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Home Pickling Supplies: Pickle, Relish and Sauerkraut Making Equipment and Books

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 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),



Books about making pickles and sauerkraut at home





Pickling additives

Pickling lime, pickling salt, pickling spice and pickle crisp: Get everything you need to make pickles here!




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

See the seller's website for features, pricing and user reviews!

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...)


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

Canning Accessories and Tools

Good quality canning tools last a lifetime, and really make canning easier.  The most value are bundled in a kit: Jar funnel, lid lufter wand, bubble freer, jar tongs (really save you from burning your hands), etc. . 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
  • Racks for Water Bath Canners
  • Strawberry Hullers
  • Tomato Slicers

Canning Books

Canning books

Canning & Preserving for Dummies by Karen Ward

click here for more information, reviews, prices for Canning and Preserving For Dummies

The All New Ball Book Of Canning And Preserving: Over 350 of the Best Canned, Jammed, Pickled, and Preserved Recipes Paperback

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).

Food Preparation Equipment

Make the job faster and easier with these great tools!


Above is the
2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book