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Ohh the best part was "I heard that you just add vinegar to make it safe for waterbath canning".

Oh she added vinegar alright. To the water in the canner.

I got the full story out of my brother last year finally.
Actually my wife taught me a splash of white vinegar in the pressure canner. Prevents white spots on the outside of the jars lids and rings. So that's what I do. Maybe 1 tablespoon is all I add and it works well.
 

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I simmer some vinegar water in the canners (and steam juicer bottom) before they are put up. It removes the scale that builds up. My little saucepan I use to boil eggs also gets that treatment regularly.

If you dont use Jet dry or anything in your dishwasher, use white vinegar in that dispenser. It removes extra soap and helps with the water spots as well.
 

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so a customer gave my coworker 2 quarts of canned figs in syrup.....dated 2009!

I warned him not to eat them but he did it anyway just to spite me. the dummy is still alive ( a week later) and he talked another guy at work into trying it.

2 years is absolute max for me
 

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so a customer gave my coworker 2 quarts of canned figs in syrup.....dated 2009!

I warned him not to eat them but he did it anyway just to spite me. the dummy is still alive ( a week later) and he talked another guy at work into trying it.

2 years is absolute max for me
I guess I am a big dummy!

Canned food will keep much longer than two years. I have meat, fruit, and vegetables that are just as good as they were when they came out of the canner. If it looks good, smells good then it usually is good. Fruit and pickles usually hold up the worst. But meat and vegetables hold up for a long time. I have a few jars of potatoes from 2009 in my pantry that still look good and taste good!

Of course, NEVER eat anything that has a seal that has been compromised.
 

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I guess I am a big dummy!

Canned food will keep much longer than two years. I have meat, fruit, and vegetables that are just as good as they were when they came out of the canner. If it looks good, smells good then it usually is good. Fruit and pickles usually hold up the worst. But meat and vegetables hold up for a long time. I have a few jars of potatoes from 2009 in my pantry that still look good and taste good!

Of course, NEVER eat anything that has a seal that has been compromised.

you seriously eat decade old canned goods?
 

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you seriously eat decade old canned goods?
Yes, and have for many years. If you have a good place to store it, then it will keep a long time. Vegetables, meals-in-a-jar and meats maintain color and appearance really well. Pickles, tomatoes, and fruit do not.

I have never had anything inedible as long as the seal was intact.
 

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so a customer gave my coworker 2 quarts of canned figs in syrup.....dated 2009!

I warned him not to eat them but he did it anyway just to spite me. the dummy is still alive ( a week later) and he talked another guy at work into trying it.

2 years is absolute max for me
Those guys take the Tide Pod challenge also?
 
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