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Perfect Pickler

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$19.99


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Make pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi, and more using your wide-mouth canning jars.

  • Very simple to use. This airlock set up fits on standard wide-mouth canning jars (specifically Kerr* and Ball* brands of jars).
  • Eliminates air while keeping the fermenting vegetables under the brine resulting in less scum and mold formation while also generally yielding a crunchier end product.
  • Air and gasses created through fermentation escape through the water-filled airlock but new air cannot enter keeping your fermenting vegetables safe. Eliminates the need to open the container during fermentation to check on the vegetables or to remove scum and mold from the surface.
  • Can be used with just vegetables, salt, and water. Can also be used with whey or a starter culture if desired.
  • Airlock lid can be switched out for a solid lid after fermentation for easy storage in the refrigerator.
  • Pickles and other fermented vegetables can be made in as little as 4 days (although many people prefer the taste profile possible from longer fermentation periods). 
  • Includes a spacer cup which floats under the lid to collect brine overflow, exhaust gas, and maintain an air sequestered environment.
  • Includes a gasket ring to further seal the jar and pressurize the contents.


Includes a lid and grommet, s-style airlock, rubber gasket, spacer cup, 1/4 lb. Celtic sea salt, and instructions. Does not include the jar. Use with standard wide-mouth canning jars (specifically Kerr* and Ball* brands). Jars are generally available from your local variety-style department store in pint, quart, and half-gallon sizes.

BPA- and phthalate-free.

*Ball and Kerr are trademarked brand names of their respective manufacturers.

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  • From brian at 2/3/2014 10:09 AM
    • which size ball jar, mason jar does it fit, wide mouth? or regular mouth?
    • The Perfect Pickler fits a wide mouth mason jar, specifically Ball or Kerr.
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  • From Ashley at 2/10/2014 11:49 AM
    • Is this made in the USA?
    • From the Perfect Pickler Company:

      Our kits are assembled in Bradenton, Florida by local residents. Our kit parts come from a variety of manufacturers from here and around the world. Whenever we can source American made parts we do. All of our parts are bought from local and/or American wholesalers.
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  • From Jim at 6/14/2014 9:10 AM
    • Ball jars seem to have two diameters. What is the diameter of the Perfect Pickler lid?
    • Ball or other canning jars come in wide-mouth and regular. The Perfect Pickler fits a wide-mouth (3-inch diameter) canning jar.
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  • From Gloria at 7/9/2014 1:21 PM
    • Can I use the Perfect Pickler to make Kefir (I have the grains) ?
    • No, kefir grains need oxygen to thrive. We do not recommend a tight seal or airlock for culturing your grains.
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  • From Larry Raskopf at 7/21/2014 7:09 AM
  • From Wendi at 9/12/2014 9:45 AM
    • Can I purchase the kit with an extra airlock lid assembly so I can ferment two different things at once or must I purchase two kits?
    • The Perfect Pickler is only a lid and airlock assembly. There is no jar included. You would need to purchase 2 Perfect Picklers to ferment two separate things at the same time.
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  • From Mary at 11/16/2014 8:45 AM
    • I thought that stainless steel was not to be used in fermentation??
    • High quality stainless steel is fine for use with cultured foods, and is standard in commercial production. Reactive metals such as aluminum and nickel should be avoided.
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  • From Re at 1/7/2015 11:05 PM
    • Do these lids contain formaldehyde?
      I read that as long as it is not heated to 400+ it should be safe, but would like to know. Thanks.
    • We received the following response from the wonderful people at Perfect Pickler:

      "Our lids are made with all food grade materials and safe for use as they are intended. In addition, the amount of contact with the food in the jar and the lid should be almost non-existent. Maybe jostling the jar in transferring locations would cause some incidental contact but this is negligible.

      At no time in the making of fermented foods is heat used so this is not an issue."
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  • From Brian at 3/16/2015 4:12 PM
    • So, these lids will fit on a half gallon wide mouth Ball or Kerr jar, and will then perform the same function as the Fermented Vegetable Master? It is not clear to me how the pictured device attaches to the lid of the jar. Thanks.
    • Yes, they fit on standard wide mouth Ball or Kerr jars and work the same as the Fermented Vegetable Master. The plastic airlock pieces fits inside a hole in the lid, just like the FVM. The lid screws on to the top of the jar.
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Nice gift. Review by Frugal fermenter
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The product works well. The veggies came out perfect. I like the DVD as it is informational for beginners. Some of the segments of the video are poor quality but get the point across anyway. It is a little overpriced but if you think of it in gift terms it's a good deal. I would buy this again.

(Posted on 6/8/2015)

like it! Review by Grammasusan
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I got it to culture veg's but have so far used it for the 2nd ferment for water and it works great! Makes it fizzy.

(Posted on 6/5/2015)

clever design, helpful technology Review by Allusionesque
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Something so simple, and yet so effective, makes me marvel at the ingenuity of its designers. When I put the valve unit into the lid's black rubber-sealed hole, sometimes the seal falls through and I have to re-attach it. Not a problem, but it does expose the simplicity of the design. I am very glad to have it, and it is in use constantly. Bravo to the entrepreneurial spirit who brought it forth! Thanks for helping us all stay healthy on a budget.

(Posted on 5/17/2015)

Awesome product Review by Becky
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I am new to this whole fermenting food thing. It is very easy to use and takes all the fear out of trying something new! I have fermented salsa, pickles and cauliflower with great success! I will be ordering more to give as gifts for Christmas this year.

(Posted on 5/8/2015)

great product Review by jcpets
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I love this! I wish I could get a few more because I am waiting for my sauerkraut to finish so I can make pickles! Good thing it's a very quick turnaround!

(Posted on 3/11/2015)

Great Results from the Perfect Pickler Review by Kellyann
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First time ever trying this and it came out perfect. The kraut is sour yet a little crunchy. Very good. Thank you.

(Posted on 3/11/2015)

happy happy happy Review by Miko
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works great did the carrots with dill and garlic its great

(Posted on 2/8/2015)

overpriced Review by uk
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Overpriced for materials involved.

(Posted on 1/17/2015)

perfect pickler Review by Fred
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I have one it works as advertised. I ordered another for a present. The product is great.

(Posted on 1/9/2015)

Very nice product Review by Cabbager in CA
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The lid with air lock, the instructions, and the salt sample combined to make the perfect sauerkraut, as compared to previous attempts where I used my own weight (a jar with rocks) and a cheesecloth cover. So I am very happy with my purchase and actually bought a second setup so I could run two different batches at the same time. No sign of molds in the jar and very easy to monitor the progress.
The only part of the gear that doesn't seem to add anything to the set-up is the metal cup. It does not weight the veggies down, so I purchased two of the split ceramic weights (which I highly recommend) made for quart jar batches, and the resulting set-up is as close to perfect and foolproof as it gets.

(Posted on 12/13/2014)

Excellent Review by Crusty Curmudgeon 1
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Does everything it claims. It is an excellent product at a very reasonable price.

(Posted on 10/26/2014)

Perfect Pickler Review by Carol
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I love this, and have used it twice already. It works very well, but it is NOT worth the price. It's too expensive for what it is. Shouldn't cost more than about $5.00

(Posted on 6/26/2014)

Worked perfectly! Review by Connie
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My very first batch of sauerkraut came out perfectly. I'm glad I found the website and this easy-to-use device.

(Posted on 6/16/2014)

Easy Review by Jul
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My first kraut attempt at fermenting and it came out perfect!

(Posted on 4/15/2014)

Fabulous Ferment Review by deb
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Simple to use, outstanding results with carrots, green beans,and kale kraut.

(Posted on 3/29/2014)

I like it Review by Anise
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This was recommended to me by a friend. I did my first couple of batches of fermented veggies without it, and had to skim the mold off diligently. It was so nice to get the air lock setup and not have to worry about that. I also like the little overflow cup that helps push the veggies down a bit and raises the brine level up.

(Posted on 3/25/2014)

Couldn't be more pleased. It is so easy. Review by Nika
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I love this gadget!!! I am new to fermenting, and I am always concerned with "getting it right". With this perfect pickler you can't go wrong. It is so easy and you will want to do more and more. Oh for more counter space!!

(Posted on 3/9/2014)

a top product Review by Mitch
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I have used a similar product in Germany and am sure this will work great. If it works, like it should, I'll be buying more.

(Posted on 2/25/2014)

works great Review by liha
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What a good way to keep your sauerkraut out of the air yet it can still breathe. It's easy to make a jar full, put another lid on it and refrigerate, and start a new batch. I am not getting any scum on the surface of the kraut and when I had tried fermentation previously I always had to skim it off.

(Posted on 1/12/2014)

Works well! Review by Sallymic
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Enjoying the ease of countertop ferments. Kraut, onions and lemons "brewing"

(Posted on 12/14/2013)



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