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Presto 01781 23-Quart Pressure Canner and Cooker
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- The only method recommended safe by the US Department of Agriculture for canning vegetables, meats, poultry, and seafood
- Doubles as a boiling-water canner for preserving fruits, jams, jellies, pickles, and salsa; 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; Extended 12-year limited warranty
- Deluxe pressure dial gauge registers the complete range of processing pressures; This precise measurement is especially important at higher altitudes
- Extra-large size is great for big canning jobs; Includes canning/cooking rack and complete 76-page instruction and recipe book
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The sturdy lid locks down during canning or cooking; an inner sealing ring keeps the steam in. In addition to a pop-up pressure indicator and a simple steam release mechanism, there is an overpressure plug that will let off steam if it builds up excessively. The pressure dial gauge gives an accurate reading so that pressure can be kept constant during canning. This pressure canner is also a cooker that's useful for weeknight dinners or for any meal that needs to come together quickly. An accompanying booklet contains more than 50 recipes, ranging from basic soup stocks to stews and pot roasts--even sweets like English Plum Pudding or Brown Bread! Tenderize lean cuts of beef or pork, or cook chicken, fish, or vegetables faster than you can in a microwave, and without losing moisture.
Nonabrasive cleansers are best for cleaning this aluminum pressure cooker, though occasional use of a fine metal polish will help the exterior keep its shine. The lid of the Presto 23-quart pressure canner is not immersible. In addition, the sealing ring should be removed after each use to allow cleaning of the inside rim of the lid. The dial gauge is delicate; detailed care instructions are found in the accompanying booklet. The vent pipe is simple to keep clean with a small brush or pipe cleaner, and both the air vent/cover lock and the overpressure plug are removable. The pressure cooker measures 14 inches in diameter (17 inches including handles) and 15-1/2 inches tall (including lid). Presto guarantees this pressure cooker with an extended 12-year warranty. A detailed instruction and recipe booklet is included; special safety issues that pertain to pressure cookers are clearly explained. --Garland Withers
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|Size||23 qt||Holds 7 qt||20 qt||21.5 qt|
|Dimensions||14.8 inches x 15.4 inches x 15.1 inches||11.94 inches x 14.81 inches x 14.81 inches||13.38 inches x 14.5 inches x 14.25 inches||17 inches x 16 inches x 15 inches|
|Item Weight||10 pounds||10.5 pounds||11.25 pounds||20 pounds|
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The first thing I did was take the pressure gauge to my local county extension office (as recommended by the manufacturer) where they tested it and found it to be working perfectly. After getting their "OK", I hit the produce sales at my local market.
Even if you don't have a garden, you can still can fresh fruits and vegetables. I've already made 8 jars of strawberry jam using the hot water method, and canned enough tomato sauce to get me through until my own tomatoes are ripe and ready for the canner later this Summer. Unlike commercially canned or frozen produce, I can control what ingredients go into my food!
The instruction book that comes with this pressure canner gives different ways to can most foods depending on if you want to can them (1)"cooked" so you can warm them up when you're ready to use them or (2)just safely preserved to be cooked right before serving or using in recipes.
Overall, an excellent pressure canner at a great price! Just follow the manufacturer's instructions - including having the pressure gauge checked by your county extension office - and you should have no problems preserving fresh, healthy foods for yourself, your family, and your loved ones.
Some people are concerned that it cannot be used on a glass top stove. This is not true. I have used mine on a glass top for several years. I have also used it on coils and even gas. It works on every type of stove I have tried it on.
When it first arrived, the directions indicated I should get the pressure gauge checked through our county extension services. My state's extension services did not know how to check the gauge, but the company was very helpful in instructing me in how to check it myself. Place 1 qt water in the canner and (we live at sea level) get the pressure going. When the rocker begins to rattle, the pressure should be at 15 lbs. Effective and safe. Thank you Presto!
The reason I am giving this machine 3 stars is because of replacement. The rubber gasket and emergency plug must be replaced periodically, even when treated with vegetable oil to maintain their pliancy and prevent cracks. Replacing them is under $50 including shipping (or can be done at the local Ace dealer), but that is the problem. Replacing them twice in the canner's lifetime can equal the cost of buying a gasket free canner. In addition, the gaskets seem to go out at the most inconvenient time - such as when I am teaching a class or when I have 20 pounds of beans to process, and our local hardware store can only replace certain parts.
So, if you are young and buying your first pressure canner with hopes of decades of use, then I would recommend a gasket free canner.Read more ›
Decided recently to can again. So I read tons of reviews, Internet articles, compared features and prices. The Presto 1781 is the one I decided on. Amazon had it with free shipping, which made this doll the perfect deal for me.
I have used it as a canner about 5 times already. Have not just pressure-cooked in it. Here are my observations: Easy to use. Follow the instructions in the book, and you are good to go. This baby is heavy! Moving it off the heat when it is full of jars is no small feat (especially when using as a boiling bath canner)! Eat a good breakfast! Half pint and pint jars stack nicely. I have not tried to can more than 7 quarts yet, so am not disappointed that the max is 7 quarts. I put up 7 qts of chili yesterday and my huge cookpot was pretty full. Any more would have been too much anyway.
When using as a boiling bath canner, be careful when taking the jars out, especially when putting up half pint wide mouth jars, as the jar lifters are not very long and you can burn yourself getting that bottom set out. While you can use long tongs for half pints, I tried and ended up with a mess of hot strawberry jam all over and inbetween the stove and cabinet. So, use a jar lifter and hold it tightly!
I like the guage on this canner. I have never used one with a guage before. After a couple of uses, I find I can take my eyes off it once it gets to correct pressure by the sound of the pressure regulator. It gets noisy when it gets too high. I live at 6800 feet altitude, and everything pressure canned has to be done at 14 lbs. 15 makes a noise and that's my signal to lower the heat.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I LOVE THIS!! I had the gauge tested before my first use at our University Extension office and it was within the suggested safety range. Read morePublished 21 hours ago by Melanie
This is a great product! I have always used water bath canning bc I thought the pressure canning would be scary/intimidating...
This pressure canner isn't scary at all!!! Read more
I really like this 23 - Quart Pressure Cooker / Canner. I have already started using this Canner. I like that it is universal in that I can use this one Canner to process pints... Read morePublished 4 days ago by SHERRY LINDKE
The day it was delivered, I was smoking some salmon. Canned up perfectly. Great product. Easy to use.Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
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