With summer here many families have already planted their gardens for the year. Some are new to gardening and some like my dad seem to be experts. He will be the first to tell you that fresh home grown food is the best. As kids we always had a very big garden every year. I am talking about miles and miles of stuff. I can remember my grandmother working in hers from morning till dark. That woman didn’t know when to stop! She grew almost everything and bought only the basics at the grocery store. As kids we use to hate when everything started coming in. That meant we were on our own or outside helping them pick everything in the hot Georgia sun! She canned and froze enough stuff for the whole family. She had so much stuff that my uncle built her 4 big can houses to store all her stuff, plus she had 2 big freezers on the back porch for her frozen stuff. Gardening was her life. When she got ill and wasn’t able to garden anymore she wasn’t the same. That was her life and she was so depressed when she had to give it up for good, so my dad took over. He did all the hard work and she was still able to can and freeze with help. This allowed her to still do at least some of the things that she loved.
When she passed I didn’t expect anyone to take over her “job” however my dad has! I was shocked that he didn’t just throw in the towel because gardening is not easy especially if you have a garden her size. He kept all her canning equipment and used all his knowledge he learned from my grandmother and was able to can just as good as she did. However, her equipment I am sure is as old as me! So when I heard about Fagor’s 10 quart Duo Pressure Cooker/Canner, I knew this would be a perfect addition to the family. So I was super excited when Fagor agreed to let me do a review!
When it came I called to tell my dad all about it. He was super excited. He couldn’t wait to see it. You would have thought he was a kid on Christmas day. When he came over, that was the first thing he asked about it! He was amazed with it. He did say it was a little smaller than what he currently has but it looks like it would be just as good if not better!
So now we are waiting for canning season to start so we can fully review it. Everyday he seems to call me to tell me the update on his garden. I think he has found his new love! He is outside all day doing something. He keeps trying to get me and the kids to come help him, but i admit being outdoors in the hot sun all day is not my cup a tea! I just help can and freeze inside with the air conditioner on blast!
Fagor, a leader in healthy and efficient cooking, has created a solution; the Duo 9 Piece Pressure Canning set with all the needed elements to create and preserve healthy meals for the entire family.
What is canning?
Canning is the method of applying heat to food in a closed glass canning jar to stop the natural spoilage that would otherwise take place, and removes the air from the jar to create a seal. This procedure takes fruits and vegetables when they are at their peak, with the most vitamins and nutrients, seals them and preserves them in your pantry for up to one year. The Duo Pressure Cooking Canning Set not only takes the mystery out of the canning process but is also a safe and cost effective way to preserve your favorite foods that retain high nutritional value with uncompromised taste.
What does the Set include?
The Duo 9-Piece Pressure Canning Set includes; a Fagor 10 quart Duo Pressure Cooker/Canner, a full color cookbook containing all the necessary preparation instructions and recipes for home canning and the ultimate canning tools: canning rack, jar wrench, jar lifter, funnel, magnetic lid wand, ladle and bubble freer. (Glass jars are not included).
Where to Buy
MSRP for the Duo 9 Piece Pressure Canning Set is $129.99 and is available on Bed Bath and Beyond.com and Sur La table.com. For more information on Fagor’s line of pressure cookers, cookware and small electrics please visit: www.fagoramerica.com.
The main component, the 10qt Duo Pressure Cooker can also be used independently of the Canning Set to cook a variety of healthy meals in a fast and efficient manner. Pressure cookers are not only fantastic tools for preparing fast, easy & healthy meals in a fraction of the time (up to 70% less), but are also equally useful tools in preparing a wide variety of foods. The Duo Pressure Cooker is also notes as one of Fagor’s most celebrated pressure cookers by Celebrity Chefs all over the country.
Fagor America Inc., headquartered in Lyndhurst, NJ, USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fagor Electrodomesticos, Spain. Fagor is currently present in 100 countries, employs more than 12,000 people in 17 countries and operates 16 factories in 3 continents. The Fagor brand name has been previously most visible in the United States since 1992 with high-quality stainless steel cookware as the core product offering, Fagor is currently positioned as a top cookware brand, sold at major retailers nationwide. Fagor America products can be found at Williams Sonoma, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, Sur La Table, Cooking.com, Amazon.com and many other department, housewares, specialty stores, direct mail and home shopping clubs.
Fagor has upheld major appliance private label operations in the US since 2001. In 2005, Fagor America Appliances Division was created, anticipating that US consumers will perceive the quality of products and category expertise that Fagor has to offer. For more information about Fagor, visit www.fagoramerica.com
Full Review Coming Soon! So make sure you check back in July! So now the question is do you can? If so leave me some of your favorite tips!