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Probably a stupid question, kinda T2T

Posted by minicrazy (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 10, 08 at 11:15

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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RE: Probably a stupid question, kinda T2T

I think that they are safe now.

RE: Probably a stupid question, kinda T2T

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.

RE: Probably a stupid question, kinda T2T

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

RE: Probably a stupid question, kinda T2T

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

RE: Probably a stupid question, kinda T2T

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!

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