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Graniteware Granite Ware 21.5-Quart Porcelain Canner With Rack

Canning is an economical and nutritional way to preserve fresh grown fruits and vegetables at home, without added preservatives or pesticides. The Granite Ware 21.5-Quart Canner is a versatile canning kit that comes with the essential tools needed to start canning today. You'll get a 21.5-quart canner with side handles, a matching lid and jar rack. You'll be able to fill your jars quickly and safely, and the stylish porcelain exterior looks lovely in any kitchen setting. Plus, the canner's glass surface does not contain chemicals to change the taste, color or nutritional value of foods.
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Questions & Answers for Graniteware Granite Ware 21.5-Quart Porcelain Canner With Rack

Question

Does the rack in this kit have dividers between the jars or is it just a bottom with handles?

asked 2 years ago
By
wallycrazie
 - New Albany, IN
on Granite Ware 21.5-Quart Porcelain Canner With Rack
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
No divider. It is useless without the dividers.
answered 10 months ago
By
franklydisappointed
answer 2
just a bottom rack. There is a kit you can purchase that has the jar lifter and other things that are helpful when canning. It doesn't have dividers between jars.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Spooker15
answer 3
bottom with handles
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
pkherm
answer 4
The rack does not have dividers between the jars but worked fine.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
lkbart
 - Logan, Utah
answer 5
No dividers in the jar lifter. Seems to work okay without them though
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
BigCan
 - St. Helens, Oregon
answer 6
No dividers, very disappointed in that...
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
AngryCanner
 - Bellaire, MI
answer 7
It doesn't have dividers.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
AVinAZ
 - Chandler, AZ
answer 8
Yes, the rack has dividers so the jars don't touch. I've put in about 7 jars but you might be able to put in more
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Roselvr26
 - Mission Viejo, CA
answer 9
just a bottom with handles, but very easy to use.
answered 2 years ago
By
dch62
 - clinton, ms.
answer 10
It has a jar rack to go inside.
answered 2 years ago
By
PowHokie
 - Powhatan, Va
answer 11
no dividers just a bottom with handles
answered 2 years ago
By
Gizmo3832
 - Atlanta, Ga
Question

Will this pot work on a gas range?

asked 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Hyperoptic
 - Milliken, CO
on Granite Ware 21.5-Quart Porcelain Canner With Rack
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
thats what I have and just bought this and worked great.
answered 10 months ago
By
bjack2013
answer 2
yes, based instructions that came with canner
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
pkherm
answer 3
Yes...I prefer gas ranges.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
lkbart
 - Logan, Utah
answer 4
All I cook with is a gas range and have used granite ware for years. No problems.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
DilledCarrots
 - Ogden, Ut
answer 5
Yes. I used it on my gas range with no issues.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Snoopybaby
answer 6
oh yes and on gas grills too
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
oldfashionwife
 - Rome NY
answer 7
Yes. I use it on mine with no problem.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
KarlsMommy
 - North Jersey
answer 8
It worked for me.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
appleannie4545
 - Chester, WV
answer 9
Yes, but as with all canners, stay in the kitchen and keep an eye on it. I would not keep it at high heat for an extended period of time. Once your water is boiling, turn the gas down to maintain the boil.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
SissyMcGee
 - Portland, OR
answer 10
Yes
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
amethystlp62
 - conn.
answer 11
absolutely
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
cannerjr
 - San Antonio, Texas
Question

Can you use pint and quart jars in this?

asked 4 years, 7 months ago
By
gesneriad
on Granite Ware 21.5-Quart Porcelain Canner With Rack
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, just make sure the filled jars are covered with at least 1-2 inches of water over the top
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Roselvr26
 - Mission Viejo, CA
answer 2
Yes. It holds 7 quarts and I believe 9 pints.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Snoopybaby
answer 3
both enjoy
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
oldfashionwife
 - Rome NY
answer 4
you sure can!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
doneworking
answer 5
yes
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
mountainmomof2
 - Confluence, PA
answer 6
Yes you can.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Hate2cook
 - Akron, NY
answer 7
Yes. The pot is very large. It is about 9 1/2 inches high and about 13 inches width around. I have used both pint and quart size jars.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
cinlrod
 - Phoenix, Arizona
answer 8
Yes. I've used half-pint, pint, and quart jars in this canner.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
EquineLover
 - Clovis, CA
answer 9
Yes, works fine on either size.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Forestfox
answer 10
yes,
answered 4 years ago
By
shellsdell
 - Kathleen, GA
answer 11
Yes, I used mine yesterday with pints. At first I thought they wouldn't fit, but then I realized the handles open up and hang on the side of the pot, allowing me to load the pints and then left them down into the water without touching the water. And getting them out is easy, just lift it up and hang on the sides. Very convenient!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
viejachula1
Question

does this pot come with 2 racks-some say it is actually 2 canners-which is it?

asked 4 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Granite Ware 21.5-Quart Porcelain Canner With Rack
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
There is one canner, and one rack.
answered 1 month ago
By
OneSkeptic
answer 2
One rack
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
lkbart
 - Logan, Utah
answer 3
only one
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
oldfashionwife
 - Rome NY
answer 4
I received 2 canners and 2 racks!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
NottaClue
 - Winchester, VA
answer 5
This one only came with 1 rack.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
cinlrod
 - Phoenix, Arizona
answer 6
No, it comes with only 1 rack. I don't know what some people were referring to when they said that it came with 2 racks or 2 canners.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
EquineLover
 - Clovis, CA
answer 7
Mine came with one rack that you can pull up and hook to the side which is quite handy.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Forestfox
answer 8
comes with one rack only
answered 4 years ago
By
shellsdell
 - Kathleen, GA
answer 9
This is actually a two canner set. You get two canners, two lids, two racks.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
chococharly
answer 10
no, just one rack that holds 7 quart jars...
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
gntomrrw
 - Alanson, Michigan
Question

does it have a rack lifter?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
siamese111
on Granite Ware 21.5-Quart Porcelain Canner With Rack
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
The rack has two handles which stick up in the pot when the rack is set into it. You lift the rack of jars by those handles. There is a bend in the handles which allows you to suspend the jars with the tops a few inches above the water when you need to.
answered 1 month ago
By
OneSkeptic
answer 2
Yes it has a rack lifter built in to the rack itself. Its kinda nice as you can lift the rack by the lifting arms and expand them to rest / suspend on the top rim of the pot to bring your jars out of the hot water and then lower them again if needed.
answered 10 months ago
By
Jeannebb
answer 3
rack has handels/lifter attached
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
pkherm
answer 4
Yes, it does have a bottle lifter and it has handles that have a bend in them so it can hook onto the sides of the pot and hold it up.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 5
Yes it does.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Imshyanne
 - Fremont, CA
answer 6
The rack has handles that fold up or down. The handles are used to lift the rack for jar placement and removal.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
DilledCarrots
 - Ogden, Ut
answer 7
Yes!!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
AVinAZ
 - Chandler, AZ
answer 8
Yes, there are two handles that you can use the lift the rack. It also has the ability to rest on the canner so you can put the jars in it before you drop it into the water.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Roselvr26
 - Mission Viejo, CA
answer 9
Not really. The rack has built in handles to help you lift it out. I suggest wearing oven mitts thou because the handles are obviously very hot.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Snoopybaby
answer 10
yes. works ok. leaving it in the bottom of the pot seems to work best. The jars are not stable on it if you try to move it.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
soffeea
 - Orange County, CA
Question

does this canner come with a rack?

asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
cangarden
on Granite Ware 21.5-Quart Porcelain Canner With Rack
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, this canner does come with a rack.
answered 1 month ago
By
OneSkeptic
answer 2
yes it does
answered 10 months ago
By
bjack2013
answer 3
Yes
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
lkbart
 - Logan, Utah
answer 4
yes
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
mountainmomof2
 - Confluence, PA
answer 5
Yes
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
katmandue2
 - Joshua Tree California
answer 6
yes
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Hate2cook
 - Akron, NY
answer 7
Yes. One rack.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
cinlrod
 - Phoenix, Arizona
answer 8
yes
answered 4 years ago
By
shellsdell
 - Kathleen, GA
answer 9
Yes, it does
answered 5 years ago
By
holyokeman
 - Holyoke,MA
Question

Does this canner come with a jar lifter?

asked 5 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Granite Ware 21.5-Quart Porcelain Canner With Rack
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
You must be referring to the rack. The rack, which is included, has 2 handles so you can lift the jars out.
answered 1 month ago
By
OneSkeptic
answer 2
No
answered 10 months ago
By
franklydisappointed
answer 3
No
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
lkbart
 - Logan, Utah
answer 4
yes it dose holds 7 quart or pints.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
lcorl
 - Cortland NY
answer 5
No. You need to purchase the utensil kit. It's well worth it and very reasonably priced.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Hate2cook
 - Akron, NY
answer 6
No. I purchased the kit seperatly at the Walmart store. Under $10.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
cinlrod
 - Phoenix, Arizona
answer 7
The rack has handles that allow you to lift the jars. You can hook it to the side which is also handy.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Forestfox
answer 8
no, just a jar rack
answered 4 years ago
By
shellsdell
 - Kathleen, GA
answer 9
No - it only comes with a can rack
answered 5 years ago
By
Steph71421
 - Rochester, NY
Question

is this canner tall enough to have 2 to 4 inches of water above 1 guart jars

asked 4 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Granite Ware 21.5-Quart Porcelain Canner With Rack
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, it is tall enough to do quart jars in.
answered 1 month ago
By
OneSkeptic
answer 2
Yes. You can fill it enough to process quart jars.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Snoopybaby
answer 3
It is about 9 1/2 inches high. I did used quart jars in it. Only about 2 inches about jar.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
cinlrod
 - Phoenix, Arizona
answer 4
I have used 1 quart jars in this canner and was able to cover them with about 2" of water. I don't think that you could cover them with 4".
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
EquineLover
 - Clovis, CA
answer 5
Yes, it is a nice large size allowing you to process quart jars.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Forestfox
answer 6
definately
answered 4 years ago
By
shellsdell
 - Kathleen, GA
answer 7
Yes, it's made to fit 7 1-qt jars.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
viejachula1
answer 8
yes, it is very deep...
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
gntomrrw
 - Alanson, Michigan
Question

Can this be used on glass cooktop?

asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
beckypurple
 - texas
on Granite Ware 21.5-Quart Porcelain Canner With Rack
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. My stove is a glass cooktop and I use it frequently.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Spooker15
answer 2
no, based on instructions that came with canner
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
pkherm
answer 3
The label attached stated not to use on glasstop stoves.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
cinlrod
 - Phoenix, Arizona
answer 4
No! It is very large and gets very hot. The enamel paint on my regular electric stove discolored a little from the heat, but I managed to get most of it off with alot of scrubbing.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
EquineLover
 - Clovis, CA
answer 5
actually, this canner is only appropriate for using on a glass cooktop. it has a wavy bottom which caused it to burn a hole in the bottom of the canner on my electric coil range. This caused sparks galore. I am now left with a non-functioning stove and over 15 lbs of produce I cannot use.

so yeah, if you have a glass cooktop, this is the appropriate canner for you. If you have an electric-coil range, then look for a flat-bottomed waterbath canner.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
thirdeyefluid
 - Spokane, WA.
answer 6
Yes, I use it on my glass cooktop without a problem.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Forestfox
answer 7
No! I purchased one a few weeks ago, and the label stated that it was not for glass cooktops. I returned it.
answered 4 years ago
By
texashomecanner
answer 8
yes, I have a glass cooktop and had no problems... also used it on my outdoor kitchen grill using propane
answered 4 years ago
By
shellsdell
 - Kathleen, GA
Question

I would like to know how many jars this fits?

asked 5 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Granite Ware 21.5-Quart Porcelain Canner With Rack
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
7 quart jars
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
lkbart
 - Logan, Utah
answer 2
7 quarts
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
oldfashionwife
 - Rome NY
answer 3
Seven
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
TakeTimeToSmile
answer 4
I was able to fit 8 pint sized jars at one time.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
cinlrod
 - Phoenix, Arizona
answer 5
I have put 5 or 6 quart jars in. Most recipes don't make too much more than that at a time.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Forestfox
answer 6
7 quart jars
answered 4 years ago
By
shellsdell
 - Kathleen, GA
answer 7
7 quarts.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
By
mamajudy
 - Armuchee, GA
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