Ball Enamel Waterbath Canner, Including Chrome-plated Rack and 4-Piece Utensil Set
If you are just starting out in home canning, this is the ‘beginner set’ I would highly recommend. The kit comes with a Ball enamel canner that has a 21-quart capacity. The steel core of the canner heats up quickly and because the outside of the canner is enamel I find it to be extremely easy to clean as well as keep clean. The matching lid is a perfect fit and the chrome plated jar rack sits solid and the four canning utensils that are included are exactly what you’ll need when you start canning. They are a jar lifter, jar funnel, magnetic lid lifter and a bubble remover.
Granite Ware F0710-2 Canning Set, 8-Piece, Black
Here is another excellent home canner set designed for canning and preserving for beginners. The Granite Ware 21.5-quart canner is made from carbon steel with an enamel outer shell which heats up quickly and efficiently. There’s also a matching domed lid that helps keep heat inside the canner when home canning as well as a jar rack to hold your product during the boiling process. The five piece tool kit includes a jar lifter, magnetic lid lifter, jar wrench, jar funnel and bubble remover. If you have never canned before or are a regular neighbourhood professional, this set is a perfect choice for all your canning needs.
Granite Ware 0707-1 21-1/2-Quart Steel/Porcelain Waterbath Canner with Rack
This home canner is one of the best available. Granite Ware created the 21.5-quart capacity canner for serious canning jobs. The canner is made from porcelain-finished steel which heats up fast. There’s a removable wire jar rack and two good-sized loop handles on each side to make it easy to move the canner from sink to stovetop and anywhere else you need to put it. The lid has a matching loop handle and the complete package is dishwasher-safe.
There you have it – my top three picks for the best waterbath home canners. They come designed for use on stovetops and are made from materials that heat up fast and are easy to keep clean. Some of the canners include utensils that are essential for canning and preserving for beginners. Once you start using a waterbath canner you may never look at home canning the same way ever again.