Whether you are canning for your first time or in your 50th
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Miscellaneous Parts and Supplies - jar lifters, funnels, jar
tongs, replacement parts for canners, canning racks, strawberry hullers,
cherry pitters and more? Great prices, wide selection, fast delivery,
1. The Complete Home Canning Kit - Around $65 This is the canner and complete kit - everything you need
in one package. It is also the same make and model that my
family has used for 3 generations - my grandmother made
everything from applesauce to jams and jellies to tomato and spaghetti
sauce with it!
Further description: Ball Home Canning Basics Kit - Let Ball® show you
how simple home canning can be. The Ball® Home Canning Basics
Kit will give you all the basic utensils you need to start
preserving the bounty of your garden or supermarket.
Ball Home Canning Basics Kit Includes:
Boiling-Water Canner (21-quart liquid capacity) with Canning Jar
6 Ball Pint Regular Mason Jars
6 Decorative Ball Collection Elite Dome Lids & Bands
Ball Blue Book of Preserving
Ball Lid Wand, Canning Funnel, Jar Lifter & Bubble FREER
Valuable Ball Home Canning Coupons
This Ball Home Canning Basics Kit makes canning so easy and is a
great gift for the beginning home canner.
Home Canning Kits #2
2. The same as the kit above, but without the jars, jar lids,
Ball Blue Book and coupons.
There is a separate kit of supplies further down the page.
7-jar porcelain-finished steel canning pot with removable
2 loop side handles for convenient transport
Handled lid for faster heat-up times and heat retention
Dishwasher-safe; Can be used on gas or electric stove tops.
Not recommended for glass stove tops
Measures approximately 10 by 14 by 16 inches
The manufacturer does not recommend this canner for glass or ceramic
top stoves as it does not have a flat bottom. However, our experience is
that these water-bath canners work fine on "most" flat top
Blake's rating: long lasting, well built. I have two of
Home Canning Kits #3 - Larger
3. This is the same as the one above, except larger - 33 quarts.
This means it holds 9 quart jars instead of 7.
Jumbo Water Bath Canning Package.
33-quart capacity stockpot-style canner, can hold up to 9
Black ceramic-on-steel with stain- and odor-resistant
High efficiency, quick boiling performance
Rust-proof aluminum rack included
The manufacturer does not recommend the Jumbo Water Bath Canner
Package for glass or ceramic top stoves as it does not have a flat
bottom. However, our experience is that these canners work fine on
"most" flat top stoves. A stove with a large burner size is recommended.
Blake's rating: Same
model as the #1, just wider to hold 2 more jars, long lasting, well built
Stainless steel water bath canner
Made of stainless steel, so it should last a lifetime - it
would also make a great pot to cook applesauce.
Heat resistant silicone handles protect your hands and ensure a secure
grip. Dual steam vents on the lid prevent fogging so you can see inside.
Corrosion resistant rack holds jars of various sizes. 21-quart size.
Stainless steel. Hand wash.
Canning Rack System
This multi-use canning rack system turns any very large pot into a canning pot and
facilitates many culinary tasks like blanching and sterilizing. Used with a
large saucepan or stock pot, the racks lift and hold mason jars for easy
insertion and removal of jars. The racks elevate the jars off the bottom of
pot to prevent glass breakage. These racks have multiple wires to hold all
jar sizes, including small jars which won't tip and fall through the rack
when lifted. Also great for blanching, steaming, or boiling corn or lobster.
Includes two stainless steel racks (a small one for 9-1/2 to 10-1/2" diameter pots
and a large one for 11 - 12" diameter pots), a set of adjustable stainless
steel lifters, instructions and tips.
Be sure to read the reviews (click the Amazon link at left)
Canning equipment - everything but the pot long lasting steel version,
including a rack
This seven-piece canning kit provides all the essential tools
needed for getting started.
Set includes 2 funnels, magnetic lid wand, jar
lifter, canning rack, sterilizing rack and 2 yards of
natural cheese cloth
Magnetic lid wand, canning rack, jar lifter and
sterilizing rack hand washing recommended. Do not put in
Magnetic lid wand has a magnetic tip at the end of a
shaft which easily picks up lids from countertops or hot
Jar lifter easily and safely lift hot jars from a
2 stainless funnels are dishwasher safe
Canning Accessories Kits
- everything BUT the pot, flat rack
If you already have a 10 qt or larger pot, and you only made a few jars
at a time, this may meet your needs:
Home Canning Kit contains all the essential canning
tools in one simple kit. The Home Canning Kit contains a convenient
Lid Lifter, Canning Funnel, Jar Lifter, Jar Wrench, and Kitchen Tongs, plus
a rack. These
items can also be purchased separately, but the kit's price is less than the
separate prices. These are great tools for water
bath, steam, or pressure canning.
Blake's rating: Great accessory kit!
More canning accessory kits - with Jar tongs, funnels, bubble freers
These kits have the jar tongs and everything
else you need, except for the canner and rack.
Canning Accessories by themselves
Jar tongs to lift the jars in and out of the canner (without burning your
Funnels to fill regular and wide mouth canning jars!
Lid lifter - to pull the lids out of the hot water, again, without burning your hands!
Stainless steel, this rack won't rust
Accommodates non-standard jar sizes, smaller jars can't fall through
Holds 14 jelly jars, 14 half-pint, 9 pint or 7 quart
jars at one time
Small jelly jars won't fall through
12-1/4 in diameter and 3-3/4 deep (not including
handles). Made in USA.
Manufacturer: Kitchen Krafts
This Water Bath Canner Rack fits most boiling waterbath
Blake's rating: Excellent replacement rack (sooner or later your
rack will fall apart from the boiling water (and no, this one is not made of
If you want to can low-acid foods such as red meats, sea food, poultry,
milk, and all fresh vegetables with the exception of most tomatoes,
you will need a pressure canner. These foods fit into the
low acid group since they have an acidity, or pH level, of 4.6 or
greater. The temperature which must be reached and maintained (for a
specified amount of time) to kill the bacteria is 240 F. Pressure canning is the only canning method recommended safe by
the U.S.D.A. for low-acid foods such as vegetables, meats, and fish. Ordinary water
bath canners can only reach 212 F and can not to kill the types of
bacteria that will grow in low acid foods. This temperature can be
reached only by creating steam under pressure as achieved in quality
There are several manufacturers of pressure canners. The two
leading ones are Presto and All American (Wisconsin Aluminum). They are more expensive
than water bath canners, but they are extremely well built - I bought
mine in 1988 and it still looks and works like new!
This is THE book on canning! My grandmother used this book when I
was a child. It tells you in simple instructions how to can almost
anything; complete with recipes for jam, jellies, pickles, sauces, canning
vegetables, meats, etc. If it can be canned, this book likely tells
you how! Click on the link below for more information and / or to buy (no
obligation to buy). (about $6.99)
Complete Guide to Home Canning and Preserving
by United States Dept. of Agriculture
Practical, easy-to-follow guide contains
virtually everything consumers need to know about home canning:
how to select, prepare, and can fruits, vegetables, poultry, red
meats and seafoods; how to preserve fruit spreads, fermented
foods and pickled vegetables; how to prepare foods for special
diets, and much more. Also includes scores of simply written
recipes that even beginners can handle (smoked fish, turkey-tamale pie, chicken croquettes, more. It's the second
book to get, after the Ball Guide.
Click on the link at left for more information and / or to
buy (no obligation to buy)
Food Preparation Equipment
Make the job faster and easier with these great tools!
It is tiring and laborious to prepare green beans for canning; there are
so many of them and you do them all by hand. But wait there's a new
device that makes it easy. Hmmm, actually, these devices have been around
since our great-grandfather's day! Here are several different types
and makes, some hand fed, some cranked: choose the one that meets your need
Need lids, rings and replacement jars? Or pectin to make jam,
spaghetti sauce or salsa mix or pickle mixes? Get them all here, and
usually at lower prices than your local store! Click on the images at left for current prices and/or ordering!
Get them all here at the best prices on the internet!
Cleaning supplies to remove rust from rings and jars
A visitor wrote in to tell how she uses Copper Glo (order at ledt) to
remove rust from rings and jars:
Comments from a visitor on September 15, 2010: "You mention not using
jars that have rust on them. One way to remove rust from jars is with Copper
Glo. I get Copper Glo at our local Giant Eagle. I had a jar with rust on it
and was getting ready to pitch it when my mom told me about Copper Glo. I
was afraid to use it at first because I was afraid it would scratch the jar,
but decided it was worth a try. Amazingly, the rust came off and the jar
Pectin, Pickle Mixes
and Sauce/Salsa Mixes
Making Jam? Need Pectin, but the local store is
Is your jam too runny? Pectin enables you to turn out
perfectly set jam every time. Made from natural apples, there are also
low-sugar pectins that allow you to reduce the sugar you add by almost
Get them all here at the best prices on the internet!