I have an old bread making bucket that I found at a yard sale. It’s has some rust but is in good shape. Can you share with me how to clean it so it would be safe to use?
Lebanon, New Hampshire
I’d just wash it out well with hot, soapy water and scrub the rust spots with a steel wool pad. Rinse well and you’re all set to go. You got quite a find! — Jackie
Transporting canned goods
I am moving from 2500 ft. in the Sierra Nevada mountains to Idaho via interstate 80 over a pass of 8000 feet. I have many canned jars of food to transport. Will the high elevation blow the lids? Many do not have the rings on them. Would the rings protect the seals more?
I’ve moved several times from low altitude to high and the other way around and have had no problems with my canning jars losing their seals. No, adding rings won’t do anything to prevent jars from coming unsealed but it would keep the mess contained if this would possibly happen. I would make sure to pack the jars well so they don’t jiggle or bounce around as this could cause seals to fail. — Jackie