Now if you know my husband, you know that he thoroughly researches anything and reads every review he can find before purchasing, especially if it's a pricey purchase, which a canner can definitely be. After reading all the reviews and checking the information, we decided to go with a Lehman's canner. Every site that we checked had only the highest praise for them. The All American pressure canner also had high reviews, but there were a few that mentioned the handle had broken, and as rough as we are on things, we thought we'd better go with the sturdier choice.
Here are the two canners, Lehman's above, and the All American below.
We checked the site a week or two later, wondering when our product would arrive, but found that no tracking information was listed with the order. We waited another week, and then contacted Lehman's, wondering when it was shipped and how soon it might get there. We received a rather vague response stating that it had shipped on April 4th. Another week went by, and we inquired again. We received this reply on
Your order shipped on 4/5/2012 via United States Post Office - per your request online.
We do not have a tracking number available when it ships out by mail; however, you should be seeing it soon!
Unfortunately, I have seen it take this long in the mail and am forced to wait 30 days before we can declare it lost.
I would be glad to replace the order after that time, if you still have not received it yet! I would ask, however, that you would continue to wait a little longer in receiving the package. (Keep in mind it has only been 14 working days, and should be there soon!)
Notice the date on the message above. On May 4, 2012, we contacted the company yet again, inquiring about the canner we had purchased, which had still not arrived.