These 8 Must-Have Canning Supplies will make it easy to preserve your own food. Not only does canning save you money, it is also a great way to enjoy your favorite recipes any time of year!
There is something that is very satisfying about canning your own foods. It saves money and is a way to enjoy your favorite recipes year round. Canning and preserving your own food is also surprisingly easy to do. Here are 8 Must-Have Canning Supplies that will make the job even easier.
8 Must-Have Canning Supplies
1. Canning and Preserving 101: Your Easy Guide to Preserved Food Using Essential Beginners Recipes and Home Jars, by Amelia Brooks
Many of us had the fortune of learning to can from our grandmothers, but if you didn't it can be an intimidating process. Fortunately, there are some great sources like the book Canning and Preserving 101. It covers everything from vegetables to seafood and sweets. This introductory book will help you through all the steps of canning and includes some recipes as well.
2. Canning Jars
Finding the right canning jar for the job is important. These jars are widemouthed and perfect for preserving jams, jellies sauces, mustard and flavored vinegar. You can refrigerate up to 3 weeks, freeze up to 1 year, fresh preserve and store up to 1 year.
3. Stock Pot
Having a large capacity stock pot helps to get the job done. This one holds 7 regular canning quart jars or 8-pint jars. It's made of fine quality stainless steel 18-10, with decent gauge for strength and durability. The handles are riveted and coated for easy use.
4. Canning Rack
Canning racks make heating up and transporting hot jars that much easier. This one holds 7 one-pint jars and has contoured grip handles can rest on pots rim. It is dishwasher safe.
How about a double walled canning funnel that fits wide and regular mouth canning jars. It features headspace measurements for precise filling and helps with necessary air space for proper sealing. The outer collar keeps funnel off the counter when not in use; avoids contamination and counter-top messes. The high heat polypropylene won't stain and it is dishwasher safe.
A canning tongs hold canning jars securely for filling, lifting and transporting and keeps hands safely away from heat.
This little gadget is the solution for two common home canning tasks in one easy-to-use tool! Lift hot sterilized lids with the magnet end and release bubbles from filled jars with the flat end.
I'll admit, adding a label to a jar filled with my favorite sauce is very gratifying. This label kit comes with 60 labels per box that adhere strongly to the jar but dissolve in water.