Canning - the process of heat treating your food by plunging it into boiled water (also called a 'water bath') and then sealing it in airtight containers - has become an increasingly popular method over the last two hundred years to preserve food.
However, the more modern steam canning method is more efficient than water bath canning as it uses considerably less water (around 80% less) and energy (takes half as quick to reach the required temperature). This low water requirement eliminates heavy lifting and messy over-boiling, as well as being safe for canning high acid foods (pH 4.6 or lower).
This steamer can process up to 7 quart or 8 pint jars at one time, but please note it does not accommodate half gallon jars. The temperature indicator at the top of the lid takes the guesswork out of steam canning. All you have to do is identify your zone based on your elevation and when the temperature indicator hits the green zone for your elevation begin timing for your recipe.
Victorio began in 1937 in order to sell its famous food strainer. Over the decades it expanded its product line to cater to those interested in the process of home canning and its necessary equipment. It has since rebranded to VKP Brands to reflect the wide range of kitchen products and brands that it sells, including 'Roots & Branches', 'Time for Treats', The 'Johnny Apple Peeler' and 'Kitchen Crop', among many other brands.
Features & Specifications
- Aluminum canning rack included.
- Materials: Aluminum
- Overall Width (Including handles): 16-1/2”
- Rack Diameter: 11-5/8”
- Rack Height: 1-1/4”
- Warranty: 2 Year
- Brand: VKP Brands