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Why can't you can on a flat top stove?

 
Dardenella

Asked by Dardenella at 1:48 PM on Aug. 6, 2013 in Home & Garden

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  • Wonder if it has something to do with heat distribution? Other than that, I have no clue
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 1:49 PM on Aug. 6, 2013

  • Can as in canning veggies? You can. My mother does.
    wendythewriter

    Answer by wendythewriter at 1:49 PM on Aug. 6, 2013

  • I'm not sure. I know you're not supposed to use a pressure cooker on one.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 1:50 PM on Aug. 6, 2013

  • I can use mine for canning....I make my own pickles.
    josiesmommy00

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 2:05 PM on Aug. 6, 2013

  • That was me ;). I know some people do but it's dangerous. For proper canning, you need a constant steady heat, and the flat tops go in short bursts of high heat. Plus sometimes things need to go for so long you run the risk of the top shattering due to the prolonged heat. As small as my house is and with 4 kids who like to help I wouldn't risk it.
    idareyou

    Answer by idareyou at 2:06 PM on Aug. 6, 2013

  • I can on my flat top stove.
    funlovinlady

    Answer by funlovinlady at 2:15 PM on Aug. 6, 2013

  • I don't know for sure, but I can a lot with both a water bath and a pressure canner. The bottoms of both are extremely large and I would be afraid they would trap too much heat and cause the cook-top to break. You have to use high heat for an extended period of time. I have a drop-in cook-top with burners and even it gets pretty hot.
    NannyB.

    Answer by NannyB. at 2:28 PM on Aug. 6, 2013

  • "I'm not sure. I know you're not supposed to use a pressure cooker on one."

    Oh that would be it then. I don't pressure can but a lot of people do
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 1:50 PM on Aug. 6, 2013

  • Pressure cookers can crack the ceramic.
    2kids2dogs2cats

    Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 2:04 PM on Aug. 6, 2013

  • There was a comment in the other question that said she loved it until she found out she couldn't can.

    I am not much on pressure canning though I might do a few jars of beans.
    As long as I can use a boiling water canner, I am good. Thanks
    Dardenella

    Comment by Dardenella (original poster) at 2:03 PM on Aug. 6, 2013

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