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I have a pressure cooker I use for cooking. Can I use that for canning?

Or do I need one specially made for canning?

asked by Black Orchid over 3 years ago
4 answers 1538 views
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MDC
added over 3 years ago

Some pressure cookers are adjustable and can be dual-purposed, but generally I agree with SKK, you want to ensure that you're achieving the right pressure for anything that isn't sufficiently acidic to prevent the growth of bacteria.

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added over 3 years ago

Most pressure cookers designed for cooking are not big enough to accomodate pint or quart jars.

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boozeandsusan

Susan is a Recipe Tester for Food52

added over 3 years ago

When canning with a pressure cooker, make sure that you ALWAYS use recipes that have been approved by the USDA, such as the Ball Blue Book. They can give you insight on if you have a pressure cooker that is appropriate for canning.