Janet Hackert, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, Harrison County, University of Missouri Extension
With each year’s growing season, there seems to be another round of “new and improved” kitchen gadgets to make preserving the harvest easier and better. Some can be a great help; others, like the electric multi-cooker appliances, may not result in the safe canned product one might be expecting.
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s National Center for Home Food Preservation (NCHFP) released comments this spring warning against the use of electric multi-cookers for canning. They warn, “We do not support the use of the USDA canning processes in the electric, multi-cooker appliances now containing ‘canning’ or ‘steam canning’ buttons on their front panels.”
The NCHFP, which has conducted testing and made the canning recommendations the USDA endorses, explains their cautious reception of these appliances…
For more information and resources, see the full version of this article at http://missourifamilies.org/