The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning Sweepstakes
Disclosure: I received a copy of The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning book so that I could write this review and offer a copy to one of my lucky readers.
As you probably know by now I do a lot of canning. I may have mentioned that canning fresh fruits and vegetables is another way I do meal planning.
Stocking your pantry full of home canned goods is a great way to save money on your grocery bill each month and enjoy some of your favorite foods all year long.
What is the difference between Hot Water Bath Canning and Pressure Canning?
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When making jams and jellies or salsa recipes you are canning high acid foods which are safe to eat when canned using the hot water bath method of canning.
Canning using the hot water bath method of canning doesn't require any special equipment.
You probably have a large pot at home you can use as a hot water bath canner.
To be able to process or can low acid foods like meats, seafood, and certain vegetables at home, you have to use the canning method that is known as pressure canning. To pressure can foods you will need a Pressure Canner.
I have never done pressure canning before.
Why have I never pressure canned before? Because I didn't have a clue how to pressure can until now.
As with all home food processing methods you have to follow some safety rules.
As long as you follow those rules everything will turn out alright and your home canned food will be safe to eat.
I've never dipped my toe into the pressure canning pot because even though I am very experienced in hot water bath canning high acid fruits and vegetables I was afraid to venture into pressure canning.
You may have felt the same way.
How To Start Pressure Canning
That is until now. Thanks to The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning I have seen how easy it is to pressure can.
Pressure canning is pretty much just like hot water bath canning except you have to use a pressure canner that can achieve the high heat that you need to safely can low acid foods.
A hot water bath canner cannot get your filled canning jars hot enough, therefore, you have to use a pressure canner that can reach the higher temperatures you need to safely can low acid foods.
The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning by Diane Devereaux The Canning Diva was just what I needed.
Diane's new Pressure Canning book is perfect for someone like me or you who has never pressure canned before and had no clue how to pressure can.
This pressure canning book takes you from start to finish teaching you everything you need to know about safely pressure canning low acid foods at home.
The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning book starts with chapter one teaching you the fundamentals of pressure canning explaining everything you would ever need to know about the ins and outs of pressure canning.
Chapter two is all about the equipment you will need to pressure can. Diane gives you descriptions and explanations on what supplies to use and why.
I especially appreciated the section explaining how pressure canners work and the difference between the different types of pressure canners available.
Chapter three teaches you in an easy to follow step by step process of pressure canning a very easy low acid canning recipe.
Chapter four, five, six, seven and eight is the good stuff. The pressure canning recipe chapters are broken down by food type.
Chapter nine is packed full of information on why it is a good idea to pack your pantry full of home canned goods. A must read!
Throughout the Complete Guide to Pressure Canning book Diane offers information, tips, processing charts, and answers any question you might ever have about pressure canning.
I highly recommend the Complete Guide to Pressure Canning by Diane Devereaux for anyone who wants to learn how to pressure can.
Even if you are experienced at pressure canning you will learn a thing or two from the book. Plus the recipes are awesome!
There is so much more pressure canning information in the book so grab your copy today.
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Not yet, but I would love to try!
I am just starting to can so I have yet to try either of those methods.
I have not tried canning at all but I think it would be beneficial to do it.
I haven't yet, but want to learn how to pressure can.
I have been wanting to can. Never tried.
I have pressure canned before.
I did some pressure canning years ago, but I do some instructions on what to do again.
I need a refresher course. This book sounds like just what I need.
I haven't tried on my own but I used to help my grandmother when I was younger...she always did the hot water canning.
I have not ever pressure canned, but hot bath, yes. I need to try pressure canning. Thank you!
I have hot water canned before and loved it.
My mom loves canning
I have not. Yet. It’s something I really want to learn since I did my own garden this year.
havne't tried it yet
I've done a ton of water-bath canning but pressure canning has always scared me a bit.
I'm just starting my pressure canning journey!
Paula Michele Hafner
I have done both, depending on what I am canning. I'm now teaching my daughter how to can now that she has her own place and her own garden.
Yes, tried it once but haven't done it again yet.
i haven't ever done either kind of canning but i am ready to get started.
I just hot water bath canned for the first time last month. I loved it!
Lisa Ann Painter
I have done both but it's been several years and I'd like to get started again.
I have hot water bath canned but never pressure. My mom who is retired has her whole life, I keep wanting to learn how.
WOW I never considered using my pressure cooker for canning!
You need a Canning Pressure Pot. It is not the same as a pressure cooker.
I have a pressure cooker that I have never used yet, but I have canned pickles and jams in a water bath.
No, I have not but next year I am staring my first garden and would like to learn.
I've only hot water bath canned.
I haven't done it before. I've been wanting to try it for years!
I've done lots of hot water bath canning and would love to learn more about pressure canning.
I've only made jams and jellies. I remember helping my grandma and my mom, though. We made pickles, canned tomatoes, and more. My grandma also had a huge freezer and we froze peas, corn,and carrots to use through the winter.
Yes I have, I prefer pressure canning.
I hot bath and pressure can every year.
I finally tried water bath canning last year and made peach habanero and strawberry habanero jelly and then tried my hand at spicy bread and butter pickles. I really enjoyed it and they came out really tasty too. I want to learn how to pressure can next. Good Luck everyone!
I have canned using both methods!
I used to all of the time but haven't so much lately. I love seeing the rows of jars on the shelf at the end of canning season.
I love canning, both water-bath and pressure. It is awesome!
I have water bath canned several times but never pressure canned.
I'm a canning newbie, but I'm learning everyday! I've pressure canned chicken, and I recently did a batch of jam in the boiling water canner.
Jolene K Osmun
I love to can, meat is always so tender, and Canning with hubby is always fun
Yes I can for food preservation and I've canned in smaller things for meals. Pressure canning is awesome, however, I'm self taught, so really don't know if I am doing it correctly at times.
In the past, I've done both.
I have hot water bathed but would love to pressure
I’ve done both butbpressure canning only with someone who regularly does it. I need to learn more!
I really want to learn how to use a pressure canner. I make plenty of jams and jelly with the hot water bath but pressure canning scares me. This book may help me get over the fear.
I do both types of canning. Green beans always go in the pressure cooker. I learned from my mom. There used to be marathon canning days! But there is always more to learn, so I'd love this book.
I have hot water canned. I make homemade sweet pickles every year
I think pressure canners today have to be much safer than a few decades ago! I remember my Mom swearing off pressure canning after it EXPLODED in the kitchen... leaving spaghetti sauce in every nook and cranny! I have several close friends who pressure can during the year with veggies, soups etc,,,
I have canned preserves, jams, pickles, and tomatoes with the hot water system for many years, ever since my grandmothers taught me when I was young. I've never done the pressure canning system and have been thinking I'm ready to try it. Thanks for the opportunity to try to win this book!
I have not yet tried either canning method, but am getting prepared to start water bath canning soon 🙂
I've always wanted to try canning, but have been intimidated by it.
Dr. Maureen Heck
I am 71 years old and have been pressure canning for over 50 years, but there is always something new to learn. This is the first pressure canning book thqt has looked interesting to me in a long time.
However, no matter what I try I cannot get myself entered in to this contest.
Any help would be appreciated
I see your entry. Good luck!
I used both methods of preserving. hoping to do a lot this fall. I put raised beds in the garden this year and I think it paid off. We are going to have a bounty of tomatoes to can!
I want to learn everything about pressure canning, especially meat! And loose my fear of a pressure cooker.
I really like to can. I need some tips, because I just made pomegranate jelly, but it is now pomegranate syrup! ( I suppose the recipe was incorrect!)
I made peach jam last year that was the best peach sauce / ice cream topping! Just label it syrup and you are a rockstar! Everyone makes jam, but you made syrup!