Ordering Canning Supplies and Related Items 

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Whether you are canning for your first time or in your 50th year of canning; all the supplies you need are here, and at the best prices you'll find anywhere!  Scroll down this page for photos, descriptions, prices and ordering information.

Everything can be shipped by a variety of methods, including overnight, if you have a canning emergency!

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Below on this page are water bath canners. See this page for pressure canners. Also see Canners for glass top stoves, if you have a glass or ceramic stove

 For other supplies:

You can read a discussion about why foods should be processed in a canner on this page" "Why do I need a canner?"

For more information, and NO obligation to buy, just click on the links in the Amazon boxes on the left!

Canners and Other Equipment


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Home Canning Kits #1

1. The Complete Home Canning Kit - Around £49 to £59. 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! Click here for a larger photo, more information, pricing, ordering, etc from Canning Pantry.  or click at left for Amazon.com

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 Rack
  • 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.

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    Click here for a larger photo, more information, pricing, ordering, etc. on Canning Pantry.com

    Comes with lid lifter, canning funnel, jar lifter, jar wrench, and kitchen tongs; all included,

    Home Canning Kits #2

    2. The same as the kit above, but without the jars, jar lids, Ball Blue Book and coupons. Around £49. Click here for a larger photo, more information, pricing, ordering, etc. on Canning Pantry.com

    Complete Water Bath Canning Package. Includes:

    • Our enameled steel, 21.5-quart liquid capacity water bath canner.
    • The canner rack that holds seven (7) quart jars.
    • Our Home Canning Kit with lid lifter, canning funnel, jar lifter, jar wrench, and kitchen tongs.
    • Canning Lid Sterilizer - an essential canning tool that provides a quick and easy way to sterilize your canning lids.

    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 stoves.

     

    Blake's rating: long lasting, well built.  I have two of these!

    Click here for more information, pricing, ordering, etc. on Canning Pantry.com

    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. Click here for more information, pricing, ordering, etc. on Canning Pantry.com

    Jumbo Water Bath Canning Package. Includes:

    • Our jumbo enameled steel, 33-quart liquid capacity water bath canner.
    • The canner rack that holds nine (9) quart jars.
    • Our Home Canning Kit with lid lifter, canning funnel, jar lifter, jar wrench, and kitchen tongs.
    • Canning Lid Sterilizer - an essential canning tool that provides a quick and easy way to sterilize your canning lids.
    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
     

    Click here for more information, pricing, ordering, etc. on Canning Pantry.com

    Home Canning Kits #4

    Complete Deluxe Water Bath Canning Package. Click here for more information, pricing, ordering, etc. on Canning Pantry.com

     Includes:

    • Our large enameled steel, 22-quart liquid capacity water bath canner. Dimensions: 12.5" bottom diameter, 9.75" tall (without lid).
    • The canner rack that holds seven (7) quart jars.
    • Our Home Canning Kit with lid lifter, canning funnel, jar lifter, jar wrench, and kitchen tongs.
    • Canning Lid Sterilizer - an essential canning tool that provides a quick and easy way to sterilize your canning lids.
    • Canner includes lid and rack
    Water bath canners are great for processing jellies, fruits and other high acid foods.

    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 canners work fine on "most" flat top stoves.

    Blake's rating: I notice that this one has handles that are  screwed on rather than spot welded. #1 would probably last longer.

     

     

    Canning equipment - everything BUT the pot

    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. These items can also be purchased separately. These are great tools for water bath, steam, or pressure canning.

    Our Home Canning Kit is also a great compliment to our Water Bath Canner our Steam Canner and our various Pressure Canners.

    Blake's rating: Great accessory kit!

     

     

     

    Click here for more information, pricing, ordering, etc. on Canning Pantry.com

    Canning Rack

    Click here for more information, pricing, ordering, etc. on Canning Pantry.com

    Features:

    • Stainless steel, this rack wont rust
    • Accommodates non-standard jar sizes
    • 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: Columbian Home Products
      Model number: 0715
      UPC Code: 072495007154

      This Water Bath Canner Rack fits most boiling waterbath canners.

    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 silicone...)

     

    Miscellaneous Canning Supplies

    Looking for funnels, jar tongs, lid lifters and more?  See this page for a variety of canning items

     

     

    Canner for Glass and Ceramic Stoves

    If you have a glass or ceramic stovetop, you may have found that it is impossible to find a canner for you stove!  Look on this page!

    Pressure canners!

    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 pressure canners.

    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!

    If you're new to pressure canning, see this page for a complete description of how pressure canners work, why they're better, and step-by-step directions on how to use one!

    And if you lost the instruction manual  for your canner, click here for free downloads of many canner's instruction manuals!

    Presto 01781 23-Quart Pressure Cooker/Canner

    This (through this link) is usually about £79.  (which is a GREAT price for a pressure canner). There is also a 16 quart version for about £69. Click on the links at left or above for more info and current pricing.

    Features:

    • 17 by 15-1/2 inches; 12-year warranty
    • Heavy-duty 23-quart aluminum pressure canner and cooker
    • Comfortably ergonomic, stay-cool black plastic handles
    • Strong-lock lid with pressure regulator, dial gauge, and overpressure plug
    • Comes with canning rack to protect jars during canning

    Click here for more information about this pressure canner!

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    Shown at left is the Presto 23 quart pressure canner. Features below and click here for more information or to purchase from Target.
    Features:

    • The easy-to-read dial gauge automatically registers a complete range of processing pressures
    • Includes cooking/canning rack and complete instruction/recipe book and has a 22-quart liquid capacity
    • Aluminum construction
    • Holds seven 1-quart Mason jars

    All American Pressure Canner and Cooker #921

    Click here for more information or to order.

    Features:

    • Exclusive "metal-to-metal" sealing system
    • Automatic overpressure release and easy-to-read geared steam guage
    • Professional quality, extra heavy duty cast aluminum
    • Holds 19 pint jars and 7 quart jars
    • One-year warranty
    • Available in many sizes, from 10.5 quarts, 15.5, 21.5, 25, 30 and 41 quarts; which hold up to an unbelievable 32 pint jars!

    Prices range from about £189 to £399; but these are the Rolls Royce's of the home canning world, last a lifetime and can crank out serious volumes!

    Progressive 5-Piece Canning Kit

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    • Five-piece set: funnel, jar lifter, lid lifter, jar wrench, and tongs
    • Vinyl coating improves grip and prevents heat transfer
    • Extra-wide funnel mouth
    • Ideal for home canning
    • Hand washable only

    Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours   

    Price:   £9.99

    Canning Jars

    Canning jars delivered to your doorstep and guaranteed! Any size you need.  Click on the links below

    Canning jars: quart (32 oz) jars

    Canning jars: pint (16 oz) jars

    Canning jars: 8 oz jars

    Quilted Canning jars: 4 oz glass jars

     

     

     

     

     

    8 oz canning jars shown below:

    Quilted 4 oz jars below:

         

     

     

    Canning Hand Tools

    Buy quality canning helpers. These provide the home canner with the essential tools needed for safe and efficient home canning.

    Anything you could need is here, at discount prices

    Some examples:

    • Home Canning Kits
    • Canning Jar Lifters
    • Canning Lid Lifters
    • Canning Jar Wrenches
    • Kitchen Tongs
    • Crinkle Cutters
    • Canning Lid Sterilizers
    • Canning Funnels
    • Stainless Steel Wide Mouth Funnels
    • Big Mouth Canning Funnel w/ Sieves
    • Deluxe Stainless Steel Funnel w/ Strainers
    • Ball Bubble FREER Spatulas
    • Korona Stainless Steel, 6 Qt. Deep Colanders
    • Stainless Steel Colanders
    • 9 inch Granite Wear Colander
    • Vegetable Brushes
    • Cook's Tools
    • Jelly Strainer Stand with Jelly Bag
    • Jelly Strainer Bags
    • Grip EZ Chopper/Scrapers
    • Racsk for Water Bath Canners
    • Strawberry Hullers
    • Tomato Slicers

    Books

    Canning books

    Canning & Preserving for Dummies
    by Karen Ward
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Price:   £11.89
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    The Ball Blue Book of Preserving

    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)

    More information or to buy, click here

     

    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 below for more information and / or to buy (no obligation to buy)
    List Price:   £8.95
    Price:   £8.95 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over £25. 
    Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours

    Food Preparation Equipment

    Make the job faster and easier with these great tools!

    Bean "frenchers"

    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 and budget!

    For photos and features of the bean frenchers, click here!

     

     

    More Canning Supplies

           

    Lids, Rings and Jars

     

     

     

    Need lids, rings and replacement jars? 

    Get them all here, delivered direct to your home,  at the best prices on the internet!

     

    Pectin, Pickle Mixes and Sauce/Salsa Mixes

    Making Jam?  Need Pectin, but the local store is out?

    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 half!

    Get it here at BETTER prices!

     

    Pickling Mixes and Pickling Supplies

    Pickles

    Whether you want dills or sweet pickles; canning them or straight into the refrigerator; there is a mix for every taste and need here! Get everything you need to make pickles: mixes, salt, brine, etc. here!

     
     
     

         

    Sauce and Salsa Mixes

    Get ready season mixes for tomato sauces and salsas here.  They make it simple to get it right every time!

    (Shown is Ball brand - actual is Mrs. Wages brand)