Put a Ring on It: Tips on Protecting Mason Jars from Rusting Rings

When it comes to rusting mason jar rings, wear and tear is unavoidable. However, the proper care could mean more uses for you and your mason jar.


Between making yummy jams during canning season, displaying flowers in a rustic table scape, and even feeding baby, we know how to give our mason jars a workout.


While the glass body of your mason jar will withstand years of washing and wear, you may start to notice the silver, metal ring trading its metallic shine for rust.


“But why? I thought we would be together forever!”


Unfortunately rusting rings are something all mason jar owners will have to face, and for that matter, so will Mason Bottle users. Before you start panicking, switching to plastic and swearing off mason jars for life, think about this:   

  • We all have baggage: Even if switching to plastic lid alternatives seems like a quick fix, after several washes in a dishwasher they can often become warped and unusable sending you right back to the store.

Wear and tear is inevitable, whether you're plastic or metal.

  • All it takes is a little T-L-C: So we know that rust is just one of those things we’ll have to watch out for. However, taking care of your rings by thoroughly drying them after wash and storing them in a separate container from their jars could extend their rust-free life.


While rust will always be a possibility, you and your mason jar, or Mason Bottle, can still have many happy years together. Sometimes the answer is a little more love, something that parents know an awful lot about.

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