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All-American 921 21.5-quart Pressure Canner/ Cooker

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ITEM#: 12359536

  • 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.


Material Aluminum, Metal
Type Pressure Cooker
Color Stainless Steel
Dimensions 13.0 x 13.0 x 15.0
Warranty 1 year Manufacturer
Model Number 921
Country of Origin United States

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  • jack
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    the best canner ....very good ...

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  • Love
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    I love this canner. I have a Presto and this canner. My All-American is my favorite. It does not take as long to get up to pressure and I can bet more pints in. Love, Love, Love it!

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  • All -American Pressure canner
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    I have only used it once to can my sweet potatoes and it was easy to use. It worked great for my canning and I had no issues

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  • Pressure canner
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    This is an incredibly good quality canner. I've canned for years, but this is my first pressure canner, and it's the perfect size for me. I can for two people, and I also can for gift giving. Well worth it!

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  • Methuselah's Mother
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    Fantastic!!! It took a lot of research and courage to invest in this wonderful piece of kitchen equipment, but am I glad I did! It's amazing. Ever since acquiring it I've been (almost) non-stop canning. I knew I had to find a way to preserve veggies and freezer space is finite. In jars the veggies don't mind spending the winter in storage. So now I have food in jars, straight from the farm, and I know what I'm eating. It's hard work, and the canner is very heavy, but well worth it. Moving it full is now beyond me so I empty it first. I love it and recommend it to anyone who is serious about preserving food. The instructions are clear and comprehensive. Even I could follow them. Definitely five star.

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  • Most Helpful

  • Water Bath and Pressure Can
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    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.

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  • A must-have!
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    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!

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  • I can't stop canning!!!!
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    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!

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  • Good, but not over the top
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    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.

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  • The Real Deal
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    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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Questions & Answers

  • Why did you choose this product?

    • Good reviews and great price.

    • It was a good price and I needed it.

    • it's the best pressure canner I have ever used

    • 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!!!

    • Quality, reviews

    • I have always wanted one of these and at this price with free shipping- I would be crazy not to treat myself!

    • Because it is American made and it is large enough to do many canning jars at once.

    • 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.

    • 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?!

    • I've been wanting to buy one of these for a friend who loves canning but is working with an inferior canner. I also am glad Overstock is also such a large supporter of Bitcoin, so that added to my decision, though I did not pay in it. Thanks for your great service! I can't wait to receive my canner!

    • I can and freeze food.

    • The Great Reviews.

    • It is the best!!!!

    • High quality item, best price around.

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  • What is included with the canner?

    • 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.

  • Does this canner take cans 185mm tall? They are a little over a quart. 1050ml

    • Hello mrt1980,Unfortunately, it can hold quart jars and pint jars only.Thanks for shopping with us!

    • 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.

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  • Does this PC come with an instruction book?

    • 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...

    • 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.

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  • is this safe for a glass top stove?

    • 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.

    • 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.

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  • How do you get 19 pints in this canner

    • Hello cynthiahprince, Yes, the canner holds 19 1-pint jars or seven 1-quart jars. Thank you for shopping with us.

    • 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.

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  • Wondering if this product will work on an induction burner system?

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  • How do I get a directions booklet?

    • 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).

  • How do I order parts and accessories for the All-American 921 21.5 quart cooker/canner

    • 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.

  • how much does this weighs

    • This item is about 23 lbs.

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