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Post  sanderson on 8/8/2014, 11:56 am

Does anyone use paraffin to seal jams and jellies? That was the way my Mother did it so I used to do it. I used any and all types of small glass jars for J/J as well as little Ball jars but re-using the lids!

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Post  camprn on 8/8/2014, 12:24 pm

@sanderson wrote:Does anyone use paraffin to seal jams and jellies?  That was the way my Mother did it so I used to do it.  I used any and all types of small glass jars for J/J as well as little Ball jars but re-using the lids!
paraffin is no longer recommended. I just can all my jellies and jams and know for sure the foods are sealed.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 8/8/2014, 1:00 pm

+1, Camp!  I do the same.  Just not worth the risk.

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Post  GloriaG on 8/8/2014, 1:05 pm

Yes - I don't use paraffin either.  And, I also don't use anything but regular canning jars.  I want to be as safe as possible.

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Post  sanderson on 8/8/2014, 1:06 pm

Thank you, all.

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Post  camprn on 8/8/2014, 4:12 pm

Make candles with the paraffin. Wink 

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Post  sanderson on 8/8/2014, 8:01 pm

I did a couple years ago!  The "prepper" version:  tuna cans, coils of corrugated cardboard and paraffin with a bit of lavender to mask the tuna smell.

I have some left over and just wondered if anyone used it for J/J any more.  Thinking more about it, why would I want to add a petroleum wax to my food??  I don't!

PS Sterno candles. That's the word I was looking for. For actual cooking without propane.


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Post  nycquilter on 8/10/2014, 5:53 pm

I have to get on my soapbox here. I don't like paraffin because it is a by-product of oil. Who wants to rub crude oil on their anything? I just double-checked myself to make certain I wasn't ranting accurately. A google search led to finding this:


  • par·af·fin
  • [ párrəfin ]





  1. fuel oil: a mixture of liquid hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum and used as a domestic heating fuel and as fuel for aircraft.
  2. treat with kerosene: to treat something by saturating, impregnating, or coating it with kerosene or paraffin wax



The way it sounds here is even worse than I thought. No paraffin here for anything that touches my body, inside or out.

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