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Home Canning: Post World War II to Present

Resurgence in Home Canning

That We May Eat

(That We May Eat, 1975)

In the early 1970’s, home canning began to make a comeback as the back-to-nature and do-it-yourself movements gained popularity. During this same period, pressure canners were redesigned in terms of safety features.

Community Canning Centers

(Community Canning Centers, 1935)

Models made before the 1970's were heavy-walled kettles with clamp-on or turn-on lids….Most modern pressure canners are lightweight, thin-walled kettles; most have turn-on lids fitted with gasket.



--National Center for Home Food Preservation. (n.d). Preserving foods: using pressure canners. Retrieved from  http://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/uga/using_press_canners.html

That We May Eat

(That We May Eat, 1975)

Modern models, however

have removable racks, an automatic vent/cover lock, a vent pipe (steam vent), and a safety fuse. Use only canners that have the Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL) approval to ensure their safety.



--National Center for Home Food Preservation. (n.d). preserving foods: using pressure canners. Retrieved from  http://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/uga/using_press_canners.html