Pressure Canning

Pressure canning is an ideal way to preserve food, especially ‘sloppy’ food like soups, stews, curries and stewed fruits. It saves valuable freezer space.

  • Clean the jars and and ensure that the lids fit well.
  • Fill the jars with your left over food. A jam funnel is very useful here.
  • Ensure that the jars rim is clean and clear of food.
  • Put the lids on the jars.
  • Fill the pressure cooker with water to the minimum level.
  • Add the jars to the pressure cooker. Make sure they don’t touch each other.
  • Pressure cook the jars for 40 minutes.
  • Turn off the pressure cooker, and wait for it to cool before opening. Do not release the steam.
  • Allow the jars to cool, their safety buttons will invert.
  • Check the safety buttons, well sealed jars will store well. If they haven’t sealed put in the fridge and eat soon.






Pressure Cooker/Multicooker