Canning Jar Sizes: A Comprehensive Guide

multiple glass jars of vegetables pickles and jams

Canning Jar Sizes: A Comprehensive Guide multiple glass jars of vegetables pickles and jams.

Canning, a time-honored preservation method, allows us to savor the flavors of summer year-round. It involves sealing various food items, such as fruits, vegetables, and jams, in canning jars to lock in freshness and taste. These jars, often referred to simply as "canning jars," play a pivotal role in this process.

At TricorBraun, we understand the significance of choosing the right canning jars for your needs. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the various sizes and styles of canning jars available, helping you make informed choices for a successful canning season. Explore our wide range of glass canning jars.

Styles of Canning Jars

Canning jars come in two primary styles: regular mouth and wide mouth. Each style serves distinct purposes, and understanding their differences is essential for successful canning.

Regular Mouth Canning Jars

Regular mouth canning jars have a narrower opening, making them ideal for items like jams, jellies, and pickles. Their slender mouth size facilitates easy pouring and minimizes spills during filling. You'll find them in various sizes, from pint to quart, each catering to different canning needs.

Wide Mouth Canning Jars

Wide mouth canning jars feature a broader opening, making them suitable for canning larger items such as whole fruits, vegetables, and even soups. Their generous sizing simplifies filling and emptying, making them a favorite among canners.

These jars, like their regular mouth counterparts, come in a variety of sizes, ensuring that you have the right jar for your specific canning project.

Sizes of Canning Jars

At TricorBraun, we offer a wide array of canning jar sizes to accommodate your diverse canning requirements. Let's take a closer look at some of our popular sizes:


Pint Jars

  • Size: Pint
  • Pros: Ideal for preserving smaller quantities of fruits, jams, and sauces. Convenient for gifting homemade treats.
  • Products: Jams, chutneys, salsa, and fruit preserves.
  • Product Link: Pint Canning Jars

Quart Jars

  • Size: Quart
  • Pros: Perfect for preserving larger portions of fruits, vegetables, and soups. Ideal for family-sized servings.
  • Products: Pickles, soups, whole fruits, and stews.
  • Product Link: Quart Canning Jars

Lid Sizes

In addition to jar sizes, it's crucial to consider the appropriate lid size for your canning project. Ensure a snug fit to maintain food freshness and safety. TricorBraun has a team that can help you find the correct sizes. 


As you gear up for the canning season, remember that the right canning jar size and style can make a world of difference in your preserving endeavors. Our team of packaging consultants is here to assist you in making the perfect choice for your needs. Don't hesitate to contact us for personalized guidance.


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