- Jun 1, 2009
My new Presto 16qt pressure cooker/canner just arrived!!!
~~just barely though, my garage door was up and my Jeep in the garage and the UPS guy jumped out of his skin when I opened the front door and said "don't scare me like that!!".... I thought it odd that someone who makes a living delivering to homes should be frightened of a door opening....then he said "where yo dogs?".... I said in the living room and he said "I gotta go 'fore I git bit".....and took off.
My dogs have never bitten anyone, and they weren't even at the door. I said to his retreating back "Umm, don't I have to SIGN for this??" he said "No ma'am" and kept on a-truckin'...Good grief!!!!~~~
Anyway, back to my point::: My first canner is here!! I am excited about learning something new!!
The "ugh!" thing is that I have daydreamed about how I am going to use it on my patio with propane, even heard from others who do the same.....but there is a yellow warning sticker saying not to use any outdoor heat source such as a gas burner for a turkey fryer with this canner.
Now, is that like the warning sticker on mattresses? Sorry, but I tear those off even at the risk of going to prison for it..... I don't know if it's just modern legal paranoia and they HAVE to issue these warnings, or if there is an actual reason this canner cannot be used in that fashion....
I have been looking forward very much to some patio canning and it will really tick me off if I can't!!!
I ignore a lot of warning labels that are designed to protect idiots from themselves, but this is something totally new to me and I don't approach it carelessly. But I am thinking it's just an idiot warning........