Electric Pressure Canner?

My pressure cooker/canner is not working well. So I need to get a new one before our garden starts producing this year.

When researching different types and models, I came across an electric pressure cooker (like the ones found here: http://canningpantry.com/electric-pressure-cookers.html).

Are these safe to use for canning? I would love to use something like this for canning. I think it would be a lot easier than dealing with my electric glass-top stove.

Thanks for your help.


Sharon's answer:

I took a look at the pressure cookers you referenced. They look like a fantastic tool to have for pressure cooking... but, I do not believe they are meant for pressure canning.

For a pressure cooker/canner to be safe for canning you must be able to process at least 4 quart jars. This is the smallest size that is safe.

The cookers you mentioned above do not say how many jars they would handle... and if they were safe for canning I'm pretty sure the seller would mention that.

EDIT TO ADD: I found this electric pressure cooker/canner. It does state that it holds 4 quart jars. You might want to check it out.

Fagor Electric Pressure Canner

Edited again:

A commenter pointed out that this is NOT an electric pressure canner..... and she is right. Sheesh don't know what I was seeing.

I've not found an electric pressure canner but if anyone else has, feel free to share here.

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Oct 20, 2013
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by: Deanne

I have a Nesco 10 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker, and in the User Manual it has instructions for using it as a Pressure Canner, and will hold anywhere from fourteen 1/2 pint jars to three quart jars at a time. So electric "canners" do exist, and do work!

Sep 24, 2013
by: Anonymous

Fagor is the company to check out...they make a line of Pressure Canners which are compatible with ALL surfaces including Induction.

My one issue is that they aren't praised by the professional world outside of the talking heads on Network TV. I'm not sure actual chefs and professional canners would recommend the product.

Aug 20, 2013
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by: kay

I just bought a power cooker 6 qt. digital pressure cooker. Can I can jars of food in it? It has a button on the front of the cooker that says steam canning. That's all the info I have.
Please let me know if you can.

Jan 27, 2013
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by: Cindy

I canned vegies,sauces,and fruit in my pressure cooker.I did 3 jars at a time for quarts jars and 4 jars for pints.added raw fruit,added hot sugar water that was at a simmer and I processed fruit for 8 min..Vegies I raw processed by adding boiling water for 15 min.. When I take out the product from the pressure cooker it is still bubbling.My sauces I also process for 15 minutes.I pack it boiling hot in the jars.After the first batch I keep the sauce at a simmer to keep it hot.When the time is up I take them out of the cooker and let them cool on a towel on my table. Everything turns out REALLY GOOD !!

Jan 11, 2013
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by: sierraseven

I have been looking around for an electric programmable pressure canner, as the smaller pressure cookers of that type do look handy. But I haven't seen anything big enough to do any real canning in. Four quart jars per batch would just take too much time.

I am wondering why you say you won't have a gas appliance in your home - I have cooked on gas ranges for many years and much prefer them.

Jan 07, 2013
Electric Pressure Canners NEW
by: Norm G

I am so frustrated! I, too, am looking for an electric pressure canner. I read they are available in Europe and Asia, but I can't find one in my country! (U.S.A.).

I am frustrated with range manufacturers that do not have pressure canner functionality with electric range/glass or ceramic top ranges. We just bought a new range and two months later found out we can't/shouldn't do pressure canning on top of ceramic stoves...and the manufacturer (a big one) said "no".

Home canning is a very rapid growing activity in the U.S.A., yet it seems manufacturers for either ranges or pressure cookers have missed this opportunity.

If I can't use my range for pressure canning, and choose not to bring a gas burning appliance into my home kitchen (duh!), that leaves an electric option. I don't want to use a hot plate. It seems an electric pressure cooker would be a natural, but I can't find one!!

May 11, 2012
Electric Pressure Cooker/Canner
by: WillowK

The Instant Pot website says that you can do canning in it:

"Can I do canning with Instant Pot?

The short answer is Yes. Low-acid foods (e.g. vegetables, meats, poultry, and seafood) must be sterilization at a temperature of 240°F (115°C) or higher. Instant Pot’s working temperature is in the range of 115°C~118°C or 239°F~244°F, which is sufficient for canning purpose. If your jars are under 7 inch or 17.5cm tall, they fit inside Instant Pot. When canning the jars, you should close the jar lid entirely. The trick is to tighten the jar lid and then turn it open a quarter turn. You can use the Steam function to set pressure keeping time on your canning recipe."


I haven't tried it yet myself, but we are saving up to buy one since we have an electric stove that won't play nicely with most regular pressure cookers and I'd like a device to act as a second crock pot for my freezer cooking.

Feb 16, 2012
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by: Anonymous

the Model # for the Elite 8qt 13-function pressure cooker is EPC-808.

Feb 16, 2012
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by: sandy

On one of the TV Shopping shows (HSN) they did have an Electric pressure cooker that can do Canning. It was the 8-qt 13-function Elite. I went to the printable manual on the internet and it says it will hold 3 of the 32oz or 4 of the 16oz jars.

Nov 29, 2011
Fagor Pressure Cooker-Canner
by: Anonymous

This pressure cooker-canner is not an electric appliance.

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