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This All American brand pressure canner is a cooker and a canner all in one device. The size of this attractive canner is a 21½-quart capacity so it holds 19 pint jars or 7 quart jars. It is well made out of durable aluminum that is heavy and durable hand-cast and quite attractive as well. It has a metal-to-metal sealing system with no gaskets so you never have to worry with replacing a gasket with this fine canner.
It features a geared stem gauge plus an automatic overpressure release so steam never explodes the lid of. The settings are 5 psi and 15 psi. The unit measures 15-3/8 inches high with 12-1/4-inch inside diameter and is proudly made in the USA. It can hold a 19pint capacity or 7 quart jars. The pressure regulator valve is included and is has three settings on it.
This device falls into compliance with the fact that when canning, a pressure cooker is recommended as it will reach a very high heat so it will kill more bacteria that a simple hot water bath. With that in mind, this device is a safe way to preserve food and is also excellent to cook other foods in as well.
The reviews for this pressure canner were favorable for the most part. One thing that was praised highly was that it is made of thick aluminum walls so it maintains a steady pressure and even with the unit on a high setting, it slowly builds up the pressure which allows for not slaving over the stove to monitor every process, constantly venting off excess pressure.
It was mentioned that the canner does take a bit longer to cool down that some other units do because of the fact that the walls are much thicker and therefore there is more that needs to cool down but that was not really stated as a negative given the advantages of a thick wall.
There were some reviews that came from individuals who used this pressure canner for professional work such as one used it in classes she taught and one used in a lab type setting. This device worked to properly serve the purpose it needed to for both of the reviews and they reviewed favorably that it did its job well.
The durability of this pressure canner was said to be very good. One reviewer recommended that it be purchased and handed down to the grandchildren. It was said that the unit does not warp as some other models do.
It is recommended that the gauge be checked by a local agricultural extension of the state. In some cases that was seen as a negative but most appreciated the extra care and concern that was expressed in the suggestion. It was also stated that it was a good thing that there was no seal to have to worry with replacing and that the only thing that might go out was the gauge.Click here to view prices on Amazon and find the best deal on the All American 921 21-1/2-Quart Pressure Cooker/Canner.