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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Hey I like both of those ideas. the rubber band, and the hot glue. I also have a couple of containers that have lost the rubber piece to make it more sealed tighter. Thanks for the suggestions.
How about plumber's tape? (It's a white, stretchy tape that I used once to tighten up a salt shaker's lid.)
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.
I would suggest going to a plumbing supply store..
they have dozens and dozens of rubber or silicone gaskets. some of them even have the little lip on one side to put near the locking mechanism
The name of the company that sells these gaskets is Fantes Kitchen Ware. You get 10 in the package for less than $10.00. Go online and look up this company and you will find the gaskets along with a lot of other cool things.
I ordered them after hunting all over the internet for a company that sells them and they arrived at my house in a few days.
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.
Take your jar and go to a automotive seals and bearing supply,and they will fit them on the spot, but they're black rubber .or look up polyeurathane belting on nt select right use and diameter buy by the length and join perfect seals using their instructions easy peasy
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
If you get any answers would you be kind enough to post on here, thank you (I need some, too).
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.
looking for a canister gasket - inside diameter 3 5/8"
If you can't find their website, you may have to use those tough purple veggie rubber bands. I hope that helps. PBP
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.
By Tonya Y from Joshua, TX
The best places would be thrift stores or garage sales. Sometimes you find more that you expect for very little money.
I found several listings at Amazon.com when I Googled "gaskets for glass canisters". Good luck!
I am looking for replacement gaskets for a jar that has a 5" outer ring with 4" inner ring and also a 7 1/2" outer ring with 6 1/2" inner ring.
You can go to any hardware or hobby store. Bring your gasket with you (or the jar lid) to make sure it's the right fit.
These sound like unusual jars so you might be better off taking them to an old fashion neighborhood hardware store (where they still have inventory from the 80's or 90's) if one is available in your area. If not, then someplace like Ace or True Value might be able to help you find at least one or two of what size you need.
Try Google with "old fashion hardware stores (your zip)" and you may find something in your area (big name stores will also pop up so ignore those) and plan a nice trip one day to several stores with maybe a coffee break at a never before visited cafe.
There are all sorts of gaskets for jars (rolled, gel rolled for grooved slots, flat, rubber or synthetic) so if you take your jars and lids with you someone may be able to help find something that will work.
Of course, if this something that is really necessary and not just something "wanted" then you may have to order custom made but these would be expensive. Auto stores sell a variety of gasket material to make your own but I'm not sure if any of these are safe for food.
Here is a link to a site that makes custom gaskets (they made a gasket for a very old pressure cooker) but it might take a lot of photos.
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
It is flat, 3.5" inside, 5" outside. Anyone know where I can find a kitchen canister gasket like that?
I purchased an extra large Meloni jar minus the seal for air tightness. Any idea where this can be purchased?
By Cheryl N
The gasket measures 2 7/8" inside and 3 7/8" outside with a small lift tab. How or where can I get a replacement?
By Connie R