Review: All American 941

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Wisconsin Aluminium Foundry

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On May 3, 2013
Last modified:May 3, 2013


A great canner, this is what you need if you are going to do huge batches of canning, and do not want to spend a-lot of time doing multiple batches to process your jars.

White background with a Pressure canner, Silver in color, the pressure canner pot is at the top of the image, with two Bakelite wing-nuts present in the middle of the image, the pressure canner has two Bakelite handles protruding from the side of the canner, the outside is shiny aluminum is highly polished on the outside, there are two grates used for stacking the cans on on the left side of the image, and center bottom the instruction manual is present, to the right leaning vertically against the pressure canner there is the lid with Bakelite handle in the center, pressure gauge attached and toward the top of the canner, vent present toward the bottom of the lid as it is standing on it's side, the weighted gauge shows in the bottom right as a small silver circle.

All American 941


I have used this All American 941 Pressure Canner multiple times now and it is a serious workhorse. This canner will handle 19 quart jars or 32 pint jars on each load.

This means that you spend less time processing your jars, because the capacity is so great. With the average process time being 2 hours and 30 minutes for meat in my house (waiting for canner to warm up, waiting for canner to pressurize, processing and cooling), it can take a long time to process all of the meat we like to can in the fall, on average we do 70+ pints, and all of the broth 30+ quarts. With the smaller All American 921, this literally meant that I would spend the day butchering the meat. Then loading the jars, and processing, and keep loading the canner up well into the night (often past midnight). Having the added capacity of this canner means I am in bed by 10pm when we are doing are huge canning runs of turkey or chicken.

For any serious prepper, or homesteader with a small family or just a lot of meat to can all at once, this is one of the best investments you can make.

The construction of this canner is far superior to any other pressure canner, and this canner is made in the United States. There is no gasket that could dry out or fail like on the Chinese made pressure canners  and the metal is very think and heavy on this canner.

Operating the All American 941:

Once you have packed your jars to the specification of the Ball Blue Book, or to the specification of your university extension office (link: U of M Extension), or other trustworthy source of safe canning recipes; the operation of the canner is as follows.

  1. Fill the canner to the fill line, or to the manuals specification.
  2. Add a splash of vinegar to prevent hard water stains on the jars.
  3. Load the canner with your jars, use the second tier rack (if needed)
  4. Verify no sediment on the emergency pressure relief, vent, and gauge.
  5. Place the lid on the canner with the weighted gauge removed
  6. Twist the lid into place, and clamp the lid down with the wing nuts.
  7. Heat the canner up, wait for steam to start steadily pouring out of the vent.
  8. Place the weighted gauge on the canner. (according to your recipe)
  9. Allow the canner to pressurize.
  10. Once the canner is pressurized, and the weighted gauge starts to jiggle start your timer (specified by your recipe).
  11. Once your timer goes off, turn the burner off.
  12. Allow the canner to cool.
  13. Once the pressure gauge drops to zero, remove the weighted gauge.
  14. Wear appropriate safety gear to prevent any steam burns, and loosen the wing nuts.
  15. Twist to and lift the lid so the steam goes away from you, and not up into your face.
  16. Remove your jars, and allow them to cool.

Specifications of the All American 941:

  • Included: cooking/canning rack and instruction & recipe book
  • Capacity: 41 1/2 Quarts (Liquid), 32 Pint Jars, 19 Quart Jars
  • Dimensions:
    • Inside diameter – 15 1/4 inches
    • Inside Height – 14 1/4 inches
    • Overall Height – 19 inches
  • Weight: 39 Pounds
  • Origin: Made in the U.S.A.
  • Warrenty: 1 Year Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Certifications: Underwriters Laboratories Listed

(Jar capacities are based on round regular mouth standard Mason jar sizes)

 Video: All American 941 Pressure Canner

A great canner, this is what you need if you are going to do huge batches of canning, and do not want to spend a-lot of time doing multiple batches to process your jars.

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