​Why choose Le Parfait Jars?

​Why choose Le Parfait Jars?

Posted by The Wares Team on 10th Apr 2024

At Wares of Knutsford, one of our top selling lines of glass jars is Le Parfait, who are known for their beautiful clip-top jars and screw top storage jars. In this post, we'll take a closer look at the history behind Le Parfait and consider why you might pay a little more for them. We'll also look at the different uses for Le Parfait glass jars, so you can get the most out of these absolutely beautiful and versatile storage solutions.

What is the history of Le Parfait?

Le Parfait jars are synonymous with cooking in France, and their name translates into 'the perfect'. They were invented in the 1930s by Louis Pasteur, the inventor who is synonymous with the process of pasteurization. The iconic Le Parfait jar was created as a result of his work to devise the ideal jar for home preservation. The style was so notable because the signature rubber gasket and clasp design offered the necessary seal without requiring a metal screw band; a significant innovation of the time.

You may also be familiar with the Le Parfait range of Familiar Wiss Jars with their two-part lids. These are designed mainly for home canning, and sold under the Familiar Wiss name, with the recognisable Le Parfait logo on display. Familiar Wiss jars are all wide-mouthed jars with straight sizes and they are sized in metric measures. They are weighty and heavy jars manufactured in Auvergne from annealed glass. They are also very easy to label because of their clean, smooth sides.

Why Invest in Le Parfait glass jars

It's true that a Le Parfait glass jar tends to cost a little more than a standard glass jar, but there are plenty of good reasons to pay that little extra:

1. Le Parfait glass jars are high-quality and designed to stand the test of time.

2. They are versatile and have many uses in the home.

3. Le Parfait jars are made using sustainable manufacturing processes.

4. These jars also have a truly striking design and look wonderful in the kitchen.

How to use Le Parfait jars

Le Parfait jars are synonymous with the kitchen in France, and there are plenty of ways you can use them. Some of the most common uses are:

- For canning and preserving vegetables, fruits, jellies, jams and pickles, using the reliable seal to ensure the contents stay fresh for as long as possible.

- For dry food storage, such as pasta, cereal, rice and spices.

- For food service and presentation, including salads, breakfast granola dishes, layered desserts and for chilled soups.

- For general home organisation, in the pantry or craft room.

How to get the most out of Le Parfait jars

With the right use and care, Le Parfait glass jars will last for many years. Here are some tips to get the most from them:

1. Always clean your glass jars properly before you use them. This means disassembling the jar and removing the clasp and rubber gasket. Use warm, soapy water to hand wash them and avoid extremes of temperature as this can cause the glass to crack. When rubber gaskets are looking tired or lined, invest in replacements.

2. Always check each rubber gasket before you use it, looking for signs of damage or wear. Always replace any gaskets which are no longer fit for purpose when you are canning or preserving to maintain the airtight seal.

3. Label your jars with chalkboard paint or hand-written labels so you know the date of your preserves and the contents.

Stock up on Le Parfait at Wares

One of our biggest selling types of Le Parfait glass jar is this generously sized 1kg terrine jar, which can be used for a multitude of purposes in the home:

And this is our category for Le Parfait clip top jars, so you can pick the perfect size for your needs:

It's often worthwhile buying your Le Parfait glass jars in volume, too, as we offer bulk buy discounts so you can drive the unit price down, and we offer excellent rates on delivery for the best possible value.

Keep in touch

We're always updating our range of glass jars and bottles at Wares of Knutsford, so whether you're in the market for a branded Le Parfait jar or looking for something different, we're bound to have something that suits you. Why not sign up for our newsletter to always stay in the loop? Please do share your photos on social media too, as our team loves to see all of the creative ways that you use our glass bottles and jars in your home - tag us, and we'll share your successes with the Wares of Knutsford community!