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A Super-Duper Easy Way to Open Tightly Vacuum Sealed Mason Jars

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 2

Try a New Way of Opening Your Mason Jars & Use Electrical Tape in Your Kitchen!

What You Will Need to Seal any Mason Jars – Before You Open One

A FoodSaver,  the FoodSaver jar attachment, mason jars, the steel mason jar lids, which consist of the lid and the band, some electrical tape and a thumbtack to puncture the steel jar lid with a very small hole.

Electrical Tape is the Key to Easily Opening Your Jars

Everyone knows it is sometimes tough to open any jar once it has been vacuum sealed. Here is a simple method to quickly and easily unseal your mason jars. I use my FoodSaver and the FoodSaver jar sealer often to properly secure and close my mason jars for an airtight seal.

Add in a little step before sealing any new mason jars and if you have had any troubles opening your mason jars in the past, you will not have any difficulty like this again.

I store my dry pantry foods such as flour, rice, baking powder, etc. in mason jars for economical, eco-friendly and airtight everday food storage. By doing this, my dry pantry staples last longer, stay fresh and are kept free of any unwanted and very undesirable pantry pets like grain weevils, ants and the like.

Before I seal any of my mason jars, I do the following:

1.    Take any mason jar lid and puncture a small, single hole into the lid.
2.    Next cut a small ½ to 1 inch long piece of electrical tape and cover the hole on the outside of the lid.
3.    Next fill your mason jar with any of the food items you intend to seal and store.
4.    Put the lid you have just covered with the tape back onto the top of the jar.
5.    Seal the jar with your FoodSaver and the FoodSaver jar attachment.
6.    Finally, screw on the lid band on the newly sealed jar if you are not using the contents of the jar right away. Your jar is now ready to be shelved and stored.

However, if you have not tried this experiment before, test it now and open your sealed mason jar.  See how easily you are now able to open the jar by simply peeling back the piece of electrical tape to expose the hole you made on the lid to break or release the vacuum seal. You should immediately hear the air coming out of the jar. Voila, once the seal is broken, the jar should open with ease.

If you have tried this test you will, of course, now need to re-seal the jar if you are storing the contents and not using them at this time.



Mar 18, 2012 5:54pm
Great idea, I need to check out the food saver jar sealer.
Mar 18, 2012 6:58pm
If you don't already have the jar sealer it's a great additional accessory to buy. I don't believe they are that expensive. I bought mine on Amazon.com. The jar sealer uses wide mouth mason jars not the regular sized mason jars. Thanks for your comment.
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