I have been canning applesauce for years. Growing up we always used a Victorio Strainer, so I thought that was the only way to make applesauce! (check out my tutorial on making applesauce here!) Well, I finally bought my own strainer this year and found when I opened it that the rubber ring didn’t fit quite right. I figured it would be fine and carried on with my applesauce making. After awhile, that rubber ring came loose and went right through the strainer all stretched out and completely unusable.
I called the Victorio strainer company and they were super nice and put a new rubber ring in the mail for me free of charge! Talk about great customer service!
At this point, I had already made the kitchen a mess and we were in the applesauce making mode. However, having hot applesauce squirt out of the strainer and all over the floors and walls was not an option. I did a little research and decided to try making applesauce in my blender. And you know what? I actually enjoyed it! [Read more…]