Hi, wanna thank ya fer recommending the All American pressure canner as being the best. I bought one for Anne as soon as I read your message (wherever it was). I ordered it a couple days ago, and it just now arrived. Anne really likes it. I found that the best bargain for one is on Amazon. I got the 30 quart one for ($230) $200 less that MSRP ($430); that's the best deal anywhere. ALSO, FREE DELIVERY http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_g...words=all+american+pressure+canner+30&x=0&y=0 BTW, the booklet "The All American Pressure Cooker & Canner Indstructions and Recipes" comes with the canner, so I'm glad I took the chance and didn't buy one separately. Thanks again, Anne's really excited about it. Maybe she'll be nice to me now.