My 70's Presto Pressure Canner
by Linda J.
My Presto Pressure Canner was bought back in the late 70s from a neighbor who had only used it twice. It is a 21 qt. This ole gal can hold 18 pints stacked, 7 quarts and 4 half gallon jars.
She is even "Harvest" in color--one of the favorite colors from back in the 70s. I have only had to replace the gasket on the lid twice in all these years. She has worked like a dream. I've never had any problems with the canner. The directions are easy to follow--it's great to have pictures!!
My mom had one, too. When she decided to give up canning, it was passed to my daughter-in-law. This poor girl was terrified of the thing at first. She was convinced that she could use it when she saw how much she could save with canning and watching others do it.
She went from a non-canner to making her own salsa. I guess this makes the Presto Canner a family heirloom! :-)
Thanks for many years of canning, Presto!