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Old May 2, 2007   #16
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Cookware for Glass-Ceramic Cooktops

We do not recommend glass or ceramic cookware for use on your glass-ceramic cooktop
  • To get the best performance out of your cooktop, we recommend that you use heavy gauge, flat, smooth bottom, metal pans which are not more then 1-inch larger then your cooking area.
To see if your pan will allow even heat distribution, try this test.

- Put an inch of water in the pan.
- Place the pan on the cooktop and turn it on HIGH.
- If the water bubbles evenly around the pan, you can count on good performance.
- If the water bubbles unevenly then that means there are hot spots and poor heat distribution is likely to occur.
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Old June 11, 2007   #17
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One page out of our ceramic cooktop's manual, we have a GE Monogram electric ceramic cooktop which I installed last summer FYI.

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Old June 11, 2007   #18
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Note the very last sentence in the right hand column: "Some special cooking procedures require specific cookware such as pressure cookers. . . . . . . All cookware must have flat bottoms that match the size of the surface units."

I am pretty sure that you will find that virtually no pressure canners (not the same thing as a pressure cooker - substantially larger) have flat bottoms the size of the surface unit.

I like the gas ring in the garage idea more and more. Not growing much that requires pressure canning though.
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Old June 12, 2007   #19
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UPS just delivered my new pressure canner. That thing is a monster! It's much scarier looking in person than that little picture you see when you order it.

I'm definitely doing the "gas ring outside" idea, too. It also says in BIG letters on the outside of the box "Do not use on glass, ceramic or flat top ranges."
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Old February 25, 2008   #20
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I was watching Iron Chef America last night and I noticed Bobby Flay was using an electric pressure cooker on the counter. I see Nesco makes these in different sizes. Has anyone used them for canning?
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Old February 25, 2008   #21
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So, which brand has stainless steel, large size, pressure canners available today?

Maybe a German company? We have had such good results with our German engineered and manufactured products, including my dearly beloved car.
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Old January 15, 2009   #22
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I am going to get the Presto 23 quart pressure canner. Alot of people with flat tops stoves use it. I was actually supposed to get it as a Christmas gift and then later as a BIrthday gift but the guy my daughter got it from on Ebay ripped her off. We are in a dispute right now. When we get the money credited back to our account by paypal we are going through Amazon. I have never tried to canbefore so this might be an experience for the books. It is quite possible someone here might have to write an eulogy for me
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Old March 6, 2009   #23
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Well after the prices have gone up and down I have finally ordered the pressure canner from Amazon. Will update when it comes in.
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I am going to get the Presto 23 quart pressure canner. Alot of people with flat tops stoves use it. I was actually supposed to get it as a Christmas gift and then later as a BIrthday gift but the guy my daughter got it from on Ebay ripped her off. We are in a dispute right now. When we get the money credited back to our account by paypal we are going through Amazon. I have never tried to canbefore so this might be an experience for the books. It is quite possible someone here might have to write an eulogy for me
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Naaaah, you're gonna love that canner! You are gonna wonder why you held off so long!
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Old March 6, 2009   #25
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I love that stormymater . Pretty much sums up my life! Now to figure out how to use it with one arm
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Old March 11, 2009   #26
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I got my Presto 23 quart pressure canner in today and man is it big. I actually have the perfect spot to store it. I better can everything before it becomes a felony. Makes me want to find something so I can use it. But first I need to take the guage by the county extension office to be tested so I don't end up with stormymater giving my eulogy
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Old July 21, 2009   #27
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hello everyone, i have been gone awhile, but i thought i would chime in here....i use my all american pressure canner to jar meat.
i go to sams and buy the chuck butt or maybe it's called the chuck roll....it's a very large cut of meat, it costs about $45, i cut it in big chunks about the size of a pint jar.... i put a
1/4 teaspoon of salt, and a 1/8 teaspoon of pepper, put the lids on and in the pressure canner for 90 min.
one pint jar holds about one pound of meat. first time i did it, i trimmed the fat off,...now i like to leave the fat...gives it great flavor.
i get about 20-22 pints from that large cut of meat.

we use it for the worlds greatest beef sandwiches... heat 1 jar of beef in a pan on the stovetop ..toast some hoggies, put your favorite cheese, and i love horseradish, and caremalized onions....when you put the meat on the toast, be sure to spoon some of the (juice from the meat) au jue over the whole thing, or dip the bread quickly in the juice.
i love my pressure canner!
you can also roast vegetables in the oven and add meat on the side, but once again, don't forget to drizzle the juice over the vegatables when you serve.

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Old September 6, 2009   #28
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jerman, do you ever can deer meat or fish? dumb question........but do you put in any liquid or does it cook in its own juices? I would be grateful for any information, we have been reading about canning meat but when someone has actually done the job they often have good advise, short cuts and hints to share.
I've canned for years but only veggies and fruits so we will be starting with a clean slate.

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Does anyone use a Presto Pressure Canner? I am considering a 16 quart model. Just wondering if I will regret not spending more and buying the All American.

Your comments would be welcome.
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I Have a presto canner that is over 30 years old and
It still works great. My Mom handed it down to me last year.
The only thing you will need to do is keep an eye on all of
The various rubber seals and replace them when they wear out.
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