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 love to use thus for starting sprouts, shaking powdered sugar
    On desserts, and for grated cheese!

  • I love the idea of using this to sprout seeds, however, a wide lid size would be most useful for that. Otherwise, I think this would be great as an easy way to strain out the “stuff” after making an infused vinegar.

  • I’d love to use it to strain my fermented sauerkraut and to get the liquids out of the pickle relish so it won’t be too soupy!

  • These would be excellent to squeeze lemons, limes, or juice oranges into and then strain out pulp and seeds. I like the cinnamon sugar idea. I also would use to strain the final juice out of a pickle jar when you are down to the last bits, or if you want some of that pickle juice to use on pasta salads or dressings.

  • These would be great for cocoa or powdered sugar, just to have on hand ready for dusting over waffles, french toast, or just about anything, really.

  • I love the sun tea and lemon juice suggestions! So that’s what I would use it for. (as well as lots of other things….)

  • I have to agree with the other women. This lid is perfect for use as a sifter. My first thought was to use it for a flour sifter as I already have a sugar sifter. I like the way these women think especially the inventor.

  • I would use it to strain the juice from my pickles and pickled okra so I wouldn’t be fishing around in all that liquid for that last beautiful pickle….

  • These would be PERFECT for some blackberry sauce I just made. I didn’t strain out the sees ahead of time because they were so tiny, but now I’m wishing I had. This is just the way to do it.

    They would also be great for making apple cider vinegar or some kind of fermented hot sauce – so many possibilities!

  • I would use this in my honey bee yard for mite control. I would also use for powdered sugar, flour, and sprouting!

  • I’m a canning newbie (taking a class this Saturday!), so I could definitely use these to strain the juice/syrup from my newly canned creations!

  • I’ve been wanting to try sprouting for some time, so that’s what my brain goes to first. I also make a lot of fruit infused alcohols, so this would be a great way to strain those too. So many uses!

  • Sifting and straining. Cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar and all the good suggestions. Strain pickle juice for potato salad.

  • I think they’d be great to snips of herbs in the fridge.

    Susan

    I love this blog. Looking forward to your book.

  • For shaking powdered sugar, is the first thought I have, but wouldn’t it be nice to infuse salt or sugar in a jar, then switch out lids and shake? Or for herb infused lemonade, to strain the herbs out? Or … well, I think that’s enough : )

  • I love mixing my own spices for seasonal veggies and fruits. This would be perfect for the sprinkling after the olive oil or right before popping items in the oven or on the grill. This way I could have my different mixes and just pop on the strainer top for whatever blend I am using. Looks like a great product.

  • Wonderful idea, they could be used in so many ways. Straining, sifting,helping grow sprouts and even a child’s lighting bug jar …

  • I would use these lids for straining liquids from my infused vinegars. I love your blog (and have tried many of the recipes!!)

  • I’d love to use them to shake cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar over desserts, to strain any sort of liquid (maybe for the solids I’d like to discard after making chicken soup?), as an easy way to be lazy when I make mint lemonade and not worry about leaves or pits…there are so many possibilities!

  • These would be great for straining my single serve cold brew coffee and for vinegar infusions! Plus I will use them for cinnamon sugar sprinkling. Depending on the size of the mesh they might even work for sprinkling decorating sugars on cookies.

  • Love these! I would totally use the jars as a drink mixer and use the tops to strain out all the mojito bits 🙂

  • Sprouts! I have a plastic canvas piece I use but most seeds I sprout are too small, and I lose a lot.

  • What immediately came to this grandma’s mind was”BUG JAR”! Grandma can I have a jar with holes for bugs,butterflys,etc. Love this. Thanks.

  • So many ways to use these. Straining infused vinegars, coffee grounds for a cup of cold brewed coffee, spice mixes….the list goes on and on

  • These are perfect for sprouting. Nice because they will last nicer and be cleaner than plastic, so you can use them for a long time. Sprouting is an econimical way to get fresh green into your diet and to help you stretch the good food you have canned! Saves money!

  • These are perfect for sprouting. Nice because they will last nicer and be cleaner than plastic, so you can use them for a long time. Sprouting is an economical way to get fresh green into your diet and to help you stretch the good food you have canned! Saves money!

  • Love these. Would use to strain the last of the pickle juice in a jar, strain off the liquids vegetables have in the jars, could use for flour so that it could be a shaker/sifter.

  • Like the idea of using it to strain pickles – wondering if the size of the standard pickle jar would be the same as this so I could save a step?

  • I looked at these and thought cute, but what would I do with it. Love the cheese shaker idea (or powdered sugar, or cinnamon and sugar). I’m imagining getting some chunkier salsa if I didn’t drain the tomatoes enough when I made it (and using the salsa juice to cook rice or marinate chicken).
    And while I could probably come up with 10 uses, I’d share a few with my best canning friends.

  • I think using the jar as a cocktail shaker with the lid on and then screwing on the screen prior to pouring would be rather nifty!

  • This would be great for powdered sugar since my kids are obsessed with pancakes and waffles. Neat idea!

  • Wow!! I raise my own herbs & do my own sprouting so there are about 99 ideas & sprinkle cinnamon & sugar toppings on baking!

  • I’ve been sprouting beans for awhile now, using two plastic mesh pieces and a canning lid. This would look so much nicer.

  • I would use one of them to make a powdered sugar duster for french toast and cake baking and maybe another to drain canned corn and tomatoes. Fewer dishes to wash makes Jenny a happy girl!

  • I would absolutely use this for sprouting beans. Or as a sugar duster. Or I’d find some other fabulously ingenious use!

  • Ooooo, so many possibilities….it boggles the mind! I would be awesome though for straining any infused liquids…..could be handy for straining my Ginger Switchel!

  • I would use at least one for a shaker top on a jar full of sea salt. One for a flour shaker.

  • OMG! This is perfect! I would use it to clean small fruits in a jar, to strain picke juce to use for salads, to strain herbal teas… and for so many other things!

  • I think I’d mostly use it for rinsing small amounts of fruits/veggies… I hate getting out my giant strainer.

  • I would use these as individual loose tea pots. Everyone in my house like their own special blends. Put in tea, hot water and these tops would strain the leaves without having to refill teapots. Perfect

  • I think I would use this when I am fermenting. It sure looks nicer than a scrap of cheesecloth and a rubber band or a coffee filter. These are so neat!

  • Perfect for straining my canned watermelon lemonade right into a glass of vodka with ice!

  • Sprouts for sure! So much easier than cheesecloth. Also to strain geated veg’s/fruits I grate for flavored water.

  • I’ve been looking for something like this for doing sprouts. I also think it would be great for a “Bug House” for those insects you or the little ones want to examine more closely without suffocating the wee beasts.

  • What great lids to use for sprinkling flour…to make gravy…oil a cake pan, then ‘sprinkle’ with flour for a cake…’sprinkle’ my counter-top when rolling out pie dough or bread dough for rolls. Thank you!! 🙂

  • Gosh, flour shaker, to drain canned anything that needed it, cinnamon and sugar, because I like a LOT on my toast 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway opportunity 🙂

  • I would use them as shakers for the hot powders I like to make with dried onions, garlic and ghost peppers. Very spicy and a great way to warm up in the Minnesota Winters 🙂

  • I buy garlic powder and onion powder in “bulk” and store them in canning jars. When I saw these I immediately knew they would be perfect on top of those jars. And then my mind started racing with ideas. Would love to know how to order some.

  • Lots of great ideas for using this clever lid in the comments! I could see myself using it for rinsing and draining things like blueberries, as well as for dry applications like confectioner’s sugar.

  • These look great! I was thinking sprouting right away, but after reading the other comments, this would make an ideal sifter and strainer. A very versatile gizmo!

  • I would use these for sprouts, sprinkle powdered sugar on French toast, and make an air fresher for the laundry room.

  • My husband, Mark, & I have a big backyard garden. I currently use a mason jar with holes poked in the lid to shake Sevin Dust on our vegetables & plants to keep the critters off. I would use this new mesh lid in its place. Also, I bought your book last year, and have made many of your recipes. I gifted a copy to my friend Sarah. It’s perfect for preserving in smaller batches, & we love it. Glad I stumbled upon your site today. It’s now saved in my “favorites”.

  • Oh my goodness! I would use these all the time!! For sprouts, straining cocktails, rinsing beans, etc. etc.

  • I can think of so many things I could use these for. I initially was thinking of sifting powdered sugar, but can’t tell if the mesh is too fine for that. They would be great for straining the juice out of maraschino cherries and my other home-canned fruits for cocktail beverages and such.