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Presto 23-Quart Pressure Canner
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- The only method recommended safe for canning meats, vegetables, poultry and seafood
- Easy -to-read dial gauge registers a complete range of processing pressures
- Includes cooking/canning rack and complete instruction/recipe book
- Mason jar capacity: 24 half-pints; 20 pints; 7 quarts
- 13-1/4 by 17-1/2 by 15-1/2 inches; 12 year limited warranty
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Color Name: Aluminum | Size : 23 qt
Pressure canning is a safe method for low-acid foods. Doubles as a boiling water canner for preserving fruits, jams, jellies, pickles and salsa in pint and half pint jars. Also handy as a large capacity pressure cooker. Constructed of warp-resistant, heavy-gauge aluminum for fast, even heating. Works on regular and smooth-top ranges. Deluxe pressure dial gauge registers the complete range of processing pressures. This precise measurement is especially important at higher altitudes. Air vent/cover lock allows pressure to build up only when the cover is closed properly and prevents the cover from opening until pressure is safely reduced. Liquid capacity: 23 quarts (21.8 liters).
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When I got it, I followed the directions TO A 'T'. Washing it properly, checking the seal, slightly oiling it as the book advised. I did the test round with the canner, to make sure everything vents properly, and to really check the calibration of the gauge to the weight. It was DEAD ON! This made me very happy!
So, I've since did a batch of salsa, that would normally only need to be water bathed (so I've heard), but because the recipe I used called for tomato paste AND sauce, along with the other veggies, it made it less acidic and I wanted to be safe and pressure can it. It worked awesomely!
Sounds trite, but following the directions, step by step, really makes pressure canning a fearless and fun process. I highly recommend Presto's Pressure Canner.
Our first endeavor was a meat spaghetti sauce from the Bernardin cookbook, also sold here. The process worked great but there were some issues that others may learn from. First thing is headspace. Next time I will go with 1 1/4" instead of 1". I will also try a lower heat as the weighted gauge was quite violent. I also made the mistake of bumping the weight a bit during cooldown which is a big no-no. All these issues caused a slight leakage in product and a 1/2" loss in each jar. The lids may have been slightly too loose as well buy hey, we are new to this.
All in all, my point is, don't just read the manuals and recipes. Go to Presto's website and read the FAQ's prior to using. This will save you the hassles of an expensive mistake. Also add the vinegar to the bath as suggested for un-softened water. Our jars looked frosted with town water.
I will append to this review as time passes, but for now it is a great product with a great price @ 110 bucks, delivered.
Chris and Angela from Blackfalds, Alberta
After that, I did more research into pressure canners and decided on the Presto, as I didn't want to shell out over $300 for the All-American, and this one seemed to be the midline choice. I had no troubles with getting it up to pressure (or getting the pressure regulator weight to rock rhythmically). So far, I've run over 12 batches with my canner with no troubles. Very few jars have failed to seal (maybe 5 out of 100). I've canned chicken, broth, beef, milk, onions, garlic and potatoes. I've saved money, and the food tastes awesome! Plus I can control exactly what goes into it. I love that I can make a home-cooked meal ready in just 10 minutes that tastes like it's been simmering all day.
This canner says it can hold 10 standard pint jars in one layer, but there must be a slight variation in jar width where I live, because no matter what I do, I cannot get more than 9 pints per layer.Read more ›
The first thing I noticed was how light this pressure canner is compared to my previous one, despite having a larger capacity. Anyone wondering if they should buy the larger size pressure canner absolutely should.
Assembly out of the box was minimal and easy to accomplish.
Basic features are pretty standard, including the pressure gauge, rupture disk, and petcock, but it also has some extras as well.
The petcock in particular is very well designed, doesn't get hot and very weighty.
The gauge is easy to read, does not fog up, and is accurate.
It also has a air vent/cover lock that automatically vents steam until the pressure canner begins to build up pressure, and is a great visual aid to assist in beginning your timers and also indicates when the pressure has left the canner. When under pressure it also mates with a locking bracket in the body of the pressure canner that prevents you from removing the lid under pressure, which I feel is a great safety feature.
It comes with a bottom rack to keep your jars from making direct contact with the bottom of the pressure canner.
Because it is relatively thin and lightweight construction, it heats up quickly, and also cools quickly.
The handles do not get get hot during operation.
The canner does use a rubber gasket to maintain a seal, which is the only part of this product that requires regular maintenance, but should last years.
The instructions that come with the pressure canner are very easy to follow, step-by-step, and well worth the read for even experienced users.
I highly recommend this product for everyone from beginners to experts.
Most recent customer reviews
This canner is so much easier to use and much more reliable then my old one. I can see this canner making my canning easier for many years. Very high quality. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Minababe
I was always a little intimidated by pressure cookers or canners but can't believe how easy it was to use. The ability to stack jars when canning cut my canning time in half! Read morePublished 11 days ago by DonnaT