Giveaway: Strainer Lids for Mason Jars

July 21, 2015

four strainer lids

Sometimes, someone will email me to tell me about a new mason jar product that they’ve designed and I’ll think, “Yes! I’ve always wanted that!” Such is the case with these stainless steel wire mesh lids. So often, I’ve wished for an easy way to strain from a jar, or a quick way to turn a small mason jar into a parmesan cheese shaker for parties, and now, here it is!

angle view of lids

Other ideas for these lids include using them to sprout beans and seeds, or any time you want an easy way to soak and then strain things (prepping small amounts of beans for adding to soup springs immediately to mind). I’m really curious though, how could you see something like this being useful in your life?

strainer lid on jar

For this week’s giveaway, I have ten (yep, ten!) of these lids to share with you guys. Here’s how to enter!

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me how you would use one of these lids in your kitchen.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm eastern time on Saturday, July 25, 2015. Winners will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, July 26, 2015.
  3. Giveaway open to United States and Canadian residents. Void where prohibited.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.

Disclosure: The nice woman who produces these lids sent me some for testing, photography, and giveaway purposes. No additional compensation was provided for this post and all opinions expressed here are my own. 

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430 thoughts on "Giveaway: Strainer Lids for Mason Jars"

  • I’d use it all kinds of ways — to shake cocoa powder or powdered sugar on top of sweets, for one. Depending on how tight the mesh weave is, it would also make a great flower frog i.e. put little flowers between the holes so they stand up for a nice bouquet-in-a-jar. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • So many things: beansprouts, confectionery sugar, potpourri, brewing tea, baking soda in fridge. The list goes on & on!!

  • Great idea! I’d definitely use for baking with different sugars or sprinkling flour on the counter.

  • Shaker Lids ~ Great Idea!
    They would be so helpful in the kitchen (as a dusting): all-purpose flour, confectioners’ sugar, cinnamon/sugar breakfast treat, and chocolate cocoa powder. Thanks for a useful giveaway.

  • I’m wondering if the mesh is tight enough for straining yoghurt? Otherwise I’d use it as a sprout jar lid

  • When I was in Europe, I watched bakers shake powdered sugar over desserts in lieu of frosting. That’s how I would use the strainers. Oh yes – and for sprouting seeds!

  • I would keep the shaker lid equipped jar by my kitchen sink filled with Borax. I use it for cleaning. Thank you.

  • I save my used pickle liquid for brining chicken. This would be great for straining out the spices!

  • I would strain liquor out from jars filled with fruit/liquor/herbs/etc. so that I didn’t have to fish out the fruit before making the martini!

  • So many great ideas! I could see using them on the 12-oz jars to keep cut carrots and celery (or other cut veggies) in water; drain when ready and cover with a solid lid for carrying. Or for rinsing a jar-full of berries or cherries and then covering them for transport.

  • I can think of so many uses for these.From straining tea infusions,draining pickle jars,sprouts,and for use as a sprinkling jar with ingredients from sugar ,flour,spices to grated cheese.Theses might be just the thing for rinsing homemade butter as well.

  • This isn’t a contest entry, just a comment – I have a stainless steel wire mesh cover for a wide mouth jar, which I bought about 10 years ago. So…

    I bought mine at the health food store, it was designed to use with a jar to sprout seeds. I never use mine (even for sprouts), LOL.

  • I’d use it to steep loose tea for ice tea base. I’ve been looking for an idea to do this. The tea balls aren’t big enough. You have to use three of them. I think this would work!!! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  • I would use these in so many ways – sifting, straining – or for my grandson to use when catching fire flies – to be released later of course 🙂

  • I I have been infusing vodka this summer, with all sort of things: blueberries and smashed cinnamon sticks, pits from sour cherries- I would use the strainer tops to pour my delicious new concoctions!

  • I would probably use this for powdered sugar. It would be great if the strainer was nylon and not metal because then I could use it for straining out my kefir granules.

  • Love the confectioners sugar idea! Or the cheese! Or straining liquids! Wow…..if I win one, maybe I’ll make a list of things I have discovered to use it for! School is about to start with my classroom……wonder how I could use it there????? 🙂

  • I love the idea of sprinkling powdered sugar with these. I also make my own coconut sugar and coconut salt whenever I use a whole coconut, and these would make a great shaker for that too!

  • Powered Sugar Shaker, Cinnamon Sugar Shaker, seed sprouting, Homemade Herb Salt Shaker, so much stuff that is possible. All hail the Mason Jar!

  • I would keep it simple and use it as a strainer. I love to use the juices from my preserves or canned goods in sauces and such.

  • Shake! Shake! Shake! Sugars: powdered, brown, or white. Or cocoa. Onto cakes, cookies, puddings, ice creams, pies, or whatever your taste buds desire. Flour up a rolling surface, for pizza or pies or rolling cookies. Just reading previous suggestions fills the imagination for so many varied uses.

  • Just yesterday I strained the last of the brine out of a jar of pickled cherries (your recipe), to keep the peppercorns out of my drink. One of these lids would have really come in handy!

    P.S. Those pickled cherries are magical.

  • They’d be perfect for straining coffee grounds and tea leaves out of cold brewed coffee and tea. Also might be a great way to keep sourdough starter 🙂

  • Immediately I think it would serve as the first pass for my iced coffee. But maybe also for maple sugar? I’ll tell you what – you send me one of these and I’ll report back with all the ways I use it! 😉

  • Sprouting seeds for eating or planting. Sprinkling powdered sugar or flour. Straining juice from pickles.

  • I love Diana’s idea above for straining tea. I imagine it would work for cold brewed coffee too. I would certainly put cinnamon sugar in one to use on toast and cereal and things like that every day.

  • Just the other day I was thinking I needed a shaker for powdered sugar, for brownies and such. This would be perfect!

  • Straining water after soaking beans. I hate having to wash the strainer and trying to get bits of bean skin out. These look far easier to clean.

    Also loving the tea strainer idea.

  • I would love to have a nice set of lids for sprouting. I’m sprouting every week but I have just one strainer, and use it for multiple jars of beans and seeds.

  • Sprouting seeds! I have one gigantic sprouting jar, but I’d love to be able to sprout several types in smaller quantities all at once! Ingenious!

  • I would use it for lidding something that needed some air circulation, like bay leaves I had dried myself.

  • So many great ideas already….! I would use this for shaking flour or powered sugar. Ohh…I want to go back something right now!

  • These would be great for straining the mint out of the iced mint tea that I’ve been making all summer!

  • These would be perfect for making bean sprouts! We already have a separate plastic strainer that we use, but I love that these are stainless steel.

  • I would use it for rinsing small grains like rice and millet before cooking. In fact it is the PERFECT thing for that annoying but vital job. If you don’t rinse well, the grains cook up too gummy, and just not right. But repeatedly rinsing and draining is a real chore with most kitchen strainers. I have at least six, and none works well for this task. I’ll probably buy one of these lids if I don’t win. Or maybe I’ll try to make one!

  • I would use it to strain liquid from my home canned goods before use in the recipe. But also for flour when making pie or bread. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Fast and easy way to sprinkle powdered sugar on baked goods. Would work well for cinnamon sugar on toast, too.

  • Oh I can see these being great for infusions! I love experimenting with infused vinegars and liquors, and these screens look fine enough to strain out all the solids when the experiments are done! Great idea!

  • I would use this for making iced tea. Currently after I have the jar sit in the fridge with the tea leaves and water, I have to pour it through a strainer. But with this I could just pour it through the lid! One less thing to juggle!

  • I love sprouts and would use it for sprouting. I also make infused liqueurs and can see this being handy for that too!

  • Powdered sugar for sure. Is the mesh large enough for parmesan cheese.? Oh and cinnamon sugar for toast.

  • Straining the liquids out of my canned tomatoes so I can use the juice to cook with or save it for later before adding the tomatoes!

  • These would be great to help strain different tinctures and herbal vinegars/oils that I make throughout the year.

  • I’m echoing previous comments–I’d use it for powdered sugar dusting. I’d also try it for iced tea, but I’m concerned that leaving tea leaves in for long might get bitter.

  • Wow! So handy! I’ve needed a new one of these for a while, but I’m kind of picky. I love that they are stainless steel. Unhealthy uses come to mind first (powdered sugar, sprinkles…), but I’m sure the healthy uses won’t be far behind. Ha!

  • I grow many different kinds of peppers, including several paprikas, that I dehydrate and grind into pepper powders and spice mixes. These strainer lids would be so great for sifting the powders and using as shaker tops!

  • very cool idea! i would use this for draining my cannned goods when needed, or cinn/sugar, or powdered sugar shaker. the ideas would be immense once i had one of these to test with.

  • Oh, cool! Even though it has so much history, I would replace the stainless steel shaker that my family has used for cinnamon-sugar since I was born (and probably before I was born!).

  • Will probably continue to use the plastic ones for sprouting (it’s just such a habit!) but these would be wonderful for “sifting” small amounts of flour et al. Much better than the way I am currently doing it – by either avoiding anything which requires real sifting, skipping it, or using a strainer. (The sifter is just too difficult to manage with arthritic hands most days.)

    Must have! Add me to the list of those who will buy them even if not a lucky winner.

  • i would use it as a powdered sugar shaker to top brownies, pancakes and desserts. what a great little top!

  • So many great ideas. Bean sprouting, rinse and strain rice, sifter/shaker. I would use it for all of the above.

  • I’ve had a pair of something like these for nearly 40 years, mostly used for bean sprouts, but they’re just about worn out these days. And the nice fine mesh on these look wonderful! I wonder if they would work for draining yoghurt for greek-style yoghurt or yoghurt cheese?

  • My first thought was powdered sugar for dusting desserts. Then I read a comment about flour for dusting pie dough and bread dough when kneading. I would definitely use them for that.