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A Guide To Water Bath Canning

Updated September 15, 2020

Hope Kleine

SDSU Extension Health Education & Food Safety Field Specialist II

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!