All American Pressure Canner arrived today!greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
About three weeks after I ordered it, my All American Pressure Canner arrived, via UPS. I have an older one, and will be able to retrofit the newer pressure gauge and pressure regulator to it, at a reasonable cost.
This thing is an American Work of Art. It is machined aluminum..beautiful. There is no rubber ring, as the lid and bottom fit together so well. It is safe, has both a pressure gauge and a foolproof pressure regulator, as well as a safety valve. It comes with a big booklet of recipies and directions, and safety procedures.
I can use it to can food, even meat, and also to cook. (not beans!)
My other one is almost 20 years old, and I use it every year. This one is to allow more jars at one sitting. Each canner holds 7 quart jars or 19 pint jars.
I bought model #92l. It cost $124, and that included shipping.
Model 930 holds 14 quart jars and model 941 holds 19....but I want to tell you, Model #921 fits just right over the average stove burner, and when it is full of jars and water, it is just about all I can lift, and I'm pretty strong.
Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Co., Inc. PO Box 246, Manitowoc, WI 54221-0246 (920) 682-8627. (standard disclaimers)
When I called, credit card in hand....the person seemed a little surprised that I wanted to order over the phone. She said, in her best Jessie (the brain) Ventura imitation: Oh, we DOn't TAKE the credit CARDS. You have TO send a CHECK.
-- Mary P. (CAgdma@home.com), March 10, 1999
For $10 more (plus shipping) you can use a credit card to buy the canner (and lots of other canning and preserving supplies) at: Kitchen Krafts
-- Dean -- from (almost) Duh Moines (email@example.com), March 11, 1999.
Just a thought dredged up from the mothballs, aluminium is maybe not the best container for cooking some foods. I seem to recall it is implicated in the early onset of alzheimers among other things.. But as I said, having eaten off aluminium pots/pans for the early part of my life can't quite be sure. Do check out this with a food technician. Somebody out there will know which foodstuffs should not be cooked in aluminium.
Evidence I can find in mixed at:
-- Bob Barbour (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 11, 1999.
Aluminum is one of the most common elements in soil. Although there have been reports that some Alzheimers patients were found to have unusual deposits in their brains that contained, among other things, aluminum, I don't recall having seen any evidence that aluminum was a _cause_ of Alzheimers. It seems more likely to me that the Alzheimers mechanism causes the body either to abnormally concentrate, or to fail to excrete, the ordinary aluminum content of foods.
-- No Spam Please (No_Spam_Please@anon_ymous.com), March 11, 1999.
Aluminum is considered a heavy metal and the body can't get rid of it efficiently. It will poison the body just like lead, cadmium and arsenic will. Do not allow aluminum to come into contact with your food, especially acidic food like tomatoes. I would think that an aluminum canner would be OK since it doesn't touch the food. I just bought one as a matter of fact.
-- mostly lurking (mostly email@example.com), March 11, 1999.
Ygads! I never meant to COOK in it! The food is in glass jars! (Although I could cook in it....like a roast or something, but I would put that in a separate pan.) The company sells a pan that fits the canner, with a means of stacking the pans....but I bet those are aluminum, too. The inside of the canner is machined...which means it has little tiny ridges...I only cook in stainless steel and cast iron.
-- Mary P. (CAgdma@home.com), March 11, 1999.