Presto 1755 16-Quart Aluminum Pressure Cooker Review

The Presto 1755 16-Quart Aluminum Pressure Cooker is another Presto favorite, retailing at the list price of $109.99 unless you decide to buy on Amazon when you will be able to purchase the family-sized pressure cooker for the economical price of $71.99. Although the aluminum pressure cookers are not quite as sturdy as the stainless steel ones, this is reflected in the price. The aluminum is still a sturdy gauge, with the pressure cooker manufactured in a warp-resistant standard of aluminum, with an ergonomically designed, stay-cool handle.

This pressure cooker is suitable for use on all kinds of cookers, including the electric ring, gas, and ceramic ranges. For those of you who use induction ranges to cook with would be advised to check with the manufacturer before using your new Presto 1755 16-Quart Aluminum Pressure Cooker on your induction cooker. For details of how to contact customer service, and for the manufacturer’s full mailing address just go online and visit gopresto.com. This is an excellent website that provides Presto customers with some very valuable information.

All Presto products are fitted with the best in safety features. These include a specially fitted cover lock that fits over the air vent, enabling pressure within to only build up when the pressure cooker lid has been closed adequately. If you take a look inside the lid you will notice a metal lip, providing for a recess into which a rubber sealing ring, or gasket, can fit. This sealing ring sits snugly into this lip, intended to prevent any build-up of steam escaping during use which could result in a nasty scald if you weren’t expecting to meet up with steam escaping under pressure.

The pressure cooker is also fitted with a pressure gauge that has been specifically designed to be really easy to read. Certainly, the Presto 1755 16-Quart Aluminum Pressure Cooker is an ideal size for those of you who intend to use this pressure cooker for canning purposes. A metal rack is included with the pressure cooker, ideal for standing jars on when canning, especially as this enables liquid to circulate beneath the rack, increasing the efficiency under pressure.

The pressure cooker is a good-sized family pressure cooker, capable of holding as many as 10 pint jars or 7 quart jars. This pressure cooker measures 144/5 inches by 144/5 inches by 12 inches and weighs 10.4lbs when empty. Bearing in mind that the USDA advises that, to ensure perfect safety, pressure canning low-acid foods is the only method they recommend. If you are in doubt about what constitutes low-acid foods, these foods include meat, fruit, and vegetables. Add the packaging for shipping and you will be adding 1.6lbs; in other words, you need to account for 12lbs if you intend to ship the Presto 1755 16-QuartAluminum Pressure Cooker elsewhere.

For those of you buying the pressure cooker for cooking family meals, your purchase comes with an accompanying recipe book, featuring a good range of 65 recipes. An instruction manual is also included. If you need to replace the recipe book, instruction manual or any replacement parts such as the sealing ring, just visit gopresto.com where you will find Presto’s full mailing address as well as details on how to obtain anything you need to get the best use from your Presto 1755 16-Quart Aluminum Pressure Cooker.