reCAP Mason Jar Lid Giveaway

April 24, 2012(updated on October 3, 2018)

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!

  1. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post and share how you’d use a reCAP.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm eastern time on Friday, April 27, 2012. Winner will be chosen at random (using and will be posted to the blog on Saturday, April 28, 2012.
  3. Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian readers.
  4. One entry/comment per person, please.
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored giveaway. I paid for my reCAPs and just want to share. 

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1,174 thoughts on "reCAP Mason Jar Lid Giveaway"

  • This is wonderful. I would use mine for my pepper sauce. It is so hard to pour the pepper sauce without losing some of the wonderful juice.

  • I use mason jars instead of Tupperware so anything pourable would be perfect….salad dressings, iced coffe/tea, syrup, honey. Love this idea!

  • Great Gods yess! I would very much like one! Or two!

    1. Homemade BBQ sauce (sweet and smoky hot)
    2. Honey
    3. Big jars of mead. Really, really large jars of mead.
    4. Home made tinctures of: vanilla, all spice, cinnamon, anise, and ginger
    5. Lemon cello. Really big jars of that, too.

  • Oh, SO many uses for this! Iced coffee for the morning commute springs to mind first, what with the weather warming and all. So glad they got funded!

  • So many good ideas in the comments! I’d use it for pouring the cream we get in quart jars, salad dressing and water or other beverages…after that, who knows, I’m sure I’d find dozens of uses πŸ™‚

  • WOULD LOVE THESE LIDS!! So many uses like for my canned tomato juice, homeade syrup, bar bq sauce, dressings, etc.

  • I make a lemonade base for the summer, stored in a mason jar and aspired blackberry concentrate that I add to club soda for a grown up winter soft drink. They both would pour great from a ReCap!

  • It looks like that’d be handy for any number of things-I’d probably use it for a water/iced tea bottle lid, or maybe for storing cornmeal (it’d be nice to have a pour-spout for that, since it always get all over the counter when I pour it from the bag).

  • Just last night I used a mason jar to mix a seafood marinade. I often do the same for dressing. This is perfect!

  • So many possible uses! Salad dressings, DIY liqueurs, syrups, juices, bought in bulk spices/salt/sweeteners–the list goes on and on. I’ll definitely buy a few and use them constantly. Glad to hear that a wide-mouth one will soon be available. Thanks for the great info.

  • I would use these everyday for my iced coffee that I make and take to my kindergarten classroom…gotta have that caffeine!!!

  • these might just be my new favorite thing! I’m lucky to be able to shop at a local market that has an amazing offering of bulk goods. they encourage use of reusable packaging, and these would be perfect to top the jars I fill with olive oil, honey, vinegar, and liquid detergent and the like. such a wonderful idea!!

  • i will use the reCAP to organize my entire life. imagine vanilla infused sugar in the measuring cup instead of all over the counter, water/tea/kombucha in my mouth rather all over me, boozy infusions the my glass rather than dribbling down the jar…

  • Hm, it might not be made for drinking but I would probably just use these for my morning coffee!

  • Wow! What a neat idea! I have visions of using them to shake out seeds, nuts, salad dressing, and homemade mixes. I would use some of them on pint jars too for smaller amounts of goodies.

  • OMG! I have been waiting for these since you first posted! I want to use them as water bottles, for sauces, for vegetable stock… rice… everything!!

  • Brilliant. I’d probably use this primarily to carry around my iced coffee/fresh-squeezed juice for the day, but I’d also definitely use it for salad dressings and sauces.

  • I would use this for the jar of homemade almond milk I always keep in the fridge. It would be so much easier to pour into measuring cups or on granola!

  • I would use these for my daycare kiddos! They love to concoct their own drinks out of a variety of juices I have on hand and we mix them in mason jars. With these lids we can mix and go and save some for later!! Amongst a trillion other ideas, I think my kiddos would use them the most often.

  • Thanks for sharing & the opportunity to win one of these lids. So many uses for these since I store lots of things in canning jars.

  • reCAP would be perfect {PERFECT} for the mason jars containing the maple syrup that we harvested this year. Will they fit the Pint and 1/2 jars?

  • OOOH!! They’d be perfect for dressings, storing leftover broth, special vinegars, homemade vanilla, etc. So cool!

  • What wouldn’t I use it for? Trying to get away from storing food in plastic (lids are fine though), I use canning jars a LOT. You should see my fridge! Some people in my house (we won’t name them here) find the need to pour from all jars – so this totally makes sense and would keep messes down. I’m all for minimizing work!! Who isn’t, really? We have all kinds of sauces, soups, gravies, the last of larger containers of beverages, and much more in jars in the fridge alone – not to mention all the stuff in the cupboards. I’m also thinking bulk spices and teas, and other staples in the pantry! Okay, either way, I MUST get these! Several of them!

  • Ooh! These would get so much use in my house! My kids love to help me make homemade salad dressings, so they’d definitely be used for that and for my cousin’s homemade maple syrup! Mmm.

  • Awesome idea! We love to drink out of mason jars because they are so plentiful at our house. I rarely take them out of the house however, because their round bottoms tend to turn over. This would be a great on-the-go converter!

  • I am learning to eat the Eat Clean way, and this would be perfect for the grains I am now using in my meals. It would enable me to keep the grains free of bugs, yet easy for me to use, which would mean I would use them more often!

  • i make homemade salad dressing in mason jars… the pour spout will make using the dressing so easy and simple!

  • I only drink from a mason jar ! Summer can be a bummer with the bugs, and its a real pain taking off the lid & ring everytime you want a sip so I just mold a piece of aluminum foil over the jar & stick a straw through it…it doesn’t look so good but keeps the bugs out. This is the 1st I’m hearing about these & just gotta have one

  • I would definitely need more than one reCAP – I would use mine for beverages to mixing salad dressings and slurry for gravy…the list goes on and on! What a great invention!

  • I would love to make SO many yummy organic thugs for my family and I am going to learn how to can this summer. This lid would be so handy as I am a busy Mom of 4 and it would help cut down on mess and save a little bit of time. πŸ™‚ These lids are an amazing idea!

  • I’d probably use it for grain like pinhead oats or malt o meal for breakfast cereal. Easy to pour out to make in the mornings. This is a great idea!

  • Wow! These sound great…I was thinking that maybe someday they will do such a cap for paint buckets. However, I have already done something with paint buckets…I throw them out after I pour leftover paint in a canning jar, top with a piece of plastic bag, then the lid and screw lid. Kept upside down the paint lasts forever for touch-ups. These new lids would make it even easier to pour out the paint. And they would be great for food, too. I am a long time canner – started helping my Mother when I was a child – and am still canning stuff at age 78!

  • Oooo. Vanilla syrup, iced coffee, salad dressing, leftover chicken broth, buttermilk, Vitalyte…I could go on….

  • Awesome full-circle story! I see myself using them primarily for salad dressings and iced coffee at work. Thank you!

  • Oh goodness! Mt husband would be thrilled if I won this. No more spilled iced coffee in my car. :paperbag : oops!

  • The ideas for uses of Mason’s converted to pourable glass jars must be endless! Ones not mentioned above….liquid fertilizer solution applied directly from jar to seedlings in pots. …Pour off liquid from sweet pickles directly into coleslaw sauce. …Pouring rather than scooping the buttermilk out of the Mason! And pourable containers for all the homemade cleaning and personal care products. Happiness is a Mason jar from which you can pour…..

  • I live in a dorm and currently have a couple mason jars sitting in the house fridge with milk and chai concentrate… I wouldn’t mind having these caps to make my chai assembly a little easier, but I also might be worried someone would take my jars if they had such cool caps!

  • So many uses!! If I had to pick one thing, I’d say salad dressing. Iced coffee or tea. Honey? Maple syrup? What a great idea!

  • I would use this lid to get my strawberry jam on my toast in the mornings and in my yogurt at nigh… Taking the kid off and on all the time gets sticky!!

  • reCAP, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways:
    * homemade blue cheese dressing needs a reCAP pour top
    * homemade Boiled Apple Cider Syrup needs a reCAP pour top
    * homemade apple cider vinegar needs a reCAP pour top
    * quart jar of desert wildflower honey needs a reCAP pour top
    * homemade ketchup needs a reCAP pour top
    * homemade simple syrup for hummy birds needs a reCAP pour top
    * jar of thistle seed for goldfinches needs a reCAP pour top
    * homemade mineral bath salts need a reCAP pour top

  • As I have to can EVERYTHING due to significant allergies there are so, so, so many things I could do with five of these lids!! On my ketchup, my mustard, my BBQ Sauces, my syrups, make iced coffee in jars for the morning, for my concentrates to make limeade, and much, much more!! Can I please, please, please with sugar on top have them? Thank you!!

  • I love this! Love. I would use it for our mason jars that hold soup. We make a lot of soup. This would be perfection. Oh, and also for horchata. And for coffee concentrate. And iced tea. Yay! Off to order.

  • I’d either use it to turn a jar into a go-cup for my iced tea, or as a pourable spout for my homemade ranch dressing! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • We love to make homemade salad dressings, and I store them in canning jars. These lids would be perfect for as we could then pour it out the next time we used it.

  • What a great idea and so wonderful that Food in Jars got the word out! I would use reCaps for so many things: dressing made from leftover jam; my homemade ketchup from Linda Ziedrich’s book which I first heard of here and have made every year since; homemade teriyaki or other sauces; sugar for my coffee; herbed or citrused salt mixes; bulk dry goods like cocoa, B soda, baking powder…. Anything really!

  • The possibilities are endless. Keeping broth in the jar in the fridge. Mine still seem to spill. Drinking comes to mind. Oooh, hot soup for lunch. Raw milk container. On the dry side, a sugar keeper, flour keeper or rice keeper. How could I not find a use for this jar?

  • It would be so great for left over tomato juice or orange juice. It would even be great for that 1/2 gallon of milk that could be downsized to a quart jar that would fit on the side of the door (there is never enough room in there!) Homemade salad dressing, so many uses.

  • These would be perfect for turning canning jars into large spice jars that are resealable. I store a number of seasoning spices, like taco mix, fajita mix, meat rubs and such in canning jars… this would be so wonderful for ease of pouring and resealing with one hand after use!
    Thank You!

  • Nice! I’m so glad these are available at the regular-mouth size–we have zero wide-mouth mason jars, so we only have to have one size of ring & lid. Now if only the cuppow would come out in regular size…

    I would use these on my jars of grain, so I could pour them more easily & with less grain-all-over-the-kitchen syndrome. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • I just made mint simple syrup, mixed it with pureed strawberries (they’re finally in season!) and lemon juice and froze 6 pints of it with a couple hanging out in the fridge. A reCAP would be perfect to pour out just enough to add to sparkling water or vodka for a cocktail!

  • These are awesome! I would do soooo many things with these lids! I’d probably start with small dry good storage and work up to liquids. πŸ™‚

  • Wow, what an awesome idea and product. I’d use them for the many sauces, dressings and marinades that end up in mason jars in my fridge. Would also be great for my shrubs to add to carbonated water.

  • What a great idea, would be very handy for pouring some of my more sticky jar products like salad dressing, or the homemade kahlua I made from the recipe on this site!

  • My husband likes maple syrup heated up. It would be nice to heat it up and then put the lid on when pouring to cause less mess. Then I could store the syrup in the jar. A great idea, I will be looking for them in the store. I’m sure I can find other uses for them.

  • What a fantastic idea! As I use my jars for all kinds of things I could definitely use this lid. I see myself using it for simple syrup, marinades, and salad dressings.

  • OMGoodness, I saw the kickstarter project just after it closed, or I would have donated! The lids look awesome! I would use a lid for the Yummy Sauce I make to pour over rice and beans. I already store the sauce in a jar, one of these lids would make it so much easier to pour!

  • i love using my mason jars as drinking glasses, these tops would be perfect for a straw and less spillage, lol… i would love some !!!!!

    1. I usually make salad dressings. I put it in a squeeze bottle. But if I make a dressing like a buttermilk ranch or a yoghurt green onion and dill, the fresh herbs clog up the spout. This cool new top would allow me to pour dressings and sauces full of chopped herbs onto my great fresh salads all summer long.

  • I would use the recap lid to take dressing for salad to work! The lid would be great to use as a water bottle also!

  • ZippedyDooDah! This is exciting. I don’t store food in plastic anymore but these won’t touch the things sitting inside. I store everything in canning jars. I have the antiques, the old ones and the new ones. I love them all. Okay, I love the oldest and the unusal ones most but still… These will be perfect an example is I save my pasta water. It’s organic and wholewheat and sometimes there are veggies in there. Being what I need easier to pour out is a gift and wide mouth, oh boy. I use pasta water for many things.
    Thank you. Gotta go I feel a song coming on -zippedy doo dah lalalala…