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Which Canner?
« on: December 10, 2014, 06:38:28 PM »
I did a quick search on here and couldn't find anything. For those of you that can what brand pressure canner do you recommend? Also what size. So far I've only been pickling and my wife makes jam so we've been getting by with just water bathes. but I really want to start canning. I mainly want to can deer meat, vegetables and salsa. But will probably do a larger variety after I get the hang of it. Thank you for any help you can give me.
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Re: Which Canner?
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2014, 06:46:26 PM »
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I have the All American 921. It is a tank. Very nicely made. It is too heavy to carry when full. I set it up on the side burner of my grill and bring the water to it.
This model is machined nicely and does not use a gasket. It's expensive but will last a few generations. I occasionally see them used on craigslist.

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Re: Which Canner?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2014, 06:48:39 PM »
 :yeah:
I have the 921 also. Best there is IMO.

That presto got in the way. Lol

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Re: Which Canner?
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2014, 06:51:15 PM »
All-american is the gold standard. An  "Heirloom canner",  really.  Knowing what I know now, I'd get two model 921's to keep my production going when doing large batches.  Since that is very expensive, a single 930 would do well. With meat and fish, you will be primarily canning into 1/2 pint and pint jars, but with the 930 you can stack quart jars in there to keep mama happy with her jams and such.   :twocents:
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Re: Which Canner?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2014, 06:51:55 PM »
Keep your eye out for a pre owned one. Save a bunch of money. That 921 is the bomb! :tup:
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Re: Which Canner?
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Re: Which Canner?
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2014, 06:57:13 PM »
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Re: Which Canner?
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2014, 07:02:22 PM »
forget the all American

I've used them and I've used presto's...I'll opt for the presto every time.



Two 23qt presto's would be better than one all American 930 or even a 941

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Re: Which Canner?
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2014, 07:08:02 PM »
Should have known this thread would turn into grown men arguing about canners... :chuckle:   Need a MOD to move this to off topics quick!



We have had our presto along time and it works great!!!! :tup:
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Re: Which Canner?
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2014, 07:13:53 PM »
Thanks guys. I really appreciate it. It's funny because looking around I had pretty much narrowed it down to the all- american or the Presto 23 quart. But couldn't decide if I should cough up the money and get the all american or if the presto would be plenty for what I want to do. The Idea of getting 2 canners to double production (or cut over all time in half) has added a new wrinkle. Thanks again!
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Re: Which Canner?
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2014, 07:16:56 PM »
if you do get the all American make sure you get a good mallet and pry bar.

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Re: Which Canner?
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2014, 07:18:26 PM »
forget the all American

I've used them and I've used presto's...I'll opt for the presto every time.



Two 23qt presto's would be better than one all American 930 or even a 941

Curious what you like about the presto more than the 921?  I have a presto 23 qt and it works fine, but I found that regulating pressure was much easier with the 921.  I could focus more on prepping the next load than babysitting the canner's pressure.
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Re: Which Canner?
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2014, 07:20:57 PM »
if you do get the all American make sure you get a good mallet and pry bar.
Ah.  I've heard of this issue, but never happened to me.  It was a well-broken-in 921 I was using, however.
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