From what I could gather Linda it's just a water bath canner, but it's a set and forget model. I suppose it would be OK for people who can small amounts and don't have the time to watch what's going on.
You are definitely going to need a pressure canner for soups etc
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Just found this thread..... totally missed it last fall.
Question: Is this canner a pressure canner or just a fancy hot water bath canner? Does anyone know?
I really want to get something so I can can soups or stews.... It seems I just don't know how to make small batches, and I never have enough room in the freezer so I tend to eat the same thing for days in a row. ..... Gets boring and tiring after day 2.....
Of course the next thing I will be checking out is if it is even still available, and if so, how much it would cost to bring it into Canada, or if it is available from a Canadian supplier (I like to let someone else deal with the duty and customs and taxes.....)
Edit: OK, I just read through it again, and apparently it cannot do vegetables, so it must not be a pressure canner. I contacted the company to ask them this specific question.... Have to wait until next week for a reply....
that would be snazzy for a beginner...I use a big blue one or a big pressure cooker pot. I'm totally "unsafe" about it, using tongs, LOL no rack in the bottom (couldn't find it) but the water boils, lids pop, etc etc..
I didn't think to reuse my canning water, but why not... I use my soapy dish water to water my house plants and the gardens around my porch. The soapy water helps soften the soil and kill (or get rid of) mites and little critters.
I am still using my mom's blue canners. Except for the fact that one rack is kind of warped, they work fine - one for quart jars, one for smaller ones. I do think about all the water it takes, but I don't waste it. In summer after it cools I water the flowers. This time of year I use it to wash my dishes.
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