Model # 01781

Internet #100427654

Store SKU #620113

Presto 23 Qt. Aluminum Pressure Cooker


23 Qt. Aluminum Pressure Cooker

  • The safe and easy way to can your own vegetables and fruits
  • Works on regular and smooth-top ranges
  • Includes 80 page instruction recipe book
$9999 /each
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Product Overview

Pressure canning is the only canning method recommended safe by the U.S.D.A. for low-acid foods such as vegetables, meats and fish. The easy to read dial gauge automatically registers a complete range of processing pressures. Air vent/cover lock allows pressure to build only when the cover is closed properly and prevents the cover from opening until the pressure is safely reduced. Presto pressure canners also double as water bath canners for preserving fruits, jams, pickles and salsas. Canners are constructed of extra strong, warp-resistant aluminum and are suitable for use on regular and smooth-top ranges. Includes cooking/canning rack and complete instruction and recipe book. Capacity: 24 half-pints, 20 pt. and 7 Qt. jars. 23 Qt. liquid capacity.

  • Preserves fruits, vegetables and meats fast and easy
  • Only method recommended safe for low acid foods by the U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Capacity: 24 half-pints, 20 pt. or 7 Qt.
  • Extra strong, warp-resistant aluminum for fast, even heating
  • Easy-to-read pressure dial gauge for accurate pressure control
  • Doubles as a large capacity pressure cooker
  • Note: Product may vary by store

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Customer Questions & Answers

Is this canner a gasket free one?

Asked by: Lady
No this one has a gasket, but I found it readily available at local hardware stores. They actually stock this gasket; the owners manual that came with it lists part numbers for common replacement parts, gasket being one of them.
Answered by: Jeff
Date published: 2016-07-26

Is this induction ready?

looking at using it on an induction cooktop
Asked by: Kristi
Yes it can be used on a "smooth top stove" according to the manufacturer's website. My own thoughts are it should actually produce more even heat and therefore heat the pot more evenly. I use a gas range myself and can a lot of garden produce that we grow here; I have even used this canner to pre make soup in concentrate and can it accordingly in quart jars, it works just fine. I got my money's worth from this canner the first season I owned it. This past August I canned twenty some odd jars of peach pie filling that I made up prior to canning. Now I only need make the pie crust and open a jar, fill the shell, top it with lattice and bake. It is just great too. It makes it so easy to make a home made pie, and I got those peaches for about fifteen bucks as I recall at farmer's market. You will not regret getting this canner. It works great and is completely safe to use, simply study and follow all the directions. Once you learn about it you will realize some of it is redundant, but that is ok, it is safe for you and your family. Everyone that eats your garden's bounty year around will appreciate the work you have put into it. Hopefully this helps to know of our experiences with this canner.
Answered by: Jeff
Date published: 2017-02-08

can this cook tomato sauces and other acidic foods

can this cook tomato sauces and other acidic foods
Asked by: Dan
You are able to cook and can acidic foods. The instruction manual included with purchase will provide many recipes for you.
Answered by: Presto Customer Service
Date published: 2017-01-30

Can't acheave 10 pounds of pressure

Asked by: DF
Check the seal and the relief valve, something is likely leaking on top of your canner.
Answered by: Jeff
Date published: 2017-02-08
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Customer Reviews

23 Qt. Aluminum Pressure Cooker is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 24 QT pressure cooker It is very nice looks great Will use after planting garden Picked food then will use it
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I'm so glad I ordered this pressure canner. I replaced an older steel pressure canner that was over 50 years old and still worked great but was just too heavy for me to continue lifting (it was larger too). I no longer have to ask for help in handling it. I plan to use it for an meal too.
Date published: 2013-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 23 quart cannet Fast shipping. Great for medium tasks. Very good quality,, I have had no issues with it in about 15 uses... If you plan on doing lots of canning, I would recommend something bigger.. this only holds 7 quart jars... It is perfect for my needs.
Date published: 2012-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Buy I purchased this Pressure canner with some reservations since it was half the price of others its size, but to my surprise it works great and is very reliable too... I would recommend this to anyone who is canning meats, veggies ect...
Date published: 2012-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pressure Canner I've used the canner twice with no problems, directions were easy to follow and the performance was spot on. I'm looking forward to using it quite a bit.
Date published: 2013-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good solid well made pressure canner This is a good solid well made pressure canner. It has nice arrow markings on the lid and one handle to help you align the lid properly, which is important because that lid is large and heavy. It is a very nice forging or casting, not sure which, with very good machine work to finish it off nicely. The pressure gauge is easy enough to read, the handles are nice plastic which helps to limit heat. It has a nice heavy section that is machined thicker, meaning they left more heavy aluminum in the center on the bottom just the right size for a large burner on a stovetop. The outer finish is nicely polished making it easier to clean up when the day is done. I have canned quite a bit of stuff with this canner now, with no problems. It takes some time canning with it to learn where to set the power on the burner to maintain the pressure you want and once learned it is easy to maintain a steady pressure, though at first it seemed I could not get it right. The difference I see between this canner and those costing over twice as much money, this canner has a gasket at the top to make a proper seal. The other brand has a smooth machined no gasket mating surface and several screw down clamps to make the seal. That canner also has a higher quality gauge too, which is maybe meaningless, this one may last forever too. That other canner is made in Wisconsin, this one is made in Asia. Having said that, this is a good canner, but not the best one you can buy, however, at this price level, this is far better than the others available, making this one a good buy.
Date published: 2016-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Pressure safety rls value, works great and very easy to use
Date published: 2013-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love, Love, Love it My husband has always wanted to make different soups and can them. I got this for him and he went crazy canning...This is a super canner.
Date published: 2014-11-04
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