Questions about aluminum strainer & boiling canned goods.
I know cooking your tomatoes in an aluminum pot is not a good idea, but what about using an aluminum strainer with the tomatoes? I have an old, large one (just like the one in farmerboybill's auction pic). I like to cut up the tomatoes & drain the juice off first. My plan for next year was to cut them up, leave in strainer overnight in fridge, then can them next day. Since this is an aluminum strainer is that a bad idea?
Also, everyone says that boiling home-canned goods for 10 min. will kill the toxins. Is that 10 min. before adding anything else or just 10 min. total? I am thinking in terms of making chili, spaghetti sauce, etc.