Can I use a BWB that has rust spots?
My MIL gave me an old BWB. When I opened it, I found a lot of rust around the top (where the top of the water would be) as well as some rusty spots on the inside bottom where the enamel has chipped off. One spot looks thin, but does not appear to have sprung a leak. It is safe to use this pot? I have only canned a few times and I borrowed my grandmother's pot in the past. Also, the racks on both the pot my MIL got as well as my grandmother's pot are corroded, but still appear useful.
I can sterilize my jars in the dishwasher, correct? If that's the case, no water from the pot should enter the jars.