Traditionally, canning jars have been boiled and “sterilized” before filling and processing. Many ask if sterilizing jars is necessary, if they’re boiled anyway. SimplyCanning.com answers this question!
Home Canning Safety
I am not trying to cause home canning "fear".... I have been preserving at home with no problems for many yrs. I just want to emphasize safety procedures. Check out the articles below.
Canning safety is simply a matter of avoiding risks. Use safe canning methods. Be clean, use common sense. Did you know life is full of risk? Sure you did. We all take risks all the time. Simple everyday things are risky. What about driving to town? Crossing the street?
Safe Home Canning Articles
So many many questions about using an electric pressure canner. Is it safe? What about the one from Presto? First I’ll say I do not have personal experience using one of these canners. My comments here are only on the safety aspects and what I see coming from extension services and the NCFHFP. You might […]
Water bath canning, step by step beginner-friendly tutorial. Printable checklist to help you learn. It doesn’t have to be hard or confusing.
Weck jars are just soooo very pretty! I had to add them here. I don’t usually write about anything not tested and approved by the NCHFP and I believed that Weck jars had never been tested. I have new information. It was pointed out to me that Weck canning lids actually HAVE been tested. There […]
Can you recognize spoiled food? Sometimes it is obvious…sometimes not.
Re canning food is something many people ask SimplyCanning.com about. Maybe you find a deal on a #10 tin of corn but won’t eat it all. What to do with it? Get answers here, and info about re-canning.