It’s no secret that mason jars have been around for a long time. Many people think that they are just for making jams and jellies, or pickles and soup, but in today’s Pinterest world, their versatility is clear. You can make mason jar salads, layer cakes, and even cute deconstructed baking ingredient gifts; the list goes on. Here are five reasons why you should always have a mason jar on hand.
1. It’s All About Storage
Perhaps one of the most obvious uses for mason jars: they are great for storage. You can use them to store food, liquids and even household products. Mason jars add a touch of contemporary decor and organization no matter where you use them. Side note, they will also keep pests and insects out of pantry items!
2. Healthy Alternative
Instead of storing food in plastics that may have harmful chemicals, you can have peace of mind that your food is safe.
3. Quality That’s Built to Last
I kid you not when I say that I have owned my mason jars for a decade. They are built tough! I have dropped one on my hardwood floor, and nothing!
4. Budgeting? No Problem!
Mason jars are inexpensive in all areas, whether you’re looking to purchase a case, sets or individual pieces. You can get them in a variety of sizes to accommodate all of your needs. I use the most popular “Ball” brand, but there are many others on the market as well.
5. Give Some Love to the Environment
Being constructed of glass and metal, you don’t have to worry about residual plastic landfill waste. Plastic containers tend to warp and crack over time, requiring you to throw them out and replace them, whereas the glass and metal mason jars can last you a lifetime. It is also very easy to find replacement lids when they finally do wear down. To clean, simply place in the dishwasher or wash by hand, it’s up to you! When it’s time to let them go, they are recyclable.
Mason jars offer an alternative storage solution and cooking accessory which will never go out of style. You seriously cannot live without mason jars in your kitchen.