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AMERICAN CANNERS.......FOR PRESERVING MEAT ETC
Fri 14-Jan-11
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Hattie
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wave  I have been trying for ages to see if it is possible to buy one of these large American machines But I can't find one here in the UK at a reasonable price. If I order one from over there in theUSA it costs virtually the purchase price again to transport it to the UK. Has anyone got any ideas, advice etc....HELP.....wave

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Interesting info on this site, Hattie, not sure if it is what you want though.

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Hi brightspark, 

Thank you but what I am after is a special machine which will preserve meat products, soups, casseroles & pates etc. They need higher temperatures than we can get with our pressure cookers.. They are commonly used in the USA &  I wondered if anyone knew of an importer over here.

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JOSIE COOEE!  Are you able to help Hattie with this please, being in America and all?

I'll try that again!

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Well, I have several pressure canners (which is a good term to Google for them) but I have no idea who would sell them on your side the pond. From what I can tell, the most of what you can (or bottle) is friuts and such that can be water bath canned. Hattie, I could get you books with techniques and recipes, but an actual pressure canner is going to cost to ship. They are heavy!  You could check

http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/ for info on how to can, and some recipes. The top of the line is All American, but Presto makes a good one too. Maybe if you Google the names, something will come up?what_the_heck

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3 Ravens  wave

Many thanks for the info. I have tried Googling all that stuff before but the shipping costs equal the purchase price. I guess I was hoping that some ex-pat American who lived here might have a second-hand one for sale in the UK...........I check out all the relevant sites here all the time (sometimes I see spare parts for them offered for sale here but that is all).

I guess I will just have to start another piggy bank to help me save for the shipping costs & bite the bullet.  The All American is what I am aiming for as everyone says it is the best. I belong to a couple of forums in the US (The Easy Garden, Backyard Chickens & both are full of keen canners) so I will not lack for recipes, etc.

What is so annoying is that I used to work over there a lot & it would have been fairly easy to buy one & ship it back.........................Ah well I didn't have the time to can in those days....life was too busy & exciting.....I used to design in the theatre & was lucky to travel world-wide doing it ( illness stopped that).  Still another fascinating world has opened up with my vegetable garden & my beloved chickens. They are well into their New Year egg-producing mode after their Autumn moult & lay-off period.

Thanks again for your help....ok

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Hattie, do you have any contact with American military families? The goverment ships their household goods for them, so someone might have a brought a canner. A lot of the bases have Freecycle groups too. That might be a place to check.

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3ravens said:

Hattie, do you have any contact with American military families? The goverment ships their household goods for them, so someone might have a brought a canner. A lot of the bases have Freecycle groups too. That might be a place to check.


  wave   Brilliant idea 3ravens, I can't think of anybody straight off but I MIGHT BE ABLE TO RUSTLE SOMEONE UP through friends of friends.......Hmmmmmm.......... PUTS THINKING CAP ON..........brightsparklystuff

Thanks once again....!! wave

 

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Hattie, whereabouts in the country are you?

Anywhere near any of the American bases?

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brightspark said:

Hattie, whereabouts in the country are you?

Anywhere near any of the American bases?


Hi brightspark,

I,m on the border of Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire, not all that far from Thame.  wave

 

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wave

I'm not sure where the US bases are these days.....................Sorry this should be part of the previous post but it whizzed away into the ether.......  runaway .......sounds like my life.......!!!!!!   laugh

 

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Isn't Upper Heyford near you?

Worth a try perhaps ....

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Upper Heyford is just beyond Bicester - about half an hour from you, I would think.

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Find  a friend in the US and get them to ship it, they can often get the postage an awful lot cheaper , i have a friend who does this for me and i return the favour when she wants stuff from the UK , its very useful when they wont post abroad on ebay because the US internal post is cheap ,it still works out a good deal . Katrina is a good friend and finds stuff i want offline as well

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kayerunrig said:

Find  a friend in the US and get them to ship it, they can often get the postage an awful lot cheaper , i have a friend who does this for me and i return the favour when she wants stuff from the UK , its very useful when they wont post abroad on ebay because the US internal post is cheap ,it still works out a good deal . Katrina is a good friend and finds stuff i want offline as well


kayerunrig, Many thanks, great idea!  wave

 

I will try that out on my friends over there & see how cheaply we can ship it over here! 

 

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