Presto 23-Quart Aluminum Pressure Canner

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  • Holds 7 qt. jars, 20 pint jars, 24 half-pint jars
  • Doubles as pressure cooker
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    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 | 646 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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    by Mom24jewels 4/1/2011
    • 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 MissouriAquaponics12/14/2014
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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 KP10271/17/2014
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    • They say you don't, but you can purchase one on-line from Presto directly.
      by George91212/14/2013
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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 pattiscissorhands6/10/2013
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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 CrunchyKeeperOfTheHearth4/2/2013
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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 Solarone4/14/2012
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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 Superfluous9/1/2012
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    • I have stacked jars in this canner, and did not use an additional rack-worked great.
      by BowlerFarms4/14/2012
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    • According to the manual, no rack is needed, I do use an old one I have though.
      by TopOfOhio3/5/2013
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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 lanzipants11/8/2014
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    I have always known that aluminum reacts with food. Why should I believe that this cooker will not?
    by an anonymous customer 11/8/2011
    • I blanch my Tomato and peaches in this pot and have had no problem. No metallic flavors/aromas or anything.
      by diyguy1237/22/2014
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    • This is not meant to be a cooker, but a canner. That means that your food will be sealed in jars before you place them in the canner with the boiling water. I don't cook in my canner - I have a big stainless pot for that purpose. I also have a steel pressure cooker. It is a lot smaller - maybe 3 or 4 quarts.
      by GrannySmit12/9/2014
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    • If you have the food in sealed containers (hence the term canner) there can not possibly be any transfer. If you use it as a cooker then there will be some small transfer. If this is a concern then you should go with a stainless steel cooker. There will still be some type of transfer with stainless but certainly of less concern. Aluminum is used in some common name brand antacids and doesn't seem to be causing a serious health threat. Aluminum cookware comes in different aluminum alloys. T24 is an example of aircraft grade aluminum. If the alloy of this product is of concern to you the manufacturer (Presto) will disclose this information to you, however, you will need a point of reference to make an informed comparison. What I might considered safe for me may not be considered safe for you.
      by 2SteamyGlasses10/29/2013
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    • no
      by WizTek12/9/2014
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    • It could, it says in the booklet that some water is more acidic than other water and could deteriorate the interior, so food would too. BUT, you can put the food in another heat proof container within the pressure cooker, some recipes in the book explain and recommend this.
      by Govindess12/9/2014
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    • I have only used it to pressure can vegetables.
      by RetiredLegalSecretary12/9/2014
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    • I used it for canning in jars so I don't see any concern about aluminum reacting with the food as it is self-contained in jars and not in contact with the canner itself.
      by InaTizzy12/9/2014
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    • This would be considered a canner by most people purchasing it. If you are buying a cooker by all means get a stainless steel unit
      by Solarone12/9/2014
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    • The best use of this is canning sealed jars. You can cook in the sealed jars while the canning process takes place.
      by Superfluous12/9/2014
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    • Your food should be inside the canning jars, so it couldn't react with the aluminum.
      by CinderellaKumquat12/9/2014
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    by TA1977 2/4/2012
    • not sure but I personally wouldn't
      by Jalapo4/21/2014
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    • You sure can and it taste as good as KFC. Check out and search "pressure fry chicken".
      by MissouriAquaponics3/7/2014
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    • You can pressure cook just about anything in it including chicken, I don't know about frying in it though. There's a very in depth manual included in the pressure canner that has many recipes for pressure canning, hot water canning, and pressure cooking foods.
      by KP10271/17/2014
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    • yes
      by WizTek9/12/2013
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    • For fried chicken? NO. All of the recipes require water or wine, it cooks by STEAM.
      by Govindess12/16/2014
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    • Presto pressure cookers and canners are not designed for pressure frying. It would be dangerous to attempt to use our pressure canner in that manner.
      by PrestoCustomerService1/18/2015
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    • No. it says not to pressure fry with oil in the instructions.
      by Freddytk4201/18/2015
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    • You can pressure cook, not pressure fry in pressure canners
      by CatsStuff12/9/2014
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    • I do not suggest you use it for Pressure Frying. It was not made for that.
      by Chef515012/9/2014
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    • This is not a pressure fryer. All recipies call for liquid and I would not recommend trying to fry food in this pressure cooker.
      by RetiredLegalSecretary12/9/2014
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