6 Most Outdated Canning Techniques



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Learn what methods are out of step in the modern kitchen and replace them with safe, time-saving techniques so you can learn to can the fast, modern way!

1. Jenny GomesUsing a giant black speckled pot. Those pots work just fine, and are what your grandma may have used, but you don’t have to! The giant black and white speckled pot with the wire rack takes about 35 minutes to come to a boil. That’s a lot of time, energy, and even more so when you want to preserve a second batch. They simply are a time suck that’s really heavy; lugging that huge pot around full of hot water isn’t all that safe. Also, they aren’t useful for anything other than canning. I don’t have room in my kitchen to store something that’s slow, cumbersome, AND really big.

INSTEAD: I have two great solutions to the huge canning pot.

A. Use a pot you already have with a silicone trivet on the bottom. The smaller pot will come to a boil faster, and the silicone trivet will keep the jars from rattling around on the bottom and breaking.

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Nearly every state has county extension offices. If you have any questions about the process or the safety of your grandma's recipes the home economist at your local extension office can help. Be sure to use recipes from reliable sources such as uga.edu, Ball or Bernardin. Canning is a nearly lost art but it is most definitely a science. Follow reliable recipes and your food will be both delicious and safe.

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