Canning on an induction cooktop
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.
Boulder County Colorado
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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