Special Notice – I am bringing this product around today for two reasons. First it has gone out of stock many times and has currently come back into stock at good levels, where me running it won’t sell out all inventory in an hour, annoying people who can’t order one.
Another reason is we are starting to hit the time of the year where garden surplus becomes over whelming and it is time to break out the canner.
Every day I will bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.
Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the Chard/Cary 9.5 quart Smart Pressure Canner and Cooker
The Chard is better in so many ways, while also being guaranteed safe by the manufacturer for pressure canning, it has several additional features that make me want to exchange my PowerPressure Cooker, they are…
- The Chard allows you to can quart vs. pint jars. In fact with it you have the ability to can, four quart jars, six pint jars, eight jelly jars or ten half-pint jars in one batch
- It also does a separate water bath or steam function for water bath canning
- It uses true petcocks and hence can be used at higher altitudes then the PowerPressure Cooker
- It has twenty built in safety features to ensure your safety.
Additionally while I brought this product to you first almost two years ago it was constantly sold out and would go up in price as quantity dropped. Cary now seems to have supply side worked out and they are readily available for under 120 dollars with free shipping.
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P.S. – The PowerPressure Cooker XL is available in sizes like 6 and 10 quart but that is all about capacity, none of them are tall enough for the lid to go on with quart sized jars inside of them. I really don’t recommend it.
P.P.S. – I have changed the item name here to the “Chard/Cary 9.5 quart Smart Pressure Canner and Cooker – Item of the Day” because the same product has been marketed under both names. This is because Chard was founded Richard Carey, or as the brand came from riCHARD Carey, you can read about that here on the chard website. Just know if the product says Carey or Chard it is the exact same product, I have verified this with the manufacturer.