Pressure canning at home is a great way to save money and to provide your family with healthy, preservative-free food all year round. If you have a garden and you’re always wondering what to do with the excess production, why not try canning?
A pressure canner rather than a hot water bath is recommended for canning vegetables and nonacid fruit because it kills more bacteria. If you are canning meat, fish, or mixed dishes (such as soups), then using a pressure canner to preserve the food is essential.
Today’s pressure canners are safe, reliable, and easy to use. Just follow the directions to ensure success every time, even if you’ve never canned before.
Here are five of the best-selling pressure canners on Amazon. Get yours today and be ready to can this year’s garden produce.
The Presto 23-quart pressure canner is a professional-quality tool made of heavy-duty aluminum, with stay-cool handles and a strong-lock steel lid. It comes with a canning rack that fits neatly inside the pot, allowing liquid to circulate underneath the jars during processing.
“I had never used a pressure canner before and had no trouble using this the first time. I read the manual and followed the directions very carefully. Everything went fine. Good quality product at a great price.” – C. Merschat
“I LOVE LOVE LOVE this canner! I wish I had 2 so I can double up my canning. So easy to use, cleans up nice, tons of room for all the jars. Very pleased with this canner. I read a lot about canners before ordering for my first time and this is a great size if you like to process a lot of jars at once.” – clarissa
“This pressure canner is wonderful for canning soups, chili, and other items that need pressure to can properly. It is easy to use.” – K. Andrews
“I purchased this pressure cooker because I can about 80-100 jars of homemade pasta sauce each week, so I was looking for something that would help the process move as quickly and easily as possible. I’ve used it about 20 times already and it’s gone without a hitch each time.” – K. Rizzo
The All-American 21-1/2-Quart Pressure Canner is an outstanding heavy-duty canner made from cast aluminum. It has no rubber or plastic gaskets or rings that can deteriorate. This canner holds 19 pint jars or 7 quart jars and features a three-setting pressure regulator valve.
“It’s more expensive than cheaper brands but this isn’t a lightweight pressure cooker. This is the pressure cooker grandma used when I was a kid so it will probably outlast me and parts are easy to find too.” – FishTech
“I love it, it is built like a tank, and American made. If you are into food storage this is a have to have. There is no rubber seal to go bad in time. It is a metal to metal seal. You just rub a little olive oil around the rim on the first use. Your grandchildren will use this if you hand it down in the family.” – ropers
“Excellently machined and designed. This is the best canner I have ever owned, don’t waste your money on any other canner.” – Mobotus
“If you follow the directions, you should not have ANY problems. Easy to pressure cook with and easy to can with! You will not be sorry with your purchase.” – Beer Drinker
“This was a winner for me. To pressure can meats & veggies, you need something that is tough, durable & built to last – this product meets that & more. Add in USA-made, which means American quality.” – bookluvr
The Presto 1755 16-Quart Aluminum Pressure Cooker/Canner is a slightly smaller canner that holds 7 quart jars or 10 pint jars. It features an easy-to-read pressure gauge, simple steam-release mechanism, and an overpressure release that will let off excess steam if necessary.
“Great product! I can even use it on my glass top range where some other pressure canners are too heavy for glass tops. The instruction manual was also quite helpful with everything I needed to know about pressure canning and recipes.” – S. Austin
“I’m fairly new to pressure canning but so far I have had only great results using this canner. It’s big enough to hold 7 quart jars at one time, but not so big as to be impossible to wash in the sink. It seals tightly, the gauge works perfectly and I feel safe while using it.” – Loveguitar
“I have never used a pressure cooker before, so I was a little concerned about how it would work. However, the instructions were very clear and easy to follow and after I used it once, I felt like a pro!” – M. Moffat
“This canner is just right for canning vegetables, holding a full 7 quarts, but not too heavy to lift off the burner.” – babysteps
The classic All-American 15-1/2-Quart Pressure Canner is made from durable, hand-cast aluminum and features a “metal-to-metal” sealing system that does away with the need for rubber or plastic gaskets. It holds 10 pint jars or 7 quart jars and operates at settings of 5 psi, 10 psi, and 15 psi.
“I purchased this canner two years ago when I was blessed with an abundance of homegrown produce and no way to preserve all of it. Although I had minimal (at best) experience with pressure canners, I had no problem using this one. It is heavy, solid, USA-made quality. I felt better as a rookie user seeing the construction and safety features, too.” – G. Hicks
“Extremely well-built, nothing about this is cheap. This will be perfect for my home canning needs, and probably my children’s and grandchildren’s as well. Thank you, All-American, for making such a great product HERE in the USA!” – Freckles
“Excellent canner, our first experience and what an excellent crafted appliance. Highly recommend this canner, it should last a life-time.” – E. Lindsey
“If anyone is thinking of buying any type of pressure canner or cooker, buy the All-American. This is truly trouble free, no gaskets to replace, easy clean-up, a great American product. My grandmother had one years ago, and used it all the time, passed it on to my mother who used it all the time, and now my cousin has it and uses it. It is working great, nothing has ever been replaced on it.” – M. Norfleet
“I’ve put up hundreds of cans with this over the past decade. It has never had any problems. The instruction book is clear, it’s easy to use, and it’s a workhorse.” – J. Patti
The Fagor 9 Piece Pressure Canning Set includes all the tools, instructions and recipes you need to start canning at home. It includes the Duo 10-quart pressure cooker/canner, canning rack, stainless steel funnel and ladle, jar lifter, and more.
“We love this, it includes all the tools you need to start canning and also has wonderful recipes for pressure cooking.” – dani
“The nine piece canning set includes the tools to can a variety of fruits, vegetables, and much more. The Fagor line of pressure cookers may cost more, but the quality and design are what sets Fagor apart from other products.” – canman
“Excellent quality and everything you need to get started.” – lorietherese