My friend, Sheryl, sent me this link last night and it has good info about canning in electric pressure cookers.
This may sound blunt and I don’t mean to be but . . it is what it is! If you want to pressure can veggies or meat (anything low acid that cannot be done in a water bath canner), please have a heart to heart discussion with yourself and decide if it’s something you really want to do because you see the value/benefit in home canned foods. It is a ton of work. It isn’t hard. It isn’t rocket science but it takes time and dedication. Some days when canning, it’s a daylight to dark job, especially if I’m making something like gumbo or beef tips/gravy and they have to be cooked and then canned. Also, it’s hard for me to stick a few jars in a canner and run it for 90 minutes. If I’m going to use that much propane, I want a full canner, which can be 14 quarts in my large canner.
If it’s something that sounds interesting but you’re not willing to invest the money for a quality canner or the amount of time it takes to do it, or to commit to sitting around and watching a canner for several hours (by the time it comes up to pressure, cooks for 90 minutes and then cools down); if you’re not willing to invest in jars and then have a place to store them when they’re empty, or a climate controlled area (not too hot and not cold enough for them to freeze) to store them when filled . . then walk away and forget about it. There’s no crime in NOT canning. It doesn’t make you a better wife/mom/cook because you can. It probably does mean your kitchen is a bit neater through the summer and you have more storage space. Canners have jars and lids and rings stored in every possible spot.
Sometimes I think that when I talk about canning as much as I do, some feel they HAVE to try it also but I think with canning, it takes a 100% desire to do it . . maybe not necessarily because you love canning, but because you love the results.
I’ll say it again . . if you really want to can, there are plenty of resources out there to get you started but if you aren’t that interested in it . . that’s ok too!