FACS Resources

Family and Consumer Science Educators may use this page as a quick information resource for printer-friendly PDFs of Presto’s home canning educational materials as well as the Composite Parts List for Presto® stove-top pressure canners and cookers. Printed educational brochures and pamphlets can also be ordered in quantities by visiting our Contact Us page or calling (800) 877-0441.

Product specific spec sheets for Presto® 16- and 23-quart Pressure Canners—including the only full-size Induction Compatible Canner with stainless steel-clad base—and various models of the expandable Dehydro Food Dehydrators are also available below.

Presto® Testing Unit 81288 resources. Available only to agencies within the Cooperative Extension Service (CES) and to participating ACE and True Value hardware stores.

Presto Testing Unit 81288
Dial Gauge Testing Form

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Home Canning Educational Materials:

  • Canning Basics. Get a basic understanding of the science and procedure of canning to ensure a safe and confident home canning experience.
  • Q & A. We’ve helped our customers solve their canning problems for over 100 years. Start off your canning experience with expert advise on some of our most frequently asked questions.
  • Boiling Water Method. Step-by-step guide on how to use your Presto® pressure canner as a boiling water canner and which Presto® canners can be adapted as a boiling water canner.
  • Care and Maintenance. Presto® Pressure Canners are built to last with a 12 year limited warranty. Learn how to properly care for and service your pressure canner.
  • Parts of a Typical Pressure Canner. Become familiar with the parts of your canner and understand the differences between a Weighted-gauge Canner and a Dial-gauge Canner.
  • Composite Parts List. Comprehensive listing of available pressure cooker and canner replacement parts complete with drawings and prices.