E48960 Non-Electric Pressure Canner

This pressure canner is designed to help busy restaurateurs and cooks safely preserve and sterilize food, while also saving time, energy, and money. It provides the only safe method for canning non-acidic foods, such as vegetables, fish, meat, and poultry, in both tin cans and glass jars. The pressure cooker prepares food quickly, retaining healthy nutrients and flavors. It also makes tough cuts of meat tender and juicy, without the need for chemical tenderizers. Its professional-quality stainless steel construction is both safe and durable, and the cooker features safety controls and automatic venting for peace of mind. Optional accessories and spare parts are available.

From: R3,392.00 Excl. VAT

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Lead Time:

± 10-15 working days

This product is manufactured to order. If you have any questions about the lead time for a specific configuration or quantity, please don't hesitate to contact our team. We're happy to help!

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Offers the busy restaurateur/cook many money-saving advantages.

  • Safe Canning.Pressure cooking provides the only safe method for canning non-acid foods such as vegetables, fish, meat and poultry. It is perfect for canning in tin cans as well as in glass jars.
  • Saves Energy And Time.The pressure cooker prepares food in a fraction of the time required by other cooking methods.
  • More Healthy.Foods cook quickly in a minimum amount of liquid, helping foods retain flavour and healthy nutrients.
  • Saves Money.Budget cuts of eat are quickly cooked to juicy goodness in the pressure cooker. The high temperature makes meat tender and flavourful without the use of chemical tenderizers.
  • Saves Clean-Up.Since food flavours do not mingle in live steam, several foods may be prepared in the cooker at the same time without mixing flavours.


  • Professional quality, extra heavy duty Stainless steel 18/10 (chromium steel/nickel steel) construction throughout for fast & even heating.
  • Stainless Steel is safe to use in cooking all types of foods because it will not react to high acid ingredients like tomatoes.
  • The base can be washed in the dishwasher.
  • Stainless steel does not react to foods, it will not pit or get those dark, ugly discolorations so common in aluminum.
  • You can also use any kind of cooking utensils without worrying about scratching the surface.
  • Sturdy heat resistant handles are fitted to both the lid and the body of canner/cooker.
  • Steam pressure gauge
  • Equipped with two automatic venting features which provide an extra margin of safety (the safety control valve & overpressure plug)
  • Supplied with a standard pressure regulator weight for 103.4 kPa. Regulators for other pressures 35,and 68 kPa must be requested at time of order to enable cooker to be configured correctly.
  • Smooth, easy to clean satin finish
  • Heavy duty bottom for additional protection on point of heaviest wear. The heavy bottom allows one to use the same pot to do preparatory sautéing.
  • Stainless steel is safe to use on all types of stoves and on any heat source from wood or coal fires, camp stoves and even outdoor BBQ grills.
  • All models feature a readable pressure guage for accurate pressure control and an easy-to-read, Instruction Book.
  • We do not recommend cooking beans, lentils, etc. in our pressure cooker.


  • Only BASTERFIELD Pressure Canner/Cookers feature an exclusive, registered design precision sealing system.
  • Positive action swing clamping locks align the cover to the base, forming a steam-tight seal.
  • 304 stainless steel, welded construction
  • Complies with code RSA/CI/OHSA-8.1-10A00
  • Shop inspected and stamped for operation up to a maximum working pressure of 103,4kPa (see the Autoclave Sterilizer models for higher pressure configurations)
  • Positive action clamping wing nuts permit easy opening and closing.

(At additional cost)

  • Rack or trivet.
  • Canning Rack.


  • Pressure Regulator
  • Pressure Gauge
  • Gasket
  • Over Pressure Plug

Frequently Asked Questions

What pressure does the canner operate at?

Our pressure canner is supplied as standard with a 103.4 kPa regulating weight. This pressure is equivalent to 15 psi which is the USDA recommended pressure for canning of meats, poultry and low acid foods. We also supply a 80 kPa weight as an optional extra which offers 10 psi equivalent pressure suitable for canning of high acid foods, fruits and jams.

How many jars will fit into the different capacity canners?

The below provides a comparison of capacity between the different models:

  • The 10-litre canner takes 7 x 500 ml jars
  • The 20-litre canner takes 14 x 500 ml. (stacked) or 7 x 1000 ml. jars
  • The 30-litre canner takes 18 x 500 ml (stacked) or 9 x 1000 ml jars
  • The 40-litre canner takes 27 x 500 ml. (three layers stacked) or 18 x 1000 ml. (stacked) jars

Please note that this is indicative and the actual capacities depend on the dimensions of the specific jars used.

What heat source can the canner be used on?

The canner can be used on an electric hot plate or a gas stove. The canner is not suitable for use on a coal fire. Coal fires are not suitable for canning as they do not offer a safe and reliable means of regulating heat. The canner is manfuactured from Grade 304 Stainless Steel which is non-magnetic. As such, it cannot be used on an induction stove plate.

Where are the canners manufactured and are spares readily available?

Our canners are manufactured locally at our factory in Meadowdale, Johannesburg. We supply a full range of spares and offer after-sales service.

Can the canner be delivered?

We can arrange delivery across Southern Africa. Please provide us with the phsycial address for delivery, and we will ensure to include this when quoting. Alternatively, the canner can be collected from our facility either by yourself or your preferred courier.

Locally Manufactured

Proudly manufactured in South Africa

Quick Production

Typical lead times of 10 - 15 working days

Product Customisations

Custom product specifications available

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