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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    18 April 2012 Pressure Cooker 18 April 2012 Pressure Cooker Pressure cookers have got a bad name, since when cooking items like peas and beans the rocker hole can get plugged from small particles like skins bubbling up blocking the exit, pressure builds up and the safety valve blows and scares...
  2. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    I need help with my pressure canner, it is a weighted guage. I canned potatoes when I first got it and had to throw them all out. For the life of me I cannot find the sweet spot on my electric stove, I have to adjust the temp up and down on the heat, then all the fluid comes out of the jars...
  3. Homesteading and gardening
    In another thread, I mentioned that I have a pressure canner that I have never had the guage tested, or if I have, it would be close to 40 yrs ago when I did, shortly after getting the canner which I had bought used at a garage sale. So I am thinking I better look into this. So several phone...
  4. Question and Answer
    I am considering getting one because I have wanted one for years. What is a good brand for the value? Aluminum, or stainless steel? Size? I could really use some tips, please.
  5. Homesteading and gardening
    I am trying to motivate myself into canning more often. Yesterday I canned 8 pints carrots, 6 pints cabbage, and 4 pints of kidney beans. The day before I canned 16 pints of carrots. Today's plan is to can some quarts of cabbage. I picked up 4 plastic bags @ $ 1 each, of marked down...
  6. Homesteading and gardening
    10 November 2008 Pressure Cooker 10 November 2008 Pressure Cooker The pressure cooker, one of my most useful tools in the kitchen. I always use an insert to have steam cooking. The product being cooked doesn't touch the water.
  7. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    I ordered an Electric pressure cooker. Does anyone have one? Any ideas of what is great to cook in one? I have wanted one for a few years then ran into a good deal yesterday and have forgotten what I was going to cook in it. *that should have been a hint that I don't need it*
  8. Homesteading and gardening
    3 November 2011 Pressure Canned Juice. 3 Novewmber 2011 Pressure Canned Juice This is my stock of pressure canned juice for use in the off season. There are 132 litre jars total of pear, apple, elderberry, sour cherry, Bing cherry, Boca Noir grapes, Concord grapes, Niagara Grapes, Sovereign...
  9. Homesteading and gardening
    29 October 2011 Pressure cooking Dried Beans 29 October 2011 Pressure Cooking Dried Beans Most of the dried beans purchased from a bulk food store were pressure cooked and play a large part in my diet. Beans must be thoroughly cooked to digest without difficulty. It is almost impossible to...
  10. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    What's the pros and cons of the various pressure canners out there? What do I need to know to buy one? Which one would you recommend? I bought a secondhand pressure cooker the other day, only to be told a cooker is different than a canner! So now I am interested in purchasing a pressure...
  11. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    I finally broke down and got me a pressure canner. I am currently using it now to can my green beans. I went to 5 stores to finally think of going to Southern states (6th store) and they had 2 left. I bought the biggest one for $100. Then, the man gave me a $10 off coupon at the register!! I...
  12. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    I just purchased the 921 All American Pressure Canner from Amazon a couple of hours ago..I hope to start a new way of preserving my bounty and cook my food in a short period of time..I would love to hear anything related to this particular model..:thumb:
  13. Kitchen Basics
    I have been wanting a pressure cooker for a couple years. They are very pricey here. This weekend friends were having a garage sale and they had an almost new pressure cooker for $10. I got it for $5. They never had an instruction book, so they didn't have success. Anyone have some tips? It's a...
  14. Pressure cooker
    I just bought an electric pressure cooker and it arrived yesterday. Yes I still have one from the 70's that goes on top of the stove that I barely used Hoping this is a good move. now I need a cookbook. So I need to print of some recipes I guess and put one together. I have nothing in the...
  15. Homesteading and gardening
    Preserving garden produce is a bit of a hassle. The objective is to utilize produce when it is abundant and have storage for long periods in a form that is desirable to ingest. The process is simple, boil any fruit or vegetable with minimal water and strain the soft residue through cheese...
  16. Kitchen Basics
    I just took a free pressure canning class at my county extension service, and now I've got the bug. Does anyone have a pressure canner that they love? Any thoughts on purchasing a used one?
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  18. Pressure cooker
    I heard somewhere that you can actually cook a whole pumpkin or squash in the pressure cooker. I want to do this. But I can not find the details (time and #)of using the pressure cooker. Does anyone know how long to let it pressure cook and at what pressure?
  19. Hot deals
    If anyone is interested JC Penney has a Philippe Richard 8 qt pressure cooker for $19.88 after $10 rebate. The sale starts October 13, 2010. I have one of their large 6 qt cooking pans and it is kind of heavy. I also have their smaller pressure cooker pan and it is not. For those of you that...
  20. Kitchen Basics
    hi all, I just got a 23 Quart presto pressure canner...I've been dying to get and use one... I've never used one before.. I have boil bathed jelly,applesauce in the past... I am at this very moment cooking 2 chicken carcusses (did I spell that right?) to make my stock for homemade chicken...
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