Why pay more for Mason Jars?

Why pay more for Mason Jars?

Posted by The Wares Team on 16th Feb 2024

Most of us are looking for ways to save the pennies after Christmas, but the old adage of 'buy cheap, buy twice' definitely holds true in many cases, especially when it comes to glassware in your kitchen! If you've ever thought twice about the price of Mason jars, then it's definitely worth understanding why you pay more for these hard-working household multi-taskers. In this post, we're going to look at some of the things we love most about Mason jars, and why they remain a top-seller for our customers.

Mason Jars are Versatile

Our customers love how versatile Mason jars are. They can be used for all sorts of kitchen and home projects, including canning, pickling, food storage and food transport. But with the right lids and attachments, you can also use them to shake and serve cocktails, pour your own candles, decorate tables, make butter or whipped cream or even to plant herbs. There are Mason glass jars of all shapes and sizes to choose from too, whether you're looking to store batch soups or small portions of fresh herbs. You can even find Mason jars in coloured glass - we love the blue shade for our bathroom bath salts and homemade oils.

Mason Jars Look Great

Slick, iconic, naturally beautiful and highly customisable, Mason jars look absolutely great in your home, whether you keep them plain and simple for canned fruit or chutney storage, or spray paint them in metallic shades to make posy jars. When you line up a shelf of these glass jars, you create a beautiful centrepiece that looks gorgeous in its own right - something that's harder to achieve with plastic Tupperware!

Mason jars are environmentally friendly

Glass is almost infinitely recyclable, which makes Mason jars a great choice for your sustainable home. Glass is a natural product that doesn't harm the environment or end up in landfill like plastic does, so it's well worth the investment.

Mason jars are chemical-free

Glass is also free from chemicals, so it's a great choice for your food, unlike plastic, which contains chemicals that leach into stored contents. It works both ways, too - if you store a homemade tomato sauce, say, in a Mason jar, it won't stain the glass. But if you store that same tomato sauce in a plastic container, it will be stained forever. We're big fans of using these glass jars for lunch storage as you can carry yoghurts, granola, soups and salads without any fear that the contents are being impaired by chemicals or that strange plastic flavour that sometimes leaches into food from Tupperware.

Mason jars last the test of time

Because Mason jars are so well made, they are naturally durable and can last for absolutely years if you care for them. Many of our customers buy Mason glass jars in bulk and then use them all across the home, whether they're about to can a glut of vegetables, have a go at making pickles, meal prep salads or granola, or paint them to make posy jars. These hard-working multitaskers are great in the kitchen, pantry, bathroom and craft room.

Mason jars are affordable

Even though Mason jars can last for years, they cost very little, and often just slightly more than more basic glass jars, which tend to be thinner and don't have the same lids or attachments.

A Mason Jar Recipe to Try

Why not have a go at making your own sauerkraut using a Mason glass jar? These jars are perfect because they won't interfere with the lacto-fermentation process, and they are also very easy to sterilise. Nothing looks more satisfying than a row of sauerkraut jars too, perfect for adding to your meat dishes for added health and flavour.

There are so many different recipes for sauerkraut or the Asian version of kimchi - but basically, it all follows the same broad process to achieve fermentation. This is:

1. You finely shred cabbage and massage it to release its natural water, before adding salt to create a brine.

2. You pack the cabbage into a sterilised glass jar and add a weight so that it is submerged under the brine (this prevents any mould from forming).

3. The 'good' bacteria that naturally live on the cabbage will produce lactic acid from the available sugars, which prevents the growth of unwanted bacteria.

4. Fermentation happens over the next 3-10 days, resulting in a delicious tangy side dish that is incredibly good for your gut health.

See the full recipe here:

Why not stock up on some glass Mason jars today and see what you can do in your own homes with these multi-tasking wonders? We offer a huge product range, great prices, fast delivery and superb customer service - and we love to see photos and hear about your projects too, so we can share your successes with the Wares community. Let us know how you get on, and share your wins!