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All American 921 21-1/2-Quart Pressure Cooker/Canner

Pros: The durability of this unit if off the charts., Very accurate pressure gauge, great safety features, and tough, metal seals.

Cons: Heavy when full; expensive; not for use on glass cooktops.

Summary: The best pressure canner on the market. It even serves as a good, large-capacity pressure cooker. Very expensive, though.
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Mirro 92122A Polished Aluminum Pressure Cooker Coo...

Pros: Good price, good safety features, works on all stovetops and fantastic warranty.

Cons: Oddly, not marketed as a canner but it is set up as one and certainly has the capacity. Seals wear out.

Summary: Great price, warranty and safety features. The pressure system isn't the easiest to read, however.
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Fagor Duo 10-Quart Pressure Cooker/Canner

Pros: Great for smaller canning jobs, works on all stovetops, fantastic safety system, good pressure cooker, too.

Cons: Seal is prone to failure, and some people might consider this to be too small to be a dedicated canner. Expensive, too.

Summary: High price, but great for smaller jobs and this is a very safe unit.
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Granite Ware 0730-2 Pressure Canner

Pros: Decent capacity, good price, easy to use and it's even a good steamer and high capacity pressure cooker.

Cons: Seals tend to wear out; cooking on glass cooktops should totally be avoided with this one.

Summary: Great price and good safety features. Glass cooktops and pressure canners rarely mix, but this is rougher on those cooktops than most.
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Presto 01781 23-Quart Pressure Canner and Cooker

Pros: Huge capacity, good safety features, and solid construction. Priced at a considerable bargain.

Cons: Rubber seal is prone to failure, so keeping at least one backup around is necessary.

Summary: Easy to use, great price, and comes with a 12-year warranty. By far the best value for your money.