This video will explain the differences between using a water bath canner and a steam canner and will show you how a steam canner can save 30 minutes or more per batch, weighs just a quarter of a full-size traditional canner, and are ideal for a beginner. Read on, Wildflowers!
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Steam canners have been around a while, but they haven’t been approved by the USDA or the National Center For Home Food Preservation for much longer than a year. This is what they look like:
They are a really awesome pot with several distinct and inarguable advantages that we can use to preserve high acid foods and this video will explain several of the key differences.
I have created a video workshop that teaches everything you’d need to know to preserve healthy produce with this amazing canner!
This is the fastest way to can. Period.
They are safe to use for beginners, and are a great addition to the skill set of an intermediate canner too.
In addition to learning you how to use this newly USDA approved steam canner, you will learn how to make and can a super special cranberry lemon jam that is gift-able, & perfect for beginners.
This lesson also demonstrates TWO different ways of processing for a super smooth jam.
Steam canners use just 2 1/2 quarts of water, as opposed to the 4+ quarts required for water bath canners.
This is a huge advantage for those canners who:
-Can in an RV
-Suffer from an illness or disability that makes it difficult to lift a heavy pot of water
-Those living on a sailboat
-Used to be able to can but cannot due to surgery, health, or living conditions
-Those conserving energy- solar or propane users especially!
-Those canning below 7000 feet elevation
In fact, the time savings are greatest for those canning shorter cook and shorter process time recipes, and those below 1000 feet elevation.
Strawberry jam or carrot pickles (which are just a few of MANY quick recipes) would be DONE in under 20 minutes!
Steam canners are an affordable alternative to a water bath canning set up.
Steam canners are about $40, but you don’t have to purchase a separate trivet or wire rack, or a jar lifter… but the greatest savings is TIME.
Steam canners come to a boil in 5 minutes (you’ll see exactly how fast in the video!) and a big enamel canning pot comes to a boil after 30 minutes at LEAST…if not longer!
If you want to learn how to can, but haven’t because you were worried that you wouldn’t have time, this is the workshop for you. I want you to enroll right here!
If you already know how to water bath can, you will find this is a wonderful, time saving technique to add to your repertoire.
If you have never canned, this is a great choice for you because it is completely beginner-friendly, safe, easy, and FAST.
I can’t wait to see you in the course!