I just purchased a steam canner. The instructions say it can be used to can acid foods like fruit and pickles. Is this safe?
The use of steam canners, not to be confused with steam pressure canners, is not recommended by University Extension because there is not enough information available about safe processing times. Their use with boiling-water processing times may result in spoilage.
Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009