Whether you are canning for your first time or in your 50th year
of canning; you will find a selection of water bath canners here, and at the best prices you'll
find anywhere! Scroll down this page for photos, descriptions, prices and
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!
You can read a discussion about why foods should be processed in
a canner on this page" "Why do
I need a canner?"
#1 - Ball Home Canning Kit
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
- Durable enamel-on-steel
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
- Measures approximately 10 by 14 by 16 inches
The manufacturer does not recommend this canner for glass or ceramic
top stoves as it does not have a flat bottom. However, our experience is
that these water-bath canners work fine on "most" flat top
stoves. See my page about
using a glass or ceramic stovetop for canning.
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.
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.
- 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
- Easy-to-clean, dishwasher-safe
Blake's rating: Same model as the #1, just wider to hold 2 more jars,
long lasting, well built
Ball FreshTech Electric Water Bath Canner, Silver
4.5 out of 5 stars
340 customer reviews | 97 answered questions
Yes, there really is an
electric water bath canner now, and it is sold by Ball.
- 21 Quart Pot Holds 8 Pints
or 7 Quarts Detachable Base with Nesting Design for Ease of Cleaning and
- Great for High Acid Foods(Tomatoes, Jams, Jellies,
Juices, Fruit Spreads, Chutney, Pickles, Relishes); Not for Low Acid
Foods(Meats, Seafoods, etc.)
- Energy Efficient 20% Energy Savings vs
Traditional Stove top Method Manual Temperature Control
Drain Spout can be used to remove HOT water after canning so you don't
have to carry the canner full of water
- Spout can be removed for easy
cleaning Also there is a simple plug on the inside to close off the spout
function if spout function is not needed
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.
Reviewers say this works well on their induction stoves!
Victorio VKP1130 Stainless Steel Multi-Use Canner
- Built-in temperature indicator with 3 elevation zones eliminates
guesswork and makes timing easy
- Double-sided stainless steel canning rack lets you process by steam
or water bath method
- Canning capacity of 8 pints or 7 quarts
- Induction range compatible, the manufacturer says it works on
magnetic (induction) stoves
- 21-quart liquid capacity
- 5-year warranty
- Blake: I also have this one, and it it is my favorite: it's big,
stainless steel, has a clear lid, and a thermometer built into the lid.
12-Quart Heavy Weight Aluminum Stock Pot
This heavy weight aluminum
stock pot is handiest cookware item in the kitchen. It can be used as a
canning pot or cooking pot. If you choose a size and dimensions that fit
your heating element, it will work with many types of cook surfaces. It is
constructed of heavy gauge reinforced aluminum. It helps in making stock,
broth and stews to braising meat or steaming lobster or crab. This can be
cook nearly anything inside its wide base and high walls. Its aluminum build
provides excellent heat conduction. NSF certified. Thickness is 6-mm.
Measures 10-1/2-inch width by 9-1/8-inch height. Comes with 12-quart
Note that it does NOT come with a lid. Lids can be
ordered separately (see below).
Comes with 12-quart capacity
comes in the following sizes: 24 quarts, 40 quarts, 60 quarts, 80 quarts,
100 quarts, 120 quarts, 140 quarts, 160 quarts
Extra tall canning pot
If 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
Miscellaneous Canning Supplies
Looking for funnels, jar tongs, lid lifters and more?
See this page for a variety
of canning items
Canner for Glass and Ceramic Stoves
If you have a glass or ceramic stovetop, you may have found that it is
impossible to find a canner for you stove!
Look on this page!