Last fall, when I was in Austin, TX waiting for my sister to go into labor, someone sent me the link to a Kickstarter project that they thought I might be interested in. A woman named Karen Rzepecki had designed a mason jar lid with a spout so that she could easily pour things from canning jars without removing the lid.
I thought this was a brilliant idea and immediately signed up to help fund this idea into reality. I posted a link to the project on my Facebook page to help spread the word and soon enough, it was funded.
After months of waiting, my very own reCAP lids arrived last week. They are just as promised – a mason jar cap with a flip-top pour spout. They are leak proof, easy to pour from and made out of BPA-free plastic.
Because I donated $40 to the campaign, I received 10 reCAPs. Though I’m a huge fan of these lids, that’s more than I need to have kicking around my apartment and so I’m sharing. I’m giving away five of these reCAPs to five lucky folks.
And if you don’t want to take your chances on a giveaway, the reCAPs are now available for sale. They cost $6.99 a piece and shipping is free if you buy three or more. They’re currently only available in the regular mouth size, but I hear that they’re working on a wide mouth version, as well as lids with other utilities. I’ll let you all know if I hear anything more!
- To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post and share how you’d use a reCAP.
- Comments will close at 11:59 pm eastern time on Friday, April 27, 2012. Winner will be chosen at random (using random.org) and will be posted to the blog on Saturday, April 28, 2012.
- Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian readers.
- One entry/comment per person, please.
I use my mason jars for salad dressing, and these tops will prevent a lot of kitchen disasters with the dressing!
We juice a great deal and I see these being a great benefit rather the current open pitchers that are in my frig right now. Also for sauces and marinades we make as we stopped using the majority of processed foods.
I make my own SOS (soup or sauce mix) and keep it on the stove this negate the need for spoons. 😉
There are so many options…. grains, nuts, sugars, salad dressings…. might need a case of these !!
This would be perfect for pouring maple syrup on french toast or chocolate syrup on homemade ice cream!
Oh, these are great!
I’d use mine for drinks, storing and pouring cream, sugar, syrup, all kinds of things. Yea for BPA free!
I would use reCap lids for my homemade salad dressing! It would be so easy to shake and pour!
I was also in the kick starter and got my caps recently. They are fantastic! They seal water tight, are easy to clean and pour without dribbles.
I have used them for salad dressing, gravy, and milk. works great for all of it!
I would use mine for drinks and salad dressings.
Honey, salad dressings, marWaiting oninades, etc. LoveThese lids. Waiting on wide mouth lids.
wow, definitely salad dressing. also, for my “green” morning drink, overnight oats, infusions, popcorn, chia seeds…lol…limited only by my imagination 🙂
I’d use it for my smoothies!
I would use the lids for marinades, honey, salad dressings, etc. Can’t wait on wide mouth.
I use Mason jars for tons of things; with these added lids the possibilities are endless. But funny enough what first came to mind was what a perfect container for iced coffee in the car when I leave in the morning!
I think this would be perfect for those who make their own vanilla. Much better for measuring a teaspoon at a time.
I’d use it for salad dressings and fruit syrups.
These are great! Salad dressings, sugar, oatmeal, nuts…so many uses! Thanks for sharing!!!
For simple syrups in drinks. Pouring them into glasses from a wide mouth jar can be so messy!
These would be awesome for salad dressing!
I would so use this for my homemade bath salts! They would be so easy to pour in the tub!!! (:
I’m loving the cuppow that you mentioned, and I’m slowly but surely moving over to canning jars for storage from plastic.
I buy raw milk from a herd share. It comes in half gallon mason jars. I could use the lids to make pouring the milk more manageable. I’m trying to store more foods in glass now in general, so these lids (what a fantastic idea) would make many foods/drinks easier to store and pour.
I love these!!! I would use it on my salad dressing, vanilla, or milk container.
So many of my dry items will go into canning jars with this lid and pour out easily. Sugars, dehydrated veggies, rices, beans, powdered milk. I don’t think 10 would be enough!
I would use the lids for salad dressings.
These lids would make turning jars into water/juice/ice tea bottles even easier!
The lid would be great for pouring quinoa, millet, lentils, & all those tiny things that leap away from me & then scatter and hide under the fridge.
What a nifty little item that lid is! It would be great to use for either as a sugar or creamer dispenser.
Wow, what a great idea! I would use the lid mostly for my homemade salad dressings or smoothies. I think it would make a great gift to fill a jar with something yummy and top with this unique lid. 🙂
I use mason jars as glasses. A reCap lid would turn my glass into a water bottle!
The possibilities are endless if they truly are leak-proof.
I would use it for my jars of water kefir.
I would use to top a jar of salad dressing.
I’d probably alternate it between a jar of homemade salad dressing, and the calcium water solution for Pomona’s Pectin. Both jars currently live in my fridge and these lids will be perfect!
What a fantastically brilliant idea! I’d use them for my favorite BBQ sauce and homemade salad dressings.
oooh! i make homemade peach black tea – this would be perfect for that! and dressing, too. fun!
I think this would be good of course for salad dressing but also shakes, homemade juice, tea, chai, coffee on the run, leftover soup, & even just plain drinking water from it!
I make chocolate milk for my kids in canning jars! this would allow me to pour from the jar now without spilling!
I can think of a bunch of uses, but the first thing that came to mind was honey. I buy mine in large containers that are difficult to pour from. So I would pour once, then top the jar with a reCap for pouring. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Great device!
The first thing I think of is homemade salad dressing, but I wonder if you could use it as a sort of water bottle too… I guess it depends on how well the lid holds.
i LOVE mason jars and use them as cups/water bottles…so the reCAP would become my easy open lid for my drinks.
These are so wonderful! I would totally use this as a water bottle (or a leak-proof holder for my margaritas this summer). 🙂
I have been wanting to try my hand at lactofermented ketchup. This would be a perfect use for being able to use our awesome probiotic ketchup! 🙂
I’d use mine to top the jar I keep the kids’ morning milk in. We have our own dairy goats and use raw milk exclusively. Twist off caps are hard for the kids to use and the fully open jar is a little tricky for them to pour from. It’d be nice for them to have that independence that kids of store milk families have due to package convenience.
I have been looking for something like this for a long time! I found cuppow.com but something with a lid would be great for my smoothies on the go!
To be on the road with my drink of choice :coffee,tea water….
I have some canned lemon and lime syrups in regular-mouthed jars. That would make for very easy pouring of them!
I’d use it as a travel mug for my sweet tea!
My husband bought a lot of little bottles of honey that are hard to use. I think I’d pour the little bottles into a mason jar (we have a lot since we can our pears and apples) and use this BPA free lid for that!
I love my cuppow lids for drinking coffee, but i’d love a recap for drinking water from my jars. AND on my jars of maple syrup. Thanks for sharing your motherload.
I would love to use these for rice and grains in my pantry!
Wow, your such an angel. A lot of the bottles can be use again using those caps.Great invention.
I’d use this for our mountainous pile of home-canned salsa or for making salad dressings in mason jars!
These look amazing!
I used a recap for salad dressing and protein shakes in my lunch. thanks!
I would use it to drain my sauerkraut so I can have a glass of krautjuice.
Salad dressings and sauces definitely!
These would be perfect for mixing up some quick lemonade and dressings for the summer. I usually use the white plastic Ball caps, but give them a good shake and they LEAK. One solution is to use some plastic wrap underneath and then screw on the cap. Then shake away. But the ReCaps can’t be beat for pouring!
I LOVE the idea of these caps for my mason jars. I would use them in my pantry to hold snacks. I would also use them in our school room for school supplies.
I would use them mainly for soups while I’m going from job to job. Maybe drinks. It would def. make it more feasible to use on my bike/in the car now for drinks.
Salad dressing, chocolate syrup….The possiblilities are endless! This is a great idea!
These are genius! I make homemade salad dressing in mason jars, but pouring from them always makes a mess of everything. These lids would be a huge improvement!
I always have leftover vinaigrette that I end up not using. This would be great to use to store it and then easily shake and pour onto salads. I would definitely use this a lot!
I would use these lids for sauces and dressings. I’m always making up my salad dressing in a mason jar, but then have to figure out a graceful way to pour it onto the salad… problem solved!
I’d use these to take homemade mango lassi on the road — or to my desk!
I always make protein shakes to take to work, my problem has always been finding a lid that fits. Now I will have a lid that fits and i can put my straw in there! What a great invention!!!
I’d use it for bringing nettles and other herb infusions to work to drink. I’ve struggled to keep up with drinking as much as I should to improve my medical issues, but these would make it 10 times easier. What a great idea!
Love these. Please enter me in your giveaway. I can think of many uses for them. Not only are they great for food and drink items, I may use some for my business. :o)
I would use them to shake up my protein drinks and drink them. No mess removing the lid to drink it. Another great idea.
Thanks for sharing- recycling bottles is the way to go!
I always keep my homemade salad dressing in my jars and this lid would be perfect!
I was once 600lbs. I am now down below 400 and am an avid juicer. I juice fresh herbs, fruit and produce every morning for my daily intake. I am going to use my recaps on my mason jars to drink my juice. No more messy pours from jars to plastic drinking bottles that are hard to clean. I am a “desk-jockey” in a corporate enviornment and there are no lidless containers allowed at our desks. This is a perfect solution for me. This is a real GOD idea and so happy to see that you have it!
What a great idea! I use mason jars for EVERYTHING – just love the look and utility of them. I would use the cap on the quart jars I fill with homemade iced tea (made in the fridge, not the sun) for easier pour. Great idea!
I’m wondering if they could make them in colors…
Homemade Kombucha is my first thought. Super smart idea!
I mix water with ultra-bifidious and l-glutamine for gut health. I really need to shake it well to disolve the powders. I love drinking out of a mason jar!! rum and cokes are especially good out of a mason jar!
We planted our first garden this year and are looking forward to a bumper crop of tomatoes and peppers to make (and can) salsa! The ReCap would make pouring salsa from the jar easy-peasy 🙂 Thanks for the generous giveaway!
Ooooooh! These little wonders look like they would be useful for sauces, drinks, seeds, pasta, all sorts of goodies!!!
salad dressings & cold beverages!
So cool! I’d love one of these for easier drinking out of a Mason jar!
I have been collecting the old “blue” jars for years and my entire dry goods pantry utilizes these! I try to keep everything simple in my home and reuse items and minimize wastes. This is a wonderful idea, thank you for your generosity in helping this get started and sharing your abundance. Blessings!
This looks very handy, not only liquids, but when I pour rice, it won’t go every where, or lentils, or bugler, or wheat berries……oh my.
I have been looking for something like this for a long time. I want to store my cream in a glass jar so I don’t have to deal with those leaky, impossible to open, wax cartons!
I have been making my own coffee creamer the last couple of months in mason jars and we have been trying to figure out what type of container would be the best for pouring it into the coffee without the mess from the mason jar lid. Now I don’t even have to change from using mason jars, will get get a couple of the caps!
Wow that is so cool! I would love one of those!
I put up a wonderful strawberry vinaigrette last summer and this lid would be perfect for dispensing it.
I’d use this for honey, or soup, or salsa, or….
I would use it for pouring sugar into our morning coffee. My husband just uses a spoon and ends up getting sugar all over the counter, creating a sticky mess some days. This would make it much easier and way less messy!
Great idea!!! I would use them for pouring sugar from a mason jar, much easier than dipping, or flour!! Would also use them for salsa and salad dressing. They could be used to take any number of things on a picnic!!! Oh goodness…I need some of these!!
I’d use it for my canned grape juice – it would be super easy to pour it into cups and sippy cups for my daughter!
I would make up some strong, cold-brewed coffee and mix it with some milk over ice for Iced Coffee while sitting on our welcoming front porch.
COOOOOL! I have got to get some – I’m always taking milk for lunch in a mason jar and it dribbles a bit when I drink it out of the jar. I can’t wait till the wide mouthed ones are available.
I’d use these lids for almost anything! Salad dressing for sure!
Such a cool idea! I would use for storing chai tea in the fridge, so I could pour it out in mug-size amounts as needed. Or perhaps for broths… : )
I’d use it to store and pour my cottage cheese pancake batter for the week! Awesome!
I would love to win one of these…I would use it to take my water to work. (we can’t have a drink unless it’s in a spill-proof container) I would also use it to make personalized jars of sun tea for my daughter and myself. I’ve been trying to cut pop out of my life and I love sun tea (must be flavored and unsweetened) I have several of the jars that have handles and the covers would work so well for so many different things…but those are the main two reasons. As a family we have been trying to cut plastics out of our life and have gone to drinking out of canning jars….what a wonderful invention! I can’t wait to try them!
Me! me! me!
How exciting! I’ve love to use a recap as a dispenser for homemade salad dressing. It’s easy to shake up in the mason jar but harder to pour it cleanly without a spout. Love these things!
I would love to win one! I would use it for homemade salad dressings!
salad dressing, nuts, seeds. if the wide mouth come out I make lemonade in 1/2 gallon and ice tea pour spouts would be great!!
Oh wow. I would use these for…just about everything! Pouring rice and other dry goods that I always seem to spill because I have to take the whole lid off… Or maybe I’m just clumsy. 🙂