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Notes for August 2017: Blueberries and peaches are
going still in northern and cooler areas, but are mostly finished in the Deep
South. Blackberries, figs, and raspberries are in season now. Tomatoes are
going strong, although the crop is way diminished in rainy areas like the
southeast. Strawberries are finished, except in the far north, and if the
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Miscellaneous Parts and Supplies - jar lifters, funnels, jar tongs,
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The Complete Home Canning Kit - Around $49 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!
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
Ball Home Canning Basics Kit Includes:
21-1/2 qt. enamel water bath canner
Funnel, jar lifter, lid lifter, bubble freer spatula
Home Canning Basics Kit makes canning so easy and is a great gift
for the beginning home canner, it includes everything you need
(other than the jars and lids and the Ball Blue Book.)
#2 - Granite Ware Enamel on Steel Canning Kit
9-piece canning kit includes
21-quart canner, canner lid, 7-jar rack, 9-inch colander,
lid wrench, funnel, tongs, jar lifter, and magnetic lid
construction heats quickly and efficiently
Side loop handles help
ensure safe, secure transport; coated stay-cool tool
Domed lid with loop
handle helps trap in heat for faster boiling
Safe to use on both gas
and electric stovetops; hand wash
Note: Like all of these
water bath canners; Do not use on
glass cooktops (does not have a flat bottom)
#3 - Granite Ware Home Canning Kits
The same as the kit above, but without the jars, jar lids,
Ball Blue Book and coupons.
There is a separate kit of supplies further down the page.
7-jar porcelain-finished steel canning pot with removable
2 loop side handles for convenient transport
Handled lid for faster heat-up times and heat retention
Dishwasher-safe; Can be used on gas or electric stove tops.
Not recommended for glass stove tops
Blake's rating: long lasting, well built. I have two of
#4 - Home Canning Kits - Larger
This is the same as the one above, except larger - 33 quarts.
This means it holds 9 quart jars instead of 7.
Jumbo Water Bath Canning Package.
33-quart capacity stockpot-style canner, can hold up to 9
Black ceramic-on-steel with stain- and odor-resistant
High efficiency, quick boiling performance
Rust-proof aluminum rack included
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
Ball Elite Stainless steel water bath canner
Made of stainless steel, so it should last a lifetime - it would also
make a great pot to cook applesauce. I have one of these.
Heat resistant silicone handles protect your hands and ensure a secure
grip. Dual steam vents on the lid prevent fogging so you can see inside.
Corrosion resistant rack holds jars of various sizes. 21-quart size.
Stainless steel. Hand wash.
Victorio Stainless Steel Multi-Use Canner with Temperature Indicator
4.5 out of 5 stars 306 customer reviews | 82 answered questions About
$75 USE ON ANY RANGE: Flat clad bottom for even heating
on any cooktop, including induction ranges Built-in Temperature
Indicator in Tempered Glass Lid with 3 elevation zones makes timing
easy Large capacity: Handles 8 pint or 7 quart jars, or
20 quarts of liquid 5 YEAR WARRANTY
Canning Rack System
This multi-use canning rack system turns any very large pot into a
canning pot and facilitates many culinary tasks like blanching and
sterilizing. Used with a large saucepan or stock pot, the racks lift and
hold mason jars for easy insertion and removal of jars. The racks elevate
the jars off the bottom of pot to prevent glass breakage. These racks have
multiple wires to hold all jar sizes, including small jars which won't tip
and fall through the rack when lifted. Also great for blanching, steaming,
or boiling corn or lobster.
Includes two stainless steel racks (a small one for 9� - 10�" diameter pots
and a large one for 11 - 12" diameter pots), a set of adjustable stainless
steel lifters, instructions and tips.
Be sure to read the reviews (click the Amazon link at left)
Extra tall canning pot
IIf you have found that the standard canning pots boil over and spill hot
water because you have to fill them so full to ensure that quart jars are
covered by 1 to 2 inches of water, then here is the solution. This pot is
not called a canner, but it works perfectly well as one. The rack from your
old canner will fit inside it (I don't use the perforated plate that you
see in the photo - it coesn't seat well with the weight of 7 quart jars on
it . And because it is 32 quarts in volume rather than 21, the water returns
to a boil faster after you put the jars in it. This pot adds to safety
and reduces mess. And, of course, you can use
this as a steamer pot for seafood and other foods, too! This pot is
usually available through Amazon - but sometimes they run out - the brand is
Vasconia, and it is a 32-Quart Aluminum Steamer with Lid. If this brand
isn't available, the Bayou
brand turkey fryer pots are almost identical, just 4 quarts larger in
volume.And then you can use your existing canning rack or
get one here.
Canning equipment - everything but the pot long lasting steel
version, including a rack
This seven-piece canning kit provides all the essential tools
needed for getting started.
Set includes 2 funnels, magnetic lid wand, jar
lifter, canning rack, sterilizing rack and 2 yards of
natural cheese cloth
Magnetic lid wand, canning rack, jar lifter and
sterilizing rack hand washing recommended. Do not put in
Magnetic lid wand has a magnetic tip at the end of a
shaft which easily picks up lids from countertops or hot
Jar lifter easily and safely lift hot jars from a
2 stainless funnels are dishwasher safe
Kits - everything BUT the pot, flat rack
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. This is also perfect for canning small
jars, like the 4oz, 8 oz and pint jars that can slip through the standard
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, plus a rack.
These items can also be purchased separately, but the kit's price is less
than the separate prices. These are great tools for water bath, steam, or
Blake's rating: Great accessory kit!
More canning accessory kits - with Jar tongs, funnels, bubble free-ers
These kits have the jar tongs and everything
else you need, except for the canner and rack.
Canning Accessories by themselves
Jar tongs to lift the jars in and out of the canner (without burning your
Funnels to fill regular and wide mouth canning jars!
Lid lifter - to pull the lids out of the hot water, again,
without burning your hands!
Canning ladle - finally - a ladle designed for canning, with huge
capacity, can hang on the inside of a pot, acts as a squeegee
These Water Bath Canner Rack fits most boiling waterbath
Kitchen Krafts and Victorio rack Features:
Stainless steel, this rack won't rust
Accommodates non-standard jar sizes, smaller jars can't fall through
Holds 14 jelly jars, 14 half-pint, 9 pint or 7 quart jars at one
Small jelly jars won't fall through
12-1/4 in diameter and 3-3/4 deep (not including handles). Made in
Manufacturer: Kitchen Krafts
Victorio rack Features:
Stainless steel rack is 12-1/4-inch in diameter
Holds up to 8-pint or 7-quart jars or 12 half-pint jars
Blake's rating: Excellent replacement racks (sooner or later your
rack will fall apart from the boiling water (and no, this one is not made of
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 cannot 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!
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). You will see various different cover pages
depending upon the publisher, but the Amazon links at left will take you
to the correct version.
Complete Guide to Home
Canning and Preserving
by United States Dept. of
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 at left for more information and / or
to buy (no obligation to buy)
Food Preparation Equipment
Make the job faster and easier with these great tools!
Bean "frenchers" and pea shellers
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!
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! Click on
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Cleaning supplies to remove rust from rings and jars
A visitor wrote in to tell how she uses Copper Glo (order at ledt) to
remove rust from rings and jars:
Comments from a visitor on September 15, 2010: "You mention not using
jars that have rust on them. One way to remove rust from jars is with Copper
Glo. I get Copper Glo at our local Giant Eagle. I had a jar with rust on it
and was getting ready to pitch it when my mom told me about Copper Glo. I
was afraid to use it at first because I was afraid it would scratch the jar,
but decided it was worth a try. Amazingly, the rust came off and the jar
Rubber seals for the older zinc caps - Know first thathome
canning experts do not recommend that you use the rubber ring system. The
modern flat lid and metal ring system (above) is superior in reliability and
safety. If you insist in using the rubber ring system, do not use old rubber
rings: they have aged and will probably not seal effectively, especially on
an older jar. You can get new rubber canning rings quite inexpensively
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
Get them all here at the best prices on the internet!