Presto


National Presto is recognized as a leader in the electric housewares industry due to its long history of innovation which has created major new categories of products. Expansion into these new product fields was the result of a long range planning and development program. It is the company's intention to continually provide innovative new products which meet ...Read More

Presto

National Presto is recognized as a leader in the electric housewares industry due to its long history of innovation which has created major new categories of products. Expansion into these new product fields was the result of a long range planning and development program. It is the company's intention to continually provide innovative new products which meet the needs of today's changing lifestyles, as well as a wide selection of basic appliances which reflect the image of quality long associated with the Presto® name.

The company was founded in 1905 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. It manufactured industrial-size pressure canners, known as "canner retorts," for commercial canneries. At that time National Presto, then called Northwestern Steel and Iron Works, was a major producer of fifty gallon capacity pressure canners. Subsequently, the company also began production of thirty-gallon canners for hotel use and soon thereafter developed ten-gallon models suitable for home canning. In 1915 the company installed an aluminum foundry for the specific purpose of manufacturing large-size pressure canners for home use.

Forecasting the needs of the American consumer and seeking to fill those needs through a consistent program of product innovation, quality manufacturing, and aggressive marketing has been the objective of National Presto Industries for over 100 years, and it will continue to be in the years ahead.

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