I have been canning for many years and this was my 1st order through Amazon for jars. I normally buy locally. Unfortunately of the two cases I purchases one case had five broken jars and one cracked jar. The 2nd case had one cracked jar only. For some reason whoever did the packaging only placed air packs on one side of the box. For glass jars that touch each other with no cardboard separators and since this was an order of two 12-packs of jars, I would have expected better care. I will be returning my full..
It was disappointing to learn that all Ball/Kerr metal canning jar lids are lined with the toxin BPA. I hope they're working on a lid that is 100% free of BPA, but in the mean time, if you're searching for lids without BPA, I suggest Tattler lids. They are reusable and guaranteed to last a lifetime. There are others on the market as well.