Ready to get started pressure canning food for your family? Check out my recommendations for the best pressure canning supplies!
These are the items I personally use in my home and have enjoyed using for over 20 years. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
I have been water bath and pressure canning food for my family since I was about 14 years old. It all started when my grandfather decided to plant a 2 acre garden for our family of 6.
That ended up yielding a lot of food y'all!
So, my mom and I began canning vegetables from the garden. That first summer we literally canned 200 quarts of green beans, as well as many other foods.
And we had officially caught the canning bug.
After an additional 20+ years of canning for my own family, and teaching others to do the same, I wanted to help get you started on the right foot with a few product recommendations from a veteran canner!
Pressure Canning Equipment List
While there are many different pressure canners, pressure cookers, and general canning equipment out there, these are the brands that I recommend for long-term use.
These products will last a lifetime if you treat them well! So, while they may be a little more expensive at first, they will save you a ton of money in the long-run, since you won't have to replace them every 5 years!
Basic Pressure Canning Supplies
These are a few supplies that I think every canner should have, regardless of what canning you buy and so on.
A collection of trusted pressure canning recipes
Ball or Kerr Canning Jars, lids, and rings
1 canning kit (funnel, jar lifter, lid magnet, canning knife)
1 large stock pot (for boiling water)
1 small pot (for simmering lids)
1 sturdy baking sheet (to take jars in and out of the oven)
1 cutting board
1 chopping knife
1 clean kitchen towels
Best Pressure Canner for Canning Food
Like I said, there are many pressure canners and pressure cookers out there.
While many people recommend the Presto Pressure Cooker/Canner for beginners, I actually find that the All American Pressure Canner is far easier to use, and will last you a lifetime!
It is a bit more expensive than the Presto, but you will likely never have to replace more than a rubber fitting in your life!
My grandfather passed on his All American Pressure Canner to my mom, and she's been using it for an additional 20 years!
He gave me my own as a wedding gift and it's been going strong for 15 years!
💖 PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION: All-American Pressure Canner (not a pressure cooker)
Optional Canning Supplies
If you have a glasstop range, it's important that you don't pressure can on that range. This can cause the range to break and all sorts of issues.
You can read more about that issue in my Quick Start Guide to Pressure Canning. Includes 20 Tried and True Pressure Canning Recipes!
But if you still want to pressure can with a glasstop range, you can! This canning burner has been an amazing addition for our canning needs each year.
Even though we don't have glasstop ranges, it gives us an extra burner to work with! We generally have 2 pressure canners and at least 1 water bath canner going all the time during the summer, so this helps a lot!
PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION: Canning Burner for Electric or Glasstop Stoves
For more information about pressure canning, see our Quick Start Guide to Pressure Canning!
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Donna Brown says
I don’t understand how you can use a canning burner with a glass top stove.
Hi Donna! It’s not “with a glass top stove”, but rather if you have a glass top stove, you can use a canning burner instead :-)
I hope that makes more sense!