Mirro 22-quart Pressure Canner help!
hello! im sort of new to pressure canning...ive read up on it a bunch and have done it about 3 times.
BUT...im not sure if i am doing it right!? the mirro is so confusing.
its a new model i bought about a year ago. i understand its supper to "rock" or "hiss" (it hisses..or at least the new ones do) 3-4 times a minute.
does that mean rock (hiss) back and forth 3-4 times a minute...or rock (hiss) back and forth 3-4 SEPARATE times a minute??
this thing is so frustrating. im thinking about selling it and buying a presto with a gauge AND weights. i just want to make sure its coming up to pressure so my food doesnt spoil!
last night i did pasta sauce for 45 minutes at 10 psi and i sat right next to it and timed each hiss. it seems to hiss once for about 5 seconds every minute to minute in a half. i have a gas stove and it was on 6 which is the highest. (actually it has a power boil section for larger pots but it doesnt have numbers so i just stick to the numbers and it still comes up to pressure)
so since it was on the highest and it was hissing im ASSUMING it was ABOVE 10 psi..which is fine..meaning i killed all the bacteria and what not. but i just want to make sure my food wont spoil and that im doing it correctly... (all 10 jars did seal)
if not..someone please help! im so frustrated!