A list of canning equipment you absolutely must have…and some that aren’t required but very very handy!
Essential Canning Equipment First
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!
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
Learn about the different styles and features of each pressure canner brand to make an informed choice on which is right for you!
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
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 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.
How do the Harvest Guard canning lids measure up, especially compared to traditional 2-piece canning lids? Find out here!
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.
Jar Lifter and Magnetic lid lifter These two are the essential hand tools to have.
The Perfect Canning Ladle
By far my favorite.. The Soup Saver Scoop. I review it here.
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.
Optional Canning Equipment, Tools and 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!
Your canner should come with one of these already but occasionally a rack will rust and eventually need to be replaced.
Food Strainer or Food Mill
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 an easy portable camp stove.
Another option for outdoor canning is the Camp Chef Tahoe Stove. I ran both my pressure canner and waterbath 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 reg. cornstarch again.
Antique Canning Jars
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.
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Page last updated: 9/21/2021