Canning on an induction cooktop

Asked January 29, 2013, 10:44 PM EST

I am looking at buying an induction cooktop stove. Are there any pressure canners that can be used on an induction stove? I currently use a Presto aluminum canner so I don't think that it will work.

Thanks!
Suzanne

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1 Response

Induction heating works by creating an electromagnetic field between the copper heating coils and the cookware,which requires that your pot contain some iron. If a magenet sticks to the pot, it will work. Stainless pressure canners do contain iron and should be fine, however 100% aluminum canners will not work. I suggest that you check directly with the manufacturer of the stove brand you wish to purchase for their specific recommendations. Another option is to use a single burner portable range (Cadco) for your canning if you don't want to replace your current canning equipment.
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