All American 921 Pressure Cooker/Canner Review

All American 921 Pressure Cooker/Canner Review

You want a pressure canner. Maybe you’ve had one in the past or have decided to give pressure canning a try because you have heard how tasty seasonal vegetables can be when out of season.

Maybe the thing that has been holding you back is the idea of having to replace rubber gaskets whenever they perish. Have you wondered if the rubber gaskets would perish at the least convenient time? Can you see the jars sitting in the canner as steam leaks out from underneath the lid?

About The Product

If you are looking to invest in a good quality Pressure Cooker/Canner that does not need rubber gaskets replaced over time, then the All-American Pressure Cooker/Canner may be exactly what you are looking for.

All American 21-1/2-Quart Pressure Cooker Canner


The All-American Pressure Cooker/Canner has a unique “metal-to-metal” seal meaning that you will never have to replace a rubber O-ring again, unless you want to have course.

The All-American Pressure Cooker/Canner has been made by the Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry since 1930. This is evident in the quality of their Pressure Cookers/Canners.

Features Of The All-American Pressure Canner/Cooker

There are several features that make the All-American Pressure Canner/Cooker ideal for people who want to preserve food that can be enjoyed out of season.

  • Exclusive “metal-to-metal” sealing system providing a steam tight seal
  • 21 ½ quart capacity
  • Durable hand cast aluminum vessel
  • An easy to read pressure gauge
  • Easy to clean surfaces
  • Positive action clamping wing nuts for easy opening and closing
  • An Automatic Overpressure Release
  • Solid and Sturdy
  • Elegant

What We Like

The All-American Pressure Canner/Cooker is very highly rated by reviewers online. Many commented about being well-built with good solid sturdy construction. Some reviewers commented favorably on the handles of the pressure canner.

When people mention handles, and almost forgettable item, you know that they have to be seriously good to have been mentioned.

The Presto Pressure Canner/Cooker is a very easy to read pressure gauge, which many reviewers found helpful for checking the pressure. There are many pressure canners out there that do not have a pressure gauge built into them.

All American 21-1/2-Quart Pressure Cooker Canner


The fact that the All-American Pressure Canner/Cooker has a pressure gauge, provides users with extra certainty on its safety.

Perhaps the main feature that we like most about the all-American pressure Canner/cooker is the fact that it is gasket free. The all-American pressure canners/cookers unique “metal-to-metal” sealing system means that you will never have to replace a rubber gasket again.

Over time the cost of replacement gaskets for cheaper pressure canners/cookers will no doubt add up to significantly more than the little bit of extra spent you could spend now on buying the All-American Pressure Canner/Cooker.

The All-American Pressure Canner/Cooker’s solid construction means that it will hold the heat well, even after the heat has been turned off. Some reviewers found this reassuring, as it spoke to the quality of the pressure canners/cookers construction.

At 21 ½ quart capacity the all-American pressure Canner/cooker will be able to handle most of your pressure canning requirements.

One comment that was popular with reviewers was that the All-American Pressure Canner/Cooker does what it says it will do. Reviewers were both relieved and heartened that they had invested in a quality pressure canner.

What We Do Not Like

The All-American Pressure Canner/Cooker while being sturdily built, has the unfortunate side-effect of being remarkably heavy when it is full. All American do not recommend moving one of their fully laden pressure canners/cookers, which would likely damage the glass jars inside if you are to do so anyway.

The weight of the All-American Pressure Canner/Cooker does mean that you will need to plan ahead when using it, as you may be unable to move it once you have started. A side-effect of this good solid construction Is that the All-American Pressure Canner/Cooker cannot be used on a glass top range.

All American 21-1/2-Quart Pressure Cooker Canner

A corollary to the All-American Pressure Canner/Cookers solidity is that it will require a good burner or heater in order to raise the internal pressure. In spite of this, reviewers were not put off by this.

Due to the unique “metal-to-metal” sealing system of the All-American Pressure Canner/Cooker, as well as its quality, sturdy construction, an investment in this pressure canner/cooker will cost more than many cheaper, poorer quality canners.

If you are looking for a cheap pressure canner, then the All-American Pressure Canner/Cooker will not be a good choice for you.

Another problem that some reviewers, though not many, found was difficulty in getting the unit to seal. This wasn’t part due to the absence of the rubber O-ring gasket present in so many other pressure canners/cookers. Advice is freely available regarding the use of vegetable oils to aid in the sealing of the pressure canner.

Being of an aluminum construction, this pressure canner like most pressure canners cannot be washed in the dishwasher. While this is unfortunate it is unextraordinary amongst pressure canners.

Buying Advice

The All-American Pressure Canner/Cooker would have to be one of the best investments for your money available on the market and is available from reputable online stores such as Amazon.


While the all-American pressure Canner/cooker may be rather heavy and bulky, this is one is a very elegantly crafted piece of cookware.

The All-American Pressure Canner/Cooker’s unique “metal-to-metal” sealing system means not needing to buy replacement O-ring gaskets. This makes it one of the best value for money pressure canners available on the market today.

Our Rating