How To Use A Pressure Canner?

How does a pressure canner work?

The mechanisms by which food is preserved in a pressure canner include: Heat is applied to the canner. Water boils at 212ºF, forming steam. Steam drives out air through the open vent.

How much water do you put in a pressure canner?

In general, 3 inches of hot water into the canner. Too much water is unlikely to cause harm, but too little could boil dry and that would be a major problem. To prevent water stains on jars, add 2 tablespoons white vinegar to water in canner. Always use canning rack.

Can you use a pressure cooker as a pressure canner?

Yes, you can use your pressure canner or pressure cooker as that large pot IF you do not seal the lid. Sealing the lid would build pressure and you would no longer be water bath canning.

How do you use a pressure canner with a weighted gauge?

How To Use a Weighted Gauge Pressure Canner –