Finding Replacement Gaskets for Glass Canister

It can be difficult to find the right sized gasket for an older glass container. This guide is about finding replacement gaskets for glass canister.

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October 9, 2008 Flag
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I bought a glass cookie jar that sits on it's side with a wooden lid. The lid has no gasket to fit tight to the jar. Does anyone know where I could get one? I have tried Google and haven't found what I'm looking for yet. Would silicone work on the lid to make a tight fit? I'm hoping someone can help me, I really like the jar. Thanks so much.

Joyce from Coffeyville, Kansas

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October 9, 20080 found this helpful
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I have two things to suggest. The first is a large, thick rubber band wrapped around the area of the lid that would normally be covered by a gasket. The second is to run a thick band of hot glue in that area to mimick a gasket.

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October 13, 20080 found this helpful
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I would use silicone caulk, but I would put it between two sheets of waxed paper or something. Then I would trim it to fit with scissors. Try looking on eBay first, because there are still manufacturers of those gaskets making them.

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October 15, 20080 found this helpful
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I had a thought of this today after reading this post a couple days ago: Wrap Saran wrap or other similar plastic wrap tightly around the inner part of the lid where the seal is missing.

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Tear off a piece long enough to go around that part of the jar at least one time & twist it starting at a corner very tightly until it is all twisted & secure it. Which ever of the tips by readers work for you, it would be interesting to know!

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January 8, 20110 found this helpful

I found some gaskets to fit my canisters on rubberagemfg.com I have not ordered them yet so I do not know how good their service is.

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June 28, 2015 Flag
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I am looking for replacement rubber seals for these Goodwood brand cookie jars from the 1980s.

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    June 30, 20150 found this helpful

    If you can't find their website, you may have to use those tough purple veggie rubber bands. I hope that helps. PBP

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    July 3, 20150 found this helpful

    If you cannot find the actual gaskets, try using elastic headbands, which are about1/2inch wide, and can be found in the hair care section. You could cut it to length, and glue the cut ends together. Perhaps you may find a size that will fit without cutting. I bought a pack of these to use to hold the plastic garbage bags in my kitchen trash and they work well.

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    October 28, 2014 Flag
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    I need replacement gaskets for my glass canisters. The gaskets measure 3 5/8" inside diameter
    . Do you know where I can get these?

    By Joyce H

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    October 29, 20140 found this helpful

    If you get any answers would you be kind enough to post on here, thank you (I need some, too).

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    October 30, 20140 found this helpful

    I ordered mine from Fantes Kitchen Wares-I found them online about 2 years ago. The shipment arrived fast and I was very satisfied with the rubber gaskets.

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    August 13, 20150 found this helpful

    looking for a canister gasket - inside diameter 3 5/8"

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    September 29, 2015 Flag
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    I am trying to figure out the proper size replacement rubber seal for a 1/4L jar? I just bought a used jar and the rubber seal is basically dried out. Thank you in advance.

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      September 30, 20150 found this helpful

      If you kept it just make a template of it or keep it intact in a zip lock baggie and take it to the store. Easy Peasy!!

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      July 4, 2015 Flag
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      I have several drug store style apothecary jars of various sizes and differing lid sizes as well. I would love to use them as canisters, but cannot find the proper gaskets for them. One of them had the black "tab". Any suggestions, besides rubber bands would help.

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        July 6, 20150 found this helpful

        A very easy online search for "glass jar gaskets" produced many replies. You can try a search yourself or Amazon has many sources for various gasket sizes.

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        April 18, 2015 Flag
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        Where can I get a clear, silicone gasket for a 5 inch food canister? I can find the canister and the gasket, but I just need the gasket.

        By Paul

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        April 19, 20150 found this helpful

        I live in the Pacific Northwest and have seen gaskets only at McLendons Hardware. A web search turned up many suppliers.

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        March 26, 2015 Flag
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        I have a glass cookie jar with a glass lid. There is no gasket or other way to "seal" the lid and keep the cookies fresher. I need a rubber/silicone gasket 5-1/2" interior size.

        By Jo C

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        March 27, 20150 found this helpful

        Could you wrap a wide large rubber band or several narrow ones around either the lid or the top of the jar to act as a seal?

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        March 21, 2013 Flag
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        Glass canisters in rack.I'm looking for seals for my glass canisters. I need 3 1/2 inch in size. Where can I find some?

        By Tonya Y from Joshua, TX

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        March 22, 20130 found this helpful

        The best places would be thrift stores or garage sales. Sometimes you find more that you expect for very little money.

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        March 22, 20130 found this helpful

        I found several listings at Amazon.com when I Googled "gaskets for glass canisters". Good luck!

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        March 25, 20130 found this helpful

        My Ace Hardware reliably has them! If not there, then Sur la Table, but they're bound to be more expensive there.

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        December 29, 2014 Flag
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        I can't figure out how to measure for the replacements. The inner opening of the jar not the lid is 3 1/4" diameter approximately. The replacements I see say they are 2 3/4" inner diameter.

        By Amy

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        December 31, 20140 found this helpful

        Those would be the right size for your jars.

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