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Waterbath Canner- for processing jellies, fruits, pickles, tomatoes and other high acid foods.  (This is te exact canner I use.)

                                                              Pressure Canner- used to preserve meats, vegetables & other low-acid foods.  (This is the model I have.  It's the Presto 23quart canner.  You don't have to have one this large, but if you are going to be canning a lot at a given time then I would suggest it.)

Canning Jar Lifter- for Lifting hot jars out of a canner

Canning Lid Lifter- to Lift canning lids out of boiling water safely and easily

                                                            Canning Funnel

Canning Jars- various sizes

These are just the basics, there are other things I can suggest that are not an absolute necessity

by on Apr. 28, 2007 at 5:36 AM
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by on Feb. 11, 2010 at 1:24 PM

Quoting sportsgrandma:

Thanks for all the information and I am still reading and where do I get the presure cooker as I haven't seen any.

I bought my brand new Presto pressure canner from eBay a few years ago.  It was $85 including shipping. 

by Member on Feb. 20, 2010 at 10:02 AM

Most walmarts do carry all of the supplies they just carry it for "the season" I live in WI so spring to fall. I work at walmart and kinda know the seasons. Canning is great and really you do need both canners you can use the pressure canner for all but its more of a hassle when you just need a simple water bath. Ok havn't seen anyone mention this But Auctions are great for things maybe not the pressure canner but the water bath canner the jars I bought boxes BIG boxes at $1 a box they had like 30 jars in them Just make sure you check the rims with your fingers for nics that would prevent a good seel. Good luck to all the newbies.

by on Feb. 23, 2010 at 11:18 AM

Hi! I'm Amie. Am new here too. I'm wondering what the cost of these cookers are, if you know offhand or I can google lol! Thanks!

by on May. 12, 2010 at 7:31 PM

 Thanks for posting this!

by New Member on Jun. 27, 2010 at 2:29 AM

Thanks, helps alot. I will have to search around for these items. I'm not a big fan of Walmart, as it seems most products I get there crap out on me.  But will give them a try again if need be.

I know I could find most jars at flea markets, garage sales, auctions and such...but since this is all new to me, I think I will purchase my first jars brand new until I have more confidence in canning and myself doing it.

by New Member on Oct. 27, 2010 at 4:34 PM

 I think it depends on where you live if Wally carries it or not.  There are 2 nearby and the one that is more in the city doesn't have it, the one farther out does.

Anyway, I have a question.... if you use vinegar is it necessary to use pressure??

by New Member on Aug. 30, 2011 at 2:10 AM

thanks for posting this I had no clue where to start

by Member on Sep. 7, 2012 at 1:02 PM
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