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Old 06-12-2006, 03:59 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Michael in FtW

Alix - I remember when I was very young my Grandma used to seal her jams with paraffin ... but in the late 1950's she switched over to the standard 2-piece lids used today. I tried using parffin once - to try to preserve history ... and found out why Grandma switched to the newfangled lids.
Heh heh heh. I know EXACTLY what you are talking about Michael. I actually use paraffin AND the two part lids most of the time. Its only when I have excess jam and no jam jars that I "cheat" and use a cheez whiz jar or something and put the paraffin only on top.

When I make pickles though, I use my Mom's three piece lids. Rubber sealer rings, glass lids, and metal rings. We don't have many of those left though. And the sealer rings get tougher to find every year.

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