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Recondition lids for vacuum sealing
« on: April 01, 2014, 06:47:09 PM »

After you have used lid to vacuum seal a number of times they can get to where they don't
seal  so try this --

TO RECONDITION ANY TYPE OF JAR LID WITH A SEALING COMPOUND:

When you use any lid with a sealing compound, you can see the imprint
of the jar rim on the compound. After a while, the compound becomes
hard and dry and it will no longer hold a seal. Then it's time to
recondition them.

 1.  Place lid(s) in a saucepan, cover with water and bring to a
     simmer. (180F)
 2.  REMOVE FROM HEAT.
 3.  Leave lid(s) in the hot water for a while - a few minutes.
 4.  Carefully remove lids (they're hot) and let them dry.
 5.  You can see that the sealing compound has "fluffed up" and
     become pliable again.



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