If you use Mason jars for drinking or storage, it is essential to have an adequate supply of one piece caps. Two piece lids seal equally well but they are cumbersome to repeatedly take on and off the jar.
These serve a similar function to the plastic Ball storage lids but are more durable, seal better, and look nicer. The plastic ones tend to crack and break, especially if the jar gets dropped or tipped over.
They can be used for hot fill products, but not for water bath canning.
They are made of tin plated steel with a BPA free plastisol liner.
We use them a lot for capping unfinished drinks, leftover food, fermented food, and sauces in the fridge. Our kids eat and drink out of half pint jars, so when they don’t finish we just put a lid on it and put it back in the fridge. In the pantry we use them on nuts and seeds, flour, sugar, and other staples.
Hand wash and dry to avoid rust (we put them in the dishwasher and have had minimal rust after months of use).