Gardeners enjoy freezing and canning the fruits of their Summer labors to share with friends and family throughout the year. Gardening as a pastime continues to grow, and home canning is an extension of the gardening hobby. Its a fun and leisure time activity. Granite Ware's preserving kettle with its high efficiency, quick boiling performance combined with its modest cost make it ideal for canning. The 16 Quart size is perfect for all your canning needs.