The best and safest method for home canning on the market!
All American® Pressure Cookers make it easy to can fish, meat, vegetables and fruits and is the only method that the U.S.D.A. recommends for low-acid foods.
Prepare large quantities of food, and pressure cook inexpensive meat cuts to juicy tenderness in a short time. This pressure canner accommodates 10 pint jars or 7 quart jars.
• Sturdy Bakelite top handle
• Easy-to-read geared steam gauge
• 5, 10 and 15 pound pressure regulator weight
• Smooth, easy-to-clean satin finish
• Easy on-off cover
• Exclusive metal-to-metal seal - no gaskets to crack, burn, replace or clean
• Positive action clamping wing nuts permit easy opening and closing
• Double thickness edges for additional protection on points of heaviest wear
• Automatic overpressure release
Since 1930, Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry has manufactured All American® Pressure Canners. Only ALL-AMERICAN® Pressure Canner/Cookers feature an exclusive, precision machined "metal-to-metal" sealing system. Positive action clamping locks align the cover to the base, forming a steam-tight seal. Since the seal does not use a gasket, the cover can be easily opened and closed. All models feature a readable pressure guage for accurate pressure control and an easy-to-read, 8.5 x 11" Instruction and Recipe Book. **We do not recommend cooking beans, lentils, etc. in our pressure cooker. **ALL-AMERICAN® Pressure Cooker/Canners are NOT suitable for glass/flat top ranges and are for home use only.
I started pressure canning 35 years ago and have gone through two of them before I bought my All American. The others were alright, it's just that I was having to replace the gasket every other year and my last one actually leaked at the weld where the handle was - not good. I will say that the canner is heavy - really heavy - and that's why it's not recommended for glass cooktops. I use mine outside on a propane burner that used to be my turkey cooker - works like a charm and I don't have to heat up my house in the summer! If you get this one, you will never regret it and you will eventually be passing it down to your grandchildren!Review by Ginger (on 7/26/14)