jarbox review

JarBOX – a Canner’s Best friend! Review & Giveaway

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If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know I like to can – I love being able to provide our family fresh and delicious food all year round. But it appears my canning may be taking over the house a little bit.

canned food

It really isn’t difficult to can fresh food, and I do both water bath methods and pressure canned. And I really like to can all year, specifically in cooler months so I don’t sweat to death in our kitchen.

But now cans are everywhere… they’ve taken over my grandmother’s antique china cabinet in the basement…

canned food

They’re on the shelves with my couponing goods. You can even find them in the cupboards upstairs, or the fridge if we’re currently using them.

Keeping them organized is a little harder said than done -but I’ve been struggling to do my best.

antique canning jars
And let’s not forget the boxes of antique quart jars I purchased last summer. The’re still in the flimsy boxes I brought them home from the estate sale in. Any time those boxes get bumped you hear a chill inducing “clink” of jars that may not make it through this last assault.

Since we’re hoping to move soon, I’ve been looking for a better solution to move the jars, my canned goods and let’s face it – get rid of some of the crappy boxes laying around. Then I stumbled on JarBOXes online and I was excited to see I wasn’t the only one dealing with these issues! Even better – JarBOX agreed to send me some of their boxes to review.

Jar box

JarBOXes are interlocking plastic cases for your canned goods, glassware and other goodies. You can use them for candles, crafting goods. JarBOXes originally came in only Quart sized cases, but they have recently released Pint sized boxes as well. Inside each section for the jar are raised ridges to help hold your jar in the right place.

jarbox on shelves

Each Jar box comes in two pieces, that can be used in either direction. Once the bottom later is filled with your canned goods you simply can put the top on and they snap together.

If you are moving the JarBOXes any distance and require a more secure hold, each has holes perfect for zip ties or rope to secure the pieces together.

I was happy to see the Pint sized JarBOX – most of my jams and preserves are in smaller jars. The spaces hod most pint sized jars, but will not hold the shorter square pint jars. Instead they easily fit inside the Quart JarBOX.

stacked jarboxes

I quickly went about filling up my JarBOXes and the shelves with the canned goods. Their translucent plastic makes it easy read your hand made labels and find what you are looking for.

JarBOXes can easily be stacked to save on space too. No more worrying about cans toppling over if something is accidentally hit. Once your JarBOXes are stacked the ridges on top of each pod actually interlock so they are more secure.

Quickly my canning overload became organized and clean on my shelves again. I know where everything is, and I’m comforted in knowing that they are secure inside the JarBOXes for when we move.

If anything should happen to the cans as we move, only the jar that are on the impacted corner might take the hit – not the whole box. JarBOXes have even been used in areas that are prone to earthquakes to help protect canned goods. While Michigan isn’t known to have big earthquakes (we do get small ones), knowing my cans are secure for that upcoming move brings me a peace of mind. Enough so – I may even start bringing requested preserves to my blogging friends who want to trade!

JarBOX is currently having a sale where you can get either their Quart or Pint Size JarBOX for half off! The sale ends 8/18 so don’t miss it!

Do you love the idea of using JarBOXes to protect your canned goods? You can enter to win a Quart and a Pint JarBOX! Read how to enter below!

How can you win?

Enter to win with the form below. The mandatory entry is leaving a comment on this blog post telling me what you would protect in your JarBOX.  If you do not do this entry – you will not win! So make sure you leave a comment and then enter using the form linked below!

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24 thoughts on “JarBOX – a Canner’s Best friend! Review & Giveaway

  1. Sara showed me these last night. I think these would be great. Forget the flimsy boxes, I’ve got old jars from my grandparents stored in old produce baskets. These could really help protect our jars.

  2. All my canning stuff. I live in Southern California where we DO get big earthquakes, and tons of small ones. Even on secured shelves with something across the front, a good size earthquake can send jars up and down or into each other.

  3. Those sound like they’d also be great for taking canned gifts at the holidays. I had a jar break while transporting. Not good!

  4. I REALLY want to can more! Well, I want us to CAN so we can have foods available all year long, so this would be perfect to store our salsa or pickles in, or whatever else we want 🙂 THANKS for the chance to WIN!

  5. I would love to be able to give some of these to a friend of mine that puts up veggies and soup every year. I had no idea that they made something like this. Thanks for the heads up.

  6. I would use this for my canned jams. Living in an apartment, space is tight, this would allow me to can more

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