Originally Posted by Biser
In the big warehouse stores (Sam's Club, Costco, BJ's etc.) they stock large restaurant sized cans of fruits and vegetables. Is it possible to "recan" stuff from these? Take one gallon sized can of fruit cocktail and turn it into human sized portions? Or beans or corn or ...
The price per can is much much better than the normal small household can price. I have a freezer and a real pressure canner.
In three words - NO, NO and NO.
Once a can has been opened, any unused contents should be placed in a clean receptacle, like a plastic box and used within 2-3 days. If you cannot do this, it is a false economy and not worth buying.
Warehouses sell large cans for restaurants because they can use them! Very rarely will they be suitable for an averaged sized domestic household. The only item which I can think of buying in a catering size would be tomatoes which I would use to make a tomato suace and cool and freeze in appropriately sized portions for use on another day!