For those on a budget this unit is ideal. In fact it is the model i began with and still use regularly. It does not have a gauge but i have found them to be temperamental and unreliable over time. The 3-piece weighted rocker is foolproof. The presto 16-quart pressure canner is designed for easy, confident home pressure canning.The only safe method recommended by the usda for canning vegetables, meats, poultry, and seafood. Doubles as a boiling water canner for preserving fruits, jams, jellies, pickles, and salsa in half-pint and pint jars. Adjustable regulator automatically maintains 5-, 10-, or 15-pounds pressure.
Regular mason jar capacity: 12 half-pints, 10 pints, or 7 quarts. Presto 16-quart pressure canner and cooker 01745. Designed for easy, confident home pressure canning. Works on gas, electric, and smooth-top ranges.
Air vent/cover lock allows pressure to build only when the cover is closed properly, prevents cover from being opened until pressure is safely reduced, and gives a visual indication of pressure inside the canner. Serves as a large capacity pressure cooker for preparing meats, poultry, soups, and desserts. Durable heavy-gauge aluminum for long life and fast, even heating. Easy-to-follow 76-page instruction/recipe book for canning and pressure cooking.
Regular mason jar capacity: 12 half-pints, 10 pints, or 7 quarts (half-pints and pints only for boiling water processing). Not suitable for induction stovetop. Assembled product dimensions (l x w x h). 14.81 x 11.75 x 15.06 inches. This item is made of aluminum.