VR to Jack Regarding Oven Canning

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This is a video response to ewetubesuxass regarding oven canning. History of canning by the USDA: http://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/usda/review/content.htm A…

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25 Responses to VR to Jack Regarding Oven Canning

  1. Thank you so much for the valuable information! I have wanted to try
    canning but have been on the fence about it. Canning is a great way to go
    but I don’t trust myself to do it right. No one in my family has ever
    canned or dehydrated so I am a total newcomer to this. I love your videos
    and your explanations of why things are done a certain way. Thanks for
    addressing this question.

    Terri D
    February 5, 2014 at 10:29 am

  2. I am glad to see canning making a comeback.

    February 5, 2014 at 10:47 am

  3. I do love the research info you post. The giggle at the end of this vid is
    so fun…….shows your pleasure in the silly things people do and or try.
    My Grandmother was the worst cook..sort of on purpose. She took pleasure in
    pranks etc. Some of the things she fed us were worthy of a few books on how
    NOT to cook. haha. thanks for the vid

    February 5, 2014 at 11:42 am

  4. It was actually a very good question. After I made the video I read some
    newspaper articles from the 40’s that reported oven canning accidents. Some
    oven doors were blown off. I read in the very old cookbooks that they
    didn’t use many spices because they had no nutritional value. They saw it
    as a waste. They also prided themselves on taking the simplest ingredients
    and turning them into something wonderful.

    February 5, 2014 at 12:41 pm

  5. It’s not recommended to put your canning jars in the oven. According to
    Ball, who makes the jars, they are designed to work with wet heat not dry
    heat. There’s uneven heat in an oven which can result in hot spots and cold
    spots in the jars which will weaken the jars and eventually lead to
    breakage. Back when they were doing oven canning, jars would explode when
    the oven door was opened and cold air hit them. People were seriously
    injured. Some oven doors were even blown off.

    February 5, 2014 at 1:35 pm

  6. Linda, another thing you might talk about is this: folks using old
    mayonnaise and other non-canning glass containers. My mother used to do
    this and she always lost a lot of her canned goods either in the
    canner…(terrible sound…of glass jars exploding in the canner!!) or them
    breaking as they were taken out of the hot canner. What a loss.

    February 5, 2014 at 2:13 pm

  7. Great minds think alike, lol. I hope you mentioned that most of our
    Grandma’s learned how to can during that time period. They were most likely
    following the USDA’s recommendations but they changed and Grandma didn’t.
    This is a reason to remember Grandma with our hearts and not our canners.
    She would want it that way. Looking forward to the video!

    February 5, 2014 at 3:03 pm

  8. I’m glad it helps. I know that a lot of people don’t want to get bogged
    down with the details these days.

    February 5, 2014 at 3:40 pm

  9. I also read an interesting article about a survey they did years ago about
    home canning. It has a breakdown on cases of botulism, which were rare, but
    it’s interesting to note the foods that presented the most problems. I’ll
    add a link to that article in the description box too.

    February 5, 2014 at 4:25 pm

  10. canning in the compost LOL. Never even crossed my mind HA HA HA HA.

    Tina Madden
    February 5, 2014 at 5:10 pm

  11. Nice not ice> LOL!!

    February 5, 2014 at 5:14 pm

  12. I wish I was the type of person that could just focus on one thing and
    totally master it. I’m all over the board. I guess if push came to shove it
    would be better to know a little about a whole lot than a whole lot about
    very little. We’re on track for that, lol.

    February 5, 2014 at 6:05 pm

  13. I’m SO GLAD you mentioned the part about NOT HEATING THE JARS IN THE OVEN,
    I had read long ago, that the manufacturers said not to use that method
    too, and it seems that many are still using it. It IS dangerous. If the
    manufacturer says no, then it should be no!

    Sheila6325 .
    February 5, 2014 at 6:40 pm

  14. I going to start calling you our prepper/canning historian!!!

    February 5, 2014 at 6:43 pm

  15. Thanks for that I wasn’t going to try canning in the oven I just thought it
    was interesting that it was in this book, like I said I have tried some of
    the recipes in this cook book and none of them were favorable as they were
    but I know from what I have learned over the years that in the old days
    people tended to eat blander foods than what we are accustomed to these
    days so it’s just a matter of tweaking some of these recipes to bring them
    into the 21st century. Thanks for the link also.

    February 5, 2014 at 7:43 pm

  16. LOL, the thing is, I find almost EVERYTHING interesting and I know most
    people don’t. I drive my husband nuts because I’m fascinated with the
    tiniest details. I try not to do that to all of you. My grandma was the
    same way. Her cooking was so bad that my grandfather did the majority of
    the cooking. I can only think of 3 things she cooked well and I hope to
    share her apple dumplings with you some day.

    February 5, 2014 at 8:04 pm

  17. Hi there! I have a question. I have always used canner jars for most of my
    dry goods but found out some people are dry canning in the oven. Is this
    safe to do or by what you read is it dangerous even with dry goods not
    liquids. I have never had a problem with my dry goods going bad but if it
    increases storage life I might do it. Thanks:)

    Itsme me
    February 5, 2014 at 8:21 pm

  18. The vision of someone canning in a dishwasher cracked me up too. Then
    there’s the compost heap, LOL. I’m with you, I want to know the best way to
    do things, I can figure out how to crap it up all by myself, LOL.

    February 5, 2014 at 8:38 pm

  19. I think that in the UK they do some type of oven canning. It may be what
    you’re talking about. I wouldn’t do it. The jars aren’t designed to be used
    in dry heat, it weakens them. I don’t know if keeping the lid off makes a
    difference, but I’ve read news stories from back when they were oven
    canning & there were serious injuries. Jars exploded when they opened the
    oven door and the cool air hit them. Some oven doors were blown off the
    blast was so severe. Vacuum sealing is okay with me.

    February 5, 2014 at 8:48 pm

  20. The open kettle method was where they would just boil food and pour it into
    sterilized jars, put the lids on, and as the jars cooled a vacuum was
    hopefully formed. They didn’t process the jars at all. What you are doing
    is fine. You can use any big pot you want to process the jars. My grandma
    used the open kettle method. I loved her but her canning wasn’t safe. Very
    often her jars didn’t seal.

    February 5, 2014 at 9:27 pm

  21. Okay, so I always try to figure out what the heck someone was thinking just
    before doing something completely idiotic. My daughter and I have run
    through about 100 scenarios so far for the compost heap canner. The best
    one so far – “And this jar is for my mother in law, and this jar is for
    that hateful UPS man who threw my package over the fence, and this jar is
    for…” Hmmm…..and this jar is for my son in law, and this jar is
    for…um, ooops. Is this thing still on? *sheepish grin*

    February 5, 2014 at 9:36 pm

  22. imstillworkin, you always add a wealth of knowlege to our lives. Thank you
    and God Bless !

    February 5, 2014 at 10:25 pm

  23. I’m the same! I have so many really old books on cooking, canning, growing,
    and tons of other things, it almost scares me. I want to read about root
    cellars, Spring Houses, cows, chickens, how to make a rug, you name it. I
    make my husband crazy too! Look forward to your grandmothers apple
    dumplings! Sounds great.

    Sheila6325 .
    February 5, 2014 at 11:19 pm

  24. LOL, after they come out of the compost heap, you can run them through the
    dishwasher, LOL.

    February 6, 2014 at 12:04 am

  25. really good stuff to know… thank you…

    February 6, 2014 at 12:08 am

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