Canning season is in full swing at our house. I’m so grateful my garden is flourishing this year but very busy preserving or preparing all that we are harvesting. Today I have my favorite canning equipment to share with you.
We’ve been eating a lot of our fruit and vegetables! While I will freeze some of the yearly harvest, I mostly rely on canning to preserve it. I’ve been eyeing this freeze-dryer, and I have heard so many positives about this company but I’m just not quite ready to make that investment. Maybe next year.
So back to my canning, today I’m just taking a few minutes to share with you 7 of my favorite canning supplies and tools that have really helped me put up a lot of produce in a small amount of time. These are all worth checking out and I think you’ll find they help you to up your canning game…
7 Favorite Canning Equipment to Up Your Canning Game
- Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving – This book is BY FAR the best canning resource I have! Over the years, I’ve collected quite a few canning books at garage sales. This book has been recommended by some of my favorite YouTubers, friends, and other blogs. I finally bought a copy this year and I must say, I’ve been so happy with everything I have canned in this book. So far this year, I’ve canned the Cucumber Sandwich Pickles, Tomatillo Salsa, Chunky Mustard Pickles, Raspberry Juice, and Green Beans. The pickles and salsa have all been absolutely delicious (but I think they will only get better with time).
- Tattler Reusable Canning Lids – The canning lid shortage last year had me scrambling to find more lids. After what happened last year, I decided to buy a bunch of the Tatler reusable lids. This year I’ve canned 95% of my jars with these lids and have had great success! I have only had 2 jars (out of over 75) that did not seal properly which were probably due to user error. The best place to buy these is through Tatler (linked), which offers free shipping and bulk packaging for the very best price.
Here is one of my favorite gardening/homesteading YouTubers I like to watch, demonstrating how to use them,
Last year I decided to experiment with this electric pressure canner. I thought maybe an electric canner would be easy to use without heating up our home. While this particular model has great reviews on Amazon, I have to say that I was only mildly successful. Mostly, I just found the instruction wonky and not as clear as I needed. I may give this one more go before I pass it on to someone else.
Mostly, I use my Salad Master Stainless Steel Manual Food Processor that I have had for many many years. This is the nearest equivalent I could find online and it looks very promising. I use my slicer at least weekly throughout the year.
That’s it. Those are my favorite tools that have been a huge time saver and worthwhile. If you have a favorite mandoline or other canning tools, I would love to hear your recommendations!