It’s always a good decision to prepare and store a large amount of food in preparation for cold autumn days, but this requires some pre-planning and the right kind of storage containers. If you’re planning to store goodies like jam, cookies or fruit sweets this autumn, you’ll need glass jars in a variety of sizes, shapes and designs, which are easily available and budget friendly, too.
Glass jars feature in all households. These are some of the most common packaging items and can be reused for a number of purposes. So what are the steps involved in storing food items such as jam in glass jars?
Purchase Glass Jars
The first step is to buy the jars or containers that you’re planning to use as storage. With possibilities to buy glass containers, canisters and jars in bulk, you can use them to hold office or craft supplies, makeup brushes and laundry powder, among a range of other products. However, since glass jar and containers are BPA free, the best and most common use of glass storage containers is for food storage.
They don’t stain and as an impermeable material, you won’t get any unwanted odours in your food, or from your food. These jars are transparent, making it easy to see what’s stored inside. Strong, durable and resistant, the most important feature of glass jars and containers is that they keep food products in good condition for a long time and can easily be kept in your freezer, pantry or fridge.
Choose Your Size and Shape
Glass jars are available in numerous sizes, shapes and colours. The size of jar depends on the quantity you wish to store, with various options to suit your needs. The shape and colour of your glass jars is completely down to personal preference, with bright colours adding fun and cheer to your pantry! Homemade jams or pickles look especially stunning on the shelf when stored in glass jars.
Storing in the Fridge
There are a number of goodies that can be stored in your refrigerator, including layered salads, soups, simple dressings and fresh juices. All these delicious items can be stored in glass jars and bottles in the fridge. Glass jars are available with airtight lids, which keep the contents safe and odourless, while preventing leakage. Perfect for pouring and storing liquid, these jars are particularly suitable for holding items such as milk, broths and cream. Glass jars can also be reused, meaning they’re a worthwhile investment.
Storing Jars in the Freezer
If you plan to store glass jars in the freezer, there are a few rules to follow to ensure safe storage. Your jar should have a wide mouth so that it can handle temperature changes, as well as withstanding the freezing temperature without cracking. Liquids, however, should not be stored in the freezer in glass jars, as liquids will expand and can cause the glass to crack – which isn’t only messy, but dangerous, too.
Ideal for storing rice, leaf teas, herbs and pulses, glass jars, bottles and containers are an effortless way to bring a touch of elegance to your home. Affordable and in a range of styles and sizes, you can find the perfect glass storage for your needs on the All In Packaging web shop, where you’ll find a range of high quality glass storage items.