There are so many different makes/brands of pressures cooker available to purchase it can be a very daunting task knowing which one to get. Are you going to use it everyday or just once in a while. What size do you require, a 5, 10, 15, 30 quart unit?,do you wish to use a pressure cooker to can your own food ( a very popular use) or just the Sunday roast? So many questions and so many answers. It all comes down to your individual needs.
To help you out in your decision making process we are going to have a look at one of the most renowned brands out there and you will also be interested to know that they are a home grown company. Made in the USA the All American range of pressure cooker/canners is as wide as it is diverse.They produce such a wide range of models in various configurations and sizes they are sure to have the perfect one for you. A while ago the New York Times did a feature on All American and it's clear to see why.
Not only are their products built to stand the test of time, some owners report that the one they own has been past down through the generations. In fact if you take care of an All American pressure cooker you may find that it will out last you as well.
The reason for such longevity is down to the heavy duty cast aluminum construction. The All American range may at first glance seem a bit pricier than many of its competitors but once you hold one in your hands and feel the quality it's easy to understand why.
One of the biggest gripes people mention about pressure cookers are the rubber gasket. The rubber gasket is used to make an air tight between the lid and the pot. After time the constant pressurization and de-pressurization causes the gasket to fail ultimately. You are then faced with buying a replacement at quite a high cost, and that's if you can even find one that fits. This can be a real nuisance if your model is no longer being made which then means buying a brand new pressure cooker altogether
The All American range does not have the rubber gaskets, yes you heard me right, no gaskets. This is because they use a metal to metal technology that is tried and tested not to lose pressure. This is such a great advantage over other pressure cookers. On the lid there are a couple of over pressure valves that release any access build up and also another gauge that shows the current pressure.
The advantage of cooking this way is 3 fold. 1:You can cook produce in a fraction of the time it takes to do it the normal way (up to 70% quicker). 2: Cooking this way will save you not only valuable time but also energy, which means money in the bank. 3:Pressure cooking helps kill dangerous bacteria found in foods more efficient and also helps retain the essential minerals and vitamins in the food.
So in summary not only will you save time, energy and money using a pressure cooker you can also be safe in the knowledge that should you decide to go with an All American pressure cooker they are a very well established company who have been producing them for years to the American people just like you.
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