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I'm going to preserve some Meyer lemons and purchased two acrylic canisters with kids that have silicone seals.

Is this a safe material to use when combining acidic lemons and a lot of salt for an extended period of time?

asked by Pamela731 over 4 years ago

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cratecooking
cratecooking

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added over 4 years ago

I agree with Pegeen regarding the plastic. Every winter I preserve mine in quart-sized Mason jars.

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pierino
pierino

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added over 4 years ago

Always a good idea to seal your kids with silicone so that you don't have to listen to them.

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healthierkitchen
added over 4 years ago

If it's lemons preserved in salt and lemon juice and then refrigerated after the intitial curing, does it have to be carefully sealed? I just use a regular lid on a canning jar.

Pegeen
Pegeen

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added over 4 years ago

Pierino, I know you meant Gorilla glue.

Pegeen
Pegeen

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added over 4 years ago

healthierkitchen - No. It does not have to be sealed with a "canning bath" process. Just a tight lid on a refrigerated jar.

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creamtea
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added over 4 years ago

Where did you find kids with silicone seals? Mine arrived without them.

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Pegeen
Pegeen

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added over 4 years ago

Snort :-)

Pamela731
added over 4 years ago

Oh my! And to think I came in second at the local spelling bee championship! Haha!

Pegeen
Pegeen

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added over 4 years ago

Pamela, hope you don't mind the joshing! Just some silly fun. I'm getting the feeling some of us do wish kids came with optional seals. :-)

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Pamela731
added over 4 years ago

Oh I think it's just hilarious! I had three kids in55 weeks and silicone seals would have been a lot cheaper than Huggies.:)