Ladies, I know I am a married woman but I am afraid my heart has wandered!
Sing it with me....fourteen quarts at a tiiiiiiiiime and it didn't cost me a diiiiiiiime...... LOL!
Well, now that is not actually true. it cost me $30. I was on amazon the other day and saw that they had the All American 14 qt. listed for $230. I have been canning for the past decade with two 7qt cookers at once and I just thought "Hmmm, I wonder if I could get enough out of my two to pay for one?"
So I posted them on Craigs list just to see. One was at $150 and the other at $50. My $150 sold right off the bat ~but the other had me sweating and didn't sell the first week. I kept thinking "Oh Lord, I sold my best one and now I am going to be stuck running small batches all fall on my Presto." BUT the second week a gal came and snatched it up too. I took my $200 and mooched another $30 from my man and well, as they say "lived happily ever after" .LOL!
I was tempted while on there to get the 19qt. After all I have one smaller cooker down cellar that I could have sold too. :) But decided that the sheer weight of cooker, water and 19 full qts of food would just pulverize my little old stove. The poor thing is abused enough, after all I own it.
So anyway, if you pass my house tonight and hear someone inside singing praises in her kitchen....you'll know it's me again the spoiled daughter of the King.