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Old 11-28-2012, 07:35 PM
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Default Presto 23 quart pressure canner cooker

Presto 01781 23-Quart Pressure Canner and Cooker
Presto Pressure Canner Pressure Regulator


THEY ARE ON THEIR WAY TO MY HOUSE!!!

I ordered them today.
Now what do I do?
I have an electric ceramic smooth top stove.


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Old 11-28-2012, 10:08 PM
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Presto 01781 23-Quart Pressure Canner and Cooker
Presto Pressure Canner Pressure Regulator


THEY ARE ON THEIR WAY TO MY HOUSE!!!

I ordered them today.
Now what do I do?
I have an electric ceramic smooth top stove.


Well now, Hummmmm A NEW STOVE????? I'M NOT GOING TO ASK IF YOU KNEW YOU HAD A CERAMIC TOP STOVE WHEN YOU ORDERED.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:09 AM
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Use the burner for your turkey deep fryer.

Be very careful to keep from getting the handles too hot from too big a flame.
Otherwise, it is just a source of heat. Maybe a little experimenting to learn heat control.

And use in the garage, not the house.

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Old 11-29-2012, 12:28 AM
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Use them. Some people get their knickers wadded up about the heat dispersion on a ceramic cook top; it shouldn't be an issue. Have you ever heated a pan of oil for fried chicken or made french fries on your cook top? The temperature of that pan would be a minimum of 350*. Did your top break? No. Why? Because ceramic is engineered to take that kind of heat. The pressure canner temperature is going to be max 250*.

I believe the Presto has a heat disk on the bottom of the pan which raises it off the stove surface just a bit which goes even further in eliminating concern about heat build up.
The only thing I will warn you not to do is slide the canner across the top to a cooler burner, it will scratch the top.
Enjoy your new pressure canner.
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Use the burner for your turkey deep fryer.
The Presto company and USDA strongly suggested that you NOT use a turkey deep fryer for safety reasons.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:23 AM
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Well now, Hummmmm A NEW STOVE????? I'M NOT GOING TO ASK IF YOU KNEW YOU HAD A CERAMIC TOP STOVE WHEN YOU ORDERED.
Yep, and I am tired of that 'excuse' in not buying a pressure canner and putting things away.

Some folks have said do it on the stove top.....
Some folks have said buy a camp burner?

I was wondering what everyone uses their pressure canner on!!
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The Presto company and USDA strongly suggested that you NOT use a turkey deep fryer for safety reasons.
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Yes..... I'm sure they don't recommend that because the turkey fryer burner is capable of putting out a HUGE volume of heat.

Like I said you have to pay attention and go easy with it.
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I also have a glass top stove. Came with the cabin. Haven't read the directions about glass care, but am going to suspect a lot of the rules have to do with the looks of the top, not what it is capable of. I'm sure they wrote these rules to make the equipment "idiot proof" more so than anything else.

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Congratulations! That one of the same canners that I have. Used it just Monday to can 7 pints of chicken soup.
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http://www.pickyourown.org/cannings4glasstop.htm

Information about canning on a glass top stove.
Doing a Google search "Canning on a glass top stove" & a YouTube search will give you more information.
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I have two of the 23qt Prestos, plus the weights. I love them. I have a glass-topped stove, but I have never tried to can on it. I have two of the two burner CampChef stoves for canning. I really like them. They come in handy for a multitude of reasons. Canning, heating scalding water when butchering chickens, cooking for large fund-raising projects, etc.
Although probably not following the Presto directives, you just need to know what you are doing and watch the heat on them.
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Hi Laura, I bought the same canner a few weeks ago and use it on my glass top induction hob and so far no problems.

This is the hob I have...
http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/ho...-hob/112668356

I bought my canner from Amazon and on the product description it says.....
"Suitable for use on regular and smooth-top ranges." I assumed that smooth top included glass/ceramic.

You can read it here...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Presto-01781...4417169&sr=8-2
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Use the burner for your turkey deep fryer.

Be very careful to keep from getting the handles too hot from too big a flame.
Otherwise, it is just a source of heat. Maybe a little experimenting to learn heat control.

And use in the garage, not the house.

Good luck
Good idea.

The best thing one can do for a presto is to get the weghts so that you cn ignore the dial gauge.
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Good idea.

The best thing one can do for a presto is to get the weghts so that you cn ignore the dial gauge.
What are weights? And is that what they are called? And where do I buy them??
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Laura, This is the one I've got. It comes apart so you got 5lb, 10lb, & 15lb weights.
http://www.amazon.com/Presto-Pressur.../dp/B000HMBVQ8
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Laura my mom used a pressure canner on a ceramic top stove and it did fine. Like the above caution, dont slide the canner as it will scratch the stove top surface but other than that no problems. Also heat would not be so much concern as weight when it come to the stove top. Not sure if the canner you have will hold 7 or 14 quart jars, but am thinkin 14 might be a bit heavy. IF I need to use my electric range to run the pressure canner here, I am really cautious when I put the canner on the burner. And make sure the burner is in the lil slots so it is evenly supported all the way around. If your canner only holds 7 quart jars I dont think I would worry about using it on the ceramic top. Good luck.


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I have an old National #7. Is it safe to use on my glass top stove?
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Laura, This is the one I've got. It comes apart so you got 5lb, 10lb, & 15lb weights.
http://www.amazon.com/Presto-Pressur.../dp/B000HMBVQ8
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You can also convert it to the All American weight if you prefer.
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