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Strainers for Fruit and Vegetables and Related Canning Supplies

If you want to make applesauce, apple butter, pumpkin pie, seedless jam or jelly, tomato sauce, salsa or spaghetti sauce, then you need a strainer - and we have all makes, model s and prices here. 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. See this page for Canners (all types). You can find steam juicers on this page and mechanical juicers here! You'll find cherry pitters on this page.

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If you lost the manual for your food strainer or need replacement parts, see this page.

Food Strainers for Canning and Cooking

       

Victorio V250 Food Strainer

 (the same as the comparable Villaware and Roma models, except with a clamp for counters and tables, instead of a suction cup base)

With this Food and Vegetable Strainer, you'll be able to prepare more healthy foods, make natural sauces, soups and jams - even your own baby food! The tedious job of peeling and coring is eliminated as the strainer continuously separates the seeds and skins from the juices and pulp with just a turn of the handle. The highly polished body contains no paint or coatings that can chip or peel off, is easy to cleVictorio Food Strainer & Sauce Makeran, and stands 19-in. high with the attached hopper. Click at left for more information, images accessories or to order.

Features:

  • Replaces peeling and coring
  • It features: Stainless Steel Screens and a One Piece Hopper and Extended Waste Funnel
  • Improved Handle Design For Easy Cranking
  • Clamp On Base For Secure Mounting to Table or Counter
  • Includes: Stainless Steel Apple / Tomato Screen and Instruction / Recipe Booklet
  • Wash all parts in hot, soapy water
  • Can use Roma / Villaware screens
  • Optional additional screens for berries, pumpkin, salsa, tomato/applesauce (see below)

Roma / Weston Food Strainer (has a suction cup base)

Roma / Weston Food Strainer 
  • Roma Food Strainer and Sauce Maker for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables by Weston
  • Simply Turn the Handle...and the Seeds & Skins Separate from the Puree
  • Extra-Large Capacity Hopper
  • Easy Turn Handle
  • Includes One Multi-Purpose Stainless Steel screen
  • Dual Mounting System; Suction Cup Base and includes a C-Clamp Base

 

Deluxe Food Strainer & Sauce Maker

Brand names: VillaWare / Roma / Back to Basics

D220-DLX

Availability: Usually ships the next business day via Amazon.

With the Deluxe Food Strainer/Sauce Maker, you can make creamy apple sauce and smooth tomato sauce without having to peel and core! This multi-use strainer forces food through a stainless steel screen, automatically separating the juice and pulp from the seeds, shins, and stems. Perfect for purees, creamed soups, baby foods, pie filling, juices, jams, and more. Save time, effort, and money by preparing your own tasty sauces to be used immediately or boiled for future use. Do bushels with ease and in a fraction of the time. Includes the tomato/apple screen with easy twist on design and instruction/recipe booklet.

The Deluxe model comes with the standard Tomato/Apple Screen; as well as the Berry Screen, Pumpkin Screen, and Grape Spiral. Note: this one includes the screens, which are sold separately with the Villaware model (but the Villaware model and the accessory pack of screens together is still less expensive)

Squeezo All Metal Strainer -Designed for Tomatoes, but works for berry and fruit, like those above

Squuezo food strainer

The Squuezo strainer is very similar to the Roma / Villaware and Back to Basics. One big difference: it is all metal. It's also more expensive, but looks like it would last several generations.  I believe the screens are interchangeable with the Roma, etc. but I have not been able to test that. 

 

A visitor writes on August 25, 2014: "Greetings, FYI, the Squeezo Strainer, from serial manufacturers, is the original "tomato" strainer. Italian to USA, to Garden Way, to whoever now. IMHO, the Squeezo is superior because the auger is supported by a bushing at the discharge end of the screen rather than the screen itself supporting the auger. Regards, Tom

 

Squeezo parts are available on the manufacturers website.

 

 

Foley Food Mill (strainer)

Foley Food mills have been around for generations.  My grandmother had one.  It is a hand cranked strainer that looks like a sauce pan with a screened bottom.  It is excellent for applesauce and to remove seeds from blackberries. Almost anywhere you would use a colander or sieve, this will work better.
Features:
  • Heavy tin-plated steel
  • Rice potatoes
  • Has supports for resting on top of bowl or pot
  • About $20 - click on the links at left for current pricing


Old-Fashioned Food Colander / Strainer


This is just like the colander that my grandmother (and probably yours) used.  So many people have asked me where to get one of these, that I finally found one.  It looks very well made. On the other hand, I usually prefer the hand-crank or motorized strainers for anything but a small batch.

Product Description
Chinois Food Mill is made of stainless steel fine mesh and includes wood pestle for easy grinding. This tool is great for sauces, soups, vegetables and fruits.

Product Description
The convenience of a stand allows you to walk away and let gravity and the chinois do the work of straining. Use it for straining stock or in conjunction with the tapered wooden pestle as a food press to squeeze juice from raspberries or pulp from pumpkin while leaving undesirable fibers seeds and particles behind. The funnel shape traps the food so you can have at it with a pestle and it also directs the flow to bowl or pot. Note: Also called a a strainer or misspelled as "collander"

 

Jelly Strainer

 

Features:

  • Stainless steel
  • 7" Diameter x 9" Deep
  • Includes one filter bag
  • Legs bend to fit pot






And for accessories (other screens for the Victorio, Roma, Villa, etc.)):

 

Victorio V250 -29 4-Piece Attachment Set for Fruit and Vegetable Strainer #200

 

Additional screens pack:

Features:

  • Strain berries, pumpkins, and grapes--or make fresh salsa with ease
  • Pack of four screens; screens are companion parts to Villaware's strainer
  • Stainless-steel construction won't peel or rust
  • Attach screens to strainer with one simple twist
  • Made in Italy

Additional and Different Screens for Strainers above

Roma Tomato Strainer Accessories
Accessory Kit
  • 1 Berry Screen (3/64 inch holes) great for blackberries and raspberries
  • 1 Grape Spiral (5-1/2 inch length)
  • 1 Pumpkin/Squash Screen (1/8 inch holes)
  • 1 Salsa Making Screen (1/4 inch holes)
  • Instructions for changing screens included

 

Other strainers, ones I haven't tested

 

Pragotrade #07-0801 Roma Food/Veg Strainer 

This looks very similar to the Victorio V250.

Product Description
"Roma" Food and Vegetable Strainer from Pragotrade.
If you enjoy making your own tomato sauces or other delicious recipes this is the gadget that will save you time and much frustration.
  • Continuously separates seeds and skins from the juices and pulp with easily with the turn of the handle
  • Purees tomatoes and apples
  • 19" high with hopper attached
  • Screen is 5 1/2" x 3 1/4" diameter
  • Stainless steel
  • Twist-on screen
  • Improved, new design, longer waste funnel
  • Simple to assemble
  • Attaches to a table or counter
  • Includes plunger

    Note: Board not included, for illustration only
     

  • Pragotrade 67-0101-W Roma Le Petit Food Strainer

     

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

    There are some nice stainless steel hand cranked models, too.  Click on the link at left for more information.

     

     

     

    GOOD: KitchenAid K45WSSWH Classic Series 4-1/2-Quart Stand Mixer with Spatula, White

    Features:

    • Measures 13-8/9 by 8-2/3 by 14 inches; 1-year warranty
    • 250-watt, 10-speed mixer with tilt-up head
    • 4-1/2-quart bowl holds dough for 2 loaves of bread
    • 3 handy accessories: flat beater, wire whip, and dough hook
    • Includes bonus spatula and guide with instructions, mixing tips, and 67 recipes

     

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    Features:

    • Measures 16-2/5 by 10-2/5 by 13-2/7 inches; 1-year warranty
    • 325-watt, heavy-duty motor with the capacity for kneading 3 loaves of bread
    • 10-speed, solid-state control for various mixing needs
    • 5-quart, stainless steel bowl with convenient, easy-to-use, bowl-lift handle
    • Includes flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip; power hub for additional attachments

    BEST VALUE: Factory-Reconditioned KitchenAid RRK150ER Artisan Series 5-Quart Mixer, Empire Red (or other colors)

    Features:

    • Reconditioned by the manufacturer to "like new" condition; includes 1-year warranty
    • 325-watt mixer with 10 speeds; 5-quart stainless steel bowl
    • Tilt-back head for easy access to mixture
    • Includes flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip; pouring shield not included
    • Measures 14 by 8-2/3 inches by 14 inches

     

    BEST: KitchenAid KP2671XWH Professional 6-Quart Stand Mixer, White

    Features:

    • Measures 16-1/2 by 11-2/7 by 14-3/5 inches; 1-year warranty
    • Professional-grade stand mixer, with 525-watt motor and 10 speeds
    • 6-quart, polished stainless-steel bowl with ergonomic handle
    • 2-piece pouring shield with large chute for adding ingredients
    • Includes burnished flat beater, burnished dough hook, and wire whip
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    KitchenAid Attachments: Food Strainer

    Add these to any of the KitchenAid's above, and in addition to the mixer dough maker and other attachments included you can make applesauce with ease, strain seeds from blackberries, make seedless/skinless tomato sauce and ketchup, make sausage grind and strain all kinds of fruits, vegetables and meats.

    If you make more than a dozen jars of applesauce per year, it's worth it for that alone!

    I've had mine for 20 years and make about 120 quarts of applesauce every year with it, so I know it works and holds up!

    To use the strainer you will ALSO need the grinder, to which the strainer attaches. See the next item below:

     

    The food grinder alone

      The food grinder plus the sieve

     

    Kitchen Aid Attachments: Food Grinder

    You can buy the food grinder by itself, or bundled with the food strainer / sieve.  If you have neither, obviously, the bundled package is the best value!

    I've had mine for 20 years and make about 120 quarts of applesauce every year with it, so I know it works and holds up!

     

    kitchenaid food grinder sieve and more

    Kitchen Aid Attachments: Mixer Attachment Pack for Stand Mixers

    Features

    • Includes food grinder, slicer and shredder, and fruit and vegetable strainer
    • Grinder has fine and coarse grinding blades
    • Two slicing and two shredding cones included
    • Can be used with any KitchenAid stand mixer
    • Most parts are dishwasher-safe

     

    kitchenAid ice cream maker attachment

    Kitchen Aid Attachments: Ice Cream Maker Attachment

    No need to buy a separate ice cream maker when you can just get this attachment for your KitchenAid.

     kitchenaid pasta rollers

    Kitchen Aid Attachments: Pasta Roller

    And with this attachment, you can make your own fresh pasta.

    Features

    • Stainless-steel set includes pasta roller, fettuccine cutter, and linguine fine cutter
    • Fit all KitchenAid stand mixers
    • Clean with included wooden cleaning brush and toothpicks
    • Attachments measure approximately 9 by 3 inches
    • 1-year warranty; made in Italy

     

     

    kitchenaid pasta maker attachment

    Kitchen Aid Attachments: SNFGA Pasta Maker

    Features

    • Makes five different kinds of pasta
    • Use with any KitchenAid household stand mixer
    • Includes storage case, cleaning tool, and food grinder attachment
    • Dishwasher-safe
    • One-year full warranty

     

    Fagor home canning accessories kit

    5-Piece Canning Accessories Kit

    • Comes with canning rack, jar wrench, jar lifter, lid lifter, funnel, ladle, bubble freer, and cookbook
    • Designed for use with 10-quart Fagor pressure cookers
    • Stainless-steel funnel and ladle are durable and attractive
    • Bilingual cookbook (English and Spanish) includes more than 100 pages

    Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours 

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    Books

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    Canning & Preserving for Dummies
    by Karen Ward
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Click here for more information, reviews, prices on Amazon.com for Canning and Preserving For Dummies




    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)

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    Ball Blue Book of Preserving

     


     

    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)
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    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!

     

     

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    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 them all here at the best prices on the internet!

     

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

     

     

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    Home Canning Kits

    Features:

    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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    Lids, Rings, Jars, mixes, pectin, etc.

    Need lids, rings and replacement jars?  Or pectin to make jam, spaghetti sauce or salsa mix or pickle mixes?  Get them all here, and usually at lower prices than your local store!

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