May 5, 2006, Newsletter Issue #87: Canning Utensils

Tip of the Week

Helpful items for home canning and preserving:
Jar lifter: essential for easy removal of hot jars
Jar funnel: helps in pouring and packing of liquid and small food items into jars
Lid wand: magnetized wand for removing treated lids from hot water
Clean cloths: handy to have for wiping jar rims, spills and general cleanup
Knives: for preparing food
Narrow, flat rubber spatula: for removing trapped air bubbles before sealing jars
Timer or clock: for accurate food processing time
Hot pads
Cutting board

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