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Before You Buy a Pressure Canner

so if you’ve clicked on this video I’m
presuming that you’re thinking about
buying a pressure canner but you’re
wondering is that the right decision for
you you know you may be a hunter and you
want to can up your venison or your
other wild game or maybe you have a
large garden and want to can up all your
vegetables or maybe you want to extend
your food pantry or what lot it was like
is that you want to have meals in a jar
that are convenient so you can just go
down pull one off the shelf and make a
meal for your family within 15 minutes
and it’s a homemade meal so that’s one
of the reasons having a pressure canner
is great now some of you might be
concerned about safety you might have
heard from you know your great aunt
Beulah or your grandma that oh my got to
be careful I know if somebody whose
pressure canner blew up in their kitchen
in the kitchen went on fire well the old
days pressure canner is weren’t what
they are now and believe me now they
have a lot of safety precautions and
it’s very doubtful that would ever
happen to you and again maybe you’re
feeling fearful because you don’t have
anyone to teach you don’t know of anyone
that pressure cans now believe me you
can start with reading your manual when
you buy a pressure canner it really does
give you excellent step-by-step
instructions but also there’s all of
YouTube
out there and there are some great
videos on how to pressure can in fact I
have one too it is called
pressure canner for beginners so you can
click on that little eye at the corner
of the video here if you’re interested
in that but either way there’s a lot out
there and you can always read books too
or even contact your local Cooperative
Extension but believe me it’s really not
that hard it’s just step by step you do
what you have to do
and you’ll have no problem at all and
you maybe confuse you know what’s the
difference to be water bath canning and
pressure candy well water bath I think
it was like a full immersion bath right
your jars are in your canner and there’s
water inch above and the way the heat is
transferred to jars is through the
boiling water so it can’t get any hotter
than the boiling point but using a
pressure canner I call it the foot bath
method because generally only having two
a couple inches of water in your canner
and then your jars but you have a very
tight sealing lid and it creates steam
and that steam can get a lot hotter than
your water bath canner and you need that
hot steam to transfer that heat to the
jars so your meat and veggies are canned
safely now you might be wondering what’s
the difference between a pressure canner
and a pressure cooker and you need to
make that distinction the instant pot
here is a pressure cooker
and it’s great for making meals quickly
but it is not something that you can
your meat your fish your low acid fruit
or your vegetables in that’s not what
it’s made for because it can’t keep a
continuous heat and it goes hot they’re
quicker and it cools quicker so it’s not
what you need you need a pressure canner
which has very thick walls and can
retain the heat for a long period of
time and it’s just made for that okay
well you can pressure cook in your
pressure can or two but I don’t but I
shouldn’t say you can’t cook in it you
can but most of us we use this for a
pressure canning I do have a word of
caution here the meat that you can in
your pressure canner may not have the
same taste that you’re used to if you
think about it when you buy that stew
you know
then can at the store and warm it up he
doesn’t have a tasteless really well
that’s because it was at such high
temperatures so it would be safe to camp
so some meat changes more than others
my favorite is pork here I have
barbecued pork you won’t have it tonight
for dinner and to me it tastes exactly
the same now I don’t think that
hamburger ground beef tastes very good
canned the only way I use it as if I’m
canning it in a super Stu but by itself
I think it’s pretty tasteless and the
texture is a bit different but people
have different preferences for that I
just want to let you know it might not
taste the same as you’re used to which
is one of the reasons that we try to put
spices and broth in with our meat so it
can help it retain its taste now you’re
also going to need to assess your
cooking platform you know do you have a
gas cooktop electric propane whatever
gas brings the pressure canner up to
heat faster and when you turn it off the
heat stops where the electrical that’s
still heat in the coil but either one is
fine
you will hear cautions if you have a
glass cooktop because especially like
this one I mean this American canner is
heavy
trust me on that and because of its
huffed it could damage your cooktop so I
used my canner with my cooktop for many
many years and never had a problem but
you should be aware of that
now some people also can with their
propane cook stoves outside and that is
fine as long as you can have a
continuous heat and you want to make
sure you have enough fuel handy too when
you’re doing that but assess what you’re
going to use first no kind of made up
your mind you want to go for it but
what can or should you buy should you
buy a presto you can get a 23 court
Kenner for 73 bucks I believe at Walmart
right now another brand or do you want
to go for what I consider the premium
and that is an all-american Canon you
know this one I think it was about two
hundred and eighty dollars and it’s
probably about the same capacity as that
presto one that I just mentioned so you
can see the price difference but there
are differences between the two but let
me tell you I think either of them does
a fantastic job so really by the
pressure cooker that you can afford do
remember that it’s an investment though
if you buy it this American pressure
canner how do you see you see how
heavy-gauge this is I mean this is made
in the good old USA in Wisconsin it’s
been made there since the 1930s and I
mean it’s a workhorse it’s something
that you can have for your entire
lifetime and then pass down to your
children and maybe their children but do
know that it is heavier than a regular
one it really is so you might want to
check it out first
but again either one will do the work
don’t worry about that now if you’ve
been doing any reading um you might come
across gasket and gasket less pressure
cookers do you think hey what does that
mean well that’s how it’s sealed if you
think of my instant pack here it has
this little silicone or rubber o-ring
here and that is what seals the instant
pot now my American canner here has no
seal the way the seal is it’s metal on
metal the good thing about this is you
never have to replace it you do have to
oil it occasionally so
get stuck if you get one that has a
gasket I recommend buying an additional
gasket when you get it that way you have
it on hand in case you need to replace
one now you’re also might ask well what
size should I get and you know I that is
totally up to you
a lot of it depends on your family size
how much you want to can at once and do
remember the bigger the canner the
heavier it’s going to be but this canner
I think can do 8 quarts and 14 pints I
think not quite sure this works out just
great for my family but look at the
different sizes and think are you mainly
gonna do quartz because there are some
that you can do 2 quarts high or are you
going to do pints do a little of your
own research and how your family eats
and what you think you need to determine
the correct size for you so I hope you
found this video helpful these are the
hints I know that I looked into before I
bought my pressure canner and like I
said my channel prepper cookery is
around to help you with pressure canning
you can always email me for any
questions or put down the comments below
I would be glad to help you and there
are many other channels on YouTube that
are also very very helpful in this
regard so I hope you’ve convinced you’re
gonna buy a pressure canner and if so
I’ll see you in the next video when I
explain pressure canning for beginners
thanks and as always please subscribe
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Pressure Canners Buyers’ Guide

What is a pressure canner?

A pressure canner is a piece of kitchenware that consists of a vent, a pressure gauge, and screw clamps. It heats food in jars to hotter than the temperature of boiling water. It works to vent the air inside the jars and create a vacuum seal, so the jars are completely sealed once finished. A pressure canner works best for canning low acid or alkaline foods such as unpickled vegetables and all animal products. A pressure canner is not only for vacuum sealing but also for food safety. The boiling water and heat work to kill any mold, bacteria, and pathogens that may be in the contents of the jar. The vacuum seal also ensures that no air or microorganisms will be able to get into the cans.

How does canning work?

Heat processing is the most important part of canning. When the jars are full, the metal lids and screw bands are secured onto the jars and they are placed in a canner full of water, the heating begins. As the temperature rises, the contents inside the jars expand, and the internal pressure fluctuates and changes. The gases from inside the jars are vented. Once the heat processing part is finished, the atmospheric pressure on the outside the jar is greater than the internal pressure of the jar. This pressure difference pulls the lid down onto the jar by forming a vacuum seal. The heating is also required to kill any type of bacteria, mold, yeast, pathogen, and enzymes in the mixture. The vacuum seal will prevent any organisms and air from entering the jar.

How to use a pressure canner?

Start by assembling all the equipment you will need. When choosing the recipes, make sure they also include the length of time, PSI required, how much space should be left at the top of the jars, and how much the recipe should produce. Prepare your recipe and fill the jars. Remove all the air bubbles by sliding the plastic knife around the inside of the jar. Put the lid on and twist it closed. Add 2 or 3 inches of water into the canner, put the jars in and lock the lid. Start to heat your canner on high heat until you see steam, and let it sit for 10 more minutes. Then, bring the canner to the recommended pressure according to your recipe and set a timer. Take the canner off the heat when time is up, and let it cool for around 40 minutes. Take the lid off and let it sit for an additional 10 minutes. Remove the jars, leave them to cool and you are done.

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Author: Emily Howard

I have about 300 different recipes in my collection, and I try to look for new tastes every week. I love to learn dishes from around the world and pamper my big family with a signature Italian cheese pie and my favorite Ukrainian borsch.