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Looking for a canner that can be used on your glass or ceramic stovetop or cooker?  Read below to find out why you can't find one, and what the alternatives are!  Scroll down this page for more information, and with NO obligation to buy, just click on the links in the Amazon boxes on the left!


Canners for Glass and Ceramic Stoves

If you have a glass or ceramic stovetop, you may have heard that you should use a flat-bottomed canner, but you have been unable to find one!

Here is the answer: One of my suppliers asked a stove manufacturer as to why they were unable to find one. The stove manufacturer told they that on a glass/ceramic stove there is a sensor so that the heat can not go above a certain point thus breaking the top.

This sensor does not allow the burner to maintain an even temperature high enough for a canner to work safely. By fluctuating the temperature the bacteria is not eliminated in the canning process. Unfortunately this is not something the salesmen will tell the customer when they are buying the stove and probably many of them are unaware of this.

So, what can you do? Here is a simple solution: buy a simple and inexpensive single electric burner (shown below) and you can use ANY canner with it.  Plus, it may come in handy when you have a lot of cooking to do and need and extra burner! 

And you can find a wide variety of water bath canners and other canning supplies on this page

Toastmaster 6431 Eclipse Single Burner


Durable metal housing
bulletMeasures 10-one half inches wide and 10 inches deep
bulletCompact design perfect for buffet, dining table, office, workshop
bulletEasy-cleaning sealed, solid heating disk 7-one half inches in diameter
bullet1000 watts, 6-setting thermostat


Proctor-Silex Fifth Burner


9-inch-diameter hot plate fits in small kitchen spaces
bulletLimited one-year warranty
bulletSpiral heating element; chrome ring and drip pan
bulletAdjustable temperature control with three settings
bulletHeating element tilts for easy cleaning


BroilKing PR-S1 Professional Single Burner Range


1100-watt single burner range Infinite heat adjustment with dial control UL-listed with a two-year warranty
bullet11-one half by 3-one half by 11-one half inches
bulletHigh-speed tubular element with a 5-1/2-inch diameter



Canning books

Canning & Preserving for Dummies
by Karen Ward
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The Ball Blue Book of Preserving

This is THE book on canning!  My grandmother used this book when I was a child.  It tells you in simple instructions how to can almost anything; complete with recipes for jam, jellies, pickles, sauces, canning vegetables, meats, etc.  If it can be canned, this book likely tells you how! Click on the link below for more information and / or to buy (no obligation to buy)

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Complete Guide to Home Canning and Preserving

by United States Dept. of Agriculture

Practical, easy-to-follow guide contains virtually everything consumers need to know about home canning: how to select, prepare, and can fruits, vegetables, poultry, red meats and seafoods; how to preserve fruit spreads, fermented foods and pickled vegetables; how to prepare foods for special diets, and much more. Also includes scores of simply written recipes that even beginners can handle (smoked fish, turkey-tamale pie, chicken croquettes, more. It's the second book to get, after the Ball Guide. Click on the link below for more information and / or to buy (no obligation to buy)
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