All American 921 All-American 21-1/2-Quart Pressure Cooker Canner Holiday Review

Do you want to seal your foods in perfect freshness without the need for any additives? Do you have lots of low acid fruits and vegetables that need to be stored? If so, the All American 921 canner is what you need to get the job done. Enjoy your own homemade preserves or share them with your loved ones. It’s a totally different experience when you make your own preserves.
This All American Pressure cooker/canner will complete your dream kitchen. With this 21.5 quart content you can make almost any preserve you want. This kitchen appliance is built of heavy-duty cast aluminum that ensures efficient heat conduction and durability. Together with its multiple functions and features, the All American 921 Pressure Cooker/Canner defines excellence.
What Is It Made Of?
This stainless, metallic kitchen tool is approximately 16 inches high with an interior diameter of 12 inches. The whole body is made of high-grade hand cast aluminum that ensures durability and quality. What’s great about this metal compound is its heat efficiency. Compared with other types of metals commonly used for kitchenware, hand cast aluminum heats up much faster.
Moreover, it distributes heat evenly throughout. The whole pressure cooker features a metal-to-metal seal technology thus there are no gaskets or rubber seals that easily get burned, cracked or destroyed. This metal-seal technology is exclusive to All American products.
All American Pressure Canner/Cooker has a clean, smooth metallic satin finish which makes it easy to clean and maintain. There are no painted surfaces thus you need not worry about discoloring, cracking or chipping due to heat and long time use.
User-Friendly Features
Aside from its well-built body, All American 921 Pressure Cooker and Canner also has easy-to-use features. Its stay-cool Bakelite top handle is sturdy and fits the hand well. Pressure regulator adjusts the weight with increments of 5 psi and a maximum weight of 15 psi. For an accurate control of released heat, it comes equipped with a readable steam gauge. Canning and preserving foods need an exact amount of pressure and heat to maintain the freshness and flavors of foods.
Its lid can easily be opened or covered. Sturdy screws secure the lid to the pot while positive action clamps keep the cover aligned with the base. This ensures a steam-tight seal which is essential with high-pressure cooking.
American 921 Pressure Cooker also has an automatic overpressure release. It is an added safety feature that is comparably better than conventional gasket or rubber cookers. Added to that, this cooker also allows you to stack up to three layers of jars inside. Thus, you can make as many preserves in one cooking. It is both energy and time efficient.
As you may have experienced, some parts of the pressure cooker are more prone to constant heat. These same regions likewise wear faster than any part of the cooker. To prevent thinning and subsequent bursting on these points, double thickness metals protect these edges. There is no need to fret about your pressure ending up with uneven metal thickness.
Multi-Functional Cooker
With its wide interior space and capacity, this All American kitchenware can be used for different purposes. Its heavy-duty construction is basically intended for high-pressure cooking, best used for canning. In fact, it is one of the recommended methods of preserving low acid fruits and vegetable. Against hot water bath or steaming, pressure cooker or canner kills more bacteria thus it preserves foods much better. The high heat and pressure generated by the thick high-grade aluminum effectively eradicates bacteria of all sorts.
Not only is it great for canning foods, American 921 Pressure Cooker is also an indispensable cooking equipment that works great for a wide variety of foods. Tenderizing meat, poultry, vegetables and fish has never been easier. Because of its relatively large size, it is recommended for preparing large quantities of food. Throw-in all your stew ingredients and set the accurate pressure needed to cook your food.
PROS:
• Large interior space and wide capacity
• Has excellent safety features
• Double thick metal on heavy wear parts
• Has three-setting pressure regulator valve
• Equipped with automatic pressure release
• Made of high quality aluminum plus metal-to-metal sealing technology
• Tight and snugly fit lid and base
CONS:
• Cannot be used with flat/glass top ranges
• Taller than other models thus may not fit in small kitchen
• Heavy weight, around 20 lbs even when emptied
• Fitting the lid screws and tightening them is quite a challenge
• Opening its lid isn’t easy either
What Consumers Say
Built to last a lifetime, that’s what most customers say about this kitchenware. Its well machined build has gained much approval from current and previous users. Furthermore, it also has a large space that can handle an enormous amount of food or cans. Consumers also like the fact that it can be used for both cooking and canning purposes. On the other hand, there are several users who had bad experience with this model. Opening and screwing the lids is challenging. The operation manual is quite difficult to understand.
If you want something worth your money, American 921 Pressure Cooker/Canner is definitely what you’re looking for.

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