Hello Sarah/Frankie14, I have used jars with plastic lids, mostly for jams - Nutella jars, for example - but I can't really advise you because we end up using the contents fairly quickly, or they are given to friends (none of them have complained!!).
As chutney contains vinegar, it sounds an excellent idea actually !!
Although it's worth a try on a couple of jars, perhaps. Chutney is often better after keeping a while, a bit different from jams which can be eaten sooner, so the 'seal' part is important.
I'm sure someone else will come along and advise you.
I have used all sorts of jars with both metal and plastic lids, for jams and chutneys. However, I noticed a couple of weeks ago that one of my few remaining courgette chutney jars from last autumn had a layer of mould, and that was in a peanut butter jar. It's the only one that seems to have gone that way, though and, when tested, the lid didn't seem to be a very tight fit...when I thought it was screwed up to its limit, it kind of carried on past there, if you see what I mean. So that's probably why it happened.
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I always use the cello lids and wax disks and have rarely had problems. I know they look flimsy, but they work ( and are mega cheap...)
I have used jars with plastic lids for chutney, and at other times cellophane, and had the chutney dry out eventually. So I am with Janet and now use the cello disks and then a plastic or metal lid.
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