Select from over 40 popular foods used in home canning—including vegetables, fruits, meats, and fish—to generate a checklist and timer for processing. This app lets set you set your jar size, pack type, canning method, and elevation. It also reminds you of the steps necessary to prepare jars and canning pots. The timer is based on the specific information you enter. Designed for people with previous canning experience.
Canning recipes and complete instructions for beginning canners are available in companion publications at http://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/search/content/food%20preservation
Much requested Jams, Jellies, and Pickled items have been added.
Changes to how the timer operates in the background have been redone and should provide a more consistent experience with alerts.
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Great resource for new and experienced canners
I can and I teach canning for Nebraska Extension and I LOVE this app. It is a great way for new canners to walk through each step as they learn about food preservation. It also works for experienced canners as it is easy to quickly get to the times for each produce they are working on.
I appreciate the developers made it applicable for a variety of elevations, since that changes how long you process or the pressure you can at.
I have added it to my canning resource page I hand out when I teach or when folks come and get their pressure canner gauges checked. Thanks Oregon State!
Wonderful app, except…
I LOVE this app, with one detrimental exception (see next paragraph for the exception). The app walks you through every step of the canning process, helping to ensure that you don’t forget anything. First, you choose what you’re canning, size of jars, hot/raw pack, even your elevation. Then once you’ve completed all the preparatory steps (fill jars, wipe rims, etc.), it moves on to the timed portions of the process. This is an invaluable tool.
HOWEVER. Whenever I switch to another app partway through the process, it jumps back to the very beginning, and I have to go through all the steps again. This wouldn’t be too bad either, but there is no way to skip the parts I’ve already done, like say, the 10 minute timer for venting steam. I simply have to restart the timer and wait for it to run through before I can go on to the next step(s). This seems to happen whether I switch out of the app for 5 minutes or 5 seconds, or even when I get a phone call. Again, this is a great app (which is why I gave it 3 stars despite this issue), but it’s only usable if you can dedicate your phone to the canning process and nothing else for the entire time. I’m going to keep it in the hopes that it can be fixed (in which case it will definitely earn 5 stars), but for now I’ll have to stick with my book and self-timing.
This is a wonderful resource, especially since I am new at canning. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because when I was canning peppers, it did not tell me how much headspace to leave. Other than that, perfect!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.