Why we switched to an All American canner
Last year we retired our Presto canner and upgraded to the All American canner, model 930. Our little Presto was a low end unit we bought at Walmart and it served us well. That little Presto just wasn’t able to keep up with the amount of food we needed to put in our pantry. As a result we needed to upgrade.
After watching lots of YouTube videos and reading more than a few blogs we decided on the All American model 930. It is a 30 quart unit that can hold 19 pints or 14 quarts jars. Canning 14 quarts of those green beans put a big dent in what we have picked for the day.
One good canning session with our All American model 930 would have required 2 sessions with our old Presto. While the 930 isn’t the largest model available, yet it still cut our time canning in half. Additionally, the All American has a pressure gauge and is made in America.
When we have a lot of canning to do we set up our canner outside.
Can you use a pressure canner outside of your gardening season?
Absolutely you can. If you catch a great bulk sale on meats, vegetables or anything else which you can pressure cook and add it to your pantry.
In addition to what you grow or raise at home, local stores will put items on clearance or have a bargain on items like beans. Use that All American canner, and get it added to your pantry. Watch your local grocery stores for really great sales. If you keep looking you can probably find enough sales to use your canner often. Good luck and happy canning