Pressure canning on outdoor propane burner

sportgirlMarch 21, 2011

I just bought a used Camp Chef EX280LW. I researched this for canning. On their website it said great for canning and I see others used their pressure canner on it so I bought it. After calling them with a question they told me that their EX60LW was better for canning (didn't say anything about canning on their website for this model). They told me not to use the pressure canner on it because it is 60k btu's per burner and you can't turn it down enough. I could have bought the EX60LW on sale for a few dollars more but because of their website I thought the other one was better. Has anybody pressure canned on the EX280LW? Should I just take my loss and buy the other one?

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Linda_Lou(SW Wa.)

Presto says no more than 12,000 btu's with their canners. They also show a picture of their canner on a turkey fryer with a big X through it.
Maybe sell the other one and get one that is suitable.
We really do not recommend canning on any of these, but it is up to you.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2011 at 12:34PM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

60k btu's per burner and you can't turn it down enough

I agree with Linda Lou. That is far too high a BTU rating for the canner, especially if it isn't fully adjustable.

My propane burner is 35,000 BTU but it is fully adjustable down to 10,000 BTU.

It is one we have discussed here in detail in the past and posted pictures in use etc. I can find that discussion for you if you need it. Otherwise look for a set up with 1/2 the 120,000 BTUs on the unit you got and especially one with better, more finite controls.

Dave

    Bookmark   March 21, 2011 at 2:43PM
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Karen142

I am new to all of this and need to purchase a propane burner for pressure canning outside. Has anyone tried the Camp Chef EX60LW? Does it have fine tune temp contols needed for the pressure canner and can it hold a 22qt. and all of it's weight ok? I noticed the Northern Tool burner also-any opinions on the comparison of the two?

    Bookmark   September 24, 2011 at 3:08PM
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