All-American 921 21.5-quart Pressure Canner/ Cooker

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All-American 921 21.5-quart Pressure Canner/ Cooker

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    Prepare high-quality canned foods at home with the help of this All-American aluminum pressure cooker and canner. An automatic release prevents pressure from building too high, and the metal-to-metal sealing system allows strong seals without gaskets....more

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    • Can your favorite foods with an All American pressure canner
    • Specialty cookware features metal-to-metal sealing system which eliminates the use of gaskets
    • Cookware is great for canning fish, meat, vegetables and fruit
    • Capacity of 21.5 quarts
    • Canner holds 19 1-pint jars or seven 1-quart jars
    • Made of durable, hand-cast aluminum with attractive satin finish
    • Geared steam gauge
    • Automatic overpressure release
    • Settings of 5 psi, 10 psi and 15 psi
    • Sturdy Bakelite top handle
    • Easy-to-read geared pressure gauge
    • Positive action clamping wing nuts permit easy opening and closing
    • Double thickness edges for additional protection on the points of heaviest wear
    • 15.375 inches high with 12.25-inch inside diameter

    The cover of your pressure cooker/canner is designed to seal tightly without the use of a rubbert gasket. The metal surfaces where the cover and cooker meet are beveled to produce the exclusive metal-to-metal seal. As a result, the cover will wobble slightly when placed on the bottom before the wing nuts are fully fastened. When the cover is properly sealed, there is a small gap between the cooker/canner and the cover. To secure the cover, gradually and evenly tighten two opposite wing nuts at the same time, maintaining the same size gap around the entire unit where the cover meets the bottom. Never tighten just one wing nut at a time. A new cooker will sometimes leak slightly around the metal-to-metal seal. This will do no harm, and should cease after being used a few times.

13.0 x 13.0 x 15.0
1 year Manufacturer
Aluminum, Phenolic
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Brand: All American


  • Color
    Stainless Steel
  • Material
  • Type
    Pressure Cooker
  • Product Features
    Made in USA
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  • Water Bath and Pressure Can

    This is a wonderful canner! You can use it for 7 quart jars if pressure canning or 19 pint jars,10 on bottom, 9 on top. For water bath canner, you can also use up to 7 quart jars and 19 pint jars. This unit includes two racks for stacking the pint jars. The manual is very thorough. Do not forget to grease this canner with olive oil or vaseline since there is no gasket. It is wonderful to not have to replace a gasket ever. The manual recommends not using this canner on a smooth top stove. I have seen people do it without any issues, but the manufacturer recommends that you do not.

    • How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Right one
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Exceptional Quality, Heavy Duty
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Right one
  • A must-have!

    As a first-time pressure canner, I researched a long time before investing in this product. Studied the reviews and how-to's and youtube videos in depth. This is such a quality product and was much easier to use than I originally thought it would be. Will be using it for years to come, but in my old age, might have to get someone to pull it out and put it on the stove when canning - it is very heavy. Was very important to me that it is made in the USA. Was worried that it might not fit on my stove because I have a microwave mounted over my stove. However, it fits on the front burners easily, and I still can lift the lid away from me when opening after the appropriate time has passed when canner is finished. Wish I could have purchased the 16 qt canner, but it was gone by the time I decided to purchase. However, the 21.5 qt is great because you can stack the pint jars and fit more into the canner at one time, getting more done at a time. Would definitely make this purchase again if I had it to do all over! Thanks, Overstock, for making this a reality for me!

    • How did the color on site compare with the actual product? perfect
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. impeccable
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
  • I can't stop canning!!!!

    I have canned for a straight 2 weeks now. I may have to attend a meeting. We are enjoying the rewards of this wonderful canner. I have reduced sodium as it is not essential for preserving food in this type of situation. I have also caused it to turn BLACK! Yikes, I forgot to add the vinegar (my water is very hard). I found a cure online using Cream of Tartar. Perfect again. So use your vinegar people!

    • How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent quality
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
  • Good, but not over the top

    We ordered this on Friday and by Thursday the next week we had it in hand. Once we got it home we started checking it out. Noticed that around the rim of the pot there was a lot of mistooling that was done to cut it away from the slag. The we noticed a small indentation on the lid. Could not find anything about this in the manual and was hard to figure out if it was supposed to be there or not. We decided to send this one back. Returning it was straight forward and with the RMA number there was a prepaid shipping lable. They even went ahead and shipped the replacement before receiving the old one. After getting the new one in hand it became readily apparent what the marking in the top was. It was an arrow to line up the lid with the indentation on the bottom. So in the end it was bad pot out of the factory. All in all it's a great product they just need to do a better job of.

    • How did the color on site compare with the actual product? It was pretty much the same
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Second one shipped was better than the first.
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Pretty much spot on.
  • The Real Deal

    This is the canner you need to do everything! My husband recommended we get the one that cooks at a higher temperature in case we want to can beans. Well made and ready to go.

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  • carolyn k

    best pressure canner out there


    Carolyn K. Apr 21, 2015

  • Great pressure cooker!

    Solid build, performs exactly as described and expected.


    Eric K. Apr 21, 2015

  • AA 921 very well made

    The AA 921 will last decades, probably closer to a century. It's made of very thick cast aluminum. I herd claims that the lid was difficult to remove after use. I found this to be somewhat true. However, I just used the handle end of a butter knife to gently nudge the lid upward. The cooker has no rubber seal, so the tight metal to metal seal is of the utmost importance. I had no problems with this cooker whatsoever. It worked perfectly. I would definately recomend this product to anyone considering the purchase of a quality pressure canner.


    Jake N. Apr 11, 2015

  • Awesome

    Pictures just doesn't due justice this pressure cooker was a gift and they loved it. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes to do canning. Great heavy and very durable can't ask for any better.


    bob2156 Apr 10, 2015

  • Built like a tank

    This thing is built extremely well. I have no doubt that it will last me many years. I've already used it to pressure can many things since fall such as carrots, elk meat, broth, etc. Worked perfectly in every situation. Make sure to maintain the seal with something such as olive oil per the instructions. I have not used it as a water bath canner yet, but it seems like it would work great for that also.


    Nick H. Feb 19, 2015

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Why did you choose this product? Overstock on Mar 4, 2015
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Good reviews and great price.  on Mar 4, 2015
It was a good price and I needed it.  on Mar 5, 2015
it's the best pressure canner I have ever used  on Mar 17, 2015
there is no seal to replace!!!!! my mom has had one for about 15 years I could not count how many cans of beans have been though it. since I plan to start canning beans this year get the best!! no searching for a new seal years latter!!!  on Mar 20, 2015
Quality, reviews  on Mar 20, 2015
I have always wanted one of these and at this price with free shipping- I would be crazy not to treat myself! Kimberley D. on Apr 8, 2015
Because it is American made and it is large enough to do many canning jars at once.  on Apr 11, 2015
My daughter-in-law really wants to start canning and she heard that this brand was really good. My husband and I are sending it our son and daughter-in-law for their anniversary.  on Apr 12, 2015
Because I have always done a lot of preserving. Up to now I've done water-bath, fruits, chutneys, jams and marmalade. Now I want to do veggies, soups and stews etc., and they have to be pressure canned. I've had an OLD All American 15 qt. for ages, but its bottom is badly scored and I can use it for water bath but don't trust it for pressure. The pints are best for me now so I figure the 21 qt. will be best. I also have an OLD National No. 7, with a new gauge and ring, but when I tried it it spat water everywhere. So I opted for a new one with a warranty that I can trust. Any other questions?!  on Apr 13, 2015

What is included with the canner? Ray on Dec 12, 2014
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Thank you for your question, Ray. The All-American 921 21.5-quart Pressure Canner/ Cooker comes with an Instruction manual and recipes, a rack and a three-setting pressure regulator valve. Have a great day. overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 12, 2014

Does this canner take cans 185mm tall? They are a little over a quart. 1050ml mrt1980 on Mar 25, 2014
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Hello mrt1980,Unfortunately, it can hold quart jars and pint jars only.Thanks for shopping with us! overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 2, 2014
I would say that it would have no problem with the 1050ml jars. It will take two layers of pint jars which is considerably taller than the jar you are using. rijid on May 5, 2014

Does this PC come with an instruction book? stacyv62 on Jan 17, 2014
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Yes, a very good instruction book ( in my opinion) with some recipes also. Just read it thoroughly you will learn a lot to feel confident... oilcitynews on Jan 19, 2014
Yes it does and the same instruction book can also be found as a PDF file if you want to get it before the canner. rijid on May 5, 2014

is this safe for a glass top stove? kristinamanchester on Sep 19, 2013
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Hello kristinamanchester, Thank you for inquiring about the All-American 921 21.5-quart Pressure Canner/ Cooker. Yes it is safe to use on a glass top stove. Thank you for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 25, 2013
It might be safe, but would be better on gas or conventional electric burner. This canner has to cook at very high temps for 2-3 hours. abacus3 on Dec 20, 2013

How do you get 19 pints in this canner cynthiahprince on Aug 12, 2013
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Hello cynthiahprince, Yes, the canner holds 19 1-pint jars or seven 1-quart jars. Thank you for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 13, 2013
The canner comes with a 'shelf' you put on top of the jars on the bottom then add jars on the shelf. I've done it many times, works great. abacus3 on Dec 20, 2013

Wondering if this product will work on an induction burner system? jodimirae on Jan 9, 2013
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No it doesn't overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 10, 2013
Don't know what that is, maybe contact the manufacturer. abacus3 on Dec 20, 2013

How do I get a directions booklet? veramaeles on Apr 21, 2012
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We'd be happy to set up a parts request for that if you contact us via live chat or at 1-800 The Big O (843-2446). overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 23, 2012

How do I order parts and accessories for the All-American 921 21.5 quart cooker/canner veramaeles on Apr 21, 2012
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If you need parts, you can contact us at 1-800 The Big O (843-2446) or via live chat and we'd be happy to set up a parts request. overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 23, 2012

how much does this weighs  on Feb 20, 2012
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This item is about 23 lbs. jclever on Feb 22, 2012

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