Monday, May 5, 2014

Shaker Jars by Ball - Mason Jar Monday

While perusing my local big box store the other day I came across this box of Shaker Jars. I have never seen them in the store before and I was very excited to lay out my $5 to take a set of four home for my very own. I also saw that just the lids were sold for $1.47 for 2. I snatched up a box of those as well. I really like them so I thought I would share them with you here.

The box labels them as herb jars, but I saw all kinds of potential. For example, different kinds of finely shredded cheeses would store quite well in these airtight containers. Homemade seasoning salt is another thing I think these jars would work well for. I like that the lids can transfer to any wide-mouth canning jar because the small jars that come with them would just not be large enough to store larger quantities of shredded cheese. The holes in the lid are not very large, but not too small. Soft cheeses such as Velveeta shredded would not do well in this type of jar, but then Velveeta is not made to be sprinkled like a cheese such as cheddar or Parmesan.

I love that the jar makers are expanding the possibilities for the uses of the simple jar. They continue to be the most important staple in my kitchen and the opportunities to utilize them are endless.

What do you think? Useful or useless?