One: Hey, anyone who's local have a food dehydrator I can borrow? A patient gave me a bunch of beautiful ripe plums from his tree, and they'll go bad before I can eat them all. I would like to dry them, but I'm not sure how without a dehydrator.
Two: Recall from previous
However.... I have a perfectly fine stockpot that boils water just fine. I can put a makeshift canning rack in it that covers the bottom of the stockpot (thus keeping the bottom of the glass canning jars away from direct heat). However, I notice that the official canning rack has handles so I can lift the rack in and out of the canner. Do I absolutely NEED a canning rack with handles, or can I just lift jars in and out of my stockpot with the canning-jar tongs I already have??