Bean Frenchers, Green Bean Slicers - Photos, Features and Prices for Home Canning Supplies -

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Bean Frenchers and Green Bean Slicers 

These devices have been around for decades; your great grandmother may have used one very similar to this to speed preparation of green and yellow beans for canning.

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  • Cut down on tedious preparation time.
  • Easily slice fresh green beans in elegantly slender French-cut slices.
  • Simply feed beans into hopper while turning hand crank.
  • Clamp mounts onto edge of table (up to 1-1/4" thick).
  • Heavy-duty construction with stainless steel blades.





Here's an inexpensive design from Golda's Kitchen. It is the Norpro French bean slicer. This one is ok for making enough sliced beans for a meal, but would be pretty tedious if you were canning or freezing and substantial quantities .


  • Simultaneously slices and removes strings from string beans
  • Cross blade first tops and tails the beans
  • Spring-loaded funnel grasps bean firmly
  • Made of hard plastic, with stainless-steel blades
  • Hand wash in soapy water

This one comes from Gurney's Seed, and is very similar; but in a white finish.


And here is one more, that is very similar to the first, just through a digfferent vendor!



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Ball Enamel Waterbath Canner, Including Chrome-Plated Rack and 4-Piece Utensil Set

* All the tools you need for hot waterbath canning - in one comprehensive set!
* Complete with 21 1/2 qt. enameled waterbath canner
* Also includes canning rack, funnel, jar lifter, jar wrencher, bubble freer, tongs and lid lifter.
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This is the same type of standard canner that my grandmother used to make everything from applesauce to jams and jellies to tomato and spaghetti sauce. This complete kit includes everything you need and lasts for years: the canner, jar rack, jar grabber tongs, lid lifting wand, a plastic funnel, labels, bubble freer. It's much cheaper than buying the items separately. You'll never need anything else except jars & lids (and the jars are reusable)! There is also a simple kit with just the canner and rack, and a pressure canner, if you want to do vegetables (other than tomatoes). To see more canners, of different styles, makes and prices, click here!
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