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Pressure Canner Comparison Guide

CANNER COMPARISON GUIDE   CANNING BASICS

The first step in canning is deciding which canner is right for your needs. Preserving your own fruits and vegetables when they are cost-friendly and at the peak of freshness is a wise and sustainable choice. If you live in an area where fish and meat are abundant, pressure canning provides a convenient preservation alternative. Whether your goal is a few jars or a filled pantry, grabbing a jar of canned food is much easier than always having to thaw and prep food for meals.

Presto® Pressure Canners are available in three styles: Dial Gauge, Weighted Gauge, and Digital Electric. This comparison guide helps to break down each canner's attributes in simple terms so you can see the differences and find the fit that is right for you.

Bullet Image DIAL GAUGE PRESSURE CANNERS

Dial Gauge ImageThe cover-mounted dial gauge with pointer registers the amount of pressure inside the canner throughout the canning process. These canners also have a simple one-piece pressure regulator that serves as a safety device to prevent development of pressure in excess of 15 pounds. Desired pressure is obtained when the dial gauge registers the processing pressure specified in the recipe. Uses standard, research-based recipes from USDA.

PRESTO® PRESSURE CANNER with dial gauge
Stock No. 01755 and 01781


16-Quart Pressure Canner Image23-Quart Pressure Canner Image

  • Jar Capacity ChartStock No. 01755  (16-quart liquid capacity)
  • Stock No. 01781  (23-quart liquid capacity)
  • User must adjust heat source to maintain the desired pressure as shown on dial gauge.
  • Doubles as a boiling water canner. (Pints and half pints only for Stock # 01755.)
  • Works on gas, electric, and smooth-top ranges.
  • Quiet during pressure canning processing.
  • Advantageous at elevations above 2,000 feet where incremental pressure adjustment is desirable.
  • Dial gauge requires regular testing for accuracy.

 

PRESTO® INDUCTION COMPATIBLE PRESSURE CANNER with dial gauge and stainless steel base
Stock No. 01784

Induction Compatible Pressure Canner Image

  • Jar Capacity ChartStock No. 01784  (23-quart liquid capacity)
  • User must adjust heat source to maintain the desired pressure as shown on dial gauge.
  • Doubles as a boiling water canner.
  • Works on induction, gas, electric, and smooth-top ranges.
  • Quiet during pressure canning processing.
  • Advantageous at elevations above 2,000 feet where incremental pressure adjustment is desirable.
  • Dial gauge requires regular testing for accuracy.

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Bullet Image WEIGHTED GAUGE PRESSURE CANNER

Weighted Gauge ImageThe weighted gauge pressure canner utilizes a 3-piece adjustable pressure regulator to control and maintain the correct pressure. The regulator has removable weights that allow the user to adjust for 5, 10, and 15 pounds pressure. Desired pressure is obtained when the pressure regulator begins a gentle rocking motion. Uses standard, research-based recipes from USDA.

PRESTO® PRESSURE CANNER with 3-piece adjustable regulator   
Stock No. 01745

Pressure Canner with Adjustable Regulator Image

  • Jar Capacity ChartStock No. 01745  (16-quart liquid capacity)
  • User must adjust heat source to maintain a gentle rocking motion.
  • Doubles as a boiling water canner for pints and half-pints.
  • Works on gas, electric, and smooth-top ranges.
  • Easy to maintain desired pressure.
  • Best suited for use at elevations of 1,000 feet or less. Limited pressure adjustment options at higher elevations.
  • Available only at Walmart.

01745 Spec Sheet Link
 

Bullet Image DIGITAL PRESSURE CANNER

Digital Canner Display ImagePresto Precise® Digital Pressure Canner is programmed for safe, automatic canning. The canner senses temperature rather than pressure and is equipped with a sensor that detects and holds the exact processing temperature automatically. The digital interface with LED display icons guides the user through the canning process step by step. No elevation adjustment is needed when pressure canning. Uses standard, research-based recipes from USDA.


 

PRESTO PRECISE® DIGITAL PRESSURE CANNER
Stock No. 02144

Digital Pressure Canner Image

  • Jar Capacty ChartStock No 02144  (12-quart liquid capacity).
  • Automatically detects and maintains 240°, the temperature needed for safe home pressure canning.
  • No need to watch or adjust settings.
  • Doubles as a boiling water canner for pints and half-pints.
  • Automatically senses and maintains the boiling temperature for boiling water canning.
  • Works on countertop or table near an electrical outlet freeing up stovetop space.
  • Automatic jar warming phase and venting phase.
  • Removable pot.
  • Quiet during pressure canning phase.
  • Holds heat inside the canner keeping your kitchen cooler.

 Digital Canner Spec Sheet LinkDigital Canner Facts and FAQ Link

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Canning Index | Canning Introduction | Frequently Asked Questions | Pressure Canning Method
Boiling Water Method | Fruits | Tomatoes and Tomato Products | Vegetables | Meat, Game and Poultry
Fish and Seafood | Stock and Soup | Troubleshooting| Care and Maintenance | Pressure Canner Comparison Guide