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Aluminum steam canner with removable rack holds up to 7 quart-size jars
Cool-touch side handles promotes safe, secure handling and transport
Large dome lid with air holes for proper ventilation doubles as 15-quart kettle
Hand wash with hot, soapy water; not recommended for use on glass-top stove
Measures approximately 13 by 13-1/5 by 9-1/2 inches; 1-year limited warranty
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The Back to Basics Steam Canner helps save you time and energy during canning season. Uses less water than conventional water bath canners thus reducing preheating time significantly. Simple and easy to use for both the novice and seasoned canner.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Steam canning for high-acid foods works very well, Our tomatoes have lasted over 10 years on the shelf by using this product. This product is well designed and is very affordable. I have used this product for over 10 years. I had to buy a new one because I made the mistake of boiling all the water out and I damaged my old one by doing so. I am very happy this product is still available and I expect to get more than 10 years out of the one I just purchased.
The first reason concerns the safety hysteria. The second reason has to do with glass (ceramic) flat-top stoves (if you are interested.)
The first reason: certainly, there are valid home canning safety concerns for any type of canner - if you do not follow proper canning techniques, or use the proper canner for different types of foods, then you can run into a problem. This steam canner is perfectly safe for acid foods (like pickling, etc.) as long as you following the directions. Steam is a minimum of 212 degrees, and when you follow the directions by making sure you have a continuous 8" column of steam coming from the vent holes before you start your timing, there should be no concern about "cold spots." If you start timing before this, then just like a water bath canner, you may underprocess by mistake. So, follow the easy instructions. The USDA's position is that there is a LACK of evidence for them to say steam canners are safe - it just means no one (or not...
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