You should not boil lids from two part canning lids …

Comment on How to Make and Preserve Strawberry Jam by TheBon.

You should not boil lids from two part canning lids (like ball jar lids) because the material that allows them to seal malfunctions more frequently if they’re boiled prior to using. In fact, with the bpa free lids, ball is recommending that you do nothing to them beyond washing in warm water, as even the simmer (which is what they previously recommended, never a boil) can cause a greater number of seal malfunctions.

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