I have never canned food before and I want to start doing it. I would like to do tomatoes and icicle pickles. I don't have a canner, but have read that the pressure canner is better than the water bath one. I just noticed the price of a pressure canner. Scary, I don't have $100 to buy a pressure canner. Since I'm not sure how I will do with it, would it be okay to just buy a cheap water bath canner? I need all advice. Websites that would help me out would be great. Recipes would also be great. Thanks!!!Answer Question
Answer by RugersMommy06 at 8:43 AM on Jun. 23, 2009
Answer by RugersMommy06 at 8:49 AM on Jun. 23, 2009
Answer by RugersMommy06 at 8:51 AM on Jun. 23, 2009
Plain tomatoes and pickles are fine for water bath canning but if you ever intend to branch out to things like spaghetti sauce, beans, carrots, meats, soups, etc you'll NEED a pressure canner. There's NOTHING to be afraid of if you follow the directions. I've canned for 30 years with a pressure canner and I've never had a canner explode, I've NEVER been injured. I found my latest canner on eBay for $85 but a good canner will last for YEARS. I can also use it as a water bath canner by not sealing the lid so I didn't have to buy both a pressure canner AND a water bath canner.
Answer by michiganmom116 at 8:57 AM on Jun. 23, 2009
Answer by jewjewbee at 9:31 AM on Jun. 23, 2009
Answer by RugersMommy06 at 12:25 PM on Jun. 23, 2009