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Old 07-04-2013, 11:38 PM
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Anybody have one of these pressure cookers? My wife ordered a 30 quart the other day to do some canning.
Old 07-05-2013, 12:28 AM
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Works great.
The first time or 2 you use it, put shortening where the metal to metal meet.
After a few uses, it should get a good seal without the shortening.
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I love my AA pressure canner. Read the manual before using. Use q-tip with Vaseline to lube the threads on the latches. Don't reef the latches down, it doesn't take that much pressure to get a seal.

Don't cheat the cooking times. Use a good canning book. Keep good notes so you know what works best for you. Food does not improve in cans, try and can stuff at its peek.

Summer kitchen out side is wonderful.
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bought one of these to replace a very old one and so far my wife has used it to can 34 quarts of various things and lots of raspberry jam. Works well.
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I love my All American. It's the only one I use for pressure canning. Pretty much fool proof. Like someone else said, make sure you use something where the metal to metal contact is. I keep a small container of petroleum jelly with mine. I re-lube it every time I clean the canner.

The only thing I've never been able to do with mine is successfully double stack. I don't get good seals, even with a rack between the two layers. So I single stack and it works fine.

Enjoy your canner!
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Wow, that looks awesome, no gaskets to replace and you've got something that will last several lifetimes, provided you don't drop it on one of the lips... Maybe I shouldn't buy one until I replace these pesky butterfingers.
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Your great grandchildren will be able to use it.

It's literally that good.

The only downside is that the large ones are heavy and tall, and because they are thick walled, cooling can take some time.
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I have had mine for about three years. Only issue I had with mine is one of the black thumb screws that hold the lid down came apart from the metal nut underneath. Called the company and they sent me two new screws no questions asked. I really like the canner. Have used it to can poultry, beef, and veggies. Have had great results following the book that came with the canner.
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Bought the 921 two weeks ago. Been experimenting with all sorts of recipes.. So far, Love it, and keep finding myself looking for new things to go in the jar... My issue is storage. no basement, and not enough cabinets or pantry, so, its a rack in the garage, which is subject to the heat of outside temperatures, which I know kills shelf life time... But at least, I am getting my practice in..
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Fantastic investment for you and your family. I have the 921 and bring it out for the big batches. Of course I have two or three others too, for the smaller batches.
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Love mine. Be sure to read the Booklet it comes with well. The first time I used it I skimmed over a part or two, because I thought I already knew bout it. (No matter how much you think you know, there's always something you don't)
Also, the booklet states the gauge my be off, by plus or minus 2 pounds of pressure. So you still need to listen to the "giggles".
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for that price the guage should work perfect.
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Just have the pressure guage tested every year. Your county Ag Office should be able to either do it or tell you where to have it done.
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Use the jiggler and you won't need to pay attention to a gauge!
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I bought an extra gauge and 6 replacement overpressure plugs for the long haul. Buy them now while you can.

Pun intended.
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I found a 30 qt one at a flea market on Sunday. Looks like new and we negotiated the price down to $50!!

I don't think it will get used till I have a gas stove. It's seems too heavy for the glass top.
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I found a 30 qt one at a flea market on Sunday. Looks like new and we negotiated the price down to $50!!

I don't think it will get used till I have a gas stove. It's seems too heavy for the glass top.
An outdoor gas cooker is what I use and it works great. You can find them pretty cheap too. And that's an awesome price on the canner
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