Hi. I wanted to post this to show you how much fun we had doing applesauce, recently. I don't think I touched the "turner" on the strainer. My kids had so much fun doing it, I could just focus on other parts of the process. We had good success and did only 5 batches of sauce!
So, make canning a fun family activity - as much as you can. My kids look forward to making applesauce because there are so many things they can help with!