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The Best Canning Pots

What’s the Best Big Pot for Canning?

By Updated Sept. 1, 2022

What You Need To Know

A canning pot is an essential tool for large-batch home canning. These pots are typically around 20 quarts—almost twice the size of standard 12-quart stockpots. They should be broad and deep enough to hold a rack (to elevate the jars from the pan floor), a range of jars, and enough water to cover the jars by at least 1 inch. A cheap, black, speckled pot from Granite Ware has been th...