Choosing The Right Pressure Canner
The pressure canner is an essential requirement for both the production of mushroom grain spawn & working with supplemented substrates. For many of us this foray into mushroom cultivation is our first contact with a pressure canner. Buying a pressure canner for mushroom growing can feel like stepping into the unknown so we have put together this article outlining the features of some of the most commonly purchased pressure cookers.
Note: It’s important to be aware that using a pressure cooker to sterilise mushroom media may void your warranty. Always follow all safety directions as indicated by the manufacturer.
Presto 23 Quart
The Presto 23 Qt Pressure Canner is one of the most frequently purchased for mushroom cultivation. It should be noted that using the cooker to sterilise mushroom media will void the warranty. The Presto 23 quart pressure canner is made from heavy-duty aluminium & is suitable for use on electric, gas & smooth-top cooktops. Induction suitable models are available as well.
All American 921 21.5 Quart
The All American Pressure Cookers are built to last. Made from heavy duty aluminium & featuring a precision machined, metal to metal, sealing system. Positive action clamping locks form a steam-tight seal without any costly-to-replace gaskets.
All American 941 41.5 Quart
The All American 941 is the next step up from the All American 921. That same high-grade cast aluminium body with precision machined metal to metal seal but with a greater capacity of 41.5 quarts. Made in the USA.
Instant Pot Max 6 Quart
The Instant Pot Max is compact, easy to use & it won’t scratch your stovetop. The Instant Pot Max features a 6 quart capacity & can reach 15PSI making it suitable or small batch mushroom spawn production. This electric, benchtop style of pressure cooker is easy to operate without the need for a stovetop.