That device you bought is a fancy water bath not pressure. The only pressure canner that I have years of experience with the PRESTO 23 quart canner. It is polished aluminium. Used correctly even the gasket lasts a long time.
Pressure cooker or pressure canner are the same except for size. I use the device as a cooker seldom but do use it for some things. For pressure canner you need a pot that goes to 15 PSI meaning it is sealed with a gasket. It need not be fancy. PRESTO is perfect IMO
No, it wont. Here are the two that I have. The Mirro 92122A and the Presto 01781. They are a little bit different but the one I prefer to use is the Mirro because it slightly easier to set and maintain pressure but I think the Presto is the better product, but that is just my opinion. The Presto will process a couple of more pint Mason jars, 20, but the quart jars remain the same at 7. You can use these two canners for water bath canning also. At this time it appears that everyone is starting to can food so any type of canner will probably be hard to find, but spending the extra money for a larger canner, IMO, is the only thing to do. You can do anything with a small canner as you can with a large one but the time involved in cooking multiple batches of food is GREATLY reduced when using a large canner. You have not only cooking time but you also have a cooling time, a time that is used to cool and lower pressure so as to remove the lid.Presto 01370 8-Quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker would this work
When I first started canning seriously , I naturally read all the literature. The essence of pressure canning is to have the ingredients reach 240F (115C) for about three minutes. This kills all harmful bugs.Do you have the latest edition? Lot of updates from the old versions - of which we have 3.
How about some pictures. Some detail writing would be appreciated.so far I have 36 quarts of varies tomatoes pressure canned over last few days.
did 18 pints of tomato soup also
just did 18 pints of sweet corn and 18 pints of green beans.
just picked 23 pounds of assorted tomatos and will do these tomorrow.
thank you all for guiding me through this.
1st attemptJust describe your method. Don't feel under pressure. I am deeply interested, since you did so many.
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