In the simplest terms, a sterilizing pot is a closed, pressurized heater used to heat food sealed in containers. For sealed packaging in the container domestic demand commercial aseptic sterilization of food, can use a variety of different sterilization pot system. The sterilization pot system has some of the same characteristics:
The system is pressurized and the transfer temperature is much higher than that of boiling water.
The system uses a medium (called a heating medium or sterilization medium) as a tool for delivering heat to the product. The medium used in the pot includes pure steam, hot water (all immersed in water, water spray or water spray) and vapor/air mixtures.