I love getting comments like this because I learn from them. As a result of this comment, I have done some research on pressure cookers vs pressure canners and MeITX is right. You have to beware of using many of the pressure cookers for canning. A pressure canner can be used as a pressure cooker, but the reverse is not always true.
When I was younger we used what I always thought of as a pressure cooker for canning, I made a bad assumption that pressure canners and cookers could be used interchangeable. Many of the newer pressure cookers are electric and there have been many design changes.
Pressure cookers are designed to rapidly cook meats, vegetables and other foods quickly, but often are not built as heavy as pressure canners. Many of the pressure cookers have the wrong type of relief valve to maintain the pressures required for canning low acid foods.
The other day I received the following comment from MeITX. regarding my post . It stated, “Don’t confuse a pressure canner with a pressure cooker. It is my understanding that you can cook AND can in a pressure canner but you cannot can in a pressure cooker. Not trying to mince words but I’ve been taught that the difference is important”
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