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Old 03-08-2013, 08:22 PM
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this is another site for similar copies

http://www.canningsupply.com/prod_de...-jars-and-lids
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this is another site for similar copies

http://www.canningsupply.com/prod_de...-jars-and-lids

If you zoom in the lid says Tattler on it.
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If you zoom in the lid says Tattler on it.
Wow. I didn't even have to zoom in to see the Tattler name stamped on them. Maybe I got lucky, but I only paid around $7 for a dozen regular lids, and maybe $8 for the wide mouth ones locally. Hope they get more in for this years canning season.

Are the 4everrecaps made in the USA? Didn't see that info anywhere, and was just wondering.
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Are the 4everrecaps made in the USA? Didn't see that info anywhere, and was just wondering.
I emailed them that question but haven't heard back yet.
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Eventually reasonably priced alternative products will come onto the market. We will all be able to buy them at WalMart for less than a tenth of the tattler price in the not too distant future.
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Are the 4everrecaps made in the USA? Didn't see that info anywhere, and was just wondering.
Yes, they are made in the USA. It says in on the home page under the picture of the food.
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Eventually reasonably priced alternative products will come onto the market. We will all be able to buy them at WalMart for less than a tenth of the tattler price in the not too distant future.
Doubtful at a tenth. that'd be cheaper than metal ball lids.
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Eventually reasonably priced alternative products will come onto the market. We will all be able to buy them at WalMart for less than a tenth of the tattler price in the not too distant future.
Things may come to that, but "made in china" is something that I will try to avoid for preserving my food. Kind of like the hellmart brand jars. They work for freezer jam, but I try not to use them otherwise.

I feel that what I have paid for the Tattler lids is reasonable, but if there is another product that works, I am all for it. My personal way of doing it is to pay more for made in the USA, and support a mom and pop business. In the end, I just want a quality product at a fair price, that will do its job.
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Any one got a link to these knock offs?
Not sure if this is what some are talking about. When we visited Lehmans
a couple months ago they had these and the tattlers. Now I do not see Tattlers at their website.

https://www.lehmans.com/p-326-reusab...-jar-lids.aspx
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Not sure if this is what some are talking about. When we visited Lehmans
a couple months ago they had these and the tattlers. Now I do not see Tattlers at their website.

https://www.lehmans.com/p-326-reusab...-jar-lids.aspx
I think those are tattlers. If you go for the biggest picture you can make out "LER" and the line that angles above it.
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Okay I have the tattler I got at Lehman's in January and today at the preparedness show in Chattanooga I bought 100 of the4ever cap ($44) the only difference is the Tattler has a pat pend 04 on the lid the other says 4ever cap with no pat pend on it.

Both made in USA and both BPA free.
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I'll be very interested to find out how they work, I've wanted to try the tattlers, but they are outside my budget.
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We haven't had the best of luck with the Tattler's. I asked for some for Christmas and we did a run of dried beans - 4 out of 7 jars did not seal properly. We've had similar runs with them as well on other things.

They work great when used with the vacuum sealer though - get a fantastic draw every time.
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I think it sometimes takes awhile to get the feel for how to use them, I have a much higher percentage of seals now that I've been using them for some time.
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