Alternate Canning Rack
Waterbath canning in a deep
I am going to try canning, and have a large pot to use, but I don't have a rack for the bottom. Is there anything else I
can use as a sub for that rack. I don't want to have to buy the pot if I don't continue to can. ~ Christina TN
Christina, Here are some options.
Any kind of rack will do. It just needs to keep the jars up off the
bottom of the pot. It is nice if it will separate the jars
but not essential.
Do you have another pot that has a
rack that will fit in the bottom of your deep pot? Do you
round roaster that has a rack that would fit?
a rack from a small pressure cooker that fits in the bottom of my
blancher. But that is only for small loads.
is kind of unusual but, I have
a neighbor who is from the Ukraine. She uses a thick piece of
her canner. I am not sure what kind of wood it is but that is
what she has.
Maybe these ideas will give you an idea of something you already have.
don't know if you like second hand shopping but check out your local
goodwill. They just might have something you can use for
nothing... OR better yet, they may even have a canner.
your pot and see if a regular rack will fit. You can
purchase just the rack
I have also seen mini canning racks that are smaller than standard.
Here is a link to my canning
page with another creative idea from one of my
Canning Books by Sharon
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