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Electric stove for canner

 
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My glass top stove is out. Thinking about getting a coil type. How big do the burners have to be? The store I went to today only had 8” burners.  Too small? I have this canner now https://www.fagoramerica.com/cookware/pressure_cookers/duo_line/duo_10_piece_pressure_canning_kithttps://www.fagoramerica.com/cookware/pressure_cookers/duo_line/duo_10_piece_pressure_canning_kit .
I’m not sure if I trust the spring to hold the right pressure. It’s really well made. The meat recipes say to use 15 PSI instead of the usual 10. Maybe that’s a safety margin? I bought it for my glass cook top. I’ve only used it for tomatoes so far. I also have an Carey Smart automatic electric canner. It works great for green beans. I don’t think it’s really government approved though. Has anyone used this canners?

I’m wanting to try canning some soups and stews. Those I can boil the ten minutes for added safety. I’ll probably be adding pasta or dumplings anyway. I thought I might even can some fish. Fish probably wouldn’t be cooked again after canning.  I’m not sure I trust either of my canners for fish. A slightly larger canner would be nice, but not essential.

Does anyone have any suggestions?




 
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I did not want a glass top since I home brew beer.  So they gave me an electric range.  I was able to start building pressure with a 6 inch electric coil on my stove with my new 23 quart Presto canner.  It may take a little longer, but once it starts boiling your set.  My manual for meat specifies 11 psi with 75 minutes for pints, and 90 minutes with quarts.  So 11-14 psi is good enough, the length of time at pressure is what is important.
 
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Ken W Wilson wrote:
Does anyone have any suggestions?



Personally if a gas supply is not a problem I would go with a gas stove. Those things are awesome and so darn fast! Though I couldn't pull up your canner so I don't know if it will work with gas (my presto canner won't).

If you do look at gas I would be sure to buy one without an electronic interlock so you can manually light the burners in a power outage (some gas stoves won't work without power, it shuts the gas off completely).
 
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Gas energy i.e. gas stoves I looked at getting but found out they are great with power failures, but tend to heat the house up.
 
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Michael Moreken wrote: I was able to start building pressure with a 6 inch electric coil on my stove with my new 23 quart Presto canner.



I bought that same canner this summer. Works pretty well! I also worried that my smallish electric burners wouldn't be big enough but it seems to do just fine especially once it reaches pressure. I also have a smaller steel presto pressure cooker (which technically could be used for canning too, but only fits small jars. I went with the steel in case of some major disaster that requires it to be used on a gas camp stove or an outdoor rocket stove.
 
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Thats why i prefer doing most of my canning duting the winter.but as for as sumner time canning goes.i'll either get a esrly start.in which i can 1 batch only.before the heat of the day starts setting in.then start up again after 6pm.


Michael Moreken wrote:Gas energy i.e. gas stoves I looked at getting but found out they are great with power failures, but tend to heat the house up.



As for as a 8 inch electric burner goes..chances are.it'll work just fine.
 
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Lucrecia Anderson wrote:

Michael Moreken wrote: I was able to start building pressure with a 6 inch electric coil on my stove with my new 23 quart Presto canner.



I bought that same canner this summer. Works pretty well! I also worried that my smallish electric burners wouldn't be big enough but it seems to do just fine especially once it reaches pressure.  I went with the steel in case of some major disaster that requires it to be used on a gas camp stove or an outdoor rocket stove.



I do not think I would try it on a rocket stove.  It might melt the steel.

I am not sure what I will can in next year, I have a big batch of tomato which does not need a canner, cucumber I plan to make pickles with fermentation.  I am a vegan.

Maybe can green beans.  I have a ton of Jade bush bean seeds.  

I recently ate 6# of green beans from one of the big cans from a big store, I was thinking I can also use the can for growing something.
 
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