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Q:

Canning on my range

A:

May be of use - Canning on Glass Stovetops and Canners for Glass and Ceramic Stoves - updated for 2013 -http://www.pickyourown.org/cannings4glasstop.htm

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Anonymous -
August 20, 2013
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Thank you for your question on the canner for the ceramic to glass cook-top.

I assume you are talking about a water bath canner and not a pressure cooker?

I would rather see you use a gas turkey cooker burner and LP gas to can rather than the glass top range. The problem with this is that you have to use this equipment outside.

Here's what I have found out from the manufacturers:


The sensor does not allow the burner to maintain an even temperature high enough for canners to work safely. By fluctuating the temperature the bacteria is not eliminated in the canning process.

A flat-bottomed canner alone would not solve this problem for ceramic or glass top stoves. The sensor built in will let the heat fluctuate and it won't get hot enough to get the big canner full of water to a full boil. These canners can weigh as much if not more than 50 pounds.

Specific issues:

The pot must not be more than 1 inch wider that the heating element. Another problem is that canners that exceed the burner diameter by more than 1 inch can trap and reflect heat to surfaces of the stove thus for heating up the glass. Glass is not intended to get that hot, and thus crack the stove top or the canning pot can sink into the top. The damage can range from discoloration of white tops to actual burner damage to cracking of the glass tops to fusion of the metal to the glass top. FYI, the typical canner has a bottom diameter of 12 ¼ inches.

Auto-shutoffs prevent sufficient heating a canner shuts off during the process time, then the product will be under processed and cannot be salvaged as a canned food. This is more of a problem for the process to be safe. The process time must be continuous at the intended temperature, or microorganisms may survive. Also, if the pressure drops quickly, most likely liquid and food will be lost from the jar (it will spill over from the area of higher pressure inside the jar to the lower pressure now in the canner around the jar).

I found these stoves on Sears.com that can be used instead. (Click here).

If you have anymore questions please reply to this post.

Thank you for choosing Manage My Life.

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dtova00 -
Sears Technician
August 20, 2013
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Q:

glass top range troubleshooting manual

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Alina F. -
November 29, 2011
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Thank you for your question. I understand your concern about the burner. I'm attaching the technical information for this range and I hope it will help you. If you would like more assistance, reply to this thread and I will be glad to assist you further.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Scott D -
Sears Technician
December 01, 2011
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