Guest Picks: Canning, Pickling and Preserving Essentials
This cookbook came out in June 2013, so it's fresh with new recipes and ideas. I was especially smitten by the cover.
First, you'll need something to hold your jams, pickles, etc. These classic Kerr jars are an economical set at about $1 each.
This water bath canner has a built-in thermometer to monitor temperatures.
These jars are specifically made for freezing your preserves.
These caps are specifically designed for tightening and preserving.
I like the shape of these Weck jars. They're another option just like the popular Mason and Kerr jars.
Here is another cookbook to get your canning and pickling started.
This funnel is collapsible, making it a great space saver in the kitchen.
This funnel allows you to measure easily. I also like the white and red color palette; it seems very all-American.
This jam pan is deep enough to make many batches, and it shows measurements on the inner wall, which is helpful.
For the canning obsessed, these customized notepads are perfect for your shopping lists. Paper Source has notecards and other items in this cute pattern as well.
A candy thermometer is essential for the recipe process.
This scoop spoon is specifically made to get those last pieces of freshly made jam from the pot.
To ensure long preservation, this tightener is made to pull lids as tight as possible.
If you go the Weck route, these tabs keep your preserves fresh.
If you are serious about canning and preserving, here is an entire kit for under $80 — a steal!
If you are gifting your creations, this custom stamp is perfect.
This utensil kit is handy and includes everything you need, no guesswork or "oops I forgot this" moments when cooking.
I love these chalkboard labels for your finished recipes!
Clean up any mess with this fun pickling-inspired towel by Crate & Barrel. They have a whole line of kitchen linens in this pattern.Next: Artful Organizers: Jars for Pretty Pantry Displays