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Canning jars?

Postby Optimus Prime » 28 Jun 2003, 00:51

I'm looking for 1/2 pint wide mouth canning jars. I use to can fruit in the US so I could enjoy it on the off season and would like to try the same thing with lichees and mangos here. I'd appreciate any info.
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Postby braxtonhicks » 28 Jun 2003, 07:58

A friend gets them every time she goes back to the states. I've never seen them here, and neither has she, and she's been here over fifteen years. If you find them, will you post here again?
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Re: Canning jars?

Postby nemesis » 13 Jul 2012, 18:00

BUMP!

Any updates here? I have yet to see proper lids and seals, canning kits, even pressure cookers. I've seen some jars that would work, but proper mason jars would be great, too! I'm HOPING I just haven't found the right places to look; can anyone help?
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Re: Canning jars?

Postby 2Enigma » 13 Jul 2012, 20:19

heheheheheee. Your friend is the best resource. Not here - not now - not ever.
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Re: Canning jars?

Postby 2Enigma » 13 Jul 2012, 20:24

Why in the hell would Taiwanese actually go to the time and expense of "canning" anything. Just go to the street and eat. This aint like Northern Idaho where we grew it, caught it it or shot it.
Sorry, no canning jars, lids or rings. But look on the positive side!
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Re: Canning jars?

Postby Dragonbones » 13 Jul 2012, 20:43

nemesis wrote:BUMP!

Any updates here? I have yet to see proper lids and seals, canning kits, even pressure cookers. I've seen some jars that would work, but proper mason jars would be great, too! I'm HOPING I just haven't found the right places to look; can anyone help?


Just Google for your desired item and add the name of a major online shopping site in Taiwan such as Ruten.
For instance: "pressure cooker ruten" turns up items like this http://goods.ruten.com.tw/item/show?21108157432723

For jars, I'm told you could try Zheng4zhou1 road, near Tian1shui3 Rd, which are near the west end of Nanjing Rd. in Taibei. Tianshui has the chemical supply stores, while nearby Tai4yuan2 Rd. has at least one shop with all manner of containers, but largely ones suitable for cosmetics (including DIY lip balm containers). And then Zheng4zhou1 is supposed to have ones more suitable for pickling and so on. Sorry, I don't have directions.
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Re: Canning jars?

Postby nemesis » 14 Jul 2012, 14:02

Thanks so much; I'll check it out. I don't know the Chinese names of canning equipment, so have been reluctant to try Ruten. I had no idea it responded to English search terms! Thanks again! :bow:
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Postby Dragonbones » 14 Jul 2012, 15:08

Sometimes you can use English; at other times you have to get the Chinese, e.g. from Nciku.
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Re: Canning jars?

Postby Mother Theresa » 30 Jul 2012, 18:04

2Enigma wrote:Why in the hell would Taiwanese actually go to the time and expense of "canning" anything. Just go to the street and eat.


Ha, like my wife, you just don't understand.

1. Summer = Mangos

2. Winter = NO Mangos

3. Canning Jars = Winter Mangos


For years I've been planning to do what I need to, to enjoy mangos year round. This summer I intend to actually follow through.

Printed out a few recipes for mango chutney, went to the DIY baking store for mason jars and. . . DAMN, no mason jars.

So I saved up a bunch of jars of the right size that should do the job, but I expect at least I need paraffin.

(I've watched/helped my mom make jam many times, but never did it solo.)


Anyone know where I'd find paraffin?

So long as I've got that, I don't need mason jars (just use regular jars) or a pressure cooker (just boil them in a big pot), right?
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Re: Canning jars?

Postby Dragonbones » 30 Jul 2012, 21:03

Firstchem on Tianshui street has reasonably priced paraffin.
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