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Classico Pasta Sauce Jars
« on: July 07, 2018, 07:03:05 AM »
I've collected a few and wondered about using them for canning. I was thinking it should be OK. Vintage jars maybe but the new ones, no. This from the Classico website.

Can I reuse the Classico® jar for home canning?

 No. A coating is applied at the glass plant to reduce scratching and scuffing. If scratched, the jar becomes weaker at this point and can more easily break. This would increase the risk of the jar breaking when used for canning. Also, the lighter weight of our current jar could make it unsafe for home canning.

http://www.classico.com/FAQ.aspx/


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Re: Classico Pasta Sauce Jars
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2018, 09:26:11 AM »
Strange that they coat glass.  ???

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Re: Classico Pasta Sauce Jars
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2018, 09:29:26 AM »
Yeah, I will use them for vacuum packing I think.

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Re: Classico Pasta Sauce Jars
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2018, 09:35:58 AM »
Excellent jar for that use.

I've got a few of the aldi's fruit jars that are close to identical, size and shape.
But aldi's jar won't take the standard mason ring. Looks the same, but the ring won't tighten up. A smidgen too big, the ring.
And, curious as to why, I still have a few full jars in storage, aldi's country of origin on these fruit jars and fruit..........is............China...... ???

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Re: Classico Pasta Sauce Jars
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2018, 09:38:03 AM »
That could be the reason. I've looked at them but haven't pull the trigger on any. Think I'll take another look when there in a few days. Could have sworn the ones I've seen had Atlas and Mason on them.

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Re: Classico Pasta Sauce Jars
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2018, 09:44:15 AM »
Could have sworn the ones I've seen had Atlas and Mason on them.

I've got jars with those names also. No idea where they've actually came from.
Guess I need to go out there and sort those....

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Re: Classico Pasta Sauce Jars
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2018, 11:48:02 AM »
I'm reminded of Ball/Kerr rings and Anchor Hocking rings. I've noticed that regardless of the name on the jar the AH rings are much looser than the Ball/Kerr rings. The B/K rings tend to cross thread and the AH rings seem to fit over the jar to the point of needing only about 1/4 to 1/2 turn to tighten. I don't think I've had any AH ring try to cross thread.

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Re: Classico Pasta Sauce Jars
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2018, 11:58:05 AM »
I've kinda noticed that loose ring sometimes also. As far as I know, I haven't bought any AH jars and rings (new), but more-n-likie have some used ones from garage sale hopping.

Walmart has been selling AH here this year. First time I've noticed them on the shelves.
About .50 a case cheaper than B & K.

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Re: Classico Pasta Sauce Jars
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2018, 05:33:28 PM »
Yeah my local WM has had them. Pints and half pints. I got some AH pints a while back and my square and round half pints are AH. I just like the B&K jars because of the debossing on them. I know they have "smooth sided" jars and I have some but I'm weird, I like the ones with all the stuff on the sides. And yeah the AH is somewhat cheaper. I bet there won't be any cheap sales this year.

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Re: Classico Pasta Sauce Jars
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2018, 06:27:17 PM »
I save all my Classico jars and tops and other quart size jars with tops. I use them for vacuum sealing dry goods like pasta, beans, etc. they work great.

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Re: Classico Pasta Sauce Jars
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2018, 04:02:38 AM »
 :clap:

Yep we save most jars and lids for the same reason. I had hoped to be able to use the Classico jars for canning but I guess I won't.

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Re: Classico Pasta Sauce Jars
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2018, 04:57:21 AM »
I use old glass mayo jars & the Classico mostly for water bath canning .  I’m more worried about “atypical” jars under pressure rather than just in a boiling water bath.

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Re: Classico Pasta Sauce Jars
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2018, 05:16:12 AM »
Water bath canning had been my though with the Classico jars. I think they would process as for quarts. Correct?

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Re: Classico Pasta Sauce Jars
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2018, 06:11:15 AM »
  With the reality of the low pressures needed for canning....I suspect this is more a case of DO NOT USE THIS TOASTER IN YOUR BATH TUB....as to the 'strength' of jars....how did they can the product in the first use???  I would re-use most any jar with a lid for canning higher acid foods though observe better 'standards' for those foods most likely to have storage /growth problems.I have canned,at direction of my mother,in any jar that I have a lid that seals for many years with only the seal being at issue and the only broken jar came after a drop of a few feet. It is anti litigation wordage.

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Re: Classico Pasta Sauce Jars
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2018, 07:13:26 AM »
  With the reality of the low pressures needed for canning....I suspect this is more a case of DO NOT USE THIS TOASTER IN YOUR BATH TUB....as to the 'strength' of jars....the only broken jar came after a drop of a few feet. It is anti litigation wordage.

Very likely.

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Re: Classico Pasta Sauce Jars
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2018, 12:29:37 PM »
Water bath canning had been my though with the Classico jars. I think they would process as for quarts. Correct?

These days the Classico jars are slightly smaller than standard quarts...so yes, to be safe I process at the same times listed for quarts.

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Re: Classico Pasta Sauce Jars
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2018, 05:39:45 PM »
That was my thought. Thanks Furg.