Getting More Out of the Mason Jar

reCAP Flip Cap // Feast + West

Whenever possible, I try to use less plastic in my kitchen and reuse containers as many times as I can. Mason jars are a great alternative when storing food. These glass beauties bring a vintage feel to the kitchen, plus they are environmentally friendly and can hold just about anything! Mason jars can also be a bit limiting, though. Just the other day, I cracked open a jar of Cherry Bounce I made over the summer (more on this soon!) and I really struggled with the jar’s pouring ability. Sure, the regular canning lid is perfect for the initial bottling of goods, but ultimately you need a bit more functionality.

reCAP Flip Cap // Feast + West

Enter the reCAP, a line of jar lids with all kinds of different functions and possibilities. Founder Karen Rzepecki came up with the idea when she needed a pouring receptacle for her homemade salad dressing. So far, you can buy reCAPs for pouring, spraying and pumping. There’s even a version with a slit in the lid to make an adorable coin bank out of a mason jar.

reCAP Flip Cap // Feast + West

Right now, the Mason Jars Company has a Kickstarter to raise money to produce a new lid for their line, the reCAP Flip Cap. This one is a flip lid that makes it easy to reach inside the jar for things like candy and jam, then reseal it for safe-keeping. The Flip Cap also comes with a screen to make your own shaker. I know I would use this lid to shake out flour, powdered sugar or cinnamon when I’m baking.

reCAP Flip Cap // Feast + West

These jars have endless possibilities. You could definitely take them beyond the kitchen for storing anything that will fit! Nails, Legos, bobby pins, paper clips — you name it. These products transform Mason jars into multi-purpose, reusable, sustainable containers. And the best part? They come in several sizes to fit on the jars already in our kitchens. Yes, please. // susannah

(Photos // The Mason Jar Company)

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    • Susannah says

      Isn’t it cool? I usually save my jars but they pile up after a while. It would be so nice to be able to reuse them in new ways!

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