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#1 BamsBBQ

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 12:45 PM

went to a yard sale down the street from me... i spot an old box that is faded that says presto one it... look closer at the contents...

i now own a barely used Presto Pressure Cooker - 20 quart(harvest)

now it is kinda ugly with the color of it but it came with

2 replacement gaskets , 4 replacement automatic air vents and was complete including the gauge....

she included a coleman 2 burner propane stove...all for $20

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 12:54 PM

Sweet find BAM! Depending on how often it was used, you may need to get the pressure gauge checked so you don't blow that thing up. Nothing like an exploding batch of canned sauce surrounded with beyond boiling water to send you to the hospital or at the very least, make for a nasty cleanup job. You can get the gauge checked at your local agricultural extension center for free.

Enjoy, it looks like a Caddy to me!

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 12:57 PM

Sweet find BAM! Depending on how often it was used, you may need to get the pressure gauge checked so you don't blow that thing up. Nothing like an exploding batch of canned sauce surrounded with beyond boiling water to send you to the hospital or at the very least, make for a nasty cleanup job. You can get the gauge checked at your local agricultural extension center for free.

Enjoy, it looks like a Caddy to me!


thanks for the advice...i will be getting it checked out very soon

the lady said she bought it yearssssss ago and only used it once or twice...then put it in the basement and left it alone..lol
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Posted 23 May 2009 - 06:37 PM

Bargain!
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Posted 23 May 2009 - 06:40 PM

WOW! Great bargin!

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 07:15 PM

Pressure cookers make nice short ribs.

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 07:16 PM

Time to learn how to grow shrooms!

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 08:46 PM

you stole it....enjoy...

I love mine...
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Posted 25 May 2009 - 06:57 AM

Wow great pressure canner and better price! If you are going to can the best way in the big canners like that is to only put one layer of jars ( 7 quarts). Being a 20 quart it takes a LONG time to process and when stacked double some foods just cannot take the extended cooking. JMO from a friend who had a 20 quart versus my smaller one. Otherwise enjoy your super find.
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Posted 25 May 2009 - 03:27 PM

What a bargain - and who cares about the color!

Pepperfever, isn't 20 quart the size of the canner (five gallons) and not how many quart bottles it will hold?

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 04:11 PM

I'm not PF Mike, but yes, that is the volume...mine is 23 quarts and will hold 7 quart jars or I think 21 half pints double stacked. I like the half pints because they are 8 ounces...thats all... ;)
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Posted 25 May 2009 - 05:31 PM

Sorry was slow getting back to this..judging by the appearance of the canner it looks like one of the taller ones. Mine's is short and fat. I think they both hold 7 quarts to a layer but if you double stack the quarts it requires a LONG time of processing. The shorter ones are only tall enough for one layer of quarts or pints, half-pints you can double stack.
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 01:14 AM

Wow great pressure canner and better price! If you are going to can the best way in the big canners like that is to only put one layer of jars ( 7 quarts). Being a 20 quart it takes a LONG time to process and when stacked double some foods just cannot take the extended cooking. JMO from a friend who had a 20 quart versus my smaller one. Otherwise enjoy your super find.


thanks for the advice...my plan is to only can one layer at a time.. its not like it is going to take along time to process that one layer anyways..

the canner is probably 15" high approx.
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 05:52 PM

Dude! You got a steal! I'd go over the gaskets real carefully. Rubber tends to lose it's elasticity when it sets for a long time.
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 11:55 PM

Great Find Bam!!!! I have 2 and use them all the time!!!! Before you know it you'll be making all kinds of things and canning even more in them!!

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 04:57 AM

I highly recommend this book...

http://www.goldengat...39X&affnr=-2610
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 08:16 PM

Dude! You got a steal! I'd go over the gaskets real carefully. Rubber tends to lose it's elasticity when it sets for a long time.


3 brand new rings, no cracks not weathering on them at all...still feels plyable and not hard

Great Find Bam!!!! I have 2 and use them all the time!!!! Before you know it you'll be making all kinds of things and canning even more in them!!


i have been looking for a big canner for years and need to start using this one soon.. i am feeling the need to can..lol

I highly recommend this book...

http://www.goldengat...39X&affnr=-2610


thanks AJ... that looks like an awesome book
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Posted 28 May 2009 - 12:32 AM

SCORE!
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Posted 03 July 2009 - 12:53 AM

All that for $20 bucks......now that is a deal. congrats




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