Water bath canner info.

gumpsgirl

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Does anyone use their water bath canner on a glass cook top?

My stove top is glass and I just bought myself a water batch canner. Upon reading the instructions, it says to not use with a glass stove top. Has anyone tried this?
 

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you're not supposed to but I have
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I use the pressure canner now cuz it cuts 2/3 of the time off it seems
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Boyd

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something about heat and weight distribution not working out right. Those water bath canners were designed to be sitting on top of an electric element or grate from a gas stove... a flat cooktop doesn't spread the weight or heat very well. At least in this case.
 

ScoobyRoo

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I have a coil burner stove downstairs that I use for canning. I do a have a glass top that I hate. Anyway, just a thought--maybe they don't recommend it because of how heavy the pot is with jars and water and could possibly break the glass top when moving it?? again, just a thought.
 

fasbendera

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My brother did. He said it took forever to heat up. Now his is using the pressure canner and looking at yanking out the glass top and installing gas. I gave a canning class through our community ed and they only have electric stoves. All I can say is AHHHHHH!!!!!! I love my gas stove!
 

Rusty Hills Farm

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I am on my 3rd set of coil burners. They overheat while heating the waterbath canner. Never had this problem on my ancient stove--just on this fancy new one. I don't think it is just the heat, though. More the weight, I'm thinking, because I had no problems when I was just cooking down tomato sauce or when I made apple sauce. The problems start when I try to can the sauces. Then I wind up with a fried burner whose electrical connections have melted underneath the stove top. The last time they almost caught fire.

And here I was thinking of switching to a glasstop! Scratch that idea. Don't know what I'll try next.

Rusty
 

ScoobyRoo

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That is the number one reason I hate my glass top. Since it is 'energy' efficient it won't keep a constant heat. I told DH I hope it craps out soon because I want a gas (it'll have to be LP) stove too!!
 

gumpsgirl

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I've had a gas, electric coil, and now am on my glass top stove, which I absolutely love! It is so much easier to clean and provide me with instant heat. I wouldn't change it for the world. I just hate I can't use this canner I just bought today on it. I should have thought about it, but didn't when I bought it. I'm thinking maybe I should take it back and save for a pressure canner, which would be around $40 more. I certainly don't want to break my stove top.
 

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