If you have a big family or love canning your own food, then the All American 30 quart is probably on your wish list. It will cook large quantities of food and inexpensive meat cuts to a juicy tenderness in a very short time.
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The All American 30 quart can hold 19 pint Jars or 14 quart Jars so it will suit the most avid canner and feed the largest family. However one point to consider is its dimensions. It stands 19'' high and you may find that it may not be suitable if you have an above the stove microwave or something similar.One advantage due to the height of the 30 quart, is that when cooking you do not need to stoop to check the pressure gauge.
Loading and unloading of jars should ideally be done while the canner is still on the stove. This alleviates the need to slide the canner, which could damage the stove surface as well as the canner base. When filled it will weigh a ton and so it is not suitable for glass top or flat ranges.
The all American does not have a gasket. It uses exclusive precision machined faces to provide the seal. This means no more split gaskets when you are halfway through a cook and no frantic calls trying to locate a new one. Don't forget though to apply a film of Vaseline to the surfaces to aid the opening as per the manual.
Other features include an easy to read geared pressure gauge which is mounted on the top of the lid. This can easily be removed for cleaning or replacing by simply unscrewing out and screwing back in.
The pressure regulator weight comes with three settings 5, 10 and 15 pounds per square inch. The lid has a stay-cool Bakelite top handle, while six locking screws hold it securely in place for a perfect seal.
Providing extra safety are two automatic venting features, the safety control valve and an over pressure plug. Double thick edges provide protection on localized points of wear. The All American 30 comes with a canning rack and an instruction manual which includes various recipes.
Spares can be purchased direct from the All American web site.
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