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A Guide To Water Bath Canning

Updated September 15, 2020
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Hope Kleine

Former SDSU Extension Health Education Field Specialist

Water bath canners have fitted lids and removable wire racks. While they come in many sizes, the canner must be deep enough to allow a minimum of 1-2 inches of briskly boiling water that covers the top of jars during processing.

To learn more about safe water bath canning practices, watch our How to Use a Water Bath Canner video!