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Inserter positioned above a Regular Mouth Size Canning Buddy and Jar of Olives
Pack of 12 Regular Mouth Size Canning Buddies
Pack of 12 Wide Mouth Size Canning Buddies
Pack of Inserters for Regular and Wide Mouth Canning Buddies

ViscoDisc - Canning Buddies

Regular price
$19.99
Sale price
$19.99

Info: Available in Regular or Wide Mouth, 12 per Pack

The ViscoDisc Canning Buddies are made from a food-safe flexible plastic material called HDPE (high-density polyethylene) which is durable, highly stable, and can be reused indefinitely. They're easy to use (even without the optional applicator), economical, and can also do double duty by serving as draining devices, as well.

Info: Available in Regular or Wide Mouth, 12 per Pack

The ViscoDisc Canning Buddies are made from a food-safe flexible plastic material called HDPE (high-density polyethylene) which is durable, highly stable, and can be reused indefinitely. They're easy to use (even without the optional applicator), economical, and can also do double duty by serving as draining devices, as well.

Product Notes:

Reduce Oxidation and Increase the Shelf Life of Your Produce

If you've done much canning or jarring, you know it can be a bit tricky to make sure that all the pickled or fermented foods stay submerged below the preserving liquid line. You want to ensure the food at the top doesn't get soggy, or start to spoil, or get moldy, or make contact with the lids (which sometimes get rusty) in the inch or so of air space you leave above. Some use glass weights, steel springs, and other contraptions to accomplish this, but there can be drawbacks for each, including the safety of the materials, their ease of use, and their cost.

Manufactured in an ISO 22,000 certified factory, the award-winning ViscoDisc inserts are a terrific, unobtrusive way of ensuring your entire bottle of preserves stay preserved.

Sizing

The ViscoDisc Canning Buddies come in 2 sizes suitable for most home canning needs: in Regular mouth, and Wide mouth widths, which were designed to correspond with standard Mason jars:

* the Regular mouth on a standard-size Mason jar has an inner diameter of 2-3/8 inches (60mm), and a 2-3/4" (70mm) outer diameter;

Wide mouth Mason jars are about 25% larger on top, with an opening of 3 inches in diameter (76mm), and a 3-3/8" (86mm) outer diameter.

Each packages for each of these sizes ViscoDisc contains a dozen of the Canning Buddies inserts of that size.

Inserters

The optional application Inserters are designed to make it easier to insert the Canning Buddies by pushing down on them evenly, although some users with good manual dexterity report having no problems inserting them without these, using just their fingers. They come in a pack of two, which includes one of each of the home canning sizes (for Regular and Wide mouth mason jars).

Suggested Usage:

Directions for using ViscoDisc Canning Buddies and Inserter

To apply a ViscoDisc insert, first fill your sterilized bottle with your chosen food to preserve to just below the point where the rounded glass of the jar joins the vertical, threaded neck - before adding any fluid. Then lower a Canning Buddy in, by folding its sides up, as shown at the top of the packages, and pressing down on it so that it pushes down the food, either with your fingers or the inserter, and as you release pressure, the flaps will wedge themselves to lock securely into the neck of the jar. Then pour in your brine or preserving liquid, and screw the lid onto the jar.

To remove one, simply use a fork, as shown: carefully aligning it near one side, with the top of the fork facing the middle of the jar; poking it down so two of its prongs go below the openings in the Visco Disc; and prying down on the fork, to lift up one side of the disk, until it reaches a 45-degree angle or more; than simply pull the whole disc out.


Product Options:
Regular Mouth Canning Buddies (12 Pack) - $19.99
Wide Mouth Canning Buddies (12 Pack) - $21.99
Application Inserters (2 Pack - Regular & Wide Mouth) - $14.99