Hi.. now that our gardens are starting to produce is anyone here a canner?
I searched all over for a canner with a pressure dial like my old canner had
and couldn't find one anywhere. The one I bought is a Presto and has the
weight and other things on top, but no pressure dial anymore. Which ones do
you prefer? Which do you feel do a better job at canning safely?
Hi again, we decided to take this one back and get the Presto 23 qt with the
pressure dial. I wont be canning enough to justify those over $200 canners.
The kids are grown and gone. It's just the two of us now. We're on SS, so
our income is limited. To save shipping we're going to order it from
Wal*Mart and pick it up at the store near us.
Don't be skimpy when it comes to food safety, as you are obviously
concerned about. These are pricey, to be sure, but I have never
ordered anything from Lehman's that wasn't absolutely the highest
quality and built for a lifetime.
Very nice but pricey. If we were still young with a growing family it would
pay. I think the Presto 23 qt should do it for us seniors. I had a Mirro
w/pressure gauge years ago and am now sorry I sold it when we moved up here
to the country. Now that we're retired we have the time to get back into
some serious gardening.
One benefit of the weight "jiggler" type is that they never go out of
calibration whereas the dial gauge type should be checked and, if
necessary, recalibrated before each season's use. This could be a bit
of an inconvenience but result in problems with the processed food if
not done. In the USA, I believe this check and recalibration is a
service provided by University Extension Services. Here in Canada I
know of no such service so I stick to the weight gauge type.
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