I bought my presto pressure canner mostly because my husband hunts and our family likes canned deer meat. I have fell in love with this canner. It is a very simple process and as long as you follow the instructions exactly your food will be completely safe to eat. In the past I hated to buy and fresh fruit or vegetable in any large quantities because it would go bad before my family could eat it all but the canner has solved this problem for me. It is also fantastic for making a quick healthy meal for my family with out all the nasty pesticides that are found in commercial foods nowadays. I highly recommend purchasing a canning kit with this product and make sure it includes a jar lifter it makes the process of canning much faster and lessens the chance you will burn yourself when you are lifting the VERY hot jars out of the canner. I also want to add I was nervous about canning on my electric stove but I have not encountered any problems using this canner on my stove.