I first wrote about the 2021 canning lid shortage in March (Post #G21-003). The number of hits on that posting continues to ramp up, suggesting that, if anything, the lid shortage may be getting worse.
But how bad is it? How often are canners across the U.S. going to their local hardware or other stores and finding empty shelves where the lids ought to be? Am I getting hits from a few scattered localities where lids are unavailable? Or is this really a nation-wide shortage of lids? Continue reading Post #G21-025: Demonstrating the scope of the canning lid shortage via a random sample of Walmarts
Edit on 4/16/2021: There’s now a little addendum on yet other non-Ball lids, and other re-usable lids, available as alternatives to Ball disposable lids.
This is my third and probably last post on the 2021 canning lid shortage. I’m going to use it to talk about Tattler lids. I bought some back in 2011, and I’ve used them off and on since.
I want to make two simple points.
1: The increase in the price of Ball disposable lids makes the Tattler lids more attractive from a cost-benefit standpoint.
2: The Tattler lids are a little “fussier” because the seal is a separate rubber ring. But they aren’t hard to use. Continue reading Post #G21-010: Ball lid shortage and Tattler lids