Canning Mishap


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I am canning tomato sauce this afternoon and just had my first mishap. I loaded the last jar (a short pint jar) in and lowered the basket into the almost boiling water. Then “plumpf.” Said jar then did a backflip, losing it’s bottom and much of the contents in the process.


So now what do I do? I removed the offending jar and it’s better (worse?) half and lowered the basket back in. I figure that the other jars are ok, all the glass is out, and the water is boiling so it should be ok even though it is a bit saucy. I hope I am right. Does anyone know?

Has this ever happened to you?

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