I have a jar obsession. Really it is getting serious. But after a lifelong commitment to the mason jar, my love is wavering and I have a new crush.
Have you heard about Weck jars?
Here are some of the ways I’ve used them recently:
And here is how I’ve used my first love, the mason jar recently:
Here are some of the styles available in the Weck. I like the rubber liner and the metal clamp that goes with the lid. And the decidedly German lines to the design. The website pictures don’t do them justice at all, but there are…
Weck cylindrical jars
Weck deco jars
Weck mold jars
Weck mini mold jars
Weck juice jars
Weck tulip jars
To name a few.
Then there are the old fashioned mason jars which I love for their tradition and their sometimes plump proportions and the nostalgia I feel for all of the grandmothers of generations past when I look at them.
They were originally patented in 1858 in New Jersey by the son of a Scottish farmer named John Landis Mason. They were a diversion from the opaque jars that were sealed with a cork a wax, and they immediately took off. There was just something about a clear jar and a screw top lid…
Some styles include:
Ball regular pint jars
Just to name a few.
Oh I can’t decide which I love more. Maybe I will be forever torn.
Which do you prefer?