If you are a new canner, you can easily get lost and overwhelmed in the research on what you do and do-not need.
Here is a master list of items that you need, and what they are used for –
(1) Granite Ware 6125-1 Stock Pot, 21-Quart (This is a water bath. This can ONLY be used when canning items with a high pH level. This typically includes: jams, jellies, pickles, and fruit)
(1) Ball Canning Funnel (2-Pack) (This is a universal size funnel (meaning it will fit both a regular mouth and a wide mouth jar) that sits in the opening to easily transfer your goods into the can with limited waste.)
(1) Norpro 600 Jar Lifter (Definitely a must unless you enjoy scalding your fingers in boiling water!)