Surprised at reviews”
I have been buying these lids for a few years now and have never had a problem. I use for marmalade, jams and chutneys and they have always screwed on well, so I am about to re-order. However, I do agree with one review that having those pop-up tabs on the top (to be sure of a successful vacuum) would be useful.
Published 05 11 2013
We bought half pound jars and lids on the spur of the moment whilst buying a maslin pan.On first use later that day we discovered that the lids do not seal firmly and some don't seal at all.After the effort of growing and tending to the fruits harvesting and preparation it is so frustrating that the contents are not sealed into the jar and therefore will not keep.It was only after doing all this that we read the reviews and found it was a common problem and like another reviewer we don't know where else to buy new lids that fit properly.Please can you sort this problem out Lakeland.
Published 10 10 2013
A note from the team: Thanks for placing your review. We're sorry that the lids do not perform properly and will be in touch shortly to help.
by Mrs Hodge
I bought these for my dad who makes Marmalade every year and some of his jam jar lids were needing replacing. He was very pleased to hear that we could source a replacement. He says generally they are very good, but he found it impossible to tell whether the jars had sealed because they don't have those pop-up tabs. He would find these a better product if they had this feature. In the mean time, these have done the job, but time will tell whether the seal is good enough.
Published 21 02 2013
Jam Jar Lids”
Do not buy these lids. Only a few of these lids fitted. I asked for another batch. I tested these in the store and they seemed fine, though I didn't want to screw them tight because I desperately needed lids and didn't want to deform them. On my return only half of them fitted. After nicely packaging them and travelling them a little, the rest have leaked and one of the lids just popped off. It may be that some of the jars are wrong but if you need to travel your preserves do not use these lids. This has ruined our gifts for people at Christmas and wasted a vast amount of our time.
Published 24 01 2013
A note from the team: Thanks for the review and taking the time to call our customer services team. I'm sorry you'd been disappointed with the lids, I'm glad they were able to put things right for you.
Pretty awful but no real alternative”
I've been reluctantly using these for a couple of years and only about 50% of them actually work - many do not seal properly or tighten up, they just go round and round. So why keep on buying them? Well, they are not terribly expensive and I haven't yet found an alternative that works with the Lakeland jars, which are excellent value. Please, Lakeland, get some better ones in as there is a lot of waste and poor design on this one, I'm afraid.
Published 23 08 2012
A note from the team: Thanks for placing your review. We're sorry that some of the lids do not perform properly and will be in touch shortly to help. We've also passed on your comments to the buyer.
Must do better”
by Mrs Belmain
I too have been ordering this product for a number of years and have noticed a deteriorating quality. I will not now buy them by mail, as there have been too many 'duds' among them. Last year I had to resort to reusing lids from a few seasons past and they performed better than the new ones!
Published 26 06 2012
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Lakeland seem to be the only place I can find that stocks plain white lids for jam jars and they are the best way of getting that perfect seal on home made preserves. In addition if you want to enter preserves in shows such as WI you are required to use a brand new plain lid to gain a good seal (re-using a lid does not always ensure this as there will be a groove around the ruber seal that may leak). Thankyou Lakeland.
Published 13 02 2012
Never had a problem before....until now!”
I've been buying these lids to go with the Jam Jars that Lakeland sell for some time and i've never had a problem. I bought a new batch this week for jam making. I filled my jars with newly made jam and went to seal the lids on but the lids didn't do up properly at all - they didn't catch to lock. Out of 12 only 2 worked properly. Make sure you check they lock properly before making jam or chutney. As i've said already, i've never had a problem before so this was obviously a bad batch.
Published 22 09 2011
A note from the team: Thanks for your review. The buyer has advised: The lids are twist off lids which should be turned until they feel tight and the plastic seal will then make the jar airtight. The tightening mechanism is different to that of a machine filled jam jar.