I’m SO happy! I finally got a pressure canner. I was blessed with enough birthday money to be able to splurge and buy a really nice canner that I’ve had my eye on for over a year! I read tons of reviews on pressure canners, and this one was definitely the top pick.
It’s an All-American 21-1/2-Quart Pressure Cooker/Canner. It’s really big!! Heavy too. I got it from Amazon for $200, the cheapest I found it anywhere! Plus, it qualified for free shipping. I’m a little worried now though. I was telling Ms. Addy about it when I went to visit her a couple of days ago, and she mentioned how heavy hers is once it’s full. She has to get her husband to move it for her. I thought, Uh-oh. Mine is heavy with nothing in it! I hope I am able to move it once it is full of water and full jars!
My problem now is that I have a flat top stove. These are not recommended for use on a flat top, as the weight could crack the ceramic surface. So, I can either see if I can find a plug-in single burner table top type unit, or I can trade my flat top for a coiled stove on craigslist. Any suggestions?
I also, finally!, got the canning supplies I desperately needed! Remember my first canning experience without any canning tools? Burned hand, not fun. So now I also have a Back to Basics Canning Kit
with the tongs and other things I’ll need to properly do my cannning.
Now I’m just DYING to have stuff to can!!!
A city girl learning to homestead on an acre of land in the country. Wife and homeschooling mother of four. Enjoying life, and everything that has to do with self sufficient living.