Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Need a pressure canner?

I just heard from Glenda Ervin, Director of Marketing at Lehman's, that they have All American canners (Model 921) again. Specifically she said, "We have hundreds of these canners in stock (finally)!"

This is the exact model I've had for over 30 years. It's a phenomenal beast designed to last a lifetime. If you're looking for a pressure canner, I can't recommend this model highly enough.

I literally taught myself how to can back in 1991 by following the directions in this canner's information booklet (which I still have). I have canned untold thousands – possibly tens of thousands – of jars of food in this canner over the last three decades.

Additionally, Glenda said they found a new supplier for bulk canning lids.

Just passing along the word. If you want a canner, I wouldn't delay if I were you.


  1. After having problems with the cheaper canners, I just ordered this one. Thank you for letting us know about the availability.

  2. I would like to second your comments on the 921. I’ve had mine for ten years now and it still looks like the day I bought it (after canning about 70 jars per year). A lifetime investment for sure and made in USA! I’m also using it for water bath canning (no pressure) my pickles and jams; I just leave the weight off. Works great on my Kitchen Queen cook stove.

  3. My wife and I have two of the older lid locking type. They work fine. Would I love to have one of Lehman's? Absolutely! I'd also like to have a large tilt bed band saw, a bigger drill press, a lathe. Point is, when the tools you have are decent quality and work well enough, it's hard to justify spending large amounts of money for a newer, slightly better design.

  4. Didn't need a canner, but I ordered some lids -- thank you for passing along the information!

  5. You are absolutely right! I've used my all American extensively over the last 20 years and they are the best!

  6. 3 weeks ago I rounded up everything I had for canning. I made sure I had on hand what I need. This morning I went to Presto.com and saw they had in stock the sealing ring for Pressure Canner/Overpressure Plug Pack I needed for my canner. I want to have an extra one on hand.