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Best Pressure Canner All American Pressure Canner 921
21 Quart

(49 reviews)
The All American 921 is from a line of pressure canners that offer the safest method for home canning. The U.S.D.A. recommends pressure canning as the only way to can meat, fish, poultry, and all vegetables.
This unit has the capacity needed for preparing large quantities of food and pressure cooking inexpensive meat cuts to juicy tenderness in a short time. Only All American Pressure Canners 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. Because no gasket is involved, the cover is always easily opened and closed.
The All American Pressure Canner 921 21 Quart features:
  • Professional quality, extra heavy duty cast aluminum construction throughout for fast & even heating
  • Stay-cool bakelite top handle
  • Geared steam gauge
  • Equipped with 2 automatic venting features which provide an extra margin of safety (the safety control valve & overpressure plug)
  • Pressure regulator weight with settings of 5, 10 and 15 psi
  • Smooth, easy to clean satin finish
  • Double thickness edges for additional protection on points of heaviest wear
Purchase Item
All American Pressure Canner 921 21 Quart
Item Number: OpcAA921
Price: $219.99
Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
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Includes cooking/canning rack and instruction & recipe book
Capacity - 21 1/2 Quarts (Liquid), 19 Pint Jars, 7 Quart Jars
Inside diameter - 12 5/8 inches
Inside Height - 10 1/2 inches
Overall Length - 15 inches
Overall Height - 16 inches
*Jar capacities are based on round regular mouth standard Mason jar sizes.
Made in the U.S.A.
1 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
Underwriters Laboratories Listed

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response to gettingtoyes

Here is an idea to let you use your stove, which I expect you would prefer to do. If your stove truly can tolerate the weight and has the necessary power, I would think that you could put a stainless steel disk on the inside of the canner at the bottom to give the induction stove the high-permeability and high-resistance path that it needs to heat. You would just place it at the bottom -- there is no need for any type of electrical connection between the canner and the disk. What you are trying to do is magnetically couple it to the flux produced by the induction burner. One possible problem is that it may be too far from the surface of the stove due to the thickness of the bottom of the canner, but that is not likely. If I were trying this, I would get a mild steel (typical steel is mild steel) disk to try it first. The shape does not have to be perfect. You can get one of these cheaply and it would work as well or better than stainless, except it would rust so it is not a permanent solution unless it is protected somehow. If you do not have any steel sitting around, eBay is one of many sources. Just search for something like steel disk.

Incidentally, based on the answer about Propane Burner use by "Customer Service" below your message, the canner requires at least 12000 BTU. Probably they meant BTU/hr because BTUs measure energy, not power, and power is what matters here. 12000 BTU/hr is equal to about 3500 watts. Probably you could make due with less by insulating the sides of the pot because a significant part of the heat is radiated from the sides and top. With an induction heater, finding an insulation to withstand high temperatures is not an issue.

Good news! One thing has lead to another in this reply, and I found what I think is your range at
According to that document, with some "boost 2" setting you can get up to 3850 watts from one of the burners. So you have enough power.

I would be interested in knowing if this approach will work. Please post an update if you try it. Good luck!

Posted at 9:53:am 11/23/14
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outdoor gas stove?
can somebody please suggest which small, inexpensive outdoor stove to buy to be able to use All American 921 21-1/2-Quart Pressure Cooker/Canner?
I have Miele induction stove which requires stainless steel cookware. According to Miele representation there is no issue with weigh of the cookware, but aluminium wont work. So I am looking for an alternative way of using the canner.
Posted at 9:04:am 11/18/14
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Answer about Propane Burner use
Customer Service
On the All American canners they can use it on an outdoor grill but it has to be at least 12,000BTU and they have to be able to adjust the heat.
Posted at 6:32:am 11/05/14
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Propane Side Burner On My Grill
Greg Carroll
Sadly I have an induction glass top stove. Can I use my 921 on the propane side burner on my outdoor grill? How about the propane burner for my outdoor turkey fryer like I do for my hot water bath canner? I just bought 40 pounds of 93/7 ground beef and I need to get this out of the freezer and into Ball jars.
Posted at 1:00:pm 11/03/14
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Response to Julie
Did you use both wide mouth and narrow mouth jars?
I would think this would make a difference
Posted at 3:12:pm 09/09/14
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Can you really fit 19 pint jars in the 921?
We just canned 17 pint jars and cannot figure out how the other 2 would have fit. We had 9 on the bottom, 8 on the top. Any thoughts out there?
Posted at 10:06:pm 09/04/14
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Gary Bacchetti
Easy to use, built like a tank - will be here long after you and I are at the pearly gates.

If you are debating, "should I or should I not" - the answer is clear. BUY IT. Do yourself a favor.

And as always, read the directions BEFORE you use it.
Posted at 1:08:pm 08/12/14
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Big Question
I just started using my 921 canner. It is wonderful and works perfect, but I did something wrong, I ran out of pint jars, so for the last two batches I used quart jars, but still canned at the 55 minute time (10 lb weight) that I used for the pints. I was just canning sweet corn off the cob. The jars sealed fine, but as I said I screwed up the time. I was doing two rows of 9 jars for the pints, but only 7 quarts. I would think that since there was a lot more corn in the pints, that the quarts would be safe. As I said they sealed Ok. Should I throw them out or what. Thanks for any help.
Posted at 6:52:pm 07/19/14
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Liz Westerfield
On other canners I cover the jars completely. Do I need to cover completely with water in this?
Posted at 7:04:am 07/12/14
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pressure canner
So where do I get instructions for my 921 pressure canner? My mom gave me hers but I have never used a pressure canner before. Help?
Posted at 2:28:pm 06/30/14
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