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Can I use mayonnaise jars for home canning?

Most commercial (one-trip) pint-and quart-size mayonnaise jars can be used to can acid foods in a boiling-water canner, however, you should expect more jar breakage and seal failures. Don't use commercial jars in pressure canners--excessive breakage is a problem. Commercial jars with mouths that cannot be sealed with two-piece canning lids are not recommended for use in canning any food at home.                 



Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia




Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009



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