Essential Canning Equipment First
Learn about the different styles and features of each pressure canner brand to make an informed choice on which is right for you!
All American pressure canners set the standard for being heavy duty and easy to use. Made in the U.S.A.! Pros and cons to help you make the right choice!
Presto pressure canners have been around for decades. Watch this video review of the canner, in use, and hear SimplyCanning.com’s list of pros and cons!
The Mirro pressure canner is another choice for those canning vegetables, meat, and other low-acid foods.
Pressure canning can be intimidating or downright scary for some! Lose the fear and educate yourself on the different brands available, safety features, and how they work with the help of SimplyCanning.com
Pressure canners can be intimidating for some or downright scary! Lose the fear and educate yourself on the different brands available, safety features, and how they work with the help of SimplyCanning.com
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.
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 water bath canner. Find out why.
Guide to Canning Jar Lids – How do they work?
Canning jar lids might seem a simple topic, but there are things to consider. What is suggested? What alternatives? How do you use canning lids? Where do you get them? Find out more in this canning jar lid guide.
Kerr, Mason or Ball canning jars are all suitable jars for canning.
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.
A canning funnel has a larger opening to fit your jars. This is really something that would be hard to do without.
These two are the essential hand tools to have.
By far my favorite. The Soup Saver Scoop. I review it here.
Your canner should come with one of these already, but occasionally, a rack will rust and eventually need to be replaced.
Optional Canning Equipment, Tools, & Supplies
Although I Call Them Optional…They Really Do Make Life Easier
Don’t confuse this with a steam pressure canner. They are two very different tools for the home canner.
This does not process your jars of food. It does, however, steam foods and produces a beautiful juice!
Home canning jars take up a lot of room. Whether filled with food or not, you’ll need a place to keep them clean and safe. SimplyCanning.com talks about getting creative and finding storage that isn’t in the way.
This 4th burner pot is excellent for canning, dehydrating, and making other recipes. Here’s everything I like about it! SimplyCanning.com
Another life simplifier. Use these when processing tomatoes or applesauce and more!
The Volcano stove or grill is perfect for outdoor canning, emergency cooking, or using as an easy portable camp stove.
Another option for outdoor canning is the Camp Chef Tahoe Stove. I ran both my pressure canner and water bath canner with no reservations about the stove holding both canners at the same time. Heavy and full of water, I was confident the Camp Chef was able to steadily hold each.
Canning jar storage boxes are a very handy thing to have. Read more about them and my review by clicking here.
These make life so much easier…worth their weight in gold if you are canning applesauce.
Video review. Click through and see how they work.
Believe me: Once you get to using it, you will never go back to regular cornstarch again!
I love antique canning jars. However, they have no place in canning processing foods. Here you’ll learn why.
Canning on a glass top stove: Is it safe? Will it damage your stove? What canner should you use? SimplyCanning.com shares facts you need to know to make an informed decision for yourself.
What about canning on an induction stove? Is it possible? Is it even safe?
The Simply Canning book is the ultimate guide to home canning without overwhelm or uncertainty! Have confidence with knowledge.
Canning jars are specialized jars made for the canning process. Find out when it is okay to recycle other jars for your canning projects.
The Pickle Pipe has the SimplyCanning.com’s stamp of approval! We tested this item against the traditional method and an airlock when making sauerkraut. How did it stack up? Read on and see!
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Page last updated: 10/8/2021