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New Canner from Presto®

Smooth cooktops can be a challenge to use for home canning. Some of those cooktops are induction, which means they require cooking equipment that is induction compatible to function properly.

National Presto® Industries, Inc., makers of pressure canners, have just released an induction compatible pressure canner for induction ranges. This is a dial-gauge canner that has a stainless steel-clad base. It also works on gas, electric, and other smooth-top ranges. An exception is it may not work on some portable induction burners. It should not be used on any burner that is more than 12,000 BTUs. Current Presto® canners are safe for smooth cooktops as long as the stove manufacturer allows canning.

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About Karen Blakeslee

The Rapid Response Center was formed in 1995 as a resource for Kansas State University Research & Extension Agents. Resource topics included Food Science, Human Nutrition, Food Service, Textiles, Home Care and other consumer topics. Since that time, the Center has grown to be of valuable assistance to Kansas State University Extension Specialists in those areas.

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