Re: [gardeners] George-Pressure canner

Bargyla Rateaver (
Mon, 16 Jul 2001 21:06:54 +0100

even without the grate, I think you could just set down , in the bottom of the
kettle, a few silver knives  to allow the jars to rest above the bottom of the

Craig Watts wrote:

> Ohps, pardon my inaccurate discription as it IS a pressure canner. I do
> know that the pressure cooker should NOT be used for canning. The wood
> handles are on the bottom portion of the canner. They do have alignment
> marks to gaurantee that the lid is in the full locked position.
> About your jars being broken at the bottom. I have a small metal grate that
> we put on the bottom of the vassel and load the jars on top of it. It is
> only a 1/4" stand-off but keeps the jars from being right on the very hot
> bottom of the canner. Are you using one of those?
> BTW- the National is the same company that is now Mirro, and I have an
> e-mail requesting info. Thanks of your input. I'll check out the Presto
> site also. To anyone else wanting to know about canning, I do recommend the
> link provided at the bottom of this reply.
> Craig Watts
> ----------
> From: George Shirley <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: [gardeners] George-Pressure canner
> Date: Sunday, July 15, 2001 9:57 PM
> Look up Mirro's web site and you'll probably find the parts you need.
> Barring
> that you may have to carve one from hardwood. Mine is a 35-year old Sears
> Harmony Maid, aka Presto. I have found parts at the Mirro site and Sears
> still
> carries them too. If it's the round handle that has a long screw jobbie
> going
> down the middle you can get a one-inch hardwood dowel and drill the proper
> sized
> hole in it. I hope your National is also rated as a pressure canner.
> Pressure
> cookers don't usually have to handle the pressure a canner does.
> George
> Craig Watts wrote:
> >
> > George,
> >
> > We have the #7 Pressure cooker from the National Pressure Cooker Company
> > (Now know as Mirro from an e-list at
> >
> >
> > We've got a broken wood handle and would like to know your experience in
> > getting parts. Where and who.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Craig Watts
> >


Bargyla Rateaver