Home canning is simple, healthy and enjoyable. Many different sizes for a jar with a vintage design – ideal for containing preserves and dry food, but also for decorating the house, for containing small objects and for making “hand made with love” gifts. A user-friendly, safe tight shape and closure, all strictly Made in Italy. Follow our easy instructions and rely on the advice and time shown in the preparation of your recipe: you will keep a wide range of foodstuffs in total safety and you can ensure the success of your recipes.
1) Before starting vacuum canning: discover the golden rules
Here are the golden rules to be followed before starting vacuum canning with Fido jars:
2) Ingredient choice
For the safe storage of vegetables, it is necessary to boil them in abundant salted water and vinegar. This will eliminate most of the bacteria naturally present on the vegetables.
3) Inspection and cleaning of jars and seals
Before using the jars make sure the edge is not chipped, otherwise do not use the jar. Wash jars with hot water and let them boil before using them in order to sanitize them from the presence of any bacteria:
NB: any oxidation of the metal wire – which could occur as a normal reaction of the wet metal ring in contact with the air – does not affect the functionality of the jar and of the pasteurization process.
4) How to fill Fido jars
NB: to avoid jar breaking, do not lean the jar on a cold surface such as marble or metal, put on a wooden surface. To avoid burns wear gloves.
5) How to pull a vacuum: pasteurization
Vacuum sealing and canning allow long life preservation of food thanks to the destruction of microorganisms growing in air.
6) Inspection and storage
To make sure that the vacuum has been correctly pulled, try to open the metal hook: if the lid remains “glued” to the jar, then the vacuum has been correctly pulled. In the event that the lid is not “clinging” firmly to the jar, repeat the pasteurization with a new seal. Make sure the vacuum has been correctly pulled and when the jars have cooled down, store them in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight (maximum temperature: 23°C). Do not handle jars and do not stack them: the seal may shift and let air inside therefore having adverse effects on the food preservation. Put a sticker on every Fido jar and write down the date and contents: before eating the product wait for 60 days to be sure it has been preserved correctly. Before opening the jar check that vacuum has been pulled correctly making sure the seal is still “glued” to the jar. To open pull the suitable seal tab in order to let the air inside the jar. After opening, store the jars closed in the refrigerator.
On the packaging, Bormioli Rocco communicates the correct use of the product through some symbols. Below you will find a thorough reading guide.
Wash product before use
Hand wash the cap without detergents
Jar is dishwasher safe
Seal and metal ring are not dishwasher safe
Jar is microwave safe with a maximum temperature of 70°C
Seal and metal ring are not microwave safe
Jars with a capacity exceeding 1.5 L (50 ¾ oz) are not suitable for pasteurization.
Jars with 125ml, 200ml and 350ml capacity are freezer safe with a maximum temperature of -20°C