Lakeland Fermentation Jar with Air-Release Valve 1.4L Lakeland Fermentation Jar with Air-Release Valve 1.4L

Lakeland Fermentation Jar with Air-Release Valve 1.4L

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Lakeland Fermentation Jar with Air-Release Valve 1.4L

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Product Features

  • 1.4 litre pickling and storage jar
  • Automatic valve to release built-up gases
  • Airtight silicone seal
  • Ideal for sauerkraut and kimchi
  • Wide-mouthed for easy use
  • Lakeland 3 year guarantee included
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Lakeland Fermentation Jar with Air-Release Valve 1.4L

Product number: 72471

Making your own delicious sauerkraut or kimchi at home is surprisingly easy. And our special 1.4 litre glass fermentation jar with an air release valve in the lid will make it even easier – and foolproof – with no other equipment required.

Air Release Valve

There’s no messing around with muslin cloths or remembering to 'burp' your jar as the airtight lid features a special one-way valve that allows built-up gas from the fermenting process to escape automatically, so there’ll be no explosive situations, while also preventing contamination from outside, which can make your food go mouldy.

Ideal for Sauerkraut

To make a basic sauerkraut that’s a world away from the stuff you find in supermarkets, all you need is cabbage and salt. Simply shred the cabbage and massage the salt into it until the cabbage goes soft and starts to produce a natural brining liquid. About five to ten minutes should do it and it’s really quite therapeutic. Add some caraway seeds for extra flavour, if you like, then put everything in this wide-mouthed fermentation and preserving jar, top up with water until the cabbage is covered, weigh it down with a cling-film-covered ramekin filled with baking beans and put the lid on. That’s it.

After about three days, it will be ready to eat, but the longer you leave it, the more the tangy flavour develops. When you’ve got the flavour just right, put the jar in the fridge to halt the fermenting process. It will keep for ages. Our buyer, Veronica, was still enjoying a batch three months after she originally made it.

What Else Can I Make?

As well as cabbage sauerkraut, you can experiment with other vegetables to make different flavoured sauerkraut – celery and dill, beetroot and juniper, ginger and carrot… the possibilities are endless.

You can also make kimchi to accompany Asian dishes, or try kombucha – a fizzy black tea. Ideal for preserving pickles and chutneys, too, it can also be used to make kefir or hold your sourdough starter.

What is Fermentation?

Fermentation is one of the oldest techniques for preserving and storing food. When you combine your vegetables with salt and store them in an airtight container, the naturally present beneficial bacteria transform your food into a natural probiotic.

Comes with a recipe for kimchi.

To learn more about fermenting and how it works visit our blog and read all about the Focus on Fermenting.


  • Metal utensil friendly

Product dimensions

1.4 litre.

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"Product description unhelpful"

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Surprised that Lakeland does NOT inform customers that these jars are not safe for dishwasher or boiling water, nor that you will need to buy or improvise something to weigh down contents during fermentation. Will look elsewhere in the future.

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Thank you for your review. We’re sorry to hear of your disappointment and hope you’ll find a suitable alternative elsewhere.

"Perfect Jars"

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Used mine for milk kefir and vegetables,I like the release valve,very good for fermentation

"Good quality"

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This product is quite good and the glass is heavy good quality…i wish it came with instructions on how to use the lid this dishwasher safe?

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Thank you for your review. We feature the instructions for the jar in the product description and I can confirm that it's not dishwasher safe.

"Great jar but be careful"

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Like many others, lockdown led to me have a go at pickling veg and I've enjoyed it. These jars are good although I echo others who would like a weight to fit neatly over the contents - items can find their way around standard glass 'pebbles.' I have occasionally poured boiling water into these jars assuming it would sterilise them but today one cracked completely, so not a good idea! Finally, take care what you pickle. I tried sone red onions and the rubber seal stank forever.

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Thanks for your feedback. As you've found the jars aren't suitable for boiling water - to sterilise the jars we'd recommend using a sterilising tablet.

"Perfect jars for water kefir"

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These jars are perfect for my needs. I use these for making kombucha and kefir . Great size and good price. Would definitely buy again

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