So are you using just normal lids for canning not the ones with the two-part lids with disc and band? And they work ok?The price is about the same as what I've been finding on Amazon. Here are a few other options that are a bit cheaper per jar:
This 1062ml Glass Jar & Twist Off Lid can be purchased with no minimum order value or in bulk for large discounts. Order now & save!www.ampulla.co.ukMy issue with store bought jars is that pretty much all of the ones I’ve found don’t have a popping lid, i.e. there is no ‘click’ when the jar is opened for the first time. Neither there is any noticeable difference between a sealed jar and one they didn’t close properly. So far I haven’t been able to find the kind of jars that store bought food comes in, which is those with a lid that gets indented when the jar seals.world-of-bottles.co.ukwww.world-of-bottles.co.uk
I don’t know if it helps you at all but what I do is recycle jars I bought store ready food in. My mom has been recycling jars like that ever since I remember and canning was something we always did a lot of. So far this has been quite effective.
There’s an app called Olio where people post free food and household stuff to give away for free. I use it a lot myself. I just did a quick search for empty jars in my local area and I’ve found quite a few listings. You can also write a ‘wanted’ listing. I don’t know how popular it is outside London. I guess Freecycle may be with checking out too.
You’d need to check each jar thoroughly to make sure there are no dents around the area that touches the glass to make sure they will seal though.
My presto arrived yesterday so starting this weekend!