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Insist on Genuine Kilner!


The trusted and much loved Kilner jar has been a kitchen favourite since the 1800s. The original Kilner jar, first invented by John Kilner and Co in the 1840’s, is as much loved and successful now as it was 170 years ago.

Why use the original Kilner jar?

Our slogan “Insist on genuine Kilner, other brands are substitutes” is a strong message reinforced by the quality of Kilner jars compared to other preserving and canning jars. Kilner prides itself on insisting on quality glassware over cheaply manufactured jars. This means that when you buy Kilner, you are not only buying a product but a genuine and researched piece of glassware which has stood the test of time.

Households all over the world trust it to successfully preserve and pickle their fruit and vegetables. Unlike other jars, Kilner jars are specifically designed to preserve and when used properly, will enable you to make delicious jams jellies or chutneys professionally. View our recipe pages here.


One Kilner jar is never enough. With a range of beautifully designed glass jars, bottles and preserving gift sets, Kilner has become a popular kitchen must have.

A Jar with a Difference

Thanks to our Kilner community, there are countless ways to use your Kilner jar in and around the home. From preserving fruit and vegetables, painting and decorating your jar or serving delicious smoothies or desserts, there are many creative and inspiring ways to use and re-use your favourite jar.

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If you are looking for beauty, quality and a history of success you’ll need Kilner.

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