Attractive To Bees
- Apr 15, 2010
- Reaction score
- Mt Airy, NC, zone 7a
Not to take away from the All American - that's a super canner. If one of mine would only die, I'd go for an AA.hoodat said:I used mine for the first time today. She was right about the stacking. I was able to do 16 pints of wax beans in just one cycle. Since there is only me to feed at present I'm doing most of my canning in pint jars. When I first tested it with only 3 inches of water and otherwise empty it had quite a steam leak but the instruction book said that might happen the first few times it is used and stops afer several uses. Today is the first time I've used it to actually can and there was not the slightest steam leak. I'm very happy with it. Now on to the maters. I'll probably can them in quarts since I use them often in my cooking.BetterHensandGardens said:I have never pressure canned, and so attended a canning class last night put on by our extension agency. It was really well attended (over 100), and one of the women there recommended this brand of pressure canner over the rest.
She also said that one of the advantages of this canner was that it had a plate that could be used, so pint jars could be stacked and more jars canned at one time.
Anyway, I have a Presto 23 quart model. It came with an extra rack and allows you to stack 2 layers of pint jars. With it, I can do 18 pints at one time if desired.