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National Presto 16 Qt. Pressure Canner

SKU: 108886599
National Presto 16 Qt. Pressure Canner
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The National Presto 16 qt. Pressure Canner is designed for easy, confident home pressure canning. It's the only method recommended safe by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for canning low-acid foods such as vegetables, meats, poultry, and fish.

  • Deluxe pressure dial gauge registers the complete range of processing pressures
  • Doubles as a boiling-water canner for preserving fruits, jams, jellies, pickles, and salsa in pint and half-pint jars
  • Special air vent/cover lock allows pressure to build only when the cover is closed properly and prevents the cover from being opened until pressure has safely dropped. It also gives a visual indication of pressure inside the canner
  • Constructed of warp-resistant heavy-gauge aluminum for fast, even heating
  • Includes canning rack and complete 76-page instruction and recipe book
  • Works on regular and smooth-top ranges

Specification Description
Warranty: 1-Year Limited
Brand: National Presto
Package Height: 11-7/8 in.
Package Width: 14-7/8 in.
Package Weight: 10.5 lb.
Package Length: 14-7/8 in.
Material: Aluminum
Manufacturer Part Number 1755
National Presto 16 Qt. Pressure Canner is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Presto 16 Qt. canner Bought this a couple weeks ago and have used it 6 times canning beans. My other cheaper brand lasted only 4 years and it warped, the new one has a double bottom!! My husband told me when I bought the other one it wouldn't last, but was proud of this purchase
Date published: 2019-07-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 16 Qt. Pressure Canner I love my pressure canner, I have been wanting one for a long time and finally broke down and bought one. I have a garden this year so it will get a lot of use.
Date published: 2019-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Canning up a storm Great price and quality. I see getting many years of use from this product.
Date published: 2019-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for canning I have only used one time and it was easy to use and a great product
Date published: 2019-01-19
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Let me ask my question a different way......... how many quart jars will fit in this canner and how many pint jars will fit in this canner

Asked by: Dave1945
Sorry about that, Dave1945. We misread the question. This canner can fit 7 quart jars or 7 pint jars. The reason why it can still only fit 7 pint jars is that only a single layer will fit.
Answered by: DanielB
Date published: 2019-04-30

Is this really large enough for quart jars? Box states pint and 1/2 pint jars.

Asked by: AntyM
This will fit 7 regular and wide mouth quart jars, however, do not use the boiling water method with quart jars.
Answered by: JasmineH
Date published: 2019-04-04

What is the quart jar/pint jar capacity

Asked by: Dave1945
A quart jar has a 32oz capacity. A pint jar has a 16oz capacity.
Answered by: DanielB
Date published: 2018-04-15

can I use this product on a glass top electric stove?

Asked by: canning gramma
Current Presto® canners are acceptable for use on smooth top ranges. However, we recommend that you check with your owner's manual for your range or the manufacturer before using to assure that it is compatible. Please be mindful of the following tips for successful use of the canner on your smooth top range: *The bottom of the canner that comes into contact with the element is 8" - please check with your range owner's manual to determine which burner you should use. We recommend that you use the element that most closely matches the 8" diameter of the canner bottom (do not use a 10 or 12-inch burner). *Do not place the canner on two heated elements at the same time. *Make sure that the canner does not boil dry. *Do not use the canner on the elements for several hours at a time. *To prevent scratches to the glass top make sure that the bottom of the canner does not have scratches or areas that are rough, and do not slide or rotate the canner on the smooth top range. *Clean the cooking surface with a ceramic cook top cleaner prior to and after using the canner.
Answered by: Presto Customer Service
Date published: 2019-02-09

What are the advantages of using a pressure canner over a conventional canner?

Asked by: Jiggsy girl
Conventional canners are ok to preserve fruits, jams, jellies, pickles, and salsa. But, if you want to can low-acid foods such as vegetables, meats, or fish you need to use a pressure canner to process them safely.
Answered by: JasmineH
Date published: 2019-04-04

Can this be used on a gas stove?

Asked by: Retired lady
Yes it can be used on an indoor gas range.
Answered by: BrittanyH
Date published: 2018-08-22
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