What are the best sites for getting started with canning?

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    #1National Center for Home Food Preservation

    National Center for Home Food Preservation

    The National Center for Home Food Preservation is a website with current research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation including canning, freezing, curing, pickling, and more.

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    James Medina
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "Great resource if your someone just starting out or a seasoned pro. I love canning and preserving food items. i visit this site form time to time to gain new information and review my options and techniques. Definitely worth the time to review the information. "
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    #2Fresh Preserving

    Fresh Preserving

    Fresh Preserving is a website for Kerr and Ball canning brands. In it, you'll find products, tips and thorough information, guides, and tutorials about food preservation techniques to help you every step of the way with preserving, canning, and more. 

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    Julia Montgomery
    Written on September 27, 2017
    "When i started eating clean i started putting many different meals in my Kerr and Ball cans. My friend told me to check out Fresh Preserving for some tips. This website is great for canning. Gives you endless amount of tips and suggestions."
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    #3Canning Food Recipes

    Canning Food Recipes

    Canning Food Recipes is a website completely dedicated to canning, from the basics of what materials you need and how to do it, to different recipes you can make to then preserve with the canning technique.

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    Ivy Wang
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "My grandmother insisted that I learn to can while I was growing up and I never followed through to learn. When she died unexpectedly this past winter, I knew to keep her memory alive it was time I learned to can. The best resource that I've found for canning is a website called Canning Food Recipes. I've now prepared and canned several of Grandma's own recipes and a few of my own, I know she'd be proud."
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    #4Canning Basics

    Canning Basics

    Canning Basics is a page on the Better Homes & Gardens website that walks you through how to can foods safely with less mess, including a video tutorial, essential rules, step-by-step instructions, and more.

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    Sonia Yáñez
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "Canning Basics is an excellent page to visit if you want to get into canning. I have had an interest in it for a few years, and finally happened upon this page. I was able to get a real grasp on what cans to use and how to store it all. If you're leaping into canning, definitely visit this site. "
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    #5A Beginner's Guide to Canning

    A Beginner's Guide to Canning

    A Beginner's Guide to Canning is an article by Marisa McClellan on Serious Eats that talks about the history of canning, its resurgence, the materials you'll need, how to do it, and what are the most common problems you may encounter when applying this food preservation technique.

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    Christopher Meyer
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "Let me start off by saying that before I came across this site, I had zero experience in canning. I have always wanted to make my own pickles. There is a wealth of useful information in canning. From start to finish this has been an enjoyable adventure."
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    #6Common Canning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    Common Canning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    Did you know you must take the altitude of where you live into consideration when you are canning? Find out more canning tips in the article Common Canning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them by Leda Meredith on The Spruce website. You'll discover the most common mistakes you might be making when canning. 

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    Pablo Rodríguez
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "This page provides a quick rundown of things to keep in mind when canning. It wasn't the comprehensive beginners' guide I was looking for, so I had to look elsewhere."

Summary

Best What are the best sites for getting started with canning
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1National Center for Home Food PreservationWebsites 14 Free
2Fresh PreservingWebsites 10 Free
3Canning Food RecipesWebsites 8 Free
4Canning BasicsWebsites 5 Free
5A Beginner's Guide to CanningArticles 4 Free
6Common Canning Mistakes and How to Avoid ThemWebsites 1 Free
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