It pains me to see food go to waste! When I see my vegetables shrivel and die on the plant, before we ever picked them, it devastated me! Honestly, I spend hours and hours nurturing those plants, and I want to make the most out of the crop!
This year, I decided I was going to get the most out of my garden, and let nothing (or almost nothing) go to waste. I got a vacuum sealer to preserve food in the freezer and I am learning how to can my own food in jars! Weston Supply has a 5-Piece Home Canning Kit, that is a great canning starter kit to help me with my new hobby. It comes with 5 pieces:
- Vinyl Coated Jar Lifter – lifts hot jars without worry
- Vinyl Coated Jar Wrench – securely tightens lids for safe canning without slipping
- Wide Mouth Canning Funnel – loads jars quickly and easily
- Vinyl Coated Tongs – transfers food, berries, etc.
- Magnetic Lid Lifter – lifts hot canning lids without the danger of burns
This kit is great for beginners or experienced canners. The canning kit comes with five helpful tools that you need to can food in jars (except of course the jars and the food!) The packaging is basic, you see what is inside and a short description of what each product is for. Because there are no frills to this kit, it comes at an affordable price, it’s only $12.99 for all 5 pieces! It’s a perfectly priced kit in my opinion.
- I have seen some of these items in the grocery store canning section, and the price of one item is half the price of the kit! So buying everything together seems smarter. There is no reason for these simple pieces to be expensive. After all, if we are canning, we are usually trying to save money, not waste it!
Overall, I didn’t want my extra garden produce to go to waste, like years it has in the past, and now they don’t. The canning kit was useful to help grab the hot jars, tighten the jar lids, and funnel in the vegetables into the jars. I used the kit to help me prepare my first two jars ever! I am so excited!
I recommend this kit, if you are looking to begin canning, or already have canned, and want a few tools to help you with an easier process.
For home gardeners, home cooks and homemakers who appreciate the value of good nutrition and taste of homemade, Weston products can help you take a healthy, back to basics approach to your meal planning and preparation. Their entire line of quality housewares deliver unique, highly specialized tools for every step in the home food chain: Process, Prepare and Preserve. Get the right equipment to turn your game, your harvest or your bulk purchases into good nutrition, good value and good eats.
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