[Homestead] deer hunting
lurine at com-pair.net
Sun Dec 14 23:59:40 EST 2008
Well, Bob, if nothing else, you're always good for a giggle <g>
I didn't ridicule you. I cautioned you and asked a question.
And, yes, what you have is a canner. A very small canner but a canner none
You probably won't find a manual for it. Presto has their's online but
Mirror doesn't. They also are only making 12 qt and 22 qt. models now.
I'd suggest you print out this link
Gives you all the basics. You could also find a Presto manual. They all
basically work the same. Well, the AA is different and they do make a BIG
Just a little tip, lightly vaseline the gasket before you go to use it the
first time. And run a load of water filled jars to get the feel of how your
canner and your stove work together. No two stoves/canners work the same.
And with some practice, you can be as prepared as Lynda <g>
Oh, and just a little precaution. Canning can be highly addictive! So
proceed with caution.
----- Original Message -----
From: "bob ford" <bobford79 at yahoo.com>
>I just went & looked at my pressure cooker that lynda was ridiculing the
>other day. I don't know if it is a canner ; it says "mirro matic" & "16"
> the cardboard thing on the top just says pressure cooker, not pressure
> canner, but the d*mn thing is so big, it almost certainly coukld be used
> for either, I think? I don't think it was ever used. It still has the
> other paper and cardboard stuff on the inside; the rubber gasket feels
> like new; and it still has the wire tray thing you would life jars or
> meats or something out with. I think it is a 16 quart?? That is probably
> what the "16" means. Is that big enough for pressure canning?. I think I
> paid $10 for it , 8 or none years ago an old dead person's (actually the
> dead probably all consider themselves the same age, being dead) estate
> sale. ..........
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