Chard/Cary 9.5 quart Smart Pressure Canner and Cooker – Item of the Day

cannerEvery 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

In the past I have recommended the PowerPressure Cooker XL, as it was the only electric canner guaranteed to be safe for pressure canning by the manufacture.

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…

  1. 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
  2. It also does a separate water bath or steam function for water bath canning
  3. It uses true petcocks and hence can be used at higher altitudes then the PowerPressure Cooker
  4. It has twenty built in safety features to ensure your safety.

Additionally while I brought this product to you first almost a year 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.

20 Responses to Chard/Cary 9.5 quart Smart Pressure Canner and Cooker – Item of the Day

  1. My family has been using the Chard 9.5 qt canner for the past 8 months or so and really like it. We raise our own meat birds and often cook a whole chicken in ours in about 35 min. I’ve pressured canned chicken stock and plan to use it to can pickles this summer.

  2. I remember your mentioning something about this a while back (Dorothy was getting you one for Christmas maybe?)….glad you brought it up again. I have a large Mirro and an All American for pressure canning, but overkill in size when you have a small amount. (Honestly, I haven’t even used the AA yet). I’m certainly going to look into one of thsee.

    • Modern Survival

      These are like small batch mead making to me. Small batch mead made me love making mead again and electric canners made me love canning again. Running a full sized pressure canner in my kitchen in Sept. in Texas, um, no thank you. pish pish phis, heat heat heat, ugh, no!

  3. Where do I find recipes for using this? Bought one for canning small batches but it does so-o-o-o much more! The item said “Carey” brand but is from the Chard company so guessing it is the same as the model numbers match.

  4. Thank you!

  5. Of course after I look all over for it on your site and finally find it and order it last night you post it today . What was your hint Jack?Lol

  6. For us off gridders who use solar and batteries, how much power does this bad boy suck? Propane isn’t renewable and wood is extra work… I can’t find specs online.

  7. I would love one of these but not in the US. Anyone know if it runs on 220-240v as well as 110v?

  8. I love mine. I make carnitas in it, then clean it out and then can the carnitas. Love it so much.

  9. Richard Hauser

    I like the idea of multi-function products which leads to less clutter. What do you think of pressure cookers that also do sous vide cooking?

  10. The research I have done stated that you have to use wide mouth quart jars to can. Is that true?

    • Modern Survival

      That would make no difference to anything at all in any way shape or form.

      • Are you saying that I could use standard quart jars as well or just use wide mouth jars for my canning needs? I’m new to all this so sorry for the confusion. Thanks for the advice.

        • Modern Survival

          Yes because the only difference is the size of the hole and that doesn’t effect anything about canning.

    • That’s what I was thinking too but there were a few comments on amazon stating that you had to use wide mouth jars. Didn’t make sense to me but being new to canning I wanted to make sure. Thanks for you help!

    • Narrow mouth quart jars are a little too tall to fit in the Chard. Narrow mouth pint jars should be fine.

  11. Oh… so there is truth to their comments. It’s odd that they wouldn’t design it to accommodate both types of quart jars. Thanks for the info.

  12. Yes, so wide mouth pint and quart jars are fine. Narrow mouth pint jars only (and smaller jars too of course).

  13. Perfect… thank you for the clarification.

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