Mirro Pressure Canner
The Mirro Pressure Cooker Canner is another choice for those wanting to put up vegetables, meat and other low acid foods.
I noticed that many call this piece of equipment a cooker instead of a canner. I'd like to remind folks that there is a difference in the two.
A canner is larger and will process foods for storage on the shelf. A cooker is smaller and is for cooking dinner.
According to the USDA a pressure cooker/canner will only work safely for canning if it is at least large enough to hold 4 quarts. Anything smaller should not be used for processing.
Mirro Pressure Canner Review
The Mirro range of pressure cooker canners comes in 5 different sizes. But I can't confirm just how many jars the larger 2 will hold. There is conflicting information out there. In the reviews posted below from actual users there is information on how many jars the canners hold.
Even the Wearever website does not list the quantities. I'd suggest that you confirm this before you purchase so you know just what you are getting.
I've also read reviews that customer support is not very helpful.
]The 22 Quart Mirro Pressure Cooker Canner Although Amazon lists this canner as holding 5 quart jars, I am consistently getting feedback that they will hold 7 quart jars. I'd suggest checking where you will be buying the canner and verifying the quantity it will hold.
(I suspect it is actually 7 quarts)
The smaller units are for cooking and not canning.
(keep in mind these are all aluminum..... I personally don't care for cooking in aluminum.)
The 16 Quart cooker canner I can't seem to confirm just how many jars this cooker canner will hold. So.... just to be sure, I'll put it in the cooking and NOT canning category...until I find out differently.
The 8 quart cooker is a good size for most cooking.
The 6 quart cooker can hold up to 6 quarts of liquid.
The 4 quart unit is a small cooker great for gravies, sauces and candy spreads.
Things to Remember
The Mirro pressure canner does not come with a pressure gauge. Pressure is regulated with weights.
This is not a problem, weights are a standard way of controlling the pressure in a canner. However, for those who prefer a gauge you might want to look at either the Presto or the All American Pressure Canners
You'll need to have a canning book with pressure canning instructions..... Or simply visit www.simplycanning.com! :0)
I've not used a mirro pressure cooker or canner. Have you? What do you think. Is it just as good as the more popular and common Presto or All American?
Do YOU own a Mirro? Click the link below to leave a comment and tell us your thoughts! Does your canner hold at least 4 quart jars?