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Made precisely to serve a singular purpose, the All American 921 Pressure Cooker is made exclusively for canning that can accommodate over 7 quart sized jars or 19 pint jars inside its massive 21 and half quart spacious container. This canner is built like a tank. If you are looking for a traditional pressure cooker and have the budget (see lowest price) for the best on the planet, the All American pressure canner is for you!
Made from the highest durability, hand cast aluminium it is finished externally in a beautiful satin or glossy lamination. This canning pressure cooker does not use gaskets or rubber to seal pressure inside rather relying on metal-to-metal sealing with high gauge screws.Other features of the 921 pressure cooker include its changeable settings of 5, 10 and 15 psi, geared steam pressure gauge and auto pressure release regulator. This canning pressure cooker is completely made in USA adhering with strict industry standards.
The All American 921 is different from any other canner/cooker as it forms a metal to metal seal, removing the need for a lid gasket while still managing to be an incredibly accurate and successful cooker and canner combination. Reading the gauge is easy, not that you need to read it as the 921 is built for ease of use and so automatically lowers pressure whenever it gets too high and has default settings of 5psi, 10psi and 15psi, or 135.8, 170.3 and 204.7kPa.
The All American 921 is made of heavy duty cast aluminium (for an even and fast method of cooking and canning) and also makes use of features such as a safety control valve, overpressure plug and ‘stay-cool bakelite’ top handle to ensure that you get the safest and most enjoyable/lucrative response from the pressure cooker/canner possible.
We have consistently heard positive feedback from consumers who have had experience with the All American 921, and wanted to test it for ourselves. Carry on reading...
We were expecting a serious work of engineering when we ordered the All American 921 because of its Made in Wisconsin tag, considering how some of the best pressure cookers over the last half century have come out from companies that have foundries in Wisconsin. Well, our wait was well worth it as this canning pressure cooker was just amazing. Everything about this canner screams out quality.
The first day we tried out the canner we felt that it was rather heavy at about 20 pounds when not loaded but that also said a lot about its sturdy construction. At 21 and half quart with its aluminium body, its not as heavy as you would expect but just enough that you can feel safe standing around it when its at high pressure. We read the instruction manual and found it could take 19 pint cans or 7 quart cans and so naturally we felt obliged to try out its capacity. First experiment was with steaming and canning vegetables, of which we managed to fit in roughly 17 pint cans together. So, it actually is very spacious and easy to fill up though once full its really heavy to handle. We needed two of us to actually get it on top of the stove.
Closing the lid was not at all hard, all you do is fill in the requisite water and then shut the lid on top with each easy tightening screws closed down as tightly as possible. Without any gaskets, we really never need to worry about finding any replacement parts for the All American 921. The pressure gauge works great and that too seems to have no gaskets or evident replacement parts. We think that with this canner, we might have to change the pressure gauge once every five years or so, otherwise it's made to last over couple of generations.
The 921 also encourages me to eat more healthily as money is less of an object, I’m maximising how far each piece of food will take me, jotting down meal ideas and the pressure cooker has introduced me to a new way of looking at dinner-time. Now, not only do I have fresh, hot, hearty and healthy food whenever I come to eat, but I also have cold and just as healthy canned food that I can use for lunches, to store for winter – whatever it may be, I can even cater to my parents’ raw food diet as I’ve got plenty of salad and veggies in my pantry now.
What I particularly love about the All American 921 is its high quality cast aluminium build (though, you should be warned at 20lbs empty, it’s not for everyone). It heats up evenly (and also more quickly than some other larger sizes) and my meals are cooked within an hour. And for canning, it does not take long to reach the correct pressure in this gadget at all either. The 921 is a dependable appliance that has not let me down once in 6 years although you have to keep reapplying the Vaseline every time before you use it to prevent steam leakage.
Quite simply speaking, the All American 921 does not appear all that techno savvy like the newer generations of pressure cooker/canners but its performance, build quality and overall zero maintenance makes it an excellent choice for us. We found that the pressure cooker cleans up easily after use by just letting it steam up a little with clean water and then wiping it clean using a dry cloth.
Unfortunately, the cooker has been so enticing to try out with jams, pickles, jellies and canning in general that we really have not gotten around to trying out its pressure cooking abilities. Well, one thing is for sure that if it can do such a fine job as a pressure canner, it will be a superb pressure cooker too.
This particular model very good tool to have in your kitchens as it enables you to combine the two processes of canning and pressure cooking (with little oil) to preserve and eat the best and healthiest food while it’s still in the optimum condition for gaining all of the nutrients, minerals and vitamins that your body needs. Since I’ve gotten it I couldn’t be more satisfied every time I go back to my canned goods or get to enjoy a fresh, home-cooked meal.