Originally Posted by suziquzie
What on earth would make you assume that a first timer would take a short cut, when they dont even know what they are short-cutting?
If I were making them for the first time you could be darn sure all directions were followed to a t, so that I know what I am SUPPOSED to be doing.
I think the assumption is that first timers might not realize the importance of following each step exactly. They might ready that the jars need to be boiled for 15 minutes and decide that 10 is good enough because they do not understand why each step in needed.