Reusing and re-canning

Discussion in 'General Food and Foraging Discussion' started by HotelCalifornia, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. HotelCalifornia

    HotelCalifornia Guest

    How good of an idea is it to reuse old cans and jars for re-canning? What process do you need to take in order to fully clean them before reusing? No telling how long some of my fruits and veggies have been canned for! lol
  2. TechAdmin

    TechAdmin Administrator Staff Member

    You can get some great non-toxic cleaning agents at your local home brew store if you have one.

  3. westbrook

    westbrook Well-Known Member

    Ball, Kerr, Mason or any combination of names on canning jars are made to be frozen or boiled!

    I wash then with soap and water, then sterilize then in boiling water before refilling to be pressure canned or waterbath canned.

    I do NOT use cans or any glass jar for canning. I only use those vessels made for this process.