeous! I would used them for anything and everything…jam, storing nuts/oats/etc, simply syrup, etc.

  56. Oh, my. These are terrific looking jars. I would have to try canning with them. They are so pretty, that dry storage would be inevitable.

  57. I love all kinds of new jar designs. These would be filled with jams and spiced honey. The juice jars would be for tomato juice as well as vegetable juice blend.

  58. Oh, My! I love jars, I think I found a set of these at a local TJMaxx. I have to go back and check the box now! These look perfect!

  59. These look amazing! I’d love to try jars with reusable seals. I feel bad with mason jars and always throwing away the lids.

  60. I would love to use these for water bath canning. I have a small selection of Weck that I use pretty regularly for canning and regular dry storage. However, my husband has a hard time with the clamps. These lids look easier for him to use.

  61. I would imagine I’d used these for canning and food storage, as that’s what they’re designed for. I really like the carafe-looking design, though. That could be great for toting homemade lemonade or iced tea to a picnic and serving straight from the container ๐Ÿ™‚

  62. These jars look gorgeous yet very serviceable, thanks for sharing. I also tagged this low sugar Concord grape jelly. Will have to see if that pomelo brand is available in my area.

  63. I am a bit if a container nut. I love nifty little jars and boxes. These are adorable. I also live reusable lids and rubber seals.

  64. I would use these nice looking jars for canning and storing all sorts of delicious foods. My great aunt used to pickle and preserve everything, and she didn’t used this style of jar rather than mason jars. These look heirloom quality!

  65. those are the cutest jars i’ve seen in years! i basically only cook for me and am constantly looking for interesting little containers to store leftovers in. they look perfect. i used to cook for a huge family so it’s hard to downsize my cooking but i’m getting there! i usually end up with a bit of this and that leftover and these would really suit my needs!

  66. I was just in Italy!! I would love the opportunity to can ith these unique jars or simply store food. They are beautiful!

  67. I would use these jars for taking my lunch to work, storing pantry items and canning. Thank you for this opportunity.

  68. Such tempting new jars!

    What would I do with them?

    Well, for the two larger jars, I have been meaning to try a small batch of Branston pickle to share with our bestie neighbors, a couple who are originally from Scotland. They love it with cheese and sausage, and we did too when they served it to us. So, one for them and one for us.

    With the three littlest ones, I have been wanting to try a pumpkin chutney for fall. The tiny size will be great, because I will keep one in the frig and stash the other ones in the freezer (because pumpkin stuff can’t be canned safely by home canners).

    Now for the remaining jar: I will use the last of my current crop of Meyer lemons to make Meyer lemon curd. Although great to use in desserts, I love it at breakfast, spread on a piece of baguette. The essence of California sunshine in that beautiful jar!

  69. Well, these would definitely be the family-use canning jars, as opposed to the jars that get given away – that being said, all of our favorite preserves would go into them – the things that don’t last long!

  70. I would love to win this give-away! I would use the Lock Eat jars for my hot peppers that I pickle including hot cherry peppers and jalapeno peppers

  71. Wow, these are very cool! I would use them for canning my garden bounty. The jars are beautiful enough to put on a display shelf!

  72. These would be great for storing my herbs and kefir and I would definitely try canning. These are beautiful looking jars.

  73. Absolutely love the idea of canning without bands and having them rusting in the canner, although I must admit that I do remember canning with rubber seals.

  74. I would love these for apple butter. That way I could make multiple jars of difference sizes and use the same ones over and over.

  75. Ok, I must be a canning jar nerd, too, because I’m going to order some RIGHT NOW even though I’m done canning for the year, too (thank goodness….enough is enough!). But these jars make me wish my grape vines would hurry up and GROW, darn it, GROW!, so I could make both grape jelly and grap juice to put in the beautiful jars. Guess I’ll have to use them for wine in the meantime….oh well!

  76. I love that all parts are reusable! I love that it cuts down even more on packaging waste, a big reason for canning for me anyway!

  77. My mother has been making a lot of juice lately so my first thought is to give some of the juice jars to her. I’m getting ready to can applesauce, so I’d use some of the regular shaped jars for that.

  78. These remind me of the jars my grandmother used for canning! She was old fashioned and preserved anything she could put in a jar! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  79. These are awesome! I’ve use them for jams and jellies for my family, and very possible pickles (making some for the first time this week). I’d love to try some jars that won’t get rusty with repeated use.

  80. I have canned with Weck jars as well and I like them but I don’t care for messing with the little clips. I like that the Lock Eat jars come with the jar closure attached! Plus, the Lock Eat jars are gorgeous!

  81. I am an avid fermenter, canner, forager, preserver, seasoned salt maker, collector, and all around jar lover! These jars are so beautiful!

  82. These are amazing little jars! I would use these for canning jams and jellies, as well as for storing leftovers in the fridge, taking my lunch to work… the possibilities are endless!

  83. Would love to use these jars for everything: canning, freezing, dry goods storage, flower vases, etc. etc. They are beautiful!

  84. Thank you Marisa for showing these jars to us, we would not have known about them if it wasn’t for you. I love the look and the possibility of using them for many different things in the kitchen. I hope I win a set of them to try. Cathy

  85. These look amazing! If an antique Ball jar and a Weck jar had a baby, this would be it! I love the all glass aspect. And, with a stay put lid, they’ve solved the Weck jar shortcoming.

    I would use these jars to make and preserve my famous cranberry chutney. I may have to make a double batch: give away go in regular mason jars, keep stay in these beauties.

  86. Oh dear! These jars are lovely. I would have multiple uses for these jars in my kitchen. Dry goods, leftovers, canning, homemade lotions, etc. The list would be endless! Thanks for the give away!!

  87. I make my own beauty & health lotions, potions, & notions, etc. & these would be great to store them in. I love them, they are practical, & pretty. Thank you for the chance to win such a wonderful prize.

  88. I like to use recycled jars for storing leftovers, so I know these would be used for that, and would be a major upgrade. I can also see these being pretty enough to sit out on the counter or table for storing all sorts of food. And, of course, for canning. Very handsome. Like very much.

  89. These would be great in all kinds of ways! Jams, chutneys, pasta sauce, leftovers, dried goods, the list goes on and I love that the seals are reusable too!

  90. I would use these lovely jars for canning and for storage and serving. They are absolutely lovely and I am digging the latch design!

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  91. 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!

  92. 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.

  93. 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!

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

  95. 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.

  96. 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.

  97. 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

  98. 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!

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