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Is it safe to can on a glass top stove?

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Whether or not you may safely can food using a glass top stove is based upon the manufacturer's recommendations for your stove model. Many manufacturers recommend not using that type of stove for canning.

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The stove manufacturer may be able to offer additional equipment or precautions to take when canning using a glass top stove. Potential issues include the temperature required, the stove's automatic shut-off feature and the smoothness of the stove top. The high temperature needed for canning may damage the stove top. The stove may also have a feature that shuts it off at a certain temperature, which may lead to improper canning. Also, the canning pot may not work on a very smooth surface.

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