Emergency Essentials Food Processing tools cover just about every type of food prepping task, including canning, dehydrating, grain processing, blending and straining.
Here you will find the top-of-the-line All-American pressure canner. While a bit more pricey than the cheaper Mirro or Presto pressure canners, the All-American pressure canner has a big advantage over the others. Not only is the quality better, but...you don't have to worry about rubber gaskets needing to be replaced.
Of course, not all foods require pressure canning, but if you want to find a couple of nice canners for processing high-acid foods they are here.
Just like the old adage goes "don't put all your eggs in one basket," you should have several different types of long-term storage food. Just as canned foods have their place, so do home dehydrated foods. For one thing, you can store about six to 10 pounds of dehydrated corn in a single one-gallon glass jar, that takes up about five inches of shelf space. The same number of pounds of quart jars of canned corn, would mean about eight or more quart jars.
Excalibur® Deluxe 9-Tray Dehydrator
L'Equip® Deluxe Food Dehydrator
American Harvest Snackmaster Express™ FD-60 Dehydrator
Whether you are cooking, canning or dehydrating, you are going to be doing something to the food you are preparing. This might involve slicing, dicing, blending, stoning, peeling, shredding or straining. Some of the tools for these processes require electricity, while others operate manually.
No matter the power source, when it comes to kitchen tools for food preparation and processing, Emergency Essentials has what you need.
For anyone who is concerned about long-term power outages having a number of kitchen tools that don't require electricity to operate is a huge plus. This includes those common everyday implements that we might overlook, like: can openers, grain mills, and even items that Emergency Essentials doesn't carry like: meat grinders, meat slicers and egg beaters.
Of course, if you have alternative power systems, then you should be able to enjoy those kitchen tools that use power to make food preparation easier. In fact, probably one of the most appreciated devices you'll have both now and later will be an electric grain mill.
For those and other kitchen tools, check out Emergency Essential electric-power grain mills by Wonder Mill and Nutrimill.
Ideally it’s good to have most of these items in your store, but often budgets don’t allow everything. So pick what you will be using most often, as these prep tools will save you lots of time during a disaster, when other things will be taking precedence too.
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If you’re preparing for a temporary disaster, in which power and water may be out and transportation may be impossible for a few days, you probably don’t need to worry too much about food processing.
However, if you’re preparing for a more long-term disaster, eventually, food stores may run out, and you may need to look toward making and storing your own foods. Imagine, also, if you or one of your loved ones has a food allergy. You may not be able to avoid foods with that particular allergen in them without doing your own processing.
Now, we’re not just talking about a little food processor to make salsa or hummus in. Emergency Essentials offers a range of food processing tools, including dehydrators, canners, blenders, mills, and grinders. Some of these require electricity, so they’re best used in preparations, though if you have a generator or source of solar power, they can still be used without grid power.
Others, on the other hand – like one of the blenders, the food strainer, and one of the food processors – are hand-powered so that they can be used with or without electricity. These are great, not only for disaster times, but also for camping trips or for when you want to reduce your electricity bill.
When preparing for disaster – whether it’s a natural disaster, an extended period of unemployment, or some other kind – you should take into account everything you’ll need for nourishment. Putting food on your family’s table means more than just slopping down a can of beans.
It means making sure that you have non-perishable, nutrient rich foods that no one is allergic to. By processing your own foods for storage, you can take care of all of this at once, and it’s usually a lot cheaper than buying individually packaged foods, too.