CANNING JAR SIZES
1. Half Pint - 1 cup capacity. Mostly used for jams and jellies.
2. Pint - 2 cup capacity. Can be used for larger quantity jams and jellies but also used for salsas and relishes.
3. Quart - 4 cup capacity. Used for tomatoes, peaches, sauces, soups, juices.
Rings - I reuse canning rings year after year - they end up lasting 5 - 10 years. Throw away when you notice the inside of the ring getting rusty.
Lids - You MUST use a new lid everytime you are canning to ensure food safety.
Mason, Ball and Kerr are all good canning brand names.
CANNING IDEAS ON THIS BLOG:
Jams & Jellies
Strawberry Mango Jam