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.
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!
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!
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
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
Canning jars delivered to your doorstep and guaranteed!
Any size you need. Click on the links below
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)
Food Preparation Equipment
Make the job faster and easier with these great tools!