Stretch your harvest with canning
Fruits and vegetables from the summer garden or farmers market are so juicy and succulent, but there’s one problem with them—they just don’t last long enough! Fortunately you can preserve the goodness to enjoy later, with an All-American pressure canner.
All-American Pressure Canners
Modern All-American pressure canners are a far cry from the one grandma used. These heavy duty canners are safe, easy to use, and versatile. All-American canners are made of thick cast aluminum, making them far stronger and more resistant to bending than the many stamped metal cookers on the market. They feature an exclusive precision-machined, metal-to-metal lid sealing design that eliminates the need for a gasket. Their large neoprene relief valve prevents the possibility of over-pressuring, and their pressure control system is simple and easy to use. All-American pressure cookers are made in the USA. They’re available in a wide range of sizes, so there’s one that’s perfect for you. The All-American 21.5 quart canner is the most popular size with our customers.
Water bath canning
The Granite Ware blancher and water bath canner are staples when using the water bath method for preserving your produce. The blancher is a pot inside a pot! Both are usable on electric and gas stovetops, and these porcelain-on-steel pots heat up quickly. Available in a variety of sizes, you can now make homemade salsa, jam, preserve cherries, or green beans in no time at all. Using Granite Ware products, you can turn your cellar into a garden-in-a-jar all year long!
Important canning accessories
The easiest way to get your produce into your jar is with a well-designed funnel. Our Plastic Large Mouth Funnel has a whopping 4 ¾” opening. Perfect for peaches, cherries, or anything really, with no mess! The huge 5-3/4” opening of our Stainless Steel Jar Funnel can take most anything you need to put in a jar! The Progressive International Canning Funnel features a unique collar design that keeps not only your jar lids clean, but your countertop too. It also has headspace measurements marked right where you need them for quick accuracy.
Sometimes you just need to use a good ole spoon to scoop up your goodies, and the Half Pint Spoon is the dipper for the job with its innovative design that’s made to scoop up every last drop! Its pot rim clip keeps it right at hand, and it holds up to a half pint. It’s BPA free, and can withstand heat up to 400 F. Very handy.
The Norpro Lid Sterilizing Rack holds up to 12 regular or wide mouth canning jar lids. It keeps your lids all lined up while they’re being sterilized, and the rack’s long handle keeps your hands safe from the hot water.
Magic wand: That’s what you’ll call our Magnetic Lid Wand. It’s perfect for removing large mouth and regular lids from boiling water, and you’ll likely find more uses for it around your kitchen.
Washing, straining, and draining your produce is a must-do before you start canning. We have a variety of strainers ready to take on even the biggest of jobs. The RSVP Precision Pierced strainer is a Cook’s Illustrated #1 pick! While the surface of most strainers is only partially perforated, this RSVP model has holes throughout the entire surface which let it drain more completely and faster. The holes aren’t too big and the handles are just right too. The capacity is five quarts, and you’ll likely be surprised by the speedy results.
The Progressive Prep colander hooks over your sink divider, leaving your hands free. The small holes make it ideal for grains and rice. You may find yourself hooked on this one!
Removing jars from the water bath or pressure cooker is easy and safe when you use the Vinyl Coated Jar Lifter by Norpro. Over 8” long, it keeps you from a safe distance from the boiling water and the cushioned handles provide you with maximum gripping power. You will welcome this to your seasonal preserving! We also offer the One Handed Jar Lifter, featuring non-slip gripper edges and a spring loaded design that lets you lift with one hand!
With a quality
you can chop, slice and dice to your heart’s content. These ingenious gadgets make prepping veggies and fruit quick and easy, and the food will look amazing! We have several easy-cleaning, space-saving designs to choose from.
Our people plant, harvest and preserve, here at Pleasant Hill Grain. We use these products ourselves, and we love them. Click to see the details on any of these great canning helpers, and if you have a question please give us a call—we’d love to talk with you about your canning needs!