I bought one from on line and it said in the directions that I could not can foods that were non acidic above 1,000'. Fagor pressure cooker. I have a glasstop stove so I can't use a regular pressure cooker on it.
You should not can meats in the 8qt. Lux Multicooker at any altitude since the high pressure only reaches 9 PSI's (239 degrees). The Fagor Stainless Steel Stove top pressure cookers can be used on glass top stoves for canning on high, which is 15 PSI's.
Pressure Cooking at High Altitudes:
If you are cooking at high altitudes the cooking times must be longer, as water and cooking liquids come to a boil more slowly. A rule of thumb to remember is to increase the cooking time by 5% for every 1,000 feet above the first 2,000 feet ( 3,000 feet above sea level, add 5% to cooking time; 4,000 feet, add 10% ; and so on). Since the cooking times increase at altitudes higher than 2,000 feet, you will also have to add more cooking liquid to compensate. There are no fixed rules, so try increasing the cooking liquid by approximately half the percentage of the additional cooking time. For example, if the cooking time is increased by 10%, increase the cooking liquid by 5%.
Date published: 2017-03-09