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Le Parfait French Glass Canning Jar with 85mm Gasket and Lid - .5 Liter

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  • Includes (one) .5 liter Glass Jar Made in France
  • Le Parfait is French for "the perfect," and the French can perhaps be forgiven for this rather bold name.
  • They are heavy, made from thick glass which can handle the heat of the canning process
  • Le Parfait jars are useful for keeping nuts, grains, and other things, as they keep out weevils, moisture, and other unwanted influences from the outside world
  • Le Parfait jars are French jars which have been designed specifically for canning and making preserves.
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These sturdy, well-made jars are suited to a wide range of canning tasks, and many people think that they look rather nice as well, making them very popular among cooks all over the world. Good Le Parfait jars can get costly, but some people feel that it is worth the expense, as these jars are known for being extremely reliable and very easy to use. Le Parfait jars really are perfect for a lot of things, thanks to their design. A classic Le Parfait jar has a lid mounted on a wire hinge, with a locking lever to fasten the lid to the top of the jar. A rubber o-ring is inserted into the lid as a gasket, creating an airtight seal inside the jar which will hold until the lever is lifted, breaking the seal. It is also possible to find Le Parfait jars with screw-on caps. For canning, these jars are extremely useful. and because they are clear, it is easy to see the contents of the jar. They can also be used for more general kitchen storage; until cooks are ready to use the contents of the jar, and they can be easily re-sealed. You can also use Le Parfait jars for freezing, although you should be careful to leave a gap at the top of the jar to allow the contents to expand. If the jar lacks sufficient expansion room, it will explode when the contents freeze all the way, since the seal is too strong to allow the jar to simply pop open. Some people also use Le Parfait jars with special gaskets to make fermented foods; in this case, the gasket allows gas to escape from the jar, but not to enter it. The basic design of Le Parfait jars may not be terribly innovative or remarkable, but it has become associated with quality, both because the jars are often of very good quality and because they have become popular with gourmets around the world. Many kitchen supply stores sell Le Parfait jars, and you can also order them from companies which specialize in imported French kitchen supplies.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B001A5SGI2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,371 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)

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I agree with Mr Lowell, great product. But he should have given 5 stars since the product and the seller are not the same. I would have given the seller 3 stars, but this canning jar deserves 5 stars. Unlike many similar items, this is actually airtight, and to me, that makes it worth every penny. Also, it's not made in china and is made of glass, which not only resists chemical reactions but also allows the contents to be easily viewed.
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Le Parfait canning jars have been used in French kitchens for generations and are as popular as ever. There's a reason (or rather many): they're well made, resistant, incredibly durable, multipurpose and competely hermetic (the trick is to pull slightly on the tab after locking them). But a little expensive here... The Container Store (where they are marketed as "French Hermetic Glass Terrines) sells them at a fraction of the price ($3.99-$9.99 depending on size).
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I am preserving lemons. The jar when turned upside down leaks. I tried replacing the seal. Same result. I can't imagine canning with these. I guess i will use them for dry products.
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Good jar for keeping dry goods in like spices and loose leaf teas. I like the design and the gasket to keep the jar tight. The pricing on Amazon though is quite high. I found this product at a local kitchen store for half of the price listed on here.
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This would have been a 5-star review.

The rubber washer creates a nice tight seal around the lip of the jar. The jar glass itself is of sturdy construction, I've dropped it from waist height onto my wood floor a few times, no problem.

The only gripe I have is that the metal tightening ring on the bottom pushes and rests directly against the glass. Somehow when I was closing the jar the glass chipped off the lower rim, right where the front latch sticks up.

There should be an additional rubber washer isolating the metal latch components and ring from the glass itself, then this would be a 5/5 design.
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I use one of these to store brown sugar. The jar provides a simple yet completely effective air/water tight seal.
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I love these jars - you can feel the quality. They work wonders and I hope to save up some more money to buy more!
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Been making a lot of pickles recently, sliced jalapenos, sliced red onion, cabbage salad, these jars are just the right size for a nice size batch. Stores easily in refrigerator and look pretty on table or serving area. Have also used for potted meats, like duck rillette, covered with a layer of duck fat. Stores really well. Wash in dish washer!
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