The All-American Canner is ideal for canning vegetables and non-acid fruits. The high heat generated by a pressure cooker can kill more bacteria than a regular hot bath.
All-American Model 915
One outstanding feature of these pressure/canners is that they all have a 5 psi, 10 psi, and 15 psi. Many pressure cookers only have one pressure level. It is important when canning different foods to have these different pressure levels available.
Another important factor in canning is to have a wet and dry seal. The regular pressure cooker usually has only a dry seal that sometimes can fail and become unsafe. The All-American has an automatic pressure release. The clamps align the cover to the base to provide a tight seal. The metal to metal seal permits venting in if necessary cases making it safer than the conventional gasket seals. Double thick edges provide added protection at points of heaviest wear. They are all made of durable hand cast aluminum with a beautiful satin finish.
All-American 41 1/2 Quart Pressure Cooker/Canner
This the “granddaddy” of canners. For those of you that do a lot of canning. This makes the job go much faster. It is built like a tank and will last you many year. You will probably pass it on down for several generations.
The pressure cooker came into existence initially because of the need to find a way to can foods without the risk of food borne illnesses. The All-American line of pressure cookers is for canning purposes. They specialize in this area of food preparation. The cookers are all very large ranging from 10 to 41 quart capacity. Many people still love to can their own food. First of all, you know that the food is fresh and keeps its highest nutrient value. If you grow your own food and you have a lot left over during peak seasons, canning is a good way to keep and store your fruits and vegetables without taking up freezer space. Also, if you want to make sure the food is free of pesticides, you can either grow the food yourself or buy organic food at the local farmers market or grocery store and then can the food with the All-American pressure cooker/canner.
All American 921 21-1/2-Quart Pressure Cooker/Canner
This pressure cooker usually gets the highest possible ratings from its customers. These canners contain all the special bells and whistles needed to do safe and reliable canning. They are all stovetop models that are easy to control. Replacement parts are easy to find in case that becomes necessary. The smallest of the group, the 10 ½ quart, can fill 7 pint or 4 quart jars. The largest canner, 41 quart, has the capacity to fill 32 pint or 19 quart jars. There is definitely a size for every need.
Model 921 is one of the newest models made by All-American. It can used in the average sized kitchen on an average size stove. It is a 21 and half quart size. The following video will show you just how easy it is to use.
As with any pressure cooker, the single most important thing to do is to read the manual. Each canner is different. It’s up to you to read the operating manual carefully to learn how to use it properly. The new pressure/canners on the market are safe and reliable, but they must be used properly. This is not a “try it and see if it works” method of cooking.
There are a lot of good books available on canning. Make sure to get one that covers what you want to can and it will guide you to delicious results. If you currently have a glass or flat table top range, before purchasing one of the heavier pressure cooker/ canners make sure you can use it. Some models may be too heavy for your cooktop.