Pan for pickles and chutneys

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Chippychap

Pan for pickles and chutneys

Hi Guys, is an alluminium pan a definite no no when making pickles and chutneys?

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Chippychap

If it is

Sorry.
If it is a no no then what do I need?

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Gerry

Chutneys etc

Chippychap, mine's stainless steel, pretty heavy and never sticks.

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Elpe

Pan for pickles and chutneys

Quote from my book "Home Preservation of Fruit and Vegetables" on utensils for making chutney - - - "Avoid using brass, copper or iron pans; stainless steel, good enamel or aluminium pans should be used instead. Scour aluminium pans well before using them."
Personally I use two heavy gauge preserving pans and a stainless steel pressure cooker (not using the pressure bit!).

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Elpe

Edit

Should have said two heavy gauge aluminium preserving pans.

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Chippychap

Thank you both

Bless you for that.
I'm looking forward to having a go.

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Nausea Bagwash

Aluminium

There was a bit of a hoo-ha around 20 years ago about a possible link between aluminium pans and Alsheimer's disease because aluminium deposits had been found in the brains of deceased AD sufferers. This was subsequently knocked on the head but the connection still wanders around on the outskirts.

I've used an aluminium preserving pan for donkeys' years with no ill effects. I wouldn't leave acidic mixtures in the pan once cooked but if bottled as soon as it's ready it should be OK.

The thing to really avoid is that lovely brass preserving pan your grannie handed on to you. Same goes for un-tinned copper or copper where the tin lining is degraded. I use great grandma's brass jam pan as a plant pot holder!

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Chippychap

Thank you.

It was the worry that an alli pan would "taste" the pickle/chutney.
I'm doolally already so I am not worried that a pan will make me worse.
Bless you for taking the time to let me know

 
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