hospital steam autoclave for canning?????
I have made the decision to start using pressure canning instead of water bath for obvious reasons. But before buying the canner I want (All American for $200+) I wanted to check with everyone if they have ever used a hospital based steam autoclave which I have access to at the hospital I work.
It's temp. is 270- it is under pressure- and has shelves that you would otherwise put the instruments to be sterilized. Seems like a GREAT set-up to me- I could process 25 quarts or so at a time. The processing time can be set to any specifics I want.
Has anyone used a large hospital autoclave in this fashion before? They are connected to a central steam generator so it is instant on and off. We also have 1 unit that generates it own steam. Can you think of any reason this would NOT work? Please help a newbie out here.- thanks