Mason jar sizes

types of mason jars


Whether you call them “mason jars,” “canning jars,” or “Ball” jars, they come in many different sizes and shapes.  Before we can figure out which types of mason jars are right for our project, we need to learn how to speak “jar.”

Jars are categorized in 2 key ways:

  1. Capacity–measured in ounces
  2. Mouth diameter–regular or wide

Jars within each category also come in a variety of shapes and colors.  Some have brand names and images on them while others feature plain smooth sides.

Come meet a line-up of some of the most common jars, with photos by Fresh Preserving.

 


4 oz. / quarter-pint

     4 oz jelly jars
 Mini storage/spice jar              Jelly jar

 


8 oz. / half-pint

Wide mouth half-pint 8 oz. mason jar               

 Elite wide mouth jar                               Wide mouth jar

 

Ball® Collection Elite® Regular Mouth Half-Pint 8 oz. Blue Glass Mason Jars with lids and bands, 4 count            Ball® Quilted Crystal® Regular Mouth Half-Pint 8 oz. Glass Mason Jars with lids and bands, 12 count

 Quilted crystal regular mouth jar            Elite regular mouth jar

 

Ball® Collection Elite® Half-Pint 8 oz. Jam Jars, 4 count

 Elite jam jar

 

 


12 oz. / Three-quarters pint

          

Ball® Quilted Crystal® Regular Mouth 12 oz. Glass Mason Jars with lids and bands, 12 count

 Quilted crystal regular mouth jar

               


14 oz.

 Sure seal bail storage jar


16 oz. / pint

        

 Elite wide mouth jar                  Regular mouth jar

 

       Ball® Wide Mouth Pint 16 oz.

  Elite regular mouth sharing jar  Wide mouth jar

 

       

 Elite regular mouth spiral jar        Smooth sided regular mouth jar

 

 Elite wide mouth jar


24 oz. / pint-and-a-half

      

 Wide mouth jar                                    


28 oz. / pint-and-three-quarters

 Elite wide mouth spiral jar


32 oz. / quart

     Ball® Regular Mouth Quart 32 oz. Glass Mason Jars with lids and bands, 12 count

Wide mouth jar                          Regular mouth jar

 

Ball® Smooth-Sided Wide Mouth Quart 32 oz. Glass Mason Jars, 12 count       Ball® Smooth-Sided Regular Mouth Quart 32 oz. Glass Mason Jars, 12 count  

 Smooth sided wide mouth jar       Smooth sided regular mouth jar

 

Ball® Collection Elite® Wide Mouth Quart 32 oz. Blue Glass Mason Jars with lids and bands, 4 count

Elite wide mouth jar


38 oz.

 Sure seal bail storage jar


64 oz. / half-gallon

 Wide mouth jar                            Super wide mouth jar


128 oz. / gallon

Super wide mouth commemorative jar