So, you’re a newbie to the preserving world and looking for the best preserving kits for beginners?   Maybe you want to help someone else start their home preserving journey?  Well, we are here to help.

The world of home food preserving can be overwhelming when you first start.  Trying to find the best equipment for your needs and budget can be very time-consuming.

No matter the technique you are using, accessibility to the right tools is vital.  

So, if you are looking for a preservation kit that has all the essential utensils whether for canning or fermenting, you are in the right place.

We have reviewed the top 9 preserving kits for beginners to start you on this exciting journey.

Roots & Branches Canning Kit
Norpro Canning Essentials Boxed Set
Ball Preserving Starter Kit
AIEVE Preserving Kit For Beginners
Ball 4 Fermentation Kits
Kitchen Crop VKP1205 Canning Kit, Tools Scoop, Dark Red
Norpro Canning Essentials Boxed Set, 6 Piece Set
Ball Preserving Starter Kit, 9-Piece, Clear
AIEVE Canning Supplies Canning Kit Include Canning Funnel, Jar Lifter, Jar Wrench, Lid Lifter, Canning Tongs, Bubble Popper/Bubble Measurer/Bubble Remover Tool for Canning Jars Mason Jars Canning Pot
Ball 4 Fermentation Kits, 32oz, Clear
Roots & Branches Canning Kit
Kitchen Crop VKP1205 Canning Kit, Tools Scoop, Dark Red
Norpro Canning Essentials Boxed Set
Norpro Canning Essentials Boxed Set, 6 Piece Set
Ball Preserving Starter Kit
Ball Preserving Starter Kit, 9-Piece, Clear
AIEVE Preserving Kit For Beginners
AIEVE Canning Supplies Canning Kit Include Canning Funnel, Jar Lifter, Jar Wrench, Lid Lifter, Canning Tongs, Bubble Popper/Bubble Measurer/Bubble Remover Tool for Canning Jars Mason Jars Canning Pot
Ball 4 Fermentation Kits
Ball 4 Fermentation Kits, 32oz, Clear
HOMMES Preserving Kit
Concord Preserving Kit
Penida Preserving Kit
Granite Ware Preserving Kit
Canning Kit,11pcs Canning Supplies starter kit Include Stainless Steel Steam Rack,Canning Funnel, Jar Lifter, Jar Wrench, Lid Lifter, Canning Tongs, Bubble Remover Tool for Mason Jars Canning Pot
CONCORD 20 Quart Stainless Steel Canning Pot Set. Includes Canning Rack, Tongs, Jar Lifter, Funnel, Wrench, Lid Lifter, Mixer/Measurer (Induction Compatible)
Canning Supplies Starter Kit - Canning Kit; Canning tools, Canning Equipment - Canning Set: Canning Tongs, Jar Lifter, labels and more Canning Accessories for your canning pot –ideal pickling kit
Granite Ware 8-Piece Canner Kit, Includes Enamel on Steel 21.5-Quart Water Bath Canner with lid, Jar Rack & 5-Piece Canning Tool Set
HOMMES Preserving Kit
Canning Kit,11pcs Canning Supplies starter kit Include Stainless Steel Steam Rack,Canning Funnel, Jar Lifter, Jar Wrench, Lid Lifter, Canning Tongs, Bubble Remover Tool for Mason Jars Canning Pot
Concord Preserving Kit
CONCORD 20 Quart Stainless Steel Canning Pot Set. Includes Canning Rack, Tongs, Jar Lifter, Funnel, Wrench, Lid Lifter, Mixer/Measurer (Induction Compatible)
Penida Preserving Kit
Canning Supplies Starter Kit - Canning Kit; Canning tools, Canning Equipment - Canning Set: Canning Tongs, Jar Lifter, labels and more Canning Accessories for your canning pot –ideal pickling kit
Granite Ware Preserving Kit
Granite Ware 8-Piece Canner Kit, Includes Enamel on Steel 21.5-Quart Water Bath Canner with lid, Jar Rack & 5-Piece Canning Tool Set

The Roots and Branches’ 5 Piece Home Canning Kit contains all the essential tools in one pack.

 Jar Funnel    

  • fits wide or regular mouth canning jars
  • ensures no contamination around the rim which could result in a failed seal

Jar Lifter

  • protects your hands from hot jars
  • ensures a proper seal between lid and jar when removing or moving hot jars

Jar Wrench

  • easily opens tightly sealed jars
  • safe and simple jar ring removal

Magnetic Lid Lifter & Bubble Remover

  • dual use tool
  • magnetic end easily lifts hot, sterile canning lids to place on canning jars
  • tapered end to remove any air within the canning jars before processing
  • plastic construction minimizes breakage of jars from glass scratching

Jar Cleaning Brush

  • designed to fit perfectly inside all size canning jars
  • ensures proper cleaning before use to reduce contamination

This 5 piece preserving kit for beginners is affordable, durable, and great value for money. 

Norpro’s exceptional 7-Piece preserving kit includes all the essential tools beginners will need.

Jar Funnel

  • 2 stainless steel funnels
  • a 6-inch funnel for easily pouring liquid into narrow containers without spilling
  • The 6-inch funnel comes with a detachable strainer
  • a wider funnel for mason jars of any size
  • ensures no contamination around the rim 
  • dishwasher safe

Jar Lifter

  • ensure a seal is maintained between lid and jar when lifting to protect against a failed seal
  • protect fingers from hot canning jars

Magnetic Lid Wand

  • easily remove sterilized lids from hot water after processing
  • ensure no contamination on the lid when lifting to place one filled jar

Sterilizing Rack

  • holds 12 canning lids of any size
  • ensures whole lids are sterile by keeping them apart during processing
  • long handle for safe removal from canner

Canning Rack

  • stainless steel construction
  • hold canning jars steady as you lower and raise them from the canner
  • The 12-inch diameter will fit most pots
  • holds 7 quart or 7-pint canning jars
  • keeps canning jars apart while processing to reduce breakage
  • dishwasher safe

Cheesecloth

  • natural cheesecloth to strain fine materials

Norpro produces terrific preserving kits for beginners.  This 7 pieces Norpro home canning set offers great value and will be with you for many years.  Solid construction will ensure these pieces will be with you even when you are an expert home preserver.

Ball preserving canning kit

Ball offers the perfect preserving kit for beginners.  This 9 piece starter kit is the only one on our list that includes canning jars. 

Canning Jars

  • 4 half-pint ball jars
  • 4 rings and lids
  • top-quality glass construction
  • specific for food preservation

Jar Funnel

  • fits regular or wide-mouth canning jars
  • plastic construction to reduce burning fingers
  • ensure no contamination of the rim & thus a failed seal

Jar Lifter

  • keep hands away from hot bottles after processing
  • ensure the seal is maintained between lid and canning jar when moving

Bubble Remover

  • solid plastic construction
  • no scratching of glass jars while removing bubbles
  • measure the headspace within the jar for safe canning

Preserving Rack

  • flexible canning rack
  • keeps canning jars upright during processing
  • allows water circulation throughout the canning process
  • reduce glass breakage by keeping space between canning jars

Pectin

  • real fruit classic pectin sachet
  • makes 4 half-pint jars of jam
  • reduce jam cooking time
  • assists with jam setting

The kit also comes with a small recipe card that has step-by-step instructions on how to make a Mixed Berry Jam.

An all-in-one canning solution the Ball starter kit is #1 of our best home preserving kits for beginners.

top preserving kits for beginners

Aieve provides an ideal 6-piece preserving kit for novices to home preserving.

Canning Funnel

  • plastic construction
  • fits regular and wide mouth jars
  • easy grip handle

Jar Lifter

  • vinyl coated steel construction
  • safely remove hot jars after processing with no slippage
  • ensure constant connection between jar and lid when moving

Jar Wrench

  • vinyl coated steel construction
  • ensure a tight seal of the lid before processing
  • easily remove canning jar lids when ready to use

Canning Tongs

  • stainless steel
  • handles coated in vinyl for safety and a soft grip
  • keep sterilized equipment ready for use 

Lid Lifter

  • thin design for ease of use
  • magnetic end to pick up sterilized lids and rings

Bubble Remover

  • pop bubbles within jars before processing to remove air
  • measure appropriate headspace with stepped end
  • plastic construction to reduce scratching of glass canning jars

If you are looking for a small, lightweight yet durable preserving kit for beginners, you should definitely look at this one!

Ball Fermentation Kit

Fermentation has become very popular over the last 10 years.  It is a very traditional method of home food preservation that has amazing health benefits.  So, here is one of the best preserving kits for fermentation in 2022!

Mason Jars

  • 4 wide mouth 32 oz Ball fermenting jars
  • easy access for adding and sampling produce

Lids

  • 4 specialised fermenting lids
  • keep oxygen out & prevent bacterial growth
  • allow carbon dioxide to escape so no spoilage

Salt Packs

  • 4 x 2.4 oz packs of salt for pickling and preserving

Weights

  • 4 stainless steel spring fermentation weights
  • ensure food stays submerged
  • allows the brine to properly ferment the produce
  • easy to remove at the end of the process

Recipe Booklet

  • Sauerkraut
  • Kimchi
  • Fermented Jalapeno Hot Sauce
  • Easy Brined Cucumber Pickles

HOMMES Canning Supplies starter kit

This preserving kit has everything you need to get started preserving your own food. With a sturdy stainless steel construction and a variety of helpful tools, it’s perfect for beginner canners.

HOMMES Canning Supplies starter kit

Kit includes the following:

1 stainless steel Canning Rack

  • It is durable and ensures even heating.
  • The rack is also easy to clean and can be used with any size pot.

1 Canning Funnel

  • A canning funnel is a must-have tool if you are new to canning.
  • This tool helps you add food to jars without making a mess

1 Magnetic Lid Lifter

  • The lifter makes it easy to remove the lids from

1 Jar Lifter

  • This tool makes it easy to remove jars from the pot after canning.
  • It is also easy to grip and has a comfortable handle.

1 Bubble Popper

  • If you see any bubbles forming on the top of your Preserved food, use the Bubble Popper to remove them.
  • This will help ensure a good seal and prevent spoilage.

    1 Jar Wrench

    • The Jar Wrench is perfect for Preserving. It helps to get a good grip on the jar and makes it easy to twist off the lid.

    1 Canning Tongs

    • Canning tongs are a must-have tool if you are new to canning. They help you grab jars from the pot easily and safely.
    • The tongs have a comfortable grip and are heat resistant.

    4 regular mouth Canning Lids and Canning Rings

    • The rings ensure a tight seal and keep your food fresh.
    • Preserving rings help hold the Preserved lids in place and keep them from rusting.

    16 canning labels

    • If you are Preserving food, you will need to label your jars.
    • These labels are easy to use and help keep track of what is in each jar.
    • The labels are also waterproof and can be used in the refrigerator or freezer.

    This preserving kit provides everything you need for the perfect preserve and will help make your efforts more successful: from jars, lifters, and lids to funnels and tongs. We’ve included labels so that you don’t have to guess what all of those things are when it comes time to store them in your pantry or fridge!

    CONCORD 20 Quart Stainless Steel Canning Pot Set

    This CONCORD 20 Quart Stainless Steel Canning Pot Set is perfect for beginner or pro canners! The heavy-duty pot is made from durable stainless steel and features a tight-fitting lid and a wide, stable base. Whether you’re just starting out or have years of experience, this set has everything you need to get the job done right.

    CONCORD 20 Quart Stainless Steel Canning Pot Set-preserving kit for beginners

    The preserving kit include the following:

    Concord’s 20 Quart Stainless Steel Pot

    • heavy-duty 20 Quart stainless steel canning pot features a triply bottom for even heat distribution

    3 mm stainless steel rack

    • wires hold jars securely in place. (most competitors are 2mm or less) and Securely holds 8 Pint jars or 7 Quart jars.

    Jar Lifter

    • Easily remove jars from your water bath with our cushioned jar lifters
    • Contoured tip clamps around the lid to form a tight perfect seal for lifting
    • Size: approx. 8.6 x 3.1 x 2.4 inch, proper size to fit for various canning jars

      Measurer/ Mixer

      • Easily figure out head space with our included measurer with depth markings
      • The other side of the measurer is a mixer for removing air bubbles.
      • Measures: 9″ X 1.25″

      Jar Wrench

      • This jar wrench has a large and small groove for easily opening and closing small and larger jar lids.
      • No more blisters with our vinyl-coated jar wrench.

      Lid Lifter

      • The lid lifter easily picks up lids from your water bath.
      • Lift cleaned lids out of the pot without burning your hands.

      This Concord 20 Quart Stainless Steel Canning Pot Set comes with everything you need to get started, including a magnetic lid lifter, bubble popper, and jar wrench. So gather up your fresh produce and start preserving it today using this preserving kit for beginners!

      Penida Canning Supplies Starter Kit

      If you are new to canning, the Penida Canning Supplies Starter Kit is a great option. It includes all of the essential tools that you need to get started. 

      Penida Canning Supplies Starter Kit

      This preserving kits include the following:

      Jar Lifter with Rubber Grips

      • It helps to make it easy to grip jars and take them out of the pot after Preserving. The jar lifter has a comfortable handle and is heat resistant.

      Jar Wrench

      • The jar wrench is perfect for Preserving. It helps to get a good grip on the jar and makes it easy to twist off the lid.

      Mason Jar Funnel

      • A canning funnel is a must-have tool if you are Preserving food. This Preserving accessory helps to make sure that you do not spill or make a mess while adding Preserved food to your jar.

      10 Piece Measuring Spoons Set

      • This Preserving accessory provides accurate measurements and fits perfectly in Preserved jars.

      Jar Tongs

      • They help you grab jars from the pot easily and safely. The Preserving tongs have a comfortable grip and are heat resistant.
      • Canning Magnetic Lid Lifter
      • The lid lifter makes it easy to remove the lids from hot water. This Preserving accessory has a magnetic end that will pick up any metal lid.

      Bubble Popper/headspace tool

      • A bubble popper helps remove bubbles from the top of your Preserved jar so that your seal will form properly. 
      • Features a contoured tip clamping around the lid for added security when lifting jars out of hot water.

        These Preserving kits will help make your canning experience easier and more efficient. They will also help you Preserve food without any problems or messes.

        Granite Ware 8-Piece Preserving Kit

        If you are new to Preserving, the Granite Ware 8-Piece Preserving Kit is a great option. It includes all of the essential tools that you need to get started.

        Granite Ware Preserving Kit

        This preserving kit include the following:

        21.5-Quart Water Bath canner with lid and rack

        • It can Preserve 20 quarts at a time.
        • Porcelain surface with durable steel core provides excellent heat distribution, reducing heat-up time and saving energy.

        Bubble remover & ruler

        • It helps to remove any bubbles from Preserved food.
        • Measure jar rim sizes so you will know which lid to use.

        Jar lifter

        • It helps to make it easy to get the Preserved jar out of hot water.
        • Has a comfortable grip and is heat resistant.

        Magnetic lid lifter

        • It makes it easy to lift Preserved lids out of hot water.
        • Has a magnetic end that will pick up any metal lid.

        Jar wrench & jar funnel

        • It has a comfortable grip and is heat resistant.
        • Features a wide mouth to fit Preserved jars.
        • The jar funnel makes it easy to fill Preserved jars. 

        So whether you are new to preserving or an experienced pro, this preserving kit has you covered.

        Conclusion

        Our best home preserving family has been preserving food at home for generations.  However, we know that getting started can be difficult and daunting.

        We have put together our top 9 best preserving kits for beginners to help you take your first step.

        Not only are these great value for money, but some kits also offer easy recipes.

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