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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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"
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 have that same 5.5 casket situation! Did you ever find a match? We love the Glass and Wood!
Would love it if during the year you find some resource!
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
I live in the Pacific Northwest and have seen gaskets only at McLendons Hardware. A web search turned up many suppliers.
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!
My Ace Hardware reliably has them! If not there, then Sur la Table, but they're bound to be more expensive there.
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.
Those would be the right size for your jars.