Will Ball Mason Jar lids fit Kerr and Midland Jars?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by redoak, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    Will Ball Mason Jar lids fit Kerr and Midland Mason Jars? I canned some tomatoes last night and one quart jar lid didn't "pop" down. I noticed it wasn't a Ball Jar but a Midland. Instead of trying again I was wondering if anyone has any experience with Kerr and Midland. I also had a pint Mason jar from another batch that didn't "pop" down so might not of been the jar. Any suggestions or advice is appreciated, thanks.
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I interchange Ball and Kerr lids all the time. I don't think we have the Midland brand here.....at least I've never seen it.
  3. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    I've never used Midland but I have used Ball & Kerr interchangeably, even Miracle Whip jars and never had a problem with the jars or the lids. Occasionally a jar won't seal. It could be a variety of things that caused it. I do advise running a wet finger around the rim before putting on your lid and ring.
  4. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    Thanks for the info, I'll try again later tonight
  5. setter4

    setter4 Songster

    May 8, 2008
    Central Pennsylvania
    I've never found canning jars and lids that aren't interchangable no matter what the brand. All the small mouth are the same and all the wide mouth are the same.
    Occasionally you just get a jar that doesn't seal. You can take the lid off, wipe the edge good and put a fresh lid on and put it back in the canner or you can just stick that one in the fridge and use it up quickly.
  6. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Songster

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    I believe they are interchangeable!!!
    I would make sure you wipe the rim with a dry paper towel before placing the lid on.
    That was how I was taught.

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