Stockpot as water bath canner

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Jenny
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Stockpot as water bath canner

Post by Jenny » Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:05 pm

I no longer have a water bath canner and am wondering if I can use a large stockpot instead? Any suggestions on getting the jars elevated off of the bottom of the pan or is this actually necessary?

Thank you!
Jenny

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Re: Stockpot as water bath canner

Post by suzin.e.h » Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:41 pm

I have used my stock pot....I laid a layer of table knives in the bottom of the pot...they were fairly close together and it kept the jars up off of the bottom....But all I canned was green tomato relish and some jelly and it was only for the 10 minute timing.... it worked for those things for me...I have no idea it it would be a good thing for other foods....

Jenny
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Re: Stockpot as water bath canner

Post by Jenny » Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:59 am

Thank you! I am making jelly so I think the knives on the bottom will work perfectly.
Jenny

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Re: Stockpot as water bath canner

Post by AuntBridget » Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:54 am

I am so glad you posted this......I have been trying to figure out what to do and now I know.

Thanks !!!!
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Re: Stockpot as water bath canner

Post by Vaeagen » Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:57 pm

I always use a very large stock pot as a water bath canner. No need to buy a special item, though I must confess I never use my big pot for anything else but it is really big!

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Re: Stockpot as water bath canner

Post by MackerelCat » Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:53 pm

Valerie, that's all I use the big stock pot for as well. That and about once every ten years,, I use it to dye a piece of clothing because it's so big almost anything will fit in there.
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