Are Le Parfait jars safe for canning?

Are Le Parfait jars safe for canning?

Le Parfait is perhaps best-known for its classic hinged-lid (aka bail-type” lid) jars. The glass, hinged lids are permanently attached and re-usable indefinitely. At the start, we’d like to note that the USDA currently recommends against this type of jar for shelf-stable home canning (more on this below.)

How do I know if my jars are vintage?


  1. Pontil marks or indented rings in the bottom of the jar mean it was hand finished by a glass blower.
  2. Seams also help determine the age of your jar: Seams that go all the way up the jar indicate it was machine made, probably between 1895 and 1915.
  3. Color can also help date your jar.

Are Le Parfait jars airtight?

Le Parfait Super Jar – 500ml French Glass Canning Jar w/Round Body, Airtight Rubber Seal & Glass Lid, 16oz/Pint (Single Jar) Stainless Wire.

Do Le Parfait jars contain lead?

Le Parfait glass jar – 101ppm lead, 9ppm +/- 6 cadmium.

How do you date a mason jar lid?

If you have a Ball jar, you can date most of them just by looking at the logo. Every few years, the Ball Manufacturing Co changed the logo and if you compare yours to a reliable chart, you know how old it is.

Where are Le Parfait jars made?

For the past few years, Le Parfait products have been manufactured in Puy-Guillaume, a small town of 3,000 inhabitants in the heart of France’s Auvergne region. With Le Parfait jars, you can get creative!

Can you freeze Le Parfait jars?

4 Le Parfait takes the burden off your freezer! Quite a while, as defrosting can be time-consuming and more importantly may dry out your product. Preserving, on the other hand, eliminates the need for defrosting, allowing your product to be ready to eat quicker.

How do you use Le Parfait jars for canning?

How to Use Le Parfait Super Jars for Canning

  1. Before canning, wash your Le Parfait jars with soap and hot water with a sponge, or in a dishwasher.
  2. Fill the jar to the Max fill line indicated on the jars.
  3. To ensure a proper seal, use a clean, new Le Parfait seal (gasket).

How do you identify glass jars?

Always look very closely over the entire glass bottle or other container to see if there is a logo (emblem, trademark, initials, or just a letter) visible that might be a mark that identifies the actual glass manufacturer.

What do numbers on bottom of mason jars mean?

Many Ball mason jars have a number printed on the bottom of the jar, but this is a mold number that does not indicate the year of production. Rather, the mold number tells you where the jar was positioned on the glass-making machine that was used to produce it.

How old is my mason jar?

How do you date a Mason jar lid?

How old are Le Parfait jars?

Le Parfait was founded in the early 1930s in Reims, France, at Verreries Mécaniques Champenoises (VMC), a major glass-making company.

Who owns Le Parfait?

Guillaume Ryon
SD METRO Magazine 40 Under 40 winner, Guillaume Ryon, is the CEO and owner of Le Parfait Paris, San Diego’s award-winning authentic French bakery with five locations and 50 employees.