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Do A Safety Check OnYour Canner
July 27, 2013
6:58 am
Big Chicken
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I was canning a turn of green beans the day before yesterday and had a seal failure on my old Mirro pressure canner.  It was my fault for not checking the rubber seal, which was cracked and promptly blew out while venting the canner.  A large cloud of steam erupted from the canner and nearly scared me to death.  I am glad I didn’t have the canner up to pressure yet and I was far enough away to avoid getting flashed by the steam.  For safety sake check the seal and pressure plug before you can.  I can on a propane burner outside in the yard so I didn’t have a huge mess.  I did have to scrap the lids on the beans which all sealed when the steam vented and sucked all of the water out of the jars.  I removed the lids and added more water and new lids. Then I started over by adding water and reprocessing the beans. This is just a reminder to be careful, steam and pressure are very dangerous.

July 27, 2013
8:44 am
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A very timely reminder!  Thanks for sharing your experience with us, mpoling.

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