Canning funnels are funnels specially designed for use in filling jars for home canning. The purpose of a canning funnel is to keep jar rims cleaner and prevent waste, all the while letting you work just a little bit faster and more efficiently knowing that the funnel will help guide food properly into the jars.
Accordingly, do you need to sterilize jars before canning?
Jars do not need to be sterilized before canning if they will be filled with food and processed in a boiling water bath canner for 10 minutes or more or if they will be processed in a pressure canner. Filled jars that will be processed in a boiling water bath canner for less than 10 minutes need to be sterilized first.
One may also ask, how big is 16oz mason jar?
Ball 16 oz Wide Mouth Mason Jars
|Jar Volume||16 oz|
|Lid Size||Wide Mouth|
|Outside Diameter||3.25 inches|
How do you sterilize a plastic canning funnel?
Run them through a sterilizing cycle in the dishwasher, or place them on a canning rack and immerse them, right side up, in your canning kettle; boil them for 10 minutes. Remove the jars from the boiling water and place them upside down on a clean cloth.
|Jar Volume||16 oz|
|Outside Diameter||3.38 inches|
|Case Dimensions (Length x Width x Height)||13″ x 9.75″ x 5.25″|
Need a Funnel?
- Plastic Cup. Find a plastic cup, cut a slit down one side and then cut off the bottom. Roll it into a funnel shape and tape it up. …
- Milk Carton/Plastic Bottle. Take a milk carton or plastic bottle, then cut the bottom off. …
- Mustard Bottle.
Liquid leaks out of jar during processing, leaving food particles on the sealing edge. Insufficient heat during processing – air not removed from jar so a vacuum seal never forms. (Remove air by inserting a rubber spatula or plastic knife inside the jar gently lift food to remove any trapped air.)
Sterilizing is a crucial part of preserving to remove any bacteria, yeasts or fungi thus protecting the food you put into the jar. Dirty or jars not correctly cleaned will infect the food inside, and it will spoil very quickly. Sterilizing is a quick and easy process so therefore should never be omitted.
Most Mason jars with regular mouths have an outer diameter of 2.75 inches. That number increases to 3.38 inches for wide-mouth choices.
|Regular Mouth Mason Jar Size||Ounces||Height|
|Quart||32 oz||6 ¾”|
|Wide Mouth Mason Jar Size||Ounces||Height|
|Half Pint||8 oz||2 ½”|