I’ve been a regular mason jar user for nearly two decades now. In addition to canning and fermenting food in them, I fill them with dry goods. I use them to pack lunches. I macerate fruit for jam in the big ones. They are filled with dinner leftovers, sourdough starters, smoothies, brewing kombucha, and more. Somewhere in our apartment, there’s a even a jar filled to the brim with LEGO minifigures.
Though there has been a steady increase in jar accessories and adapters over the last four or five years, to my mind there has always been a void in the marketplace. A one-piece storage lid that didn’t rust, was easy to clean, didn’t leak, and wasn’t prohibitively expensive.
Happily, the folks at Mason Jar Lifestyle have arrived to fill that void. They recently started selling one-piece stainless steel lids that are fitted with silicone seals that are easily removable for cleaning. They are leakproof, non-reactive, dishwasher safe, and so much more affordable than anything else I’ve seen.
They are ideal for salad dressings and vinaigrettes because the lids don’t leak when you give them a good shake. I don’t mind using them on my jars of dry goods because they’re affordable enough that I don’t feel like I need to save them for special things. And they’re easy to put on and off the jars.
The storage lids come in both regular and wide mouth, and are sold in packs of five. And if that’s not enough to meet your needs, Ryan and Maggie at Mason Jar Lifestyle offer discounts on higher volume purchases (buy 100 or more and you’ll get 40% off your order!).
You can also use the code “fij10” now through March 31 to get 10% off any order at Mason Jar Lifestyle. Right now, my favorite thing they sell is the silicone sleeve designed to fit the 24 ounce Pint & Half jars. Paired with a drink lid and a stainless steel straw and I am ready for iced coffee season!
For our giveaway this week, two lucky readers will each receive a five pack of the regular mouth stainless steel storage lids with silicone seals, a five pack of the wide mouth stainless steel storage lids with silicone seals, and one stainless steel sprouting lid and band like you see pictured above (because sprouting is fun! Look for a blog post on the topic in the near future).
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Disclosure: Mason Jar Lifestyle is a Food in Jars sponsor. Their ad dollars helps keep this blog running. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.
one piece lids look great!
Curious about sprouting!
Love mason jars,have used them in many capacities over the years.
I always have something sprouting for my parrot – these look great, something I’d definitely use a lot!
the silicone seal would be great for anything liquid, especially salad dressings!
Probably for when I buy bulk oil or honey at the coop. The lids look great! And I’d love to try sprouting.
These sound amazing! I would use them for sprouting and for storing things like the partially used quart of applesauce. I love my Tattler, but they aren’t great for storing things like that.
So glad I have found your site! 🙂
Being Indian we you a lot of sprouts in our cooking. These would be perfect. The silicone seals seem so much better for storing all the chutneys and pickles I make
The metal strainer tops.
I love growing sprouts, I would use this for sprouts and jams.
These would be great for all my homemade syrups (I’m allergic to maple) and our salad dressings!
I have started “shrubbing” using the Ball plastic lids and they are not the best for shaking your jars. These look like a great solution.
Hmm, leak proof lids….sounds like they’d be perfect for jars with infused vinegars and alcohol.
I use mason jars all the time; to store my dry goods, to pack my lunches, to ferment small batches, and of course to can. There would be plenty of good uses!
Just canned some vegetable broth & had 2 that didn’t seal. These would have been great to store them in the frig for a few days.
I always use mason jars for my multiple salad dressings. Sometimes they leak when I shake them up so these lids would be great to avoid a mess in my refrigerator.
I’ve been meaning to start sprouting again. I just hadn’t come up with a way to not use plastic. I’m so glad to know these exist and I hope I win some?
Oh I love my mason jars and use them for everything. Those lids sound pretty cool as well as the sprouting top. Great give away, thanks!!
Your apartment sounds like my house! I recently cleaned out my empties from the large pantry. There must have been 60+ of quarts, pints, pint and a half and half gallon jars! But wait, there’s MORE! I scored 2 cases of Ball pints at a thrift store last week for $5!!!! haha
I’ve been wanting to sprout again. Fingers crossed and GL to all.
Would love to try these.
sprouts and spring!
I would love to use these for making dressings!
It would be great to have some nice one-piece lids for transporting soup, making dressings, and storing brewed coffee.
We use Mason jars for everything so leak proof lids would be awesome.
I love your giveaways. I would like to try to sprout as I have been buying them from the store and know that I can do this myself. Thank you.
I’ve been trying to find a lid that will let me easily cold brew and strain loose leaf tea in a mason jar. The sprouting lid looks like it will work for that!
I like objects that I can recycle.
I would actually have something to make our salad dressing in instead of mixing it each time in the bottom of the bowl! I also think the sieve top would be great for a shaker jar with powdered sugar or cocoa for coffee. Also, we have a new low sugar honey garlic sauce that I’d love to store uncooked in the fridge then thicken at the time of need but couldn’t use a normal mason jar lid as I thought the soya sauce etc would rust it, that’s what I’d do, all planned out, awaiting winning! Thanks for the giveaway.
I Would use hem for salad dressings and leftovers.
I would use the sprouts lid constantly. I already grow my own sprouts. Salad dressings would be greatwith the storage lids. My plastic lids leak….
I would use all of these constantly! I would love to learn to grow my own sprouts, salad dressings, and storage, storage and storage!
Salad dressing and grain storage
for dry goods storage and leftovers! definitely something I will invest in at some point!
I’d use those silicone-lined lids for all sorts of liquid and powdered things, things that easily leak out of the usual two-piece lidded jars.
I would love the sprouting lid. I’ve been looking for one for quite some time.
Would love this for bean sprouts!
I have been meaning to try growing sprouts since I never get them from the store anymore!
I love to make salads to take to work for lunch in Mason jars, so the lids would work great for that or dressings for salads. The sprouting lids–would love to use those to start growing sprouts for salads!
I remember my mom growing mung bean sprouts for us as kids- I’d love to start doing the same!
These lids look awesome! I’ll end ordering some soon.
Well these are awesome! I already use my mason jars for so much (beyond preserving), this sure would make liquids easier to trasnport and store. I have a toddler w a baby on the way and I can imagine using my reusable jars more for meals on the go.
My homemade mango, cilantro, red chili salad dressing is just made for a non reactive, silicone seal, lid. Shake, rattle and roll makes this dressing happen for everything Summer! Spills stink. This finally solves the problem. Yah!
i’d likely use them in the pantry, for dried goods – we store all kinds of things in jars, including things from the dehydrator.
I would use the storage lids for . . . storage! Living in a warm climate, we can get bugs and so forth in grain products, so I store them in quart canning jars. A one-piece, tight-sealing lid would be fantastic.
I would replace several jars of dry goods in my pantry with these. Also, these would be great for my larger amounts of spice mixes.
Those seals look really useful. And straw lids are always welcome!
I like chocolate soy milk after my workouts. I make it in a mason jar before going to the gym, but it always separates. With one of these lids, I could shake it up and not leak!
What a great idea! Ball always comes up with the neatest accessories.
Love the one piece lid, no fumbling a round. No more messy vinagrette accidents!
Sprouts for my spring salads!
Nice piece to add to my collection! Would use this all the time!
I use mason jars for storage just about as much as I use them for canning… which is a lot! I’ve tried pretty much every type of jar lid out there (including repurposed mayonnaise jar lids); some are good for specific uses (air/liquid-tight, pour spout, shaker top, etc.). I think these one-piece stainless lids would be a great all-purpose lid for anyone wanting to economize their lid situation. Winner or not, I’ll be purchasing some of these lids, no doubt!
I would love these for both dry storage and meal storage – I have a lot of my dried goods in mason jars, and pack a lot of meals in mason jars, and I’ve been looking for a good one piece lid that would work better than the 2 piece.
I’d use them for storage. Love the idea of a silicon ring.
I would use these to store soup & take it to work for lunch. Thanks for the giveaway!
These great lids would get a lot of use in my kitchen, for everything from a jar of overnight oats to storing leftovers to keeping pantry staples dry and bug-free. And with the sprouting lid, I might just be enticed to try my hand at sprouting! Thanks for this chance.
I, also, use mason jars for everything. I would use the lids on my jars for everything from leftovers to my salt preserved Meyer lemons.
I use jars to store dry goods in the pantry and leftovers in the fridge. Would love these lids!
These look wonderfully useful! Want!
I would love these to learn how to sprout… and keep saving my summer bounty!
Sprouts!!! Because I live in the country, when our local grocery store actually gets sprouts in they are not fresh at all. I would love to grow my own.
Would love these lids for all the other canning jar uses such as storage and for dressings etc.
This is great- way better than using cheesecloth (what I currently do)! Loving putting sprouts in sandwiches + salads
I love that sprouting lid! The ones I have are plastic and the holes are to big for some of the sprouts I like to make. Also, the silicone ring is a great idea.
Those sprouting lids look so convenient!
My first use for these would definitely be for salad dressings.
My old plastic sprouting insert is too coarse for broccoli seeds, but this one looks about right. In season, I make a lot of blackberry shrub and stainless lids would be ideal for storing open jars.
Would LOVE these for homemade salad dressing, which always makes a mess!
I would use these for seed sprouting and salad dressings.
Must I decide NOW how they would be used???
Seriously, they are a great alternative to the white plastic ones I now use. They are effective enough for most things, but some things would be much better with a more air tight seal. Well, I do use those old rubber gaskets with the plastic lids for some things, especially on antique jars. These would be better for every day use.
And a new spouting lid? Perfect.
This would be so useful for me!!!
What a great idea! These are absolutely perfect for so many uses around the kitchen that don’t require canning lids.
These will be perfect for shaking salad dressing. No more splashing!
I’d love to try growing sprouts for sammies…
I’d use them for making sprouts for me and my hubby!
For storage and sprouting
For salad dressings, leftover soup, or anything else that’s liable to get messy and drip down the sides of a jar.
I would use these on my jars of salt (I have several and the bands corrode all the time) and for acidic and or liquid things like lemon juice, pickles, and salad dressings.
Win or loose I need some of these
I would use these for my storage jars that hold my dry goods!
I don’t have any specialized jar lids and I have recently started using jars for storage. I would like to try some of these out.
I have been buying bottled water to keep in my car because I drink a lot of water and often forget to bring some with me, but I really don’t like the waste of the bottles. I’ve been wanting to just start keeping mason jars of water in the car, but they fall over a lot because of the way I am with things. The plastic lids leak. The metal lids rust and the two piece is a pain. These are going to fit the bill nicely.