All-American 10-1/2 Quart Pressure Cooker/Canner Review
I. Product Description
Another member of the very heavy duty line from All American Pressure Cookers is the All- American 10- ½ Quart Pressure Cooker/Canner. This professional quality unit is guaranteed to be made with extremely durable materials that will last for a long period of time. The size and the capacity of this unit is perfect for family use at home. Aside from the pressure cooking capabilities, this unit can also be used for canning different food items especially fresh vegetables that consumers plant in their own backyards.
II. Product Features and Specifications
With the increase in popularity of canning at home, the USDA released a statement that home canning should be done only with a pressure canner since it is the only way that the food items will be safe to eat. The All American 10.5 Pressure Canner will be able to do this task which is retaining all necessary nutrients in the food while killing all harmful bacteria by extremely high temperature inside the cooker. This unit from All American is also built with extra heavy duty and high grade aluminum which is tested to be a very durable material. The aluminum has been buffed to a satin finish which increases its ability to be cleaned effortlessly. Since the whole cooker is made out of aluminum, the conduction of heat is easy and heat can easily be distributed all throughout giving an equal temperature in all sides.
But even with an extremely hot surface, users will still be able to handle the cooker since it has been installed with Bakelite top handles which effectively stays cool even if the cooker is placed on top of the fire. Another feature that the All- American 10- ½ Quart Pressure Cooker and Canner brags about that is specific to the All American brand is the utilization of a metal to metal seal. Most of the pressure cookers for sale today use rubber gaskets to create a seal that will prevent steam and heat from escaping usually between the body and the cover. The precise construction of these All American cookers creates a seal without the use of any rubber. And since rubber that is exposed in extremely high temperatures is easily damaged, consumers who use the All American brand will not have to worry about these anymore.
This pressure cooker and canner is also made with 2 automatic vents which releases excess steam that is trapped inside the cooker. These vents provide safety to the user since opening the cooker while the pressure is still unequal can definitely harm the person who is cooking. A special pressure regulator weight is also installed in the All- American 10.5 Quart Pressure Cooker. The pressure regulator is very useful since it will tell the user the current pressure inside the cooker so that he or she can control it. The control settings are at 5, 10 and 15 pounds per square inch or psi. To protect the areas of the cooker where there is a projected amount of wear, the manufacturers designed it to have double thick edges.
The All- American 10- ½ Quart Pressure Cooker/Canner is definitely one of the most heavy duty cookers in the market today. With all the safety features including safety control valve, overpressure plug, geared steam gauge and a pressure regulator, the consumers will feel safe while cooking and they can focus on the actual recipe itself and not on the technicalities of the pressure cooker. Customers should know that All American pressure cookers should not be used in glass ranges since the weight of these units may break the glass while cooking.