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Old 09-02-2013, 12:10 PM   #41
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Besides, canning pasta, soups, meats, etc requires a pressure cooker. I hate pressure cookers. I saw my aunt's blow up and it was a new cooker (uncle worked and designed for Presto) If it is water bath safe then can it. Otherwise it's not worth the time and fuel it takes to can. Freezing is great for so much. De-hydrating is good, but I worry about mold so I rarely do it except for my herbs.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:17 PM   #42
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Besides, canning pasta, soups, meats, etc requires a pressure cooker. I hate pressure cookers. I saw my aunt's blow up and it was a new cooker (uncle worked and designed for Presto) If it is water bath safe then can it. Otherwise it's not worth the time and fuel it takes to can. Freezing is great for so much. De-hydrating is good, but I worry about mold so I rarely do it except for my herbs.
I cooked so many meals in my Presto. Never had a problem. Great for cooking for a large family and whoever dropped in.
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Besides, canning pasta, soups, meats, etc requires a pressure cooker. I hate pressure cookers. I saw my aunt's blow up and it was a new cooker (uncle worked and designed for Presto) If it is water bath safe then can it. Otherwise it's not worth the time and fuel it takes to can. Freezing is great for so much. De-hydrating is good, but I worry about mold so I rarely do it except for my herbs.
Wow! Did anyone ever figure out why it blew up? The Presto pressure cooker that I had looked like it was impossible to blow up without dynamite.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:21 PM   #44
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I threw mine out when I moved. Don't miss it. I never found that it saved me much time. Everything always seemed mushy to me. I have friends who also swear by them. Not worth the danger to me, I guess.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:24 PM   #45
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Cabbage all over the ceiling! Dent in the ceiling, too! Boom! (more like a thud) I thought it was hilarious at the time. Must have been a bad seal.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:25 PM   #46
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Love my new electric pressure cooker.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:26 PM   #47
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Love my new electric pressure cooker.
+1 love mine, too.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:37 PM   #48
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Besides, canning pasta, soups, meats, etc requires a pressure cooker. I hate pressure cookers. I saw my aunt's blow up and it was a new cooker (uncle worked and designed for Presto) If it is water bath safe then can it. Otherwise it's not worth the time and fuel it takes to can. Freezing is great for so much. De-hydrating is good, but I worry about mold so I rarely do it except for my herbs.
I don't know when that was, but it's my understanding that the technology and safety have improved greatly in the last couple of decades.
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Besides, canning pasta, soups, meats, etc requires a pressure cooker. I hate pressure cookers. I saw my aunt's blow up and it was a new cooker (uncle worked and designed for Presto) If it is water bath safe then can it. Otherwise it's not worth the time and fuel it takes to can. Freezing is great for so much. De-hydrating is good, but I worry about mold so I rarely do it except for my herbs.

I think you mean pressure canner, not pressure cooker.

I wouldn't be without my pressure cooker or pressure canner.
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:40 PM   #50
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My aunt had both. They were Prestos (1960s) My mom also had both. The cooker blew with my aunt's cabbage. I hated mom's big old pressure canner. She did, too. But green beans had to be canned that way. We preferred freezing anything that required pressure, as it was safer and better textured.
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