Probably a stupid question, kinda T2T

minicrazyNovember 10, 2008

This is kind of a trash to treasure question. I buy candles-- tons of them, and a lot come in mason and canning jars. Can these jars safely be used for food storage after the wax has been cleaned out and washed 3-4 times, or do they need to be used for non food stuff?

I have a few that already hold beads and various craft supplies, but I just wondered. I have 6-8 that are big and would be perfect for tomatoes or other canned foods.

Thanks in advance!

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I think that they are safe now.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2008 at 10:58PM
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Thanks Kathy! I usually use them to hold beads and small wood parts but my craft room is running over with old candle jars now.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2008 at 8:22AM
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I wouldn't use them for canning but to store stuff in freezer or fridge I don't see a problem unless it says don't reuse for food! Chinese put lead in lot of stuff now. If they say made in US should be OK.Jan

    Bookmark   November 13, 2008 at 11:24PM
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Here's a previous thread on canning jars from the canning forum. Maybe some of the info would help

Here is a link that might be useful: Canning Jars

    Bookmark   November 14, 2008 at 10:03PM
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Okay. Thanks all. I decided to use them just for craft storage, I found out that if they have any microscopic cracks in the glass that the wax chemicals could get in and mess up any food you put in them. Besides, I just found a huge cache of old jars to use!

    Bookmark   November 17, 2008 at 9:04AM
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