Presto 16-Quart Pressure Canner and Cooker
- Pressure canning is the only method recommended safe by the U.S.D.A. for low-acid foods such as vegetables, meats and fish
- Presto 16-Quart Pressure Canner is constructed of extra strong, warp-resistant aluminum
- Ideal for use on regular and smooth-top ranges
- Air vent/cover lock allows pressure to build only when closed properly
- Pressure canner cover is prevented from opening until pressure is safely reduced
The Presto 16-Quart Pressure Canner and Cooker is a kitchen appliance designed for canning, cooking, and preserving food. With a large 16-quart capacity, it is capable of holding up to 12 pint-sized jars, 10 quart-sized jars, or 7 half-gallon jars at a time.
The pressure canner and cooker is constructed from durable heavy-gauge aluminum, which ensures even heat distribution and prevents warping. The lid features an air vent/cover lock that allows pressure to build up inside the canner while preventing the lid from being removed until the pressure is released. The canner also includes a pressure gauge and a safety valve that automatically releases pressure if it becomes too high.
Presto is a well-known brand of kitchen appliances that has been in operation for over 100 years. Founded in 1905, Presto has a long history of producing high-quality pressure cookers, canners, and other kitchen appliances that are known for their durability, reliability, and ease of use.
The company is based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and is a division of National Presto Industries, a publicly-traded company that also produces ammunition and other products. Presto’s product line includes a variety of pressure cookers, pressure canners, electric skillets, deep fryers, and other small appliances.
Why Presto 16-Quart Pressure Canner and Cooker
Large capacity: With a 16-quart capacity, the Presto can hold up to 12 pint-sized jars, 10 quart-sized jars, or 7 half-gallon jars, making it ideal for larger batches of food.
Versatility: The Presto 16-Quart Pressure Canner and Cooker is not only great for canning, but it can also be used as a pressure cooker, allowing you to cook soups, stews, and other one-pot meals quickly and easily.
Durability: The canner is constructed from heavy-gauge aluminum that ensures even heat distribution and prevents warping. This makes it a durable and long-lasting appliance.
Safety features: The air vent/cover lock on the lid of the Presto canner prevents the lid from being removed until the pressure is released, ensuring safety during use. The pressure gauge and safety valve also prevent pressure from building up to dangerous levels.
Easy to use and clean: The Presto 16-Quart Pressure Canner and Cooker is easy to use and comes with a cooking/canning rack that keeps jars off the bottom of the canner and allows for even heat distribution. The lid and cooking rack are also dishwasher safe, making cleanup a breeze.
Read the manual: Before using the Presto 16-Quart Pressure Canner and Cooker, be sure to read the user manual carefully. The manual contains important safety information, as well as instructions for using the canner.
Check the canner: Before each use, carefully inspect the canner for any signs of damage or wear. If there are any cracks, dents, or other signs of damage, do not use the canner.
Use the canner properly: Always follow the instructions for using the canner carefully. Do not exceed the maximum capacity of the canner, and always use a canning rack to keep jars off the bottom of the canner.
Release pressure carefully: Always follow the instructions for releasing pressure from the canner carefully. Never try to open the canner before all the pressure has been released, as this can cause serious injury.
Use caution when opening the canner: When opening the canner, use caution to avoid being burned by hot steam. Open the lid away from your face, and wait a few minutes for any remaining steam to escape before removing the jars.
Clean the canner properly: Always clean the canner properly after each use, following the instructions in the manual. Do not use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads that can damage the canner.
Store the canner properly: Store the canner in a cool, dry place, away from heat sources or direct sunlight.
What types of food can be canned in the Presto 16-Quart Pressure Canner and Cooker?
You can can a wide variety of foods in the Presto 16-Quart Pressure Canner and Cooker, including fruits, vegetables, meats, and soups. The canner is also suitable for canning low-acid foods like meats and vegetables that require pressure canning.
Can the Presto 16-Quart Pressure Canner and Cooker be used on a glass cooktop?
Yes, the Presto 16-Quart Pressure Canner and Cooker can be used on a glass cooktop. However, it is important to follow the instructions for using the canner on a glass cooktop carefully to avoid scratching or damaging the cooktop.
Can the Presto 16-Quart Pressure Canner and Cooker be used as a regular pressure cooker?
Yes, the Presto 16-Quart Pressure Canner and Cooker can also be used as a regular pressure cooker for cooking soups, stews, and other one-pot meals.
How long does it take to can food in the Presto 16-Quart Pressure Canner and Cooker?
The canning time will depend on the type of food you are canning and the altitude of your location. The manual provides instructions for canning different types of food and includes altitude adjustments for canning times.
Can the Presto 16-Quart Pressure Canner and Cooker be used with induction cooktops?
No, the Presto 16-Quart Pressure Canner and Cooker is not suitable for use with induction cooktops. The canner is designed for use on gas, electric, and ceramic cooktops.
How do I release pressure from the Presto 16-Quart Pressure Canner and Cooker?
To release pressure from the canner, follow the instructions in the manual carefully. There are two methods for releasing pressure: the natural release method, in which you allow the canner to cool down and release pressure on its own, and the cold water release method, in which you place the canner under cold running water to release pressure quickly. Always follow the instructions carefully to avoid injury.
Is the Presto 16-Quart Pressure Canner and Cooker dishwasher safe?
The lid and cooking rack of the Presto 16-Quart Pressure Canner and Cooker are dishwasher safe. However, the base of the canner should be washed by hand with a mild detergent and warm water.
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