I should have read more about the product before I purchased it. I can't get them to fit on any of my jars, so I will have to order the right kind of jars before I can start using them. I am looking forward to purchasing the right kind and size of jars so I can get started making my cultured veggies.
Response from CFH: Our replacement lids do not generally fit other jars. The jars and lids are custom made. (Posted on 5/3/2014)
Why pay so much for the 'Perfect Pickler" when this one work just as well at a fraction of the cost.
Note from CFH: We agree these are wonderful lids! Many people do choose the Perfect Pickler (http://www.culturesforhealth.com/perfect-pickler.html) as those lids are designed to fit standard canning jars, while the FVM lids do not fit canning jars of any size.
(Posted on 8/15/2014)
The makers of these veggie master lids say that these lids only fit their proprietary jars: this is not true. ---- Some of the plastic salsa jars at costco fit these and for the smaller lids, they fit some other smaller glass jars so you can perform experiments. The other thing is that I also do canning. and I am **NOT** going to buy stuff that is a "one use only" thing. so while the veggie master has limited themselves to a proprietary business model, I found lids that work with half gallon and quart size mason jars. (which I already have a lot of). Mason jars are cheap (6 of the half gallon for $12 at walmart), the veggie masters are far far overpriced.. Cultures for health have some great airlocks and grommets (but those grommets need a 7/16 inch dia hole. not a 1/2 inch hole.) I will continue to buy things at cultures for health as they have other good quality products (like the fermentation weights).
Response from CFH: While there may be other jars that our lids fit, like the Costco salsa jars, there is no way for us to know which those might be. Our intention with our product description is to let customers know that they will not work with most other jars, including canning jars. (Posted on 7/15/2014)
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