Stacking jars in the pressure cooker??

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By paylin on Monday, August 20, 2001 - 03:14 am: The Nook

i an just about to start a new batch of jars and would like to know if you can stack them on top of each other or do they need to be sitting a some water to become sterile??also wanted to know where i can find detailed info on the wafer tek

By Kaijan (Kaijan) on Monday, August 20, 2001 - 05:47 am: The Nook

you can stack them.. yes :)

By CaptainMaxMushroom on Monday, August 20, 2001 - 02:57 pm: The Nook

Make sure you have about an inch of water in the pressure cooker, then squeeze in as many jars as possible.

By paylin on Tuesday, August 21, 2001 - 01:57 am: The Nook

thanks. this is my fourth batch and it will save a bunch of time and plus i seem to always lose at least one to water getting into the they need to cook langer then about 30 min at 15 psi?

By lz aka lzmaryann on Tuesday, August 21, 2001 - 03:13 am: The Nook

Put aluminum foil over each of the jars before inserting them in the pressure cooker. This will minimize water intrusion. Some pressure cookers come with two stand offs (plate lookin thangs!) on which to place the jars in order to prevent over heating. If you have two of these place a stand off on top of the bottom row of jars to provide a stable platform for the second (top) row of jars. Can't get no simpler!

By Nanook of the North (Nanook) on Tuesday, August 21, 2001 - 11:10 pm: The Nook

30 min at 15 psi is fine for jars... No matter how many are crammed into the pressure cooker. The only thing you should notice or do differently is that the pressure cooker will take longer to get up to pressure when it is crammed to the lid. But once pressure is achieved, start your clock, 30 min you are done (20 minutes works with straight PF tek jars).


By Nuecrew (Nuecrew) on Monday, August 27, 2001 - 04:13 am: The Nook

I'm kind of late on this one but the absolute best pressure cooker is the "American". It comes in two sizes. The small one that I have holds 20 1/2 pint jars stacked three high. The are expensive, about $170 for the one I have. Fungi Perfecti in Olympia, Wa. has them. They have these cool wing nuts to hold the top on with. I was lucky and found mine in the basement of a house I was renting.

By Nanook of the North (Nanook) on Monday, August 27, 2001 - 05:09 am: The Nook

All American 941

There are bigger ones... In my high school cafeteria there was a commercial 240 volt electric pressure cooker with a counter-weighted lid. It was no less than 50 gallons, probably closer to 80-100 gallon capacity. A dozen screw lugs and a positive lock hinge, overheat protection circuit.

Try used resturant equipment suppliers for commercial pressure cookers if size matters...