As canning season swings into full gear, I’m taking inventory of my canning equipment and supplies, and figuring out what I may need to purchase. The pan I use when making jams and jellies doesn’t have a very thick bottom, and I’ve occasionally scorched jams and jellies – especially when making old recipes that don’t call for pectin and require a lot of boiling to thicken the mixture. So I found this hundred-year-old advertisement for a Wagner Cast Aluminum Preserving Kettle intriguing. I think that I need a modern version of this kettle with it’s thick bottom and sides.
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I have one of these, although it doesn’t have the pouring spout. It belonged to my mother, as did the high-sided aluminum pan we used for making candy. They’re quite wonderful. I use mine all the time.
Maybe you’ll get lucky at a flea market? Often the old pans are quite reasonable.
Oh my! So familiar. I’m sorry I don’t still have it. Here’s the story. I inherited my mother-in -laws kettle. It was in our log home in Vermont when thieves broke in and stole everything, including furniture, kitchen equipment, and beer. They left two things of note — the wine, and my mother-in-laws kettle. The latter stayed with me until I drastically downsized for my move in 2018. I would have loved to send it to you.
I have my great grandmother’s – passed down from mother to daughter! I haven’t made jam for awhile but it was so very good and the pouring spout was so handy! I’ve used it for a Halloween candy holder and for boiling corn for a family reunion. It has lots of memories attached!
I agree that a good heavy pan is nice when cooking with something that sticks quickly. I use stainless steel pans ,paid a little more than I wanted to when we were newlyweds but they were worth every penny,for they are still going strong.