Handy Gadget Giveaway: Win ReCAP Jar Lids

ReCAP lidsReCAP lids are versatile, environmentally-friendly and make a multitude of little kitchen jobs easier. Want to try them for yourself? Enter today’s giveaway to win ReCAP jar lids, details below…

When I find a helpful kitchen gadget, I really like to share it with friends (that means you guys)! The folks at ReCAP sent me a couple of their handy jar lids to try at home and I was amazed at how many ways I found to use them. They are spill-proof and perfect for things you need to shake, pour or store.

I happen to have lots of canning jars around since I do some home canning each year, and frankly, having the jars sitting empty for months after we’ve consumed their contents has always seemed kind of waste to me. Why not use the jars in some other way? Besides using an empty canning jar as an informal vase for a casual summer boquet, I’ve used them to store things like:Recap lid

  • water in the fridge
  • rice and other grains
  • specialty sugars
  • coffee
  • non-edible things like miscellaneous screws/washers/nuts & bolts
  • coins
  • craft supplies like beads and buttons

Sometimes the filled jars can even be rather decorative—bonus! When I got my  hands on some of these ReCAP lids, it opened up some new uses for empty canning jars because with these lids it’s easier to pour directly from the jars, and the lids can be flipped closed. Plus, using the glass mason jars eliminates needing to store or cover so many things with plastic, so it’s environmentally-friendly as well (always a good thing)!

  • Mixing up a protein shakeReCAP lemonade
  • Storing left over pancake batter
  • Mixing up sauces and dressings
  • Storing leftover pasta sauce and soup
  • Pouring home-canned foods like salsa right from the jar

Karen Rzepecki, the founder of ReCAP got the idea for the lids when she needed to shake & pour salad dressing from a mason jar.  Her idea received a design award from InnovationErie., and that led to the production of ReCAP lids in Erie, PA. The lids are BPA-free and made from recycled plastic, and are also made for wide-mouth jars if that’s what you have on hand. You can buy ReCAPs online  either singly or in a three-pack. Or even better, you can win a three-pack for yourself!

ReCAP logoThree Appetite for Health friends will win a 3-pack of ReCAP lids ($20 value). To enter,  sign up for our e-newsletter  and“Like” us on Facebook . Then tell us in the comment section below what you’d like to use your ReCAP lids for, should you win. Enter by Monday, December 10 at midnight. As always, we appreciate you sharing our contests and other content on your social media.

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  1. I love this idea, they would mostly be used just as a water bottle. I have a bunch of canning jars and as we use are stockpile, we have more. It would be nice to use as a pour spout for tomato sauces and the such.

  2. dawnie fretwell says:

    Wow, this one I have to think about since I’ve not thought it possible! 😉 I like the lemonaide pictured above.

  3. Definitely salad dressing, what a great idea! :-)

  4. this is practical and helpful for dispensing marinade, juice and olive oil.

  5. carol yemola says:

    What a neat idea! I would like to use this to drain the extra juice off of the canned pickles. It is always such a mess when you get the bottom of the jar and struggle to get at the last pickle.

  6. olivia tokarz says:

    Making a salad dressing shaker!

  7. rachel garner says:

    I would use them on the jars i use to make water kifer :)

  8. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    What a great product! I’d use these to store the vanilla sugar I like to make.

  9. Melanee Lillis says:

    I’s use it for water and share the other ones.

  10. Dorothy Hull says:

    Wow would like to try these lids.

  11. I like all the ideas mentioned…Would love to win and give these a spin!

  12. Sharon Norris says:

    Rice and steel cut oats to start.

  13. We use the jars with the old style covers to pack lunches. This is a VERY cool idea.

  14. Tracy Petitjean says:

    I’d use them for any types of liquid that needed to be mixed and poured where I didn’t have a container to put them in or maybe the coffee beans that I have so I can grind them and put them in something to store and pour as needed.
    I also shared on Facebook, Twitter, Google + and Pinterest.

  15. michele malone says:

    very neat! I think I’d use them for homemade chocolate syrup. I prefer to make it at home rather than use the high sodium + hfc stuff from the store. I don’t really have anything that it pours out of well though.

  16. karen shaughnessy says:

    I would like to win..I would use these for sweet tea!

  17. jennifer woosley says:

    I would love to use it for rice. I seem to get rice everywhere when I try and pour it out.

  18. Love to use these for my bbq sauce that I make and put in mason jars. Along with homemade ice tea would be great

  19. Diane Sax says:

    Would love to try these

  20. I would love these for my coffee beans & to store coffee , sugar , creamer oh my the possibilities !

  21. we use mason jars as drinking glasses. With the ReCap lids, if I didn’t finish my IPA, I could save it for another night. And I could take my iced coffee with me to work!

  22. I’d use them for storing sauces.

  23. Either for my chile spices concoction, or dried beans

  24. I would use these for storing iced coffee.

  25. Leah Brislin says:

    I would probably store popcorn in jars…so pretty!

  26. Michelle F says:

    I am not sure what I would NOT use them for….endless possibilities to make life just a little easier.

  27. So clever! I would use it for home made salad dressings!

  28. Cynthia Hric says:

    Would be great for homemade salad dressings!

  29. That would be great for salad dressings. Love it!

  30. Kathleen Conner says:

    I like the idea of using them for different kinds of rice

  31. Juanita Davis Edwards says:

    I’m doing a detox program the first three weeks of January that requires two liquid meals a day. I’d use the ReCAP lids on canning jars to store my dinner juices and smoothies each day.

  32. For me detox water!! Pick me! Pick me! :)

  33. I would use them for liquids that come in a jar that does not pour straight and liquid runs down the side every time I use….lemon juice, vinegar, aloe vera juice, etc.

  34. These would be so nice to keep water & ice tea in the fridge

  35. This is awesome! I have been looking for an eco-friendly lid to use for jars – this is perfect! I would use it for covering jars, water bottle, dressings, smoothies, etc.

  36. Lyndi Malarchuk says:

    I also have tons of canning jars sitting empty for the majority of the year. ReCAP lids would make those rarely used jars perfect for my daily protein shake, for detox drinks, and for the occasional shaken cocktail! Great idea!!

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  37. Julie Santruck says:

    Great for keeping my opened homemade tomato juice!

  38. I am really into recycling and would like to have these lids.

  39. Jennifer Sullivan says:

    I’m going to use them for Christmas presents.

  40. Lisa Richardson says:

    I would use them for storing sauces, and juice that comes in cans. I have a huge store of glass canning jars, and this would be perfect.

  41. homemade salad dressing and whatever else I came up with!

  42. Lisa Mcdonald says:

    I collect old mason jars I would like to try these lids on those for storing flavored sugars, coffee etc…..what a neat idea

  43. I love glass storage. These would be great for water and let’s see, just about ANYTHING!!! So hoping to get to try them out!

  44. Kathy Lane says:

    I would use them to store canned juices,and left over tomatoes.Or just about anything that I needed to keep fresh.

  45. I have sign up for your e-newsletter. If I win I would use my Recap lids for coffee, pet treats and rice.

  46. I would put them on jars to store beads and use for water bottles.

  47. I made homemade sour cream and yogurt on occasion. I think these lids would come in handy for either one; as well as in a zillion other ways!

  48. I carry my hot tea in mason jars. I don’t like the portable coffee cups. It would be amazing to have a lid on them. :)

  49. I would mix up salad dressings in the jar! What a great idea!

  50. The best indea yet great for making homemade dressings

  51. I would love to try making my morning smoothie – in a to-go container! I tweeted at https://twitter.com/mdkennedy63/status/277747299772420096

  52. While I already use canning jars for some dry storage, the ability to have a pour spout for batter, salad dressings, etc. Is awesome. My two biggest kitchen helpers are 5 and 8, plus we conduct a Cooking with Kids Ckub monthly for 3-12 year olds; these would make filling cupcake tins so much easier for little hands! Not to mention less clean up.


  54. wow this is pretty awesome if you ask me – I would use this for leftover spaghetti sauce since we usually don’t eat all of it and also when I make iced tea (yes I drink it in the winter and never know how to store it) – maybe even some pancake mix storage – maybe even as a sugar pourer

  55. I love the idea of this product. I reuse container as it is.

  56. Shared on FB. Would be fun to use it for my iced coffee and great to travel or bring to work. thanks

  57. Jennifer S. says:

    I would use these for my leftover pasta sauces.

  58. Sherrie Hanes says:

    Making sun tea in my old large canning jars and placing directly in the frig when done. No mess!

  59. Kathy Duell says:

    I LOVE these! I’d use these everyday to tote my drinking water to school. I also keep ground flax in a mason jar in the fridge for baking, and it would be so convenient to be able to pour and measure.

  60. What a handy little gadget. I would use it on any of those items that you do not use the entire container when making something … like spaghetti sauce, evaporated milk, olives or canned fruit.

  61. I would use them on vintage mason jars , the ones with the bubbles so people could see the sugar , coffee and excreta.

  62. coffee, pancake mix, creamer, I can think of so many things. We do a lot of canning and these would be great to put in the fridge after opening a jar!!

  63. Applesauce! I can homemade applesauce and pearsauce, but once you’ve opened it, this would be a wonderful way to pour it into bowls for the kids.

  64. I’d use it to keep water cold in the fridge to stay hydrated

  65. I would love to use them for salad dressings!

  66. Denise Cash says:

    Sweet tea!!!

  67. I have some already…for white sugar, demarara sugar, and my peach shrub/vinegar stuff. I would love more, for salsa & other things. They are a good thing!

  68. So many things, I couldn’t begin to list on here!! I use my mason jars for everything and these would be great!!

  69. Jennie Prater says:

    The possibilities are endless as to what I would use mine for…..
    to store and pour, my sugar and spice,
    or anything nice.
    To store glitter or beads,
    or my sunflower seeds!
    For water or any drink,
    I know there is more, I just have to think! :)

  70. I would use them on jars with my salad dressings and maybe for my iced teas!

  71. I make a few salad dressings that I could use these for, or for the dry mixes that I mix up and use. They look like they are SO versatile!

  72. I would love to use them for protein shakes and salad dressings! They look wonderfully handy!

  73. Mary Pinkerton says:

    I make my own salad dressings and these lids would be perfect!

  74. I use several sizes of mason jars for almost all my bulk storage, so I can envision tons of uses for these, but I”ve just started making my own almond and coconut milks and these would make great toppers for those jars!

  75. Robin Wilson says:

    Now why didn’t I think of that? :-) As someone w/ severe arthitis, I would use on any jar that I have difficult opening on a regular basis as well as filling using it for my own bottle of milk and juice so I don’t have to lift heavy containers.






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