Frequently Asked Questions
We've designed the Pickl-It so there's a perfect size to fit your need - from single to triple batches of sourdough batters, 1 to 4 pounds of peppers, kraut, or pickles - Pickl-It is designed to fit the container size to the amount of food.
To give you an idea of sizes, beginning with their capacity -
- 1/2 = 1/2-Liter or <1-pint
- 3/4 = 3/4-Liter or <1.5-pint
- 1 = 1-Liter which is just slightly smaller than a US 1-quart
- 4-Liter = 1-gallon
Pickl-It offers a wide-range of sizes, because it is important to under-fill or over-fill a jar. Food shoud not exceed the "shoulder" of the jar - the area that is curved outward, just below the "neck".
The capacity, or amount of solid foods, that fit into each Pickl-It varies, depending on the type of cut - thread, dice, slice, chunks, whole - and if it can be compacted. Shredded carrots and thread-thin kraut slices are easier to compact than pickilng cukes, for example.
Liquid & Solids Capacity Examples - General Estimate:
|DIMENSIONS||5¼” h x 4¼” d||6¼” h x 4¼” d||8¾” h x 4¼” d||9 1/2” h x 5 1/2” d|
|CAPACITY||1/2-lb solids||3/4 to 1-lb solids||1 1/2 to 2-lbs||2 1/2 to 3 lbs|
|3-c liquid||4-c liquid||6-c liquid||
A 5-Liter jar will hold 4 to 5 lbs of whole carrot-chunks, whole pickling cukes, but may hold as much as 8-10 pounds of cabbage threads for kraut. The above-chart is a general idea to get you going. As you experiment and discover which foods are your favorite to make, you'll develop your own favorite Pick-It sizes to use.
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Did you know...
The nutrients in sauerkraut are calcium, potassium, magnesium, copper, vitamins C, K, B6 and folate, as well as numerous antioxidants.
—Sauerkraut is Nutritional!
Thanks for the clear instructions, Kathleen! I mustered the discipline to let the fermentation work undisturbed, leaving it alone! I’m not used to that! Used to skimming off mold! I’m amazed how good my first attempt with it – khimchee – has come out. You made it so easy.
—Jamie - Massachusettes