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Does anyone have a Scanpan 6-litre pressure cooker?

Gooseberry Nov 11, 2008 12:34 PM

I'm trying to find out more about this size and brand of pressure cooker. I'm especially interested in using it for home canning. Anyone? Thanks.

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  1. sbp RE: Gooseberry Nov 13, 2008 08:39 AM

    I don't know about the pressure cooker, but I have thrown out 2 large and expensive Scanpan saute pans. Supposedly non-stick, supposedly you can use metal utensils. Even without using metal utensils, in 6 months, EVERYTHING stuck. Sent one back to company under Lifetime Warranty; the replacement was just as awful.

    1. paulj RE: Gooseberry Nov 13, 2008 01:46 PM

      I couldn't find their PC on the Scanpan site, so it is hard to say anything about it. It isn't one of the well known brands for this type of product.

      For canning, 6L might be on the small size. It's a useful size, but most other brands talk about canning in connection with the 8qt or larger cookers.

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        Gooseberry RE: paulj Nov 17, 2008 12:45 AM

        Hi paulj, pressure cookers beyond fagor aren't very common in my area, and a local store now stocks the scanpan, which is why I asked. The fagor's all tend to be entry level, and you cannot change the pressure levels, whereas the scanpan apparently has two pressure settings.

        How long does it usually take, from putting the jars in the cooker to taking them out, to process cold packed tomatoes? I'm sure it varies depending on brand or size, but I'm trying to get a sense of how long it will take me to do 30lbs of tomatoes (approx 20 jars), which is what I want to put by this summer. Thanks.

        1. re: Gooseberry
          paulj RE: Gooseberry Nov 17, 2008 08:35 AM

          It would be wise to inquire about replacement gaskets. I can still get replacement gaskets for my 20+ year old Presto.

          I suspect that Scanpan has relabeled someone else's line of pressure cookers.

          The Fagor Duo line has 2 pressures, 15 and 8 psi.

          Here's a outfit that specializes in canning supplies

          and don't forget Miss Vickie

          1. re: paulj
            paulj RE: paulj Nov 17, 2008 09:20 AM

            Scanpan availability may vary with country. US sites don't seem to have their pressure cookers, but this Australian site does list it
            That may be more relevant to you, in South Africa, than the American sites.

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