Presto 23-Quart Aluminum Pressure Canner

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Walmart #: 007407672
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  • Holds 7 qt. jars, 20 pint jars, 24 half-pint jars
  • Doubles as pressure cooker
  • About this item

    Overwhelmed by your summer crop of tomatoes? Try canning them. The Presto pressure canner is designed for easy and confident home canning. Safe for canning vegetables and more, it brings a taste of summer to the table all year round.

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    Presto 23-Quart Aluminum Pressure Canner:

    • Holds 7 quart jars, 20 pint jars or 24 half-pint jars
    • 23-quart aluminum canner features readable steam gauge for easy and accurate pressure control
    • Extra-strong, warp-resistant aluminum construction provides fast, even heating
    • Presto pressure canner doubles as a large-capacity pressure cooker
    • Gleaming polished finish
    • Cooking/canning rack and complete instruction/recipe booklet
    • 23-quart liquid capacity
    • 13.25"H x 17.5"L x 12.75"D
    • Presto pressure canner model #01781
    • This 23-quart aluminum canner is also available in Wal-Mart stores


    Multi Pack Indicator: No
    Model No.: 01781
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 12.5
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 17.5 x 13.25 x 15.5
    Assembled in Country of Origin: Imported
    Origin of Components: Imported
    Walmart No.: 7407672

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    Customer Reviews | 629 reviews | 4.7 out of 5

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    Customer review by DavidTheGuru

    5.0 stars by DavidTheGuru

    There was a time in America when products were designed to "last". This is one of those products. I spent a lot of time shopping for a Pressure/Canner both new and used. There are a lot of options in many different price ranges. The Presto 23 Qt. has been around since "Grandma's" time and I read some reviews where people returned more expensive devices in favor of this one because it heats up faster and cools down faster than any others. Reading about people inheriting this product made me think. Walmart had the best price and I had it delivered to my local store. It was effortless. I've used the unit now a few times - works perfectly, its simple, well crafted and I suspect will be in my family for generations. I can use this for pressure cooking, canning, sterilizing (autoclaving), or those times when you want to make a BIG batch of something for an event - largest soup pot I own (laugh). I love it. Best regards to all. I am very happy with this purchase.

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    Gresham, OR
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Age:45 - 54
    Usage:A few times per year
    The BEST canner/pressure cooker- GREAT PRICE!!

    Customer review by LoveMyPressureCanner

    5.0 stars by LoveMyPressureCanner

    I bought this pressure cooker/canner as a 33rd birthday gift for my sister and she loved it so much I bought myself one the very next week. We use it EVERY night... ribs, soups, pot roast, chile verde tonight!! I looked at so many different pressure cooker/canners and this was BY FAR the best priced and it can hold so much food- last night we made 5 lbs. of ribs and it barely covered the bottom! My sister said it was the best gift she has ever gotten, and my family loves it so much (my husband loves using it- even after a long day at work he is excited to cook in it!!)- the best part is it cooks SO FAST- ribs in 10 minutes, huge roasts in 45 minutes- I would HIGHLY recommend this product to anyone who wants a good home-cooked meal fast, and not to mention the canning you can do!! The reason I am writing all of this is because I was so confused when I wanted to purchase one- I didnt know there was a difference between pressure cookers and pressure canners but there is, and this one does it all (I read it is not safe to can things in a normal pressure cooker-you need the pressure cooker/canner like this) It is super easy to use and by far the cheapest yet best quality of all (I looked at 20 different ones and almost paid $399 for the SAME thing!!) Have fun!!

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    Redlands, CA
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Age:25 - 34
    Usage:Every day
    Presto Canner

    Customer review by Dozyhair

    5.0 stars by Dozyhair

    Very functional - easy to use canner - I have used this particular product for years. My Mom and Grandmother both had the same canner - would not use anything else. I bought this one for my daughter-in-law - so the tradition continues...

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    Morristown, TN
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:Longer than one year
    Age:45 - 54
    Usage:Every few days
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    Can I use this pressure Canner on a gas stove? I am new to canning and have a large family. I need something that I can use and is very durable.
    by Danielle1977
    • We've been using it on a gas stove.
      by Ferrets9Cats6
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    • yes, but the manufacturer says nothing over 12,000 BTU's to avoid warping. I use mine on a gas stove.
      by lanzipants
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    • My range is natural gas and it works just fine. It's faster heat-up and more precise control than electric.
      by Oldtechnobug
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    • This is the canner you want. You can use it on a gas stove. And works like a charm
      by gastromical
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    • I don't believe the type of stove you have makes a difference. I have used pressure cookers on both electric and gas stoves. Just remember gas stoves get hotter quicker, so listen to your pressure cooker and watch your pressure guage. Remember for meats it is almost always 15 lbs of pressure. Timing starts when you hit 15 lbs or just before you hit it.
      by pepsilluver
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    • Absolutely. I wish I had a gas stove in this house. Gas is preferred, in my opinion. I have a glass top, and it works there as well.
      by BoogerDog
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    • The instructions indicate that it can be used on gas stoves, however caution should be used to make sure the flame is not too high. I would experiment with low heat settings and gradually increase until you find the right amount of heat necessary without turning the gas on full.
      by JDinGainesville
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    • Pressure canners can be used on a gas stove. It is probably easier on gas than electric. More control of heat.
      by martyinred
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    • Yes, just watch the pressure and make sure you adjust as needed.
      by brittbratt75
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    • Yes you can use any flat bottom pressure (such as Presto 23 quart pressure canner) or waterbath canner on a gas stove. DO NOT use a rounded bottom canner on a gas stove, ONLY use on electric
      by GaltJohn
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    by pookebear
    • I used it on mine and the first time I did it scratched it. We took steel wool and polished the bottom really well and now it is fine. But if you don't it will scratch your stove.
      by rawkstar69
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    • They don't recommend it because of the heavy weight can break the glass top stove but I know of lots of people who do it. It's kind of use at your own rick type of thing. The smaller quart size canners are probable not to bad but the 23 quart size full of two stacks of jars would be pushing it like a gorilla on thin ice. Hope this helps!
      by MissouriAquaponics
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    • yes
      by GrannySmit
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    • Yes, mine is flat glass and it worked great.
      by Govindess
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    • I have a ceramic cooktop and this pressure canner worked like a champ. Heated quickly and came to the correct pressure in no time. Actually had to process on one of the lower temperatures ranges on my dials. Very satisfied with the performance of this canner.
      by pattiscissorhands
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    • Yes I have a flat top stove and I use it on mine at least once a week, sometimes more often.
      by pepsilluver
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    • with the book i got it said the bottom was designed for flat top stoves. but does mention that you should lift the canner to move as not to scratch the top.
      by JonhnW
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    • I'm no expert but I'd say yes. You can probably use it on any type of stove. I like gas the best because of the instant heat reduction when you want it. I am constantly adjusting the heat to keep the proper pressure.
      by PickyShopper11112011
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    • They can be used on flat top stoves, but be sure not to drag it across the top as it may scratch the surface.
      by CanningCrazy
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    • Yes. I have a glass flat top stove, and while I hate the stove, this canner is flat bottomed and makes good contact. Flat tops don't like some of the water bath canners with ridged bottoms, though.
      by BoogerDog
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    by Mom24jewels
    • I called presto to ask the same question. They said you can stagger stack jars or use an additional rack. With a rack you have much less of a chance of the jars falling over and breaking. Presto's website has the racks for less than $10 but be sure to order for the right quart size canner because the racks are different diameters. Hope this helps!
      by MissouriAquaponics
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    • You don't need an additional canning rack, the manual says to stagger the jars if you stack them. Meaning place one jar over two bottom jars. If you do wish to buy an additional rack they are available on though.
      by KP1027
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    • They say you don't, but you can purchase one on-line from Presto directly.
      by George912
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    • No, you do not need an additional canning rack. When loading your jars, it is recommended to stagger the top row by placing the jars on top of 2 bottom jars instead of right on top of a single jar. Works great.
      by pattiscissorhands
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    • You can just stack the jars if you want, but the rack is recommended. I stacked some pint jars and when I only had 2 on top, one tipped over, but when I had it full to capacity, there was no problem except potentially making me nervous :) Oh, even the one that tipped over still sealed, it just leaked out some liquid as well.
      by CrunchyKeeperOfTheHearth
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    • Racks keep the jars from touching each other and the cooker. I have always been told that it reduces the chance of breaking the glass jars.
      by Solarone
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    • There is a rack in the bottom which stands the jars off from the bottom a fraction of an inch. You just add a lottle water and generally, stack the sealed jars on top of one an other.
      by Superfluous
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    • I have stacked jars in this canner, and did not use an additional rack-worked great.
      by BowlerFarms
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    • According to the manual, no rack is needed, I do use an old one I have though.
      by TopOfOhio
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    • No you don't need to, but you can if you want to according to the instruction manual. Here's where you can order replacement parts for the canner:
      by lanzipants
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