Presto 16 Quart Pressure Canner
Since the Presto 16 Quart Pressure Canner was my first purchase in my “canning career,” I carefully weighed my options before making a purchase.
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I had always borrowed my mother’s steel canner whenever I wanted to undertake a canning project and found it bulky, heavy, and difficult to use. I shied away from canning because of these things but always found myself thinking about what I might do if I had a canner of my very own. So, I embarked on my quest to find a canner that fit my lifestyle and family needs. Factors such as item weight, jar capacity, ease of use, and flexibility of use were important to me.
The Presto 16 Quart Pressure Canner fills all the requirements I have for a pressure canner/cooker. For example, because it is made of aluminum, it is light weight and easy to move from one place to another. Another great feature is that a variety of jar sizes can be used in the canner. Additionally, the pressure gauge has a full range of readings and gives me the flexibility to experiment with a variety of recipes. This canner also can be used as a pressure cooker which makes it even more invaluable as a kitchen tool. The Presto 16 Quart Pressure Canner has expanded my cooking expertise and motivated me to take greater risks in trying new things. However, its smaller size lets me experiment with the confidence that if a recipe does not work out, I will not be left a huge amount of unwanted food.
It has definitely more than paid for itself, made my life easier by freeing up valuable time, and made my dishes highly desired at gatherings throughout the year. It might seem over-dramatic, but this perfectly-sized pressure canner really has changed my life.
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