canning Tomatoes

Asked September 16, 2019, 5:23 PM EDT

Hi there, I cooked a huge batch of tomatoes in my electric turkey roaster (plugged in on my back porch) making marinara. Sadly, the enamel coating chipped off my roaster (only a few years old) and ruined my tomatoes. Now I am concerned about HOW to cook down that big of a batch of tomatoes-What can I use besides a turkey roaster?

Clackamas County Oregon food safety home food preservation

1 Response

Thanks for contacting Ask the Expert. Sorry to hear about your tomatoes. When cooking tomatoes, it is best to use a non-reactive metal surface like stainless steel to prevent the acid in the tomatoes from eating through the surface.