Dec 16, 2014
My wife and I bought two kits to get a couple of young ladies started canning. The set does need a lid lifter and a spatula for air bubbles.
Jun 17, 2014
My wife and I have talked about canning for a long time and decided we would start this year. We are very pleased with this set, the prompt and efficient service as well. The included book is very informative and easily understood.
Jul 10, 2012
Received this set as a Christmas present, then was given 2 cases of apples and two crates of strawberries - let the canning begin! Everything worked great. Agree with the other comments, though, that the lid lifter would be nice. I actually searched the box expecting one to be in there.
May 30, 2012
I got this kit for Christmas last year from my family. The complete kit had everything I needed to start canning. I am especially fond of the large pot- I did not have one big enough for the jars. The lift-out wire basket made it so easy to remove the hot jars. The tool for picking up jars kept me from burning myself. The instruction booklet with recipes is invaluable tome. I am well on my way to stocking my home with home-grown canned food!
Apr 24, 2012
I ordered this set and when it arrived, the canner was damaged and one of the jars was shattered. Lehmans promptly replaced both. everything seems to be good quality. I am a little disappointed with the quality of the canner. I wish the handles had been welded on better. I will have to be extremely careful while moving it. I also wish it had included a lid lifter wand and a bubble remover spatula. All in all the set is acceptable and reasonably priced.
Sep 20, 2011
Love this item, it reminds me of the one my Aunts & Grandma used on the farm when I was a child. It comes with all the items you need to get you started.
Aug 9, 2011
If this kit had the magnetic lid lifter ($1.95) included, then the kit would have been perfect. I had to go spend over $6 at a local store to get the lifter which also included the tongs, funnel and tool to get air bubbles out. I was in need immediately so didn't have time to order this item through Lehman's. The magnetic lid lifter isn't essential but would make a nice addition for future kits sales. Just a thought.
Jul 27, 2011
love new canner- rack inside now holds 12 half pints and metal funnel is great worth the money!
Jul 22, 2011
I recently bought this canning kit and have been extremely pleased with the quality of the products. I could have easily bought the components at a nearby store, but these accessories are of superior quality.
Dec 25, 2010
Bought this set for my son who loves to garden and can. He was very impressed with the quality. I was impressed with the outstanding service and support. Will definitely purchase from Lehman's again!
Jul 7, 2010
As a first time canner the starter canning kit was perfect. Canned my first bread and butter pickles. Can't wait to taste them.
Jul 24, 2009
At the tender age of 51, I decided to tackle one of life's seemingly unachievable tasks - not bungee jumping, but to can pickles and peppers from my garden! I purchased this canning set from Lehman's after researching prices, it is a really good value for getting pretty much everything you need to get started. The package arrived quickly and was remarkably well packed. The Ball Blue Book is instructional for an array of basic recipes - just follow it along guidelines for what to can how, and there are some great recipes inside. Fouteen beautiful pints of delicious banana peppers later, I am a devotee of water bath canning. It is completely awesome to have the jars pop as they seal and you'd be surprised at how proud it makes you feel to present friends and co-workers with the fruits of your efforts. Go ahead, give it a try! A handy hint is to also have some flour sack towels on hand for easy clean-up of the process. I definitely recommend this kit for beginners.