Water bath canning equipment doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In this episode, Water Bath Canning Equipment, we’re explaining every item you need to start canning.
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The items you need to begin water bath canning at home include:
A pan to cook your preserves in. This doesn’t have to be expensive, can be a pot you already own, and should be wide and shallow, especially for jam making. A saucepan works well. This is a great one below.
The water bath canning processing pot can be a large stock pot you already own with a rack or trivet at the bottom
OR the large black and white speckled pots with the wire rack.
Alternatively, all water bath canning can also be done in a steam canner (read this post for more info on why I love steam canners).
Canning jars that can be used, but need to be free of chips. I like wide mouth pints (read more about my favorite jars here).
Metal rings/bands. These can be used, but need to be free of rust and dents.
NEW canning lids that fit the size of jar you’re using.
A ladle (listen in to hear which of us doesn’t use a ladle at all!) will make it easier to keep the food from preventing a seal from forming on the edge of the jar.
A funnel is really helpful- this is the one that Anna loves!
A jar lifter. This is so important for safe canning.
This episode explains in detail the gear you need to get started preserving at home, safely and easily. To learn even more, you can join my Free Canning Basics Course!
Eileen Alix says
I definitely can concur on the statement- ‘you only do it once’ in reference to not using your jar lifter. The one time I couldn’t find my jar lifter, I used tongs and burned myself. Thanks so much for the information. I put both the trivet and the funnel in my Amazon cart.