3 Screen Lid Set
Here we have our wonderful Stainless Steel Sprouting Screen Set. The set is comprised of 3 screens of different mesh sizes (Fine, Medium and Coarse), each nestled in a durable, bright white plastic ring. These are made for Wide-Mouth mason jars. Also included are printed instructions for Jar Sprouting. We have these screen lids made just for Sproutpeople. We're very proud of this set! Probably the best known method of sprouting is Jars with Screen Lids. Though Jar sprouting generally requires more attention to detail - it certainly can work! Jars are clear and very cleanable - because they are glass. If you want to sprout in Jars, this set is the perfect way to top your Jars. We also sell a Single Medium Mesh Screen Lid, for those who want just one.
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Good engineering is simple. Really good engineering leads people to say "I could have thought of that." The plastic rings avoid corrosion, as does the choice of stainless steel for the screens. The use standard wide-mouth canning jars. A really great solution. Fill quickly, drain quickly, and allow good ventilation. Highly recommended.
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These are the fastest draining and best air circulating jar lid lid strainers I have found. I purchased these in 2017 and have never had sprouts spoil from condensation in the jars even in hot, humid weather. I use the large size strainers on quart jars for 2/3 cup of hulled buckwheat groats, wheat, spelt, triticale, rye, kamut or barley. After rinsing, I prop the jars up at a steep angle in the dish strainer, leaving more than half the screen grain-free, rinsing and repeating every 12 hours until the grains have tails. When done, on goes a plastic screw-on lid (mine are Walmart Main-stays brand) and into the refrigerator.
The plastic screw threads eventually discolored, but not for lack of hot water and scrubbing (probably from my well-water). If this bothered me I would replace the ring by cutting out the center of a Walmart Main-stays plastic lid.
I was given this sprouting screens set as a birthday gift 6 years ago, and let me tell you, it was the best birthday gift I've received before and since. These screens are a super high quality, and with the plastic rings they don't bend or rust. I've been using mine for years and they are still in tip-top shape. Having the three different sizes makes it easy because I know I can buy any seed mix and I'll have the right size mesh for it. I've been making alfalfa sprouts, mung bean sprouts, and others pretty much constantly. Sprouts are an amazing way to add leafy greens to your diet with minimal effort, and they really bring so much flavor to so many dishes (especially to my breakfast bagels, yum!)
I would like to use metal lids, but there is no doubt they leave rust on the stainless steel screens. If you're fine with rust, no big deal; I prefer to go rust-free. The plastic lids that come with this set are a great alternative. They only make brief contact with COOL water as it drains out, and never touch the sprouting seeds or beans. Therefore, I am not concerned with chemical contamination and my screens don't rust.
After a trial order to check quality on screens I right away purchased more because are such a thick metal they keep flat shape - these are not cheap window screen metal. Discs are nicely finished along edges & are not pricking fingers with any stray wire strands. They fit easily into the lids and remove without twisting or digging out from there; easy to interchange. I dry them laying flat.
The fine size absolutely does make the early draining days step quick work, since really do hold back tiny seeds. I also especially like the large size for both maturer clover & alfalfa sprouts because the wider mesh lets in more air for these sprouts which tend to interweave tightly around themselves crowding the inverted jar mouth when positioned for draining.
One more things: when simply switching in the white plastic lids for my old metal canning jar rings on already growing sprouts some of my jars left a metal brown stain on the inside of the new white plastic lid. Had to scour those glass jar mouth threads and also found could remove the stain on new white lid interior threads. Managed to get new lids stain removed by holding them inside threads facing up under running faucet and cleaning all around with a double sided sponge’s scrubbing surface. Bottle and vegetable brushes somehow weren’t doing the trick & it also took some extra scrubber sponge attention to the fine groove innermost on the lid.
I make Indian tikkis and use these weekly to make 3 kinds of sprouts. They wash and rinse and get batted around in our kitchen and are very sturdy. Much appreciated!
The steel lids are so much better than the plastic. Certainly more durable. I dropped a glass jar and while the glass didn't break the brand new plastic lid did. I use this set now. Oh, if anybody has the discontinued sprouter called THE TUBE, the screens and screw bands fit perfectly!
I had tried to sprout in jars with cloth tops. These screens made it so much easier! They are the best! I will be sending some to my family as gifts!
These are the best lids I've found. I love the easy sprout, but use it mainly for refrigerator storage and prefer to sprout in 1/2 gallon jars. This lid set fills all my needs.
I've had every screen kind ever made and these blow them alll away. They are thinner than plastic ones so water drains way better. They are well worth the price and the instructions they send with them are useful and cool.