Basics of Steam Canning


May 10, 2018 - Author: Joyce McGarry

A steam canner is a shallow pan with a dome cover, large enough to fit over quart-sized canning jars. This method uses a small amount of water that produces steam within the canner and around the jars. Only use steam canning to preserve high-acid foods such as fruits, acidified tomatoes, pickled products, jams, jellies and preserves. Always use current research-based* water bath canning recipes when using a steam canner

Learn the basics of steam canning from this Michigan Fresh fact sheet.


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