If you’ve been following my posts for awhile, you’ll know that I kind of have a thing for glass jars. My kitchen is filled with them in all sorts of sizes and shapes. I would much rather store food – whether in the fridge or in the pantry, in a glass vessel rather than plastic. Imagine my delight when I was contacted by a representative from Infinity Jars. They asked me if I would test their jars and write a review based on my experience with their product. I have to admit that at first I was skeptical. How different could a glass jar really be from the good old fashioned jars that I’ve been using for years? I was also intrigued. Infinity Jars claimed to do a better job at preserving herbs, spices, oils, seeds, nuts, coffee and tea in the kitchen better than any other glass jar. They also claimed to be an excellent option in the bathroom for personal hygiene items.

 

“Infinity Jars are the premium solution for ANY of your storage needs. Our signature Ultraviolet Glass line is made of quality deep purple glass and are sanitized and treated with a dual coating process. The unique pigment filters out harmful natural light that accelerates decay, allowing UV-A and Infrared through, which preserves the bio-energy and potency of your goods. Please visit our Science page for further information.”

I began the process by ordering a few items online. The items were provided free of charge in exchange for a review of the products. The Infinity Jars website has lots of options to choose from in various shapes and sizes. Once ordered, my shipment arrived quickly and securely wrapped. I washed them up and decided to put them to the test. Infinity Jars shared a tomato experiment online that they conducted to prove how well the jars can preserve foods. I decided to replicate. At the beginning of April, I placed one small tomato in the Infinity Jar and one in my regular jar. For nearly 10 weeks, there was no notable change in either jar. Just last week, I began to notice that the tomato in the clear glass jar was starting to wrinkle and discolour. The tomato in the Infinity Jar looks as fresh as the day I put it in there. I have to admit it though, even though it still looks like a beauty, I can’t bring myself to eat the tomato from the Infinity Jar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next test I tried was the promised leak proof seal. We often use coconut around our house, not only in the kitchen but also in the bathroom as moisturizer, lip balm and even ointment on skin abrasions. When the kids were wee, I used it on their bottoms when they had a rash. When we travel, I like to bring a little jar along. As I quickly found out, my regular glass jar leaked during travel. I tried it a few times thinking that I must not have screwed the lid on tightly the first time. Each time, I was faced with a slippery mess in my travel case. I had nearly given up on ever travelling with coconut oil of again until I tried this tiny little jar. I filled the jar to the top with coconut oil. Screwed the lid on, turned it upside down and sat it in the sun while I left for the day. I thought for sure it would leak. It didn’t. Just to be sure, I tried it again for another whole day and the result was the same! No leaking, not even one little drop!

 

Overall, I am super pleased with these jars. They look very sleek, are easy to wash and have done performed as suggested. The drawback? The price. Some of the jars get up there in terms of cost. While I do believe that you get what you pay for, replacing all of my existing glass jars would be very expensive. The second one is that the order is shipped from California. While I love our Californian neighbours, it does increase the price as well at the border with duty to be paid. My take, definitely worth a try if you are in the market for glass jars. Just pick a few and see what you think.