Tuesday, January 15, 2013

RECAP FOR CANNING JARS, WONDERFUL NEW PRODUCT


reCAP lids
Here is a great new product I recently discovered.
They are called "reCAP Mason Jars".

It's a wonderful invention that I didn't realize how much I'd use until we had them.  I got two, they are made in two different sizes, one for the standard size opening of a jar and one for the wide mouth opening.

reCAP lids on jars
We are experimenting with making our own salad dressings in a jar.  It's a great way to just put our ingredients in and then screw on a standard lid and ring and shake it up.  Nothing wrong there, but then when you unscrew that ring and pop off the lid, it's a mess to pour.  This eliminates that.

Here is a batch of mason jar dressing we made up for dinner.
It's our "Farmhouse Vinaigrette".

reCAP jar dressing before mixing
First I put in the olive oil, then some red wine vinegar, and then a batch of seasonings and screwed on the reCAP lid.

reCAP jar dressing after shaking
Snap the flip top down (I kept my thumb on it just to be safe) and then I shook it up for about 30 seconds.  Voila!  Homemade dressing.
Then came the fun part, pouring it out.


I flipped up the top and poured the dressing onto the salad.  It came out smoothly and cleanly.  Best of all?  When I was done, I snapped the flip top down and put it in the fridge for storage.  No mess, no fuss, no leaks.  It's ready for the next salad and all I'll have to do is shake it up and pour it out.

These jar lids are made of BPA-free, recyclable plastic and replicate the vintage  look of the American zinc cap.  They are top rack dishwasher safe, though they recommend hand washing.  Oh, and they can even turn your favorite canning jar into a beverage container (i.e. an adult sippy cup!).

Please visit the reCAP website HERE for more information, or, they have an Amazon storefront that you can visit at: reCAP Amazon Storefront.

This is my own independent review, not done in exchange for product.  It's just something I found that is very useful and thought I'd share.


19 comments:

2 Tramps said...

Really nice! Plus having things in glass makes it so much easier to find them in the fridge. These will be great for syrup and honey. I will be ordering these for sure. Thanks!

LindaG said...

I'll have to remember this if I decide we need some. Thanks!

Janie said...

Wow, what a wonderful idea! I had no idea this existed, I'll have to check them out. I'm always keeping stuff in the fridge and these would be great.

Anonymous said...

Very cool! Thanks for the tip. I love the idea of an 'adult sippy cup'. I could think of all sorts of things to put in there, ha. - Monica

Tomato Thymes said...

That is great to know because we make all of our salad dressings . We never purchase them anymore.

Polly Hawk said...

I have these - love them. Make my own salad dressings and flavored vinegars.

SkippyMom said...

I have never seen these, but will certainly be on the lookout for them here - with growing season coming I am salivating over the thought of fresh greens and homemade salad dressings. The store bought dressings are so high in sodium [big no no for me] but I just love a huge bowl of fresh veggies with a creamy or vinegary dressing. These will be so handy.

Now you have me craving lettuce and tomatoes, oh and red onion. COME ON SUMMER. Can't get here soon enough. heehee

1st Man said...

Oooh, that's a great idea about syrup and especially honey. Never thought about that. :-)

1st Man said...

They are pretty cool. Definitely a need I didn't know I "needed", ha.

1st Man said...

Yes, they do, LOL. They have been great for us so far and fridge storage is the best. The flip top is just so convenient.

1st Man said...

Hello and thanks for stopping by. Yes, on the reCAP website, there is a neat picture of a tall mason jar with one of those on the top and I could totally see a adult beverage in there! :-)

1st Man said...

Aren't homemade dressings wonderful?? We make all of ours all the time too. Speaking of I need to share some recipes. We usually just make them and use them with no time to stop and take pictures, ha.

1st Man said...

Oooh, another good idea, flavored vinegars! I'll definitely be ordering some more. :-)

1st Man said...

Definitely look for them. Aren't salads wonderful? We went the easy way with the bagged prepared blends but then we doctor it up with our own extras, ha. Of course no fresh "REAL" tomatoes this time of year. Can't wait till next summer for that, hopefully from our OWN plants finally!

Todd Slusar said...

Thanks for posting these. We already use Mason jars for salad dressing and these lids are just what I was hoping would exist.

Mary Ann said...

I just read this on Wednesday... I am going to order some of these today! What a great product, and thanks for telling us!

1st Man said...

Aren't they great? I sometimes thought some sort of pour spout would be great. Someone did it for us, ha!

Enjoy!

1st Man said...

Yes, click on their amazon store and they have all their products listed. I found just one of each size has been good for now, but I'll get a few more later on. Glad you enjoyed it!

Todd Slusar said...

I see they are offering free shipping if you buy 3 right now too.