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Pickling Supplies, Equipment, Additives and Crocks

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),

 

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

 
 

 

 

 

 

Fagor home canning accessories kit

 

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.

Blake's rating: Great accessory kit!

Canning Racks

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: Kitchen Krafts

    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...)

   
Fagor home canning accessories kit

5-Piece Canning Accessories Kit

  • 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   

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 Sanitizers
  • 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
Usually ships in 24 hours

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). (about $6.99)

 

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!

   

 

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!

 
   
 
   

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Picking Tips

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Illustrated Canning, Freezing, Jam Instructions and Recipes

All About Home Canning, Freezing and Making Jams, Pickles, Sauces, etc. ] [FAQs - Answers to common questions and problems] [Recommended books about home canning, jam making, drying and preserving!] [Free canning publications to download and print]

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.
* A Kitchen Krafts exclusive collection.

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 s simple kit with just the canner and rack, and a pressure canner, if your want to do vegetables (other than tomatoes). To see more canners, of different styles, makes and prices, click here!
Don't forget the Ball Blue Book!

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!

Get them all here at the best prices on the internet!