Are pressure canners not the same as pressure cookers?

Answer On One Hand: Similarities Between Cookers and CannersPressure canners and pressure cookers work by sealing steam inside a pot and building up pressure. Under 15 lbs. of pressure, the boiling point... Read More »

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Why do jars break in pressure canners?

Pressure canning saves money by allowing a gardener to preserve foods from her garden. Jars can break, though, if the proper precautions aren't taken.Old JarsAlthough canning jars can be reused, af... Read More »

Where are Mirro pressure canners manufactured?

During bankruptcy proceedings of Global Home Products, LLC in 2006, WearEver assets were acquired by the French company Groupe SEB. WearEver brands, including Mirro pressure canners and cookware pr... Read More »

Who makes the best pressure cookers?

In order to get many years of service from your new pressure cooker, choose a brand with a proven history, and a model that has been independently verified by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Br... Read More »

Are aluminum pressure cookers safe?

On One Hand: Aluminum Pressure Cookers are Structurally SolidWhile aluminum isn't as sturdy as stainless steel, modern pressure cookers in general are safe as long as they're used with reasonable c... Read More »