Ball Corporation no longer sells home canning products.
Since 1993. the Alltrista Corporation has been manufacturing the Ball glass canning jars. They also make Kerr, Bernardin and Golden Harvest canning jars.
Moreover, are Kerr canning lids made in the USA?
Ball, Bernardin and Kerr are all owned by Jarden Home Brands and are all manufactured in the USA.
People also ask, are Kerr jars microwave safe?
Yes, but depending on the age of your jar, you may not find the microwave safe symbol. The lids and rings used on Mason jars contain metal, so they cannot go in the microwave. While microwave safe glass is non-reactive, it will pick up heat and can make it dangerous to get hot containers out of your microwave.
Can Ball canning jars be microwaved?
Can Ball Mason Jars Be Microwaved? Yes, the Ball Mason jar is designed to be safely used in the microwave. People often have this confusion whether or not mason jars are microwaveable. This is because some jars are compatible with microwaves and others are not.
Use only straight-sided mason jars and fill them to the freeze-fill line. What is this? On Ball and Kerr branded jars (which are made by the same mason jar manufacturer), the freeze-fill line is a thin line found just below the threads, about an inch from the rim.
Mason jars are a workhorse in the kitchen, and are the perfect simplified storage solution because they can be used in so many different ways. They’re durable, are plastic-free, inexpensive, and work perfectly in the pantry, fridge and in the freezer.
Bands, caps and lids are interchangeable with Ball or Kerr jars. Regular Mouth Lids for preserving fit all regular mouth glass preserving jars. Seal in the freshness and enjoy freshly made foods tonight or tomorrow. Lids are for one-time use only.
Products with the Ball name are sold mostly in the eastern part of the United States, while Kerr is found in the West. No longer can we say that we have a preference to either Ball or Kerr, because they are now made by the same company.
GLASS MANUFACTURING PLANTS
Their most famous and important fruit jar in the early years, as noted above, was their “Kerr – Economy” jar, made in large quantities at their plants in Altoona, KS and Sand Springs, OK. Many of the earlier ECONOMY types are marked with the words “KERR GLASS MFG.
The Kerr name for home canning supplies is owned by the Newell (formerly Jarden) company, which also owns the Ball and Bernardin preserving supplies companies (info current as of 2016.)
It all began last year when the pandemic hit in early 2020. Stuck at home, people picked up gardening, then canning their harvest. “That led to a supply shortage of canning lids,” said Suzanne Driessen, University of Minnesota Extension food safety educator.