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Pressure Canner and Water Bath Canner Instruction Manuals (free downloads), Reviews, Prices and Support

Free Manuals, Instructions and Reviews!

If you are looking for an pressure canner instruction manual or directions for your canner (water bath or pressure canner) and other canning equipment, or reviews and pricing to buy an canners and canning equipment, look no further.  I have collected all  of the manuals that I can find on this one web page (so far, All-American and Presto).  Just choose your make and/or model and download the instruction manual for free.  All you need to view or print the manuals is the free Adobe PDf viewer. And  see this page for detailed step by step directions to pressure canning! It's a great quick reference guide for pressure canning!

On the far right are links to more information and reviews about each canners and canning equipment, and the best prices available online (note: sales help to support this website, and if you ever lose the manual, you will always find it here!)

And if you have a manual for a model that we don't list, please scan it and email it to us.  We will add it, and if you ever lose it, you can find it here! And if there are other makes and models for which you are trying to find a manual, let me know!

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Pressure Canner Instruction Manuals

If you don't see your manual below, These directions will work with any type or brand of pressure canner:

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All American (Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Co. Inc.)

 

 Instruction manual for all models of All American canners, direct from the manufacturer, click below:

Model 910 Care, Use and Instructions Manual

Model 915 Care, Use and Instructions Manual

Model 921 Care, Use and Instructions Manual

Model 925 Care, Use and Instructions Manual

Model 925 Care, Use and Instructions Manual

Model 931 Care, Use and Instructions Manual

Note that the manufacturer urges you to read their precautions to use the equipment properly for safety.

Note, July 30, 2013: The manufacturer recent changed their website and the links above did not work, but they ARE working now.

If they break the link again, just click here to write me and I'll email you a copy of the manual!

DIMENSIONS, WEIGHTS AND CAPACITIES OF ALL-AMERICAN PRESSURE COOKERS
All American Pressure Canner Dimensions and Capacities
MODEL 910 915 921 925 930 941
Liquid Capacity (Qts.) 10.5 15.5 21.5 25 30 41.5
Inside diameter (inches) 10&3/8 12&5/8 12&5/8 12&5/8 12&5/8 15&1/4
Jars it will can at once:
Pint jars 7 10 19 19 19 32
Quart jars 4 7 7 7 14 19
No. 1 cans 14 22 35 36 44 73
No. 2 cans 7 12 18 20 25 36
These pressure canners are both a Pressure Canner and a pressure cooker, and with the weight off and lid left loose, can be used as a water bath canner, too.
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Pressure canner: All American 921, 21.5qt Pressure Cooker/Canner, never needs gaskets, Great for Gas, Electric or Flat Top Stoves - Made in the USA

Presto pressure canners

Presto 16-Quart Pressure Canner, model 01745 Manual - click here to download

TO DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTION MANUAL PDF FILES:
WINDOWS: right click on the link in the column to the right of the product name. From the menu that appears, select SAVE TARGET AS.
MACINTOSH: hold down the OPTION key on your keyboard and click on the link in the column to the right of the product name.

(Note: This model is no longer being sold)

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Presto 16-Quart Pressure Canner, model 01755 Manual -  click here to download

TO DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTION MANUAL PDF FILES:
WINDOWS: right click on the link in the column to the right of the product name. From the menu that appears, select SAVE TARGET AS.
MACINTOSH: hold down the OPTION key on your keyboard and click on the link in the column to the right of the product name.

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  Presto 23-Quart Pressure Canner, model 01781 Manual - click here to download

TO DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTION MANUAL PDF FILES:
WINDOWS: right click on the link in the column to the right of the product name. From the menu that appears, select SAVE TARGET AS.
MACINTOSH: hold down the OPTION key on your keyboard and click on the link in the column to the right of the product name.

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Mirro Pressure Canners

Click here for a link to a scanned Mirro Pressure Canner manual on another website.  If you have a Mirro pressure canner manual and can scan it, to make a better copy, please write me! See here for related tools, equipment, supplies on Amazon

Old National Pressure Canners

Here it is!  A visitor had a copy! As near as I can tell, this manual is generic to all of their pressure canners, including No. 5, No. 7, No. 12, etc.

Click here to download the Old National Pressure Canner Manual

Feel free to download the manual for personal use, and to link to this page, but do not copy the manual and post it on other websites

Background:


National Pressure Cooker is the company name (1917) for the Presto company. It became Presto in 1939.

So, the National #7's date to the 1940's. The wood handled ones are older than the plastic handled ones.
Using a canner that old is a but risky, but this model is still well supported.

So, if you replace worn parts, especially the over-pressure safety valve, you will need to have the gauge tested or replaced and check the canner for warping or other deficiencies.

See this page for replacement parts
Old National No. 7 Pressure Canner ManualOld National No. 7 Pressure Canner

Generic manual for any pressure canner

 

These pages will work with any type or brand of pressure canner:

The University of Idaho along with Washington and Oregon have these manual that works for any pressure canner!

 

Canners and Canning Equipments for Which We Are Still Seeking Manuals!

Alcan Alumino Brasil SA

A visitor writes : "I recently acquired a 12 qt (11.4lt)Alcan Aluminio Do Brasil SA pressure canner and I'm looking for the instruction manual. This particular model (which I think is 807) is UL Listed (5704) and thus was not subject to the recall. Can you help me track down a manual?
If you have a copy of this manual, and can scan the manual to email me, please write me, and I'll add it!

Montgomery Wards

We are looking for a copy of the Wards Magic Seal manual and recipe book
Wards Magic Seal Supreme Quality Pressure Cooker: The Handbook for Pressure Cooking and Canning, Recipes, Menus, Timetables

If you have a copy of this manual, and can scan the manual to email me, please write me, and I'll add it!
Wards Magic seal pressure cooker 7-16 NP-551Wards Magic Seal 7-16 NP5517 Pressure canner Pressure Cooker
This pressure canner hasn't been sold since at least the 70's
The Presto 16qt canner manual is basically the same as the Magic-Seal 7-16, so in the meantime you can use the Presto 16-Quart Pressure Canner, model 01745 Manual - click here to download





 

The University of Idaho along with Washington and Oregon have these manual that works for any pressure canner!