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How does one prevent a pressure canner from exploding?

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Never open the canner lid even if it is only reading 1 PSI. It is still producing enough pressure to cause an explosion. After the canner is completely depressurized -- reading 0 PSI -- it can be opened.

PREPARED BY: Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, NC State University in July 2004

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