Tattler reusable canning lids have become a popular item with home canners, so we’re using this post to help spread the word about a change in the instructions. There are plenty of reviews on line about these, so I won’t try to duplicate that here. One thing that I have noticed about many of the reviews that I read was the strong emphasis on following the instructions very carefully. The basic steps are close enough to the way that metal lids are used that it is tempting for experienced canners to just charge ahead without carefully reading and following the instructions. Not a good idea. Canning food is not the time to get careless about following instructions.
Tattler sent an email out today to all of their customers. They are announcing a change in the instructions. Here is what they sent:
Dear Tattler Reusable Canning Lids Customer,
We are e-mailing past customers to inform you of slight changes we made to our instructions in late 2011. We found that many customers were over-tightening the metal screw band prior to processing, which can cause excessive pressure to become trapped in the jar, thus causing potential problems with the seal.
Please refer to the set of new instructions below our company contact information at the bottom of this page, paying particular attention to Step #5 (the only major change we made) and #7 when canning with your reusable canning lids.
Please also note that we have had a price change to include the cost of shipping. If you would like a new brochure with updated pricing please contact us.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at:
877-747-2793 (TOLL FREE)
Thank you and happy canning!!!
Here are two PDF files that have the latest instructions from Tattler: