Presto 23-Quart Pressure Cooker and Canner

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Product Description

Preservation 500 23-Quart aluminum pressure canner

  • With Analog pressure gauge
  • Air vent/cover lock
  • Includes cooking/canning rack
  • Instruction/recipe book
  • Inside dimensions 11-1/2"H x 12" Diameter
  • Holds up to 24 half pint or 20 pint or 7 quart canning jars

  • Replaces Presto 07151 18 QT Pressure Canner

    The USDA recommends pressure canning as the only safe method for low-acid foods such as vegetables, meats, and poultry. The Presto 23-quart pressure canner is more than adequate for any home canning needs. It's a professional-quality tool, made of heavy-duty aluminum, with stay-cool handles and a strong-lock steel lid. An accompanying rack fits down into the pot to keep jars up off the bottom, so that liquid can circulate underneath. And it can do double duty as a large pressure cooker. It's easy to cook healthfully with pressure cookers, since the food retains so much more of its nutrients and flavor.

    The sturdy lid locks down during canning or cooking; an inner sealing ring keeps the steam in. In addition to a pop-up pressure indicator and a simple steam release mechanism, there is an overpressure plug that will let off steam if it builds up excessively. The pressure dial gauge gives an accurate reading so that pressure can be kept constant during canning. This pressure canner is also a cooker that's useful for weeknight dinners or for any meal that needs to come together quickly. An accompanying booklet contains more than 50 recipes, ranging from basic soup stocks to stews and pot roasts--even sweets like English Plum Pudding or Brown Bread! Tenderize lean cuts of beef or pork, or cook chicken, fish, or vegetables faster than you can in a microwave, and without losing moisture.

    Nonabrasive cleansers are best for cleaning this aluminum pressure cooker, though occasional use of a fine metal polish will help the exterior keep its shine. The lid of the Presto 23-quart pressure canner is not immersible. In addition, the sealing ring should be removed after each use to allow cleaning of the inside rim of the lid. The dial gauge is delicate; detailed care instructions are found in the accompanying booklet. The vent pipe is simple to keep clean with a small brush or pipe cleaner, and both the air vent/cover lock and the overpressure plug are removable. The pressure cooker measures 14 inches in diameter (17 inches including handles) and 15-1/2 inches tall (including lid). Presto guarantees this pressure cooker with an extended 12-year warranty. A detailed instruction and recipe booklet is included; special safety issues that pertain to pressure cookers are clearly explained. --Garland Withers

  • Features:
    • Heavy-duty 23-quart aluminum pressure canner and cooker
    • Comfortably ergonomic, stay-cool black plastic handles
    • Strong-lock lid with pressure regulator, dial gauge, and overpressure plug
    • Comes with canning rack to protect jars during canning
    • 17 by 15-1/2 inches; 12-year warranty

    Customer Reviews:

      This pressure cooker is everything it claims to be. I am very satisfied using the cooker for canning or anything else requiring a pressure cooker....more info
    • This thing is a monster
      I've had this unit for more than 3 years, primarily to can tomatoes each year. I usually do pints as they keep fresher after opening (takes less time for us to go through it) and this guy can handle a big load of 20 jars. If you are like me you want to jam on through the processing part of the canning so the bigger the better. You do need a stove than can handle this guy with a high output and big burners, otherwise you'll wait forever for it to get to temperature. I've even broke it out a couple of times to pressure cook the turkey carcass after Thanksgiving to make soup. Nothing is better for creating a stock in no time flat than a pressure cooker. The downside is clean up. It's so big it barely fits in the sink. I have recently added a small 6 Qt version for doing cooking in. But when it comes to canning don't even mess with water boiling methods or smaller units. This streamlines the whole canning process. ...more info
    • Great Service
      My pressure canner arrived before I even expected it to. Amazon was very conservative on the shipping date (although I'm sure this varies). Arrived well-packed and as described and that's just great for me!! :) I've already used it to B-W can some strawberry jam. Will be getting the three-piece regulator as my gauge was already 2 lbs. pressure off when I had it tested at my local extension office (this was out of the box "off" btw). Have your gauges tested before you use them the first time!!...more info
    • Presto Canner
      Awesome product. It's nice to finally have a canner again with an actual guage on it. Let's you know exactly what the pressure is so you can agjust it....more info
    • works like a charm
      I read the directions very carefully and even did a test run before canning with it. Works great and I am sure as I become more comfortable with the process it will work even better. My mother used a pressure canner all my life, but was careful not to let me near it which put a fear in me of pressure cookers. I do believe you have to respect a pressure cooker and follow the directions carefully to avoid mishaps.
      ...more info
    • Presto Canner
      Costs more than the off brand but really worth the extra money. Quality made...loved it!...more info
    • Presto Pressure Cooker
      Excellent product. I look forward to using this canner. We have an old Presto cooker (at least 60 years old) that we have been using for many years after my mother-in-law was unable to use it. It is in usable condition even now, but we decided that maybe we should retire it and get a new one. Hope this one will last as long!Presto 23-Quart Pressure Cooker and Canner...more info
    • Presto 23 quart canner
      I purchased this canner to can my tomatoes this year. It was so easy to use. I love it....more info
    • Perfect size canner
      Works wonderfully and is great for water bathing as well as pressure cooking. The gauge does dent easily when dropped on the floor to avoid getting burned. But it still works!...more info
    • Nice pressure cooker.
      Haven't done any pressure cooking in it yet, but I am sure it will do fine. Great for water bathing canning products as you can do like 7 quarts or 14 pints. I didn't want aluminum, but that is what they recommend for glass cook tops. Seems to work well....more info
    • Only way to cook!!!!
      This is the only way to cook.. Since I purchased this cooker I have made Green chili beef (my favorite), pulled pork sandwich's, shreadded chicken taco's / burrito's(unbelivable), spilt pea soup, bean w/ bacon soup (the best)and even my chili w/beef was kicked up another notch!!!!...more info
    • Bad Service
      They never send me the pressure Cooker. They took the order then waited and then I get notified that product is not going to be shiped. Sure I got refunded but I lost my canning season. ...more info
      This is the second Presto pressure canner we have purchased. A smaller one was purchased in 2004 and has received much service for home canning. We bought the 23 quart size since it can be used as a pressure canner and is tall enough to also serve as a water bath canner for quart jars. With the 23 quart size you can stack pint jars on top one another for two layers which is a great time saver when you have a lot of food to can. We have not used the canner for cooking large amounts of food, but there is a recipe book enclosed instructing how to use the unit as a cooker. Canning instructions are clear and many foods are covered. This canning season we used both canners at once with excellent results....more info
    • Excellent Product
      We were worried about using this cooker on our glass top stove, but it works wonderfully. It takes it a while to get up to its initial pressure but well to be expected. We love it!!!!!!!!!!!...more info
    • Kinda cheap
      Was in a hurry when I ordered this. Should have reviewed it a little closer. It is an OK canner. Much flimsier than a quality one, but it works. Made in China.

      There is a better alternative, although it costs more. Search for All-American cooker/canner....more info
    • Love this canner!
      I put this canner to work as soon as it arrived and kept it busy for 3 days canning almost 40 quarts of applesauce, apple butter, and pie filling. I've used a smaller pressure canner before, but really like this one because you can stack the jars to increase the number done at one time. I'm looking forward to using it as a pressure cooker to make larger batches of soups, etc. and then as a canner to preserve the food. I do agree with the reviewer that said she wished it folded flat for storage - it is a big pot! I'm 100% happy that I bought it....more info
    • canner
      Rapid response. Have not tried it yet since I have Jenn Air flat top range I'm going to have to use someone else's stove or come up with an alternate heat source....more info
    • So much better than the old!
      Presto 23-Quart Pressure Cooker/CannerI was using my friend's old pressure cooker and thought that it was just the best ever (also a Presto and VERY old). Was used to seeing that and saw so many people years ago use this very kind. It was such a pleasant surprise to use the newer much easier to use, more heat control and in context was lighter and the lid was soooo much easier to lock on. This is the best investment I have made in a long time. Thanks Presto for another good product!...more info
    • nice canner!
      I recently received the Presto pressure cooker & canner. I have successfully canned chicken, beef, pork, and beans. It was easy to use after reading the instruction. The only thing I would have liked is more recipes with it. I am not an experienced canner, the only thing I have ever canned before this is jams and jellies. I was pleased with how tender the food came out after canning....more info
    • Presto 23-Quart Pressure Cooker/Canner
      Presto 23-Quart Pressure Cooker/Canner

      the canning pressure weight is 15 pounds and most canning is done at 11 pounds, when you turn the heat all the way down, you hardly use any heat to keep the pressure at 11 pounds, no steam escapes unless over 15 pounds pressure. This is the best canner I ever used. The most energy efficient canner I have ever used. once you create the 11 pounds pressure and then reduce the heat as low as it will go, you then can let the canner do its work for 75 to 90 minutes and save on heat bills.

      ...more info
    • Pressure canner
      The pressure canner is quite easy to use and does a very good job. Thanks for the pressure canner....more info
    • Top Quality Canner/Cooker
      I have had this canner/cooker for over 2 years now. It is made to last which is unusual for a product made in China! I have used this vessel to can chili, soups, and stews. I have also cooked pinto beans, a whole turkey, soups, stews, and meat in it.

      It has never given me any problems. It is exceptionally easy to clean. It fits perfectly in my double basin kitchen sink.

      To anyone who is buying one of these, please be sure to check the pressure gage closely for any defects or abnormalities before using. I have read in the comments below that some of these may have caused the product to fail. One would be led to believe that improper attachement of the gage to the lid would be the primary cause and not malfunction as this is a part that requires you to attach it.

      My mother and grandmother have used Presto Pressure cookers for over 50 years and have never had any issues with them.

      The key to any pressure cooker is to inspect all of its parts, including the rings, seals, and gages before you use it and every time you use it. The rings and seals are made of rubber which will naturally detoriate over time. Presto recommends replacing these parts every three years.

      Like most things, if you perform proper maintaince on them they will last.

      I hope this post was helfull to you!...more info
    • Pressure cooker/canner
      The Presto 23-quart is the best pressure cooker/canner on the market for the price. Is a very nice size and can hold a variety of different jars. Love this pressure cooker/canner!...more info
    • Presto 23 qt. pressure cooker/canner
      Arrived fast, well packed, have not used it yet. Looks fine.Good price. Just have to overcome my fear....more info
    • Works great for casual canner
      We have small garden and wanted different way than freezing to save our harvest. Nothing large scale so didn't need one of the expensive fancy ones. So far have canned number of fruits, beans and peas. It works as designed. Have no complaints....more info
    • Worked perfect!
      It's rare something comes out of the box with clear instructions and works the first time, but this does. This is not the usual pressure cooker that makes a bunch of noise a spews steam everywhere scaring the cat and neighbors, it's quiet in use. The pressure "weight" only releases steam at 15lb, you will process at less pressure that that using the pressure gage and stove flame to keep pressure at maybe 11lb typical, depending on altitude. I processed home grown tomatoes into sauce and was amazed at how easy and quiet this was, it doesn't use as much water as the water bath method, is faster and less energy intensive also. Keeping the gage at 11lb meant turning the flame way down and processing for 15 minutes and thats it, take it off the stove and cool it down. After it cools you can try and take the lid off but if any pressure remains it won't let you. This cooker has several safety features and is a well developed and mature technology. All the safety features would have to fail together at the same time to make this unit hazardous, ain't gonna happen. Be sure to thoroughly read the instructions and wash and scrub it to get the machining oil and residue off....more info
    • Presto 23 Quart Pressure Cooker/Canner
      Works great. Pint jars can be double stacked. Only bad thing,it will scratch your ceramic/glass cooktop if you slide it across the surface. Just pick it up instead of sliding. Shipping from Amazon was very quick....more info
    • HUGE canner
      Plenty deep enough for Quarts. Looks like it will fit 6-7 quart jars. I used it on a gas stove, it was WAY bigger than the burner and took a long time to heat up. The weight appeared to be 15 pounds pressure, not 10, so that took just a bit longer as well.

      Product worked as advertised. Pricing was about the same as buying it local, after adding shipping costs in. Would be nice to have some kind of cleaner to get the water marks off, inside looks water stained after only a few uses.
      ...more info
    • Great pressure cooker - but it's BIG
      This is probably more pressure cooker than most people need, but it works wonderfully. The gauge on top is exremely useful to monitor precise temp for canning and such. The only drawback is its size. It barely fit on my stove under the microwave. Be sure and measure before you buy....more info
      Who would think you could cook a pot of beef stew in 8 minutes - not me. It was trial and error for me the first time (read the instructions really well before using it and all will be well). 23 quarts? Man, I made enough stew to feed a small army and it turned out awesome and in such a short time. I was a skeptic of pressure cookers because of the possibility of danger that was associated with this kind of cooking; but with today's technology there are so many safety features built into this cooker that nothing is overlooked. If you're looking for a pressure cooker - this is the one to get. Built to last. Heavy, strong and almost indestructible....more info
    • a SUPER deal!!!
      i searched this particular product all over the web, and no price was cheaper than Amazon. Everyone else had this for a min of $99 + around $22 shipping and handling. I got this from Amazon for $69 and free super saver shipping. I've always had a good experience with Presto products and this one is no different. I bought it so my fiance could can deer meat, and this def has alot of room so you aren't waiting around in the kitchen forever to finish a decent sized batch.
      It's a very heavy pan so I would not put it on a glass topped stove or old coil burner stove.
      worth every penny though and it's large enough to pressure cook a decent sized turkey in!...more info
    • IT BLEW UP !!!
      Used product for the first time today 8-17-08 and when it reached 10 lbs the pressure guage blew off. It seems there was a problem in the casting of the metal. Made sure when I installed it not to tighten too much. Also read in another review this happoning to someone else. I am going to call Presto tomorrow and raise he.l. Buyer beware to be carefull when using this pressure cooker....more info
    • A great pressure cooker!
      I did a lot of research on pressure canners. The Presto stood out because it could be used on a flat top stove. I bought it and couldn't be more pleased. It is really easy to use and didn't take long to figure out how to maintain the pressure. I would highly recommend it....more info
    • first timer
      i have never used a pressurer canner before and was a little unsure. this product was easy to use and made my first experience very positive
      i give it a total thumbs up!!!...more info
    • Presto 23-quart
      I had the guage tested at the extension service and it was 1 lb off. Keeping that in mind I used it accordingly. Cooker is easy to use and I would recommend it to any home canner....more info
    • Fantastic quality
      This item is very well made and heavy duty. Large enough to can or cook almost anything and very easy to use. Very pleased with my purchase....more info
    • Viva la Presto!
      This Presto 23-Quart Pressure Cooker and Canner is a very good product. It is very sturdy and works as described. It is a very good value. This is the first time I have used one of these and I can tell you for sure that I had no problem following the included directions. My results were excellent. There is an art to canning. This pressure cooker/canner will help you gain the experience you need to be the talk of your canning community. Viva la presto!...more info
    • Presto pressure canner
      Very pleased with how quickly my order arrived and with the pricing. Couldn't find a 23 qt. size in my area and the pricing was excellent along with no shipping costs. Very happy. Just can't wait to try it out on my garden produce later.

      ...more info
    • Important sizing information
      This thing is great. One thing to keep in mind when choosing the size of your cooker is that you can only fill it half way when cooking beans or rice. You can only fill it 2/3 full when cooking other stuff. So get one that is bigger than you think you might need. I almost got the 16 quart. I'm so glad I got the 23.

      I gave it a 4 instead of a 5 because the directions say I'll have to keep buying new rubber parts every 3 or so years. Two washers, an overpressure release and the main gasket. I know some of the higher end cookers are gasketless....more info
    • It is not your mother's pressure canner!
      I love this pressure canner, it isn't the canner that my mother had. There are no worries that this will accidently explode on you, this canner is completely save with it's unique safety features. This canner hasn't been off my stove since the start of canning season. This is a very heavy gauge metal and will last for many years to come.

      The manual contained instructions for the slight assembly required and several recipes. So far I have made jelly, jams, canned pate, crushed tomatoes, marina sauce, and spaghetti sauce with meat, relish, and pickles. This has done a fantastic job each time. You can stack a ton of jars in this pressure canner so you don't have to do just a few jars at a time.

      This will be a canner that I know will be the last one that I will ever need. It is safe with two over pressure releases. I love this canner and look forward to many years of service along with many tasty meals....more info
    • Great Product
      this cooker is great. Works perfect for what i use it for. Highly recommended. User friendly...more info
    • excellent product
      The pressure coker that I just bought from Amazon is of excellent quality and performs as intended. I have a large garden and have to can most of it. The canner comes in handy. If you are looking for such an item, consider Amazon products. You can't go wrong...more info


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