Pickling Supplies, Equipment, Additives and Crocks

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If you plan on doing home pickling, especially fermented pickles, relishes, old-fashioned general store barrel dill pickles, sauerkraut, etc., then this page will provide both an overview to the specialized equipment and a pricing guide and good sources to obtain it.

There are also mixes and additives, like pickling lime, pickle crisp, etc. that can otherwise be hard to obtain.

Scroll down this page for photos, descriptions, prices and ordering information. For the canners themselves, see this page!

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

Note: In response to requests for canning products and books, I've added this page, and I've found reliable suppliers for the products here, and now at even lower prices - I'll bet you can't beat them anywhere!

And I appreciate your business- buying the products here helps support the website!

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!

Pickling Equipment, Mixes, Additives, Tools and Supplies

Fermenting Crocks and Equipment to make fermented foods, like sauerkraut and old-fashioned pickles

Click here to find out more about fermentation crocks. There is also a good book about making old-fashioned sauerkraut and the old fashioned fermented pickles (Note: for non-fermented pickles, which is most of them, you don't need a crock!)


Pickle Mixes

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 the ready mixes to make pickles easily here!

And for the refrigerator mixes (no canning required, but the pickles must be stored in the fridge), see this page!



Pickling additives

Pickling lime, pickling salt, pickling spice and pickle crisp: Get everything you need to make pickles here!





Books about making pickles and sauerkraut at home

padPickles and Relishes
padThe Joy of Pickling






Canning equipment - everything BUT the pot

(see this page for canners)

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 (but not the pot and rack) 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 Racks

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


  • 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...)


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


Canning books

Canning & Preserving for Dummies
by Karen Ward
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Usually ships in 24 hours

Price:   11.89
You Save:   5.10 (30%)

Click here for a larger photo, more information, pricing, ordering, etc.

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

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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!