“ Brand: Ikea / Product Type: Jar „
I bought five of these jars from Ikea before Christmas, I had no idea what I intended doing with them at the time but felt they would be useful. The Slom Jar is a glass storage jar with a lid, my Nan would have called it a kilner jar. Ikea has them in several shapes but I particularly liked this little squat one I liked the shape.
As I mentioned when I bought these I just liked the look of them, the shape etc and really didn't have any idea what I would use them for. In the end I used 2 of them to store dry food in, pasta in one and rice in the other, the others were filled with different things and given as presents, they are so useful you could use them for anything.
The slom jar measures approximately 11cm's high and has a diameter of 10cm's, it is made of clear glass so if you are using them for storage its easy to see what's in them. They have a metal clasp made from stainless steel which wraps around the lid of the jar and clips the lid tightly down over a silicone rubber seal. The Slom jar is dishwasher safe should you be lucky enough to have one.
A I mentioned I used 2 of my jars for dried products but really you could use these for anything, the others I filled with different things for presents. In one I put some home made fudge, another one I filled with pretty soaps and the third one was used for cookies. Wrapped in cellophane with ribbon these made lovely gifts with a practical jar to use as well. The Slom jar would also look nice in a bathroom with cotton wool balls or bath bombs in too.
I would definitely recommend these jars, at round about £1.00 each they are a great price and they have a variety of uses. I plan on buying some more and trying my hand at liqueur making and bottled fruit. The jars are strong and definitely worth the small price tag. The clear glass means its easy to see what's in them but you could easily stick pretty labels on them too.
If you are looking for some nice storage jars or something cheap and cheerful to fill and give as a gift then these may well fit the bill.
I own several of the Ikea Slom jars in various different sizes.
The Slom range consists of a 0.5 litre jar at 90 pence, a 1 litre jar at 99 pence, a 1.8 litre jar at £1.89, a 2 litre jar at £2.69 and a 1 litre bottle at £1.99.
All of the jars and the bottle are dishwasher safe.
The jars and the bottle are transparent glass so that you can see the contents. The glass is really quite thick and substantial and so feels quite sturdy and decent quality. The slight downside to this, is that this then makes the jars quite heavy, especially depending on what you then choose to store in them. The jars have a hinged stainless steel opening and closing clasp mechanism, and a silicone rubber seal inside the lid to keep the jar airtight when closed. I do remove the silicone seal when I put my jars in the dishwasher.
I use my Slom jars all of the time, I store dried goods, flour, sugar, rice, pasta etc in them, I keep biscuits and sweets in them, I make my own jams and curds and store these in them, I make flavoured vodka in them and then transfer the finished flavoured vodka into the Slom bottle, I give them away as gifts at Christmas time with homemade goodies inside them. They have absolutely loads of uses.
The Slom range seems to be a staple product in Ikea, I've had some of my jars for years and years now. I've added to them over the years and the design has never changed so all of my jars match.
I think that for the price they are brilliant, the quality is excellant, much better than you would expect for such a low price. I will definately continue to buy these.
Several years ago, before we even had an Ikea in Northern Ireland, it used to be a real novelty if you knew someone who was going to the mainland and making a stop at Ikea, as you used to look online at their stock and ask the person visiting Ikea to pick you up some items. One item that caught my eye a few years ago when my parents were making a trip across to England and visiting Ikea whilst there were these Ikea Slom Jars, which cost various prices according to the various capacity each holds. I own two of the 0.5 litre jars which cost 90p each, but you can get anything up to a 2 litre jar costing £2.69.
The reason I requested my parents to pick up a couple of these jars, were firstly the price, and secondly I thought they would come in handy for any number of storage items within my kitchen - herbs, pasta, sweets, loose change etc etc.
The height of this 0.5 litre jar is 10.5 cm with a diameter of 11cm so it is big enough to fit snugly in a kitchen cupboard and house some items. This product is claimed by Ikea to be dishwasher safe, although I have never tried this. The big feature of this jar promoted by Ikea is the fact that it is transparent and therefore you can quickly see what is in it, and it makes storing items so much easier than putting them in a jar that isn't transparent and forgetting all about them.
When my parents brought my back my two jars from their travels, I was initially impressed by the quality of the product. The glass felt heavy and although it wouldn't last if I dropped it (I haven't tried by the way!) I thought the product looked good. That of course was until I tried to work the sealed lid clasp. The metal clasp is extremely hard to open, and although it provides a very noticeable and good seal for the jar, keeping food etc fresh, I have found it to be near impossible to open this jar without nipping my fingers or hurting myself in some way. It isn't so bad when closing the jar, however even after several years of owning this jar, I have not got anymore confident in working the clasp, and am always so timid when putting anything into it or taking it out as I am worried about getting nipped. We now use one of these jars to keep old stamps for charity and never shut the lid so I don't have to worry about getting hurt fingers. However, this is a bit pointless really - having a sealed jar and not wanting to seal it!
So all in all, these jars may look the part and cost very little, but in terms of safety, to may they are a hazard, and I just find the clasp really dangerous. It may keep things sealed fresh, but working with that clasp just isn't worth it in my opinion, so big design flaw!
The SLOM jar from Ikea is actually nothing like its strange name. I find it strange that all the products from Ikea have these weird names, but if it sells then why change it. I was given this glass jar as part of a birthday present as my sister had filled it full of sweets.
--- The Jar ---
The jar is made of glass which is about 4mm thick through-out. This makes the jar quite bulky but also gives it a strong and sturdy feel to it. The glass is colourless which is good if you wish to store different things in these jars as it allows you to clearly see what is in it. I have stored many different things in this jar, such as candles, nuts, raisins and sweets.
The jar has a volume of 0.5l, with dimensions of 10.5cm tall and 11cm in diameter. This gives the jar a nice round volume that makes all the contents easily visible and accessible. The lid is also made of glass, however it seems to be a bit thicker than the rest of the jar. The lid has a silicon rubber "washer" on it that helps to properly seal the jar once it is closed. This helps to keep the jar air tight to help keep the contents fresher for longer.
The lid is attached to the main body of the jar by a metal hinge and clip. When opened, the lid folds open to rest against the surface and when you close it, it easily fits back on the jar. The clasp on the jar is easy to operate and once it has been closed it holds the jar firmly shut until it is next opened. This is good as it means the contents won't spill, even if you have liquids in it. It also helps to keep the silicon rubber seal tight, which keeps the jar air tight.
--- Where To Buy ---
This specific jar can only be bought at Ikea for the low cost of 91p, however you can buy similar jars from other shops as it is a universal design.
You can also get this jar in 1l, 1.8l and 2l variants which give you a good range of sizes for many different uses.
--- The Verdict ---
I can't find any faults with this jar whatsoever as it is a really versatile jar that I have found many uses for. I really like the solid construction of it and how sturdy it is. The next time I am at Ikea I will probably buy one of the bigger ones as they would be good to store pasta/spaghetti in.
I am therefore going to give this jar 5/5 as it is a very good product and I would highly recommend it.
Thanks for reading.
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classic German Stein glass / 35oz / 1ltr (Case of 6).