A comment on the question about what to use for a rack on the bottom of a canner. Recently I needed another rack because I was stacking pints in my pressure canner. Couldn't locate the second rack - husband was enlisted for help. He came back with a very used table saw blade - 10 inches across.
It worked very satisfactorily. It is now stored in the canner - ready for next time. Thanks for a great site! ~ Susan
Now that is a mans idea! Sounds like something my husband would think of. I'll bet it worked great. You could even place a few screw bands under it to lift it off the bottom of your pot and use it as your bottom rack if needed. (she also reassured me that yes she cleaned it up first)And here is another from Cherie
I have a regular bath canner, a pressure canner and on the weekend purchased an very old and large enamel canner with no rack. I used the rack from my pressure canner in it but the rack is too small. My husband suggested the BBQ pizza pan that we do not use. It has holes in it. It fit perfectly in the regular size canner.
I went to our local Canadian Tire store and found a larger pizza pan with small holes. It fit in the large canner which is 15 1/4 inches across. I drilled some of the holes larger. I can not wait to try it out.
Seems like those husbands have some great ideas. Let me know if you come up with something creative. I'd love to share.
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