One of the most important tools for the preserver is a set of bottle tongs / jar lifters.
These are used to lift hot jars in and out of boiling pots or pressure canners and so you want to be sure that you will have a set that will stand up to the rigours of constant heat and use.
The great thing about these tongs is that they are ergonomically designed so the handles are really comfortable to use even after a full day of putting jars in and out of preserving units!
The spring hinge improves strength and pops open automatically whilst the moulded grip increases contact surface versus other jar lifters.
Made of lightweight aluminium, these are tongs that will not rust whilst the high heat grips will endure longer than some of the cheaper tongs in the market.