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Canning Supplies

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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. Everything can be shipped by a variety of methods, including overnight, if you have a canning emergency!  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!

Canners

Books and guides

Equipment

Accessories and aids

Supplies (jars, lids, mixes, etc.)

Mixes and Pectin

You can read a discussion about why foods should be processed in a canner on this page" " Why do I need a canner? "

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Canners and Other Equipment


#1 - Ball Home Canning Kit

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!

 

#2 - Granite Ware Enamel on Steel Canning Kit

A good, well made, basic water bath canner, comes complete with jars, lids, the Ball Blue Book and more.

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 these!

  

#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.

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 these!

 

#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. 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
 

#5 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.

#6 Victorio Stainless Steel Multi-Use Canner with Temperature Indicator

USE ON ANY RANGE: Flat clad bottom for even heating on any cooktop, including induction ranges

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 online - but sometimes they run out - it is a 32-Quart Aluminum Tamale and Steamer Pot 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

Ball FreshTech Electric Water Bath Canner, Silver

Yes, there really is an electric water bath canner now, and it is sold by Ball.

Stainless steel water bath canner

Owners say this works well on their induction stoves!


Victorio VKP1130 Stainless Steel Multi-Use Canner

  • 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

Note that it does NOT come with a lid.  Lids can be ordered separately (see below).
Also 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 online - 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 Accessories, Racks and Accessory Kits

Canning equipment - everything but the pot
long lasting steel version, including a rack

 

Canning Accessories 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 canning racks.

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 hands!)

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

Canning Racks

These Water Bath Canner Rack fits most boiling waterbath canners.

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 silicone...)

 

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!