The most important step in safe home canning is to follow an up-to-date research tested recipe, including using a standard glass jar. Jars for home canning come in a wide variety of sizes, ½ pint, pint, 1½ pint, quart, and ½ gallon sizes. Not all sizes can be safely used in a recipe, so check prior to canning. Regular and wide-mouth, threaded Mason-type jars are the best choice. With careful use and handling, jar seals and vacuum are excellent and jar breakage is rare.
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