Square and  round glass jars: how to choose the best one for your needs

There are so many glass jar shapes and sizes available, it can be hard to know which one is right for your needs. In this blog post, we'll explore the pros and cons of round and square glass jars, and help you decide which option is best for your homemade recipes, products, or kitchen storage.

There are a variety of square and round glass jars, so it's important to choose the right one for your needs

Glass jars with wide mouths are perfect for jams, jellies, and other preserves, and as such you could use either a round or a square jar. However, keep in mind that round jars are easier to scrape out than square ones. Round jars are perfect for preserving fruits and vegetables. Square jars are great for storing dry goods like rice, beans, and pasta. No matter what your needs are, there's sure to be a glass jar that's perfect for preserving food, bottling your homemade goods, and storing pastas, rice, sugar and more. 

Square and round glass jars

Square jars are great for storing dry goods like flour, sugar, and rice

If you're looking for a more efficient way to store your dry goods, then you should definitely consider switching to square jars. There are many benefits to storing dry goods like flour, sugar, and rice in square jars. 

Square jars take up less space than round jars. The increase in storage between square and round is roughly 25%. Square jars are also easier to stack, so you can make the most of limited storage space. Not to mention, they look a lot nicer on shelves and in pantries. 

Round jars are perfect for canning fruits and vegetables

For anyone who loves to cook, canning fruits and vegetables is a great way to preserve the harvest and enjoy seasonal flavours all year round. And while there are many different types of jars, the best ones to use for canning are our 500ml Mason Jars.  

The round shape of these jars makes them perfect for storing food, as the smooth sides of round jars make them easy to clean, ensuring that your food will be free of bacteria and other contaminants. 

Round jars are also less likely to break than other types of jars, making them a safer option for canning. So if you're looking for the perfect container for your next canning project, be sure to choose a round Mason jar.

Make sure to clean your jar thoroughly before use to avoid bacteria growth

It's important to make sure the jars are clean before use, especially if you’re storing or preserving food. Bacteria can easily grow in warm, moist environments. If not properly sterilised, the jars can contaminate the food inside and cause illness. 

The good news is that it's easy to sterilise glass jars at home. Simply wash the jars in hot, soapy water, then place them in a pot of boiling water for 10 minutes. This will kill any bacteria that may be present and help to ensure that your canned foods stay fresh and safe to eat.

Now that you know all about the different types of glass jars and their uses, it's time to get shopping! Be sure to visit our website to see a full range of diverse glass jars perfect for your needs. And remember, always clean your jar thoroughly before use to avoid bacteria growth.