Barbara

United States

#1 Jun 27, 2012
Where can I buy a canner?

I've been to Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Leepers. No one has one.
RedDog

Chesterfield, MO

#2 Jun 27, 2012
I've seen pres canners in Pigeon Forge shops but they are small. All-American makes heavy duty canners but had order on line. Good luck.
Barbara

United States

#3 Jun 27, 2012
RedDog wrote:
I've seen pres canners in Pigeon Forge shops but they are small. All-American makes heavy duty canners but had order on line. Good luck.
Thanks: I'll check it out.
MountainDewDrink er

Cumming, GA

#4 Jun 28, 2012
Barbara wrote:
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Thanks: I'll check it out.
Barbara,call Leepers in Jefferson City or Lindseys Hardware in Dandridge.They might have what you need.
MountainDewDrink er

Cumming, GA

#5 Jun 28, 2012
Actually,waterbath canning can be done in a regular canner,which should be easy to find.For pressure canning,make sure the seal and pressure gauge is in working order.
Barbara

United States

#6 Jun 28, 2012
MountainDewDrinker wrote:
Actually,waterbath canning can be done in a regular canner,which should be easy to find.For pressure canning,make sure the seal and pressure gauge is in working order.
I just read on-line that you could not use a water-bath canner with a glass top stove. Is this because on the jars hoping around when processing?
Glock 35

Morristown, TN

#7 Jul 1, 2012
We use our turkey fryer with the propane burner,that way you don't heat up the house. You can get them at bass pro for $ 29 . Works great!!

“It's insane soup”

Since: Dec 11

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#8 Jul 1, 2012
Barbara wrote:
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I just read on-line that you could not use a water-bath canner with a glass top stove. Is this because on the jars hoping around when processing?
Barb,if you are water bath canning,you can use any pot or small tub.As long as it is deep enough for the required amount of water.We use a pressure cooker since its handy.Since you didn't say what you are canning,I'm assuming what you are canning is safe using the water bath method.You've done your homework on that,right? As for glass top stoves...I've used them before and other than the heat coming up slowly and burning my hand a few times,there's really no difference.Most canners have a spacer in the bottom to prevent the jars from touching the bottom of the canner and breaking from the heat.It allows water to get underneath the jars.Jars bumping together?? Space your jars out in your cooker,maybe spinning them slightly,so that the flat side of the jars are facing each other.this will give them a little room.Some bumping and rattling together is normal.
Beth

Morristown, TN

#9 Jul 1, 2012
SlidersAlterEgo wrote:
<quoted text> Barb,if you are water bath canning,you can use any pot or small tub.As long as it is deep enough for the required amount of water.We use a pressure cooker since its handy.Since you didn't say what you are canning,I'm assuming what you are canning is safe using the water bath method.You've done your homework on that,right? As for glass top stoves...I've used them before and other than the heat coming up slowly and burning my hand a few times,there's really no difference.Most canners have a spacer in the bottom to prevent the jars from touching the bottom of the canner and breaking from the heat.It allows water to get underneath the jars.Jars bumping together?? Space your jars out in your cooker,maybe spinning them slightly,so that the flat side of the jars are facing each other.this will give them a little room.Some bumping and rattling together is normal.
I can my green beans the old way like my mom did. I use a large tub outside and a fire under it. The first time I did this every jar went bad. My mom said when you got the jars out did you tighten the lids up? She said the lids loosen up when you cook the beans. Next year did what she said and everything went great. Just make sure you tighten the lids when you get you jars out. Good luck.

“It's insane soup”

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#10 Jul 1, 2012
Beth wrote:
<quoted text> I can my green beans the old way like my mom did. I use a large tub outside and a fire under it. The first time I did this every jar went bad. My mom said when you got the jars out did you tighten the lids up? She said the lids loosen up when you cook the beans. Next year did what she said and everything went great. Just make sure you tighten the lids when you get you jars out. Good luck.
Beth,you're right! I know a family that canned in a 55 gallon drum. The reason the jars break,is the difference in pressure inside the jars.Tightening the jar lids really tight,doesn't allow for the pressure to even out inside the jars.I broke a few until I learned to just 'snug' the lids.
Barbara

United States

#11 Jul 12, 2012
SlidersAlterEgo wrote:
<quoted text> Beth,you're right! I know a family that canned in a 55 gallon drum. The reason the jars break,is the difference in pressure inside the jars.Tightening the jar lids really tight,doesn't allow for the pressure to even out inside the jars.I broke a few until I learned to just 'snug' the lids.
I called Melissa at the County Agri office and she said not to use a water bath canner on a glass top stove. Said the glass could crack.

Anyone tried a Nesco Cooker?

Doing relish, jams & tomatoes.
MountainDewDrink er

United States

#12 Jul 12, 2012
Barb,never seen the glass break on a glasstop stove from a canner.Maybe...quite possibly..it could break from the canner being larger in diameter than the burner?? New one on me.Did she provide any reasoning? We use the old Presto canners.
Barbara

United States

#13 Aug 24, 2012
Problem solved. I installed a Gas Stove.

Had used gas for 40 years and loved it. Then bought

a house with an electric one, never liked it.

Life is good now.

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