Weck Electric Canner
Years ago (like maybe 20) I bought a Weck electric canner. It must have been near the end of my really busy canning years because it along with all of my Weck jars got stored on a cabinet shelf in the garage.
The other day on the Mittleiter Canning facebook page WE were discussing the potential of canning outside since it is getting so hot.
Many of us have the big All American Pressure Canner so there would have to be something in the way of heating it outside.
Then Deb asked me if I had an electric canner.
OH MY well yes I did … it jarred my memory to that canner stored in the garage THAT HAD NEVER BEEN USED and forgotten about long ago.
That night I went scrambling into the garage to see if I could easily retrieve it. There it was sitting on a shelf covered with about an inch of dust. So I dragged it into the house cleaned it up and set it on the table to see if I could figure out what all of the parts were for.
First I went online only to find out this model has been discontinued for years. The other later Weck canners are out of stock indefinitely … whatever that means and why.
Since I am fairly good about keeping instructions I started looking. Thankfully I found a thin manual … PROBLEM it is written in German.
It did however have pictures.
Much to my surprise this canner is really versatile. It is HUGE (about 18″ tall and 14″ across) yet very light weight. It has a heat control unit on the front. There is a juicing unit that fits inside and apparently one can also pasteurize raw milk.
I can see that it will nicely accommodate my Weck jars that are anything but standard in size
They are indeed beautiful jars and a row of canned fruit is so pretty. You see to me canning is an art form. Nothing shows off your canned wares better than glass. Not to mention food lasts better in glass.