Learn about canning with a glass top stove with Ball and Blain’s Farm & Fleet.
Home preserving is a great way to enjoy fruit, vegetables and more all year long. If you’re new to canning, you need to know some of the basics – including equipment. Many homes have glass top stoves, and people new to canning often wonder if they’re safe for canning. There are a few things to keep in mind if you want to start canning on a glass top stove. Learn more with Ball and Blain’s Farm & Fleet.
The first thing you want to do is contact the manufacturer of your stove. Some glass top stoves are perfectly fine for home canning, while some are not deemed safe. It’s important to do this step. Safety in your kitchen and the preserving process should always come first when you’re canning.
Canning With a Glass Top Stove
If you do have a glass top stove that’s safe for canning, there are a few things to keep in mind.
- Use a smooth-bottom stockpot or canner. It needs to be completely smooth along the bottom with no divots. The smooth bottom makes sure that the water heats up properly for safe home preserving.
- Don’t use an enamel canner on a glass top stove. Most enamel stockpots and canners have indentations in the bottom, so the bottom of the pot won’t come in to complete contact with the stove top.
- Make sure the canner or pot is the right size. You don’t want it to exceed the diameter of the actual burner by more than one inch.
With these few tips in mind, you can safely preserve food right on your glass top stove. For more tips on canning, canning recipes and mason jar projects, visit our Canning blog.