Left rear, single use lid, reused. This had been a light seal that I was able to open with my thumbs resulting in no deforming of the lid, so what the Hey, tried it anyway and it didn’t seal.
Right rear, this is a new Tattler lid and as I was taking it out of the canner accidently grabbed it by the band which caused the whole thing to come off the jar. Reset the lid, and put the band on tight and it sealed well. This will be considered a not properly processed jar and will go into the fridge for first use
Left front, wide mouth tattler lid, first use. Good seal
Middle, reused tattler lid did not seal
right front, reused tattler lid, sealed well.
contrary to my post of yesterday, the right front jar came out of the canner still bubbling and boiling.
Before reusing the lids, made sure that all the bands were clean, recleaned the tattler lids and sealing rings well, made sure the mouth of the jars was clean. Am not sure that I’m going to keep using Tattler lids, but will continue the experiment with the lids I have.
The jars of soup that have failed to seal will get dehydrated – a different experiment which seems to be working well; creating my own dehydrated meals which I seal with the vacuum sealer for future use.