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Canning: the art of home preservation

2024. 07. 01.

Canning: the art of home preservation

Canning is a method used for centuries to preserve food, which is once again very popular these days. This technique allows us to preserve seasonal fruits and vegetables for a long time, so we can enjoy the flavors of summer even in the cold winter months. Now you can get to know the most popular methods and tricks!

Tips for successful canning

The most important thing is the choice of raw materials. Always choose the freshest, ripest fruits and vegetables. Ripe but not overripe ingredients ensure the best taste and texture. Sterilization of jars and lids is essential. This can be done in hot water or in an oven, ensuring that no harmful microorganisms remain in the jars. The recipes must be followed exactly, especially the amount of sugar, vinegar and salt. Preserves should be stored in a cool, dark place, and opened jars should be kept in the refrigerator and eaten as soon as possible.


Canning methods

There are many methods of canning, each of which offers different advantages in terms of the durability and taste of canned food. Below we present the most popular techniques so that everyone can find the one that works best for them.

Canning with heat treatment:

This is one of the most common methods, during which the prepared fruit or vegetable is filled into jar, and then the jars are heat-treated in water. During the heat treatment, the air is forced out of the jars, thus preventing the growth of bacteria and molds. This method is ideal for making jams, compotes and pickles.

Slow cooling:

This method is mostly used for jams. The hot jam is poured into sterilized jars, sealed, and then placed between blankets or towels to cool down slowly. This slow cooling helps create a vacuum that prevents the growth of microorganisms.


In this method, vinegar is used as a preservative. Vegetables and fruits placed in vinegar juice can be preserved in an acidic environment, which prevents the growth of bacteria and molds.


Freezing is also an effective way to preserve food. During freezing, fruits or vegetables are stored in a freezer after proper preparation, thus preserving their taste and nutritional content.


Necessary kitchen utensils

Certain special kitchen tools are essential for effective canning. These tools ensure that we can work properly every step of the way and produce delicious, long-lasting food.

Canning jars and lids:

Jars are available in different sizes and shapes. It is important that the jars and lids are clean and undamaged so that they close perfectly during the heat treatment.

Large pot:

To boil the raw materials together, you need a large pot, in which the raw materials or the glasses are heat treated.

Ladle and funnel:

Pouring the hot jam into jars requires a ladle and a funnel

Tongs and gloves:

You need tongs and heat-resistant gloves to put the bottles in and out of hot water. This ensures safe work.

Strainers or portable blenders:

Strainers and portable blenders play an important role during canning, especially when making jams or sauces, for example.


Canning also gives you the opportunity to enjoy delicious homemade products all year round.

If you want to purchase the necessary tools, visit our website, where you can find a wide selection of everything you need for canning!