Intelligent Lids are one-piece, reusable plastic mason jars lids. The Drink Lid is a one-piece lid designed for use with or without a straw; for hot or cold liquids.
Intelligent Lids come in both Regular Mouth and Wide Mouth Sizes:
Yes. All dishwashers are different, so place your lid where it will not fall through the racks (and land squarely on the heating element.)
NO, NEVER, EVER. The metal lids that come with canning jars are the absolutely only lids to use when preserving foods.
Yes. The plastic is safe to interact with acidic foods.
We hope so! But we can’t guarantee it. The openings may vary ever so slightly different from modern jars and that may affect the non-leaking seal. Definitely try them out at home, tip them, lay them on their side for awhile then set them upright for a while. Then…. if they’re watertight…. use them with your Intelligent LIDS!
Yes. Many people want to drink their tea, coffee or hot chocolate from a mason jar and using an Intelligent LID to top it off is perfect. Remember that the jar will be hot and use a cup cozy as necessary.
Polypropolene #5 is safe in the freezer and the freezer will not damage the lid. HOWEVER you must make sure that the JAR you have chosen to put into the freezer is indeed freezer safe. The other concern is that you must make sure you leave enough headroom in the jar to allow for the contents to expand as they freeze.
DO NOT microwave a mason jar with an Intelligent LID Storage Lid screwed onto the jar. Just like heating any jar with contents enclosed, you run the risk of the jar contents overheating and exploding.
DO NOT microwave a jar with a DRINK LID with the DRINK SLIDE in the CLOSED position. Again, if the slide is closed and the contents are overheated it can cause the jar to explode.
Intelligent LIDS are made from Polypropylene #5 which is regarded by the FDA as safe in the microwave. If you do want to put a lid in the microwave we suggest you do as follows:
Leave the lid sitting on top of the jar to act as splatter control. DO NOT screw the lid onto the threads.DO NOT overheat the contents.
Yes, the gasket can be removed for cleaning and then replaced. The gasket is what prevents leaking so using the lid without the gasket is not advised.