Canning Equipment

A list of canning equipment you absolutely must have.... and some that aren't required but very very handy! 




canning equipment pressure canners

A pressure canner can be intimidating but it truly is safe and simple. If you want to get serious with canning your own products to feed your family, a good pressure canner is a true necessity.

Pressure Canners How they work. 

All American Canner Reviews 

Presto Pressure Canner Reviews


canning equipment waterbath canner

Water Bath Canner 
If you will be mainly focusing on fruits, jams, jellies, pickles and salsa. A Water Bath Canner may be the way to go. The best way to learn how to can before you jump in a buy a pressure canner.


stainless steel waterbath canner

Stainless Steel Waterbath Canners 
If you are going to be doing a lot of canning... you might just as well get the good stuff to get started. I highly recommend a stainless steel waterbath canner. Find out why.


canning equipment canning jar lids

Canning Jar Lids How do they work? 

Reusable Canning Jar Lids Tattler lid review



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Canning Jars 
Kerr, Mason or Ball canning jars are all suitable jars for canning.


Canning Kits 
A canning kit may just be the best route to go if you are needing to purchase most of your equipment. Everything you need in one package. 


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Canning Funnel 
A canning funnel has a larger opening to fit your jars. This is really something that would be hard to do without.


soup saver scoop review

The Perfect Canning Ladle 
By far my favorite.. The Soup Saver Scoop. I review it here.


canning equipment jar lifter magnetic wand

Jar Lifter and Magnetic lid lifter These two are the essential hand tools to have.


Optional Canning Equipment, Tools and Supplies - although I call them optional... they really do make life easier.

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Canning Rack 
Your canner should come with one of these already but occasionally a rack will rust and eventually need to be replaced.


canning equipment blancher

Blancher 
Use a blancher to steam vegetables or to boil tomatoes or peaches and remove the skins.


canning equipment food mill

Food Strainer or Food Mill 
Another life simplifier. Use these when processing tomatoes or applesauce and more.


canning equipment measuring bowl

Clear Measuring Bowl or Batter Bowl 
The features you should look for in a measuring bowl or batter bowl.


canning equipment apple peeler

Apple Peeler Corer Slicer 
These make life so much easier.... worth their weight in gold if you are canning applesauce.


Clear Jel 
"Believe me once you get to using it, you will never go back to reg. cornstarch again.


canning equipment antique jars

Antique Canning Jars 
I love Antique Canning Jars, however they have no place in canning processing foods. Here you'll learn why.


Have a question regarding canning equipment?

Scroll down to find links to pages where I have answered various questions regarding canning equipment.

I also have a general Canning Questions page where I have answered questions regarding other canning topics. Please check both of these if you have questions or are unsure of something.

If you can't find your answer in either place please ask below.

If you see a question that you feel you can answer or add information... feel free to do so! I'd love to see others contribute. Occasionally I don't even have an answer!

I feel the need to add this disclaimer. I have made my best effort to share up-to-date and safe techniques. However, I make no promises. You alone are responsible for the results of your efforts. I urge you if there is any doubt to the safety of your food, simply throw it away.

What Other Visitors Have Asked and Said

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Keeping Jars Hot 
Sharon, I don't usually can only one batch at a time so I have time between the processing of one batch and the next. In that time, my jars get too cool. …

Canning lids and/or rings... does it matter? 
My mother-in-law recently gave me preserves she canned with the ring tops removed. I always leave them on. Which way is best? I've seen them stored both …

Canning with Lug Lids 
How do you can with lug tops? Do you loosen top place in a boilng water canner and then tighten right away or just tighten and not tough it after? …

Electric Pressure Canner? 
My pressure cooker/canner is not working well. So I need to get a new one before our garden starts producing this year. When researching different …

All American Canner what size should I get?  
I am new to pressure canning and before I invest in a canner I am trying to decide on the right size. I am pretty sure I would like to purchase an All …

Can I use a pressure canner as a waterbath canner. 
I would like to do both pressure canning and waterbath canning. Do I need to buy both or can I just not "pressurize" the Pressure canner and use it like …

Canning Salt and Processing Time 
1. Is there a difference between table salt and canning salt? Answer: Yes table salt has fillers in it that will affect your food. Use canning salt …

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