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Can I reuse a commercial canning lid for my home canned foods?

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No. There is no way of knowing if the commercial lid will fit the sealing surface of the home canning jar. Secondly, these lids are designed for one-time use so the gasket will probably not function well if it is reused. This is the same reason one cannot reuse the flat lid designed for home canning jars.

PREPARED BY: Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Education Specialist, NC State University

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