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Back to Basics Home Canning Kit - 286
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- Home-canning kit provides 5 essential tools with stay-cool handles
- Jar lifter and magnetic lid lifter for removing jars and lids from boiling water
- Canning funnel directs ingredients into the jar quickly and cleanly
- Kitchen tongs; jar wrench effortlessly removes sticky lids
- Measures 8 by 6 by 12 inches; 1-year limited warranty
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Top Customer Reviews
The jar lifter is fantastic, and ultimately I think it alone is worth the price of admission -- not because it's worth it in and of itself, but because it's a total necessity, so I would have purchased it at any price that wouldn't break the bank.
The other pieces are either already part of a moderately well-equipped kitchen, are nice but not necessary, and/or are not all that well constructed.
I'd opted to return a relatively expensive set of plastic funnels when I purchased this set, but the included funnel here melted a bit under the heat of the boiling brine I poured over the pickles-to-be. Same for the plastic surrounding the magnet when I used it (quite effectively) to grab the jar lids out of a simmer sauce pan. The lid wrench I'm just not sure I see a use for, since jars aren't supposed to be super tight and they tend to loosen when cooled anyway (or am I misunderstanding what this is for?), and the tongs, well, who doesn't have tongs?
Anyway, in researching for this review, I've come to feel like something of an idiot, because the pieces are available separately and eligible for the free shipping promotion of your choice. Unless you don't already have a funnel, or don't mind the possibility of plastic in your canned food, I recommend saving five bucks and just getting these two pieces:
Back to Basics 284 Jar Lifter
Back to Basics 174 Magnetic Lid Lifter
If you need more than those two pieces, though, this set will do the job.
Review edited 1/6/12:
I contacted the manufacturer about this and they replaced it free. I haven't had much chance to use it since then but the customer service was great.
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Worth it to spend a few more bucks, trust me.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I didn't realize how nice it would be to have all these tools for canning. Seeing and helping my mom can for years without these gadgets made me think I shouldn't get them. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Taylor
Absolutely necessary if you do canning of any kind. Every fall it gets a workout in the kitchen!Published 1 month ago by Kurt Huhn
The kit did not come complete. It was missing the magnetic lid piece. I am in the process of exchanging/requesting the missing piece but I will update this comment further... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Certain things just are near essentials for canning, and these are some of them. I would add a ladle to this group, because it is almost an essential, along with a metal shallow... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Southern Mississippi